“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Benzino has finally come forward to speak out on making headlines over the weekend after being shot by his nephew at a family funeral.
According to Zino, he had initially tried to avoid attending his mother’s funeral this past weekend.
Scott, a rapper and reality television personality, said he was driving south on Route 3 to meet a friend in Plymouth when he happened upon his mother’s procession. “I looked over, there was a car, and all I saw was a gun shooting at me,” Scott said in a phone interview from his hospital bed. The assailant, he said, fired seven or eight shots. “I was trying to duck and dodge, drive around it, maneuver the car. … I was bleeding a lot. I was driving with my thumb in my shoulder to try to stop the bleeding.” (Boston)
Over the weekend, the former Source co-owner updated fans on his status via Instagram.
“Feel much better, GOD IS REAL @luvheraltheaheart is my SOULMATE……. MY MOTHER TOUCHED ME, IM CERTAIN.,” Zino wrote March 30. (Benzino’s Instagram)
Personal photos courtesy of Zino’s longtime friend and fellow “Love & Hip Hop” co-star Stevie J made their rounds across the Internet following the shooting.
A spokesperson for Benzino released the following statement: “[Benzino] was shot in the shoulder while attending his mom’s funeral. By his side is his Dad, long time business partner Dave Mays, friend Stevie J and his fiance Althea Heart. At this time we ask that you keep Benzino in your prayers as we are hoping for a speedy recovery.” Benzino’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” castmate Stevie J. posted pictures of his visit to the hospital. (Newsone)
According to reports, Benzino suffered a gunshot wound to his arm during his mother’s funeral proceeding Saturday (March 29).
A relative of hip-hop producer Benzino was busted Saturday for shooting the reality show star as they drove to his late mother’s Massachusetts sendoff, according to WHDH-TV in Boston. The “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” favorite was blasted in the right arm while driving through Duxbury on the way to St. Peter’s Church in Plymouth, authorities said. (NY Daily News)