Former “Love & Hip Hop” star Benzino reportedly found himself in handcuffs last night (January 27) after trying to get a loaded gun through an airport security check.
Details of the shocking bust landed online Wednesday (January 28) morning.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Benzino put his carry-on bag on the conveyor belt at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A suspicious TSA employee dug inside and found a loaded 9 millimeter firearm with 7 rounds in the magazine. Benzino didn’t make his flight to L.A., but he did get his very own escort to the local jail. He was released on $3K bail. (TMZ)
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Last year, Zino talked about his road to recovery after suffering gunshot wounds at a funeral service.
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)
Last spring, 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)
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)