“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” cast member Benzino recently updated fans on his condition after being involved in a near-fatal shooting last month at the hands of a family member.
Weeks after the serious shooting, Zino revealed he would be fully back on his feet in a matter of months.
Despite being in good spirits, Benzino was sporting a sling on his right arm and is still recovering from last month’s shooting that left him hospitalized with an injured arm. “I’m alright, I’ve just about six more months of physiotherapy and I’m going to be good,” he said. (The Grio)
Earlier this month, the rap veteran called up hip-hop heavyweight Rick Ross for a collaboration he used to address the attack.
Benzino may be shot and down but not out. While he’s still recovering in the hospital after getting shot by his own nephew two weeks ago, he puts out a new tune today, taking help from Rick Ross on a very under par, chopped up hook. “They say money’s root of all evil/Got me breaking bread with the preacher/Don’t ever let anybody defeat ya.” (HHNM)
Recent reports revealed Zino’s nephew may have fired off his weapon in self-defense.
Gai Scott appeared in Plymouth District Court for arraignment on a charge of armed assault with intent to murder, and was held on no bail pending a dangerousness hearing Wednesday. “It’s very early in the game, but when the dust settles with respect to this case, it’s going to be abundantly clear that Mr. Scott, a licensed gun owner, was acting in self-defense and in defense of his family,” said Jon Ciraulo, Gai Scott’s attorney, following the arraignment. Gai Scott looked nonplussed and nodded as a judge gave him instructions during a brief court appearance. (Boston Herald)
Following the shooting, Zino revealed he had initially tried to avoid attending his mother’s funeral.
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)