Coi Leray Says She Wants Father Benzino to ‘Heal Offline’

Coi is opening up about her relationship with her father Benzino--from accidental single announcements to familial issues--and what she hopes from it.

Coi Leray at the AMAs in 2021

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Coi Leray at the AMAs in 2021

Coi Leray and Benzino have quite a public father-daughter relationship, from accidental single announcements to some familial issues, but Coi promises that she’s forgiving. 

In a new interview with Real 92.3, as shared by HotNewHipHop, Coi spoke about her relationship with her father and how sometimes, he just “doesn’t understand.”

“Just pray. I pray,” she said. “I tried to hit up Instagram like...I don’t even know who to contact but I’m hitting headquarters like, ‘Report!’ You crazy?! Yes! I try to report him. He does not know the off button! My dad doesn’t understand like, yo. I love my dad because it’s like, family’s everything, right? But blood don’t make you family and when you start doing sh*t that starts questioning your loyalty and who you are as a person, especially to your own daughter, like, alright, bro.”

Previously, Benzino has apologized for revealing that his daughter had a collaboration with Nicki Minaj on the way, which prompted Nicki to deny the rumors. Of course, the song ended up becoming Coi’s Trendsetter single “Blick Blick,” and was eventually released in mid-March with a music video to match. 

Coi then elaborated to Real 92.3, sharing what’s been able to help her still work through the relationship despite it’s many ups and downs: Forgiveness and faith. “That’s why I’m still here and I’m able to be like, you know what? [It’s] my father.”

As for if she’d fight her father, Coi joked that she’d “knock him the fuck out,” but only if she could. 

“No, I just have to pray for him. I want him to heal offline,” she said. “I really do. That’s how we’re going to be able to get better.”

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