Love & Hip Hop Star Benzino Hospitalized After Shooting

Former owner of The Source was shot en route to his mother's funeral.

Posted: 03/29/2014 07:56 PM EDT

UPDATE: Boston local news station WCVB reports that Benzino was shot by none other than his nephew, Gai Scott. According to sources there has been "growing family tension" between the two. Scott reportedly pulled up next to the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star in a separate vehicle and fired shots into Benzino's vehicle. The reality star seems to be in stable condition at an area hospital, at least according to an Instagram pic posted by Stevie J in which Benzino is sitting up in his hospital bed, biceps bandaged.


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Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Benzino has been shot, TMZ reports. The reality star and former owner of The Source magazine was gunned down while headed to his mother's funeral. He is currently in the hospital and his condition is unknown.

Benzino was reportedly driving in the funeral procession for his late mother when an argument among family members led to shots being fired. Sources in law enforcement say an arrest has already been made. Remarkably, despite the former rapper and magazine publisher being rushed to the hospital, the funeral continued as planned. According to the preacher, both the hearse and the limo were stained with blood when they arrived at the plot.

Benzino, born Raymond Scott, was co-publisher of The Source since its inception as a single-sheet newsletter in 1988, and was also a founding member of the rap group Made Men.

Hopefully he will make a speedy recovery.


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