The hype for  Coi Leray’s debut album Trendsetter was anticipated when she dropped a new single with Nicki Minaj and other collaborations. She appeared on several outlets to promote the album as she did IG live with Nicki Minaj that caused her father to react to a comment surrounding her sexuality. Now on (April 13), DJ Akademiks tweeted that Trendsetter was “on pace to sell 11K first week,” and instead of being supportive, this prompted Benzino to mock his daughter.

Celebrities came to the defense of Coi Leray when they were outraged that a father would make light of his daughter’s attempt at success. The list of celebrities included fellow rappers Tory Lanez and The Game.


A false Benzino account reshared a post of Akademik’s Trendsetter announcement with a message that also stated, “[Crying laughing emojis] if she had track wit @iambenzino I woulda listened @coileray.” Unknown to celebrities at the time, people came to the defense of Coi Leray.

Tory Lanez wrote, “I’d never laugh at my daughter .. type of sh*t is that ? [side eye emoji].” The Shade Room shared the post and others joined in:

Tank: I’m gonna say he was hacked cause as a dad this is never the way..[praying hands emoji]

The Game: That’s your daughter n*gga !!!! Smfh

Maliibu Miitch: Don’t let this distract u from tha fact that Coi didnt inherit any of his envious, haten & korny ways !!!!! She also has a neck !!!!! her daddy kant even spell NECK

The backlash against Benzino can be seen below.