Benzino shot in his shoulder and back at his mother’s funeral
Rapper Benzino has been shot in his shoulder and back during his mother’s funeral.
The attack happened just outside Boston when the star of reality show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta was taking part in the funeral procession.
Prosecutors say Benzino’s nephew, Gai Scott, 36, was behind the shooting.
Posting a photo on his Instagram account Benzino, whose real name is Raymond Scott, said: “Feel much better. God is real. My mother touched me, I’m certain.”
Speaking to local reporters, the co-founder of influential hip hop magazine The Source said he couldn’t identify who shot him but admitted he hadn’t spoken to his nephew for several years.
Benzino added: “In the past I felt my sister and nephew were taking advantage of my mother.
“Money sometimes takes over people’s love for each other, even family.
“Money, greed… you don’t want anyone taking advantage of your mother.”
Benzino was a member of hip hop group Made Men and had a long running beef with Eminem 10 years ago.
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