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Benzino Speaks Out for First Time Since Getting Shot by His Nephew: ‘Blood Doesn’t Mean It’s Love’ [Photos + Video]
Benzino is speaking for the first time since being shot on Friday and — he states he’s not upset at the shooter being his nephew. Benzino, real name “Raymond Scott” told Boston news & TMZ that he’s upset the shooting happened on the way to his mother’s funeral. “My mother was good, my mother wasn’t about this,” Benzino said, in an interview from his South Shore Hospital bed. As reported, Benzino’s nephew Gai Scott, 36, was arrested in connection to the gunfire that erupted as the funeral procession moved towards St. Peter’s Church in Plymouth, Mass. “Once I started getting to the beginning of the procession, gun shots, boom, boom, boom,” he continued. He also described the moment he got struck with the bullet. “I took a deep breath just to see if it was in my chest, but it wasn’t. I didn’t feel no pain, so I maneuvered the car jumped out the car and I’m running down the middle of the street to all the other cars in the procession throwing my hands up like I need help.” It as at that point was picked up by another relative and taken to a nearby police station before being taken to the hospital. He refused to talk about the family altercation that led to the shooting, but he did say ”Blood doesn’t mean it’s love.” Watch video below!
Update: Rapper Benzino in Stable Condition After Getting Shot at His Mother’s Funeral [WATCH VIDEO & STORY]
According to reports, rapper and Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta star Benzino is in critical condition after being shot while attending his mother’s funeral. It’s being alleged that Benzino’s own nephew is the one who fired the shots, three of which hit Benzino as he was exiting his mother funeral. Update: Multiple sources have confirmed the news to be true. Benzino is now in stable condition and is expected to survive, and his 36-year-old nephew, Gai Scott has been charged in the shooting. Stevie J has posted a photo of Benzino recovering in the hospital. The Boston Globe reports: State Police said the initial report stated the shooting occurred after an argument between family members, but investigators are now working to determine what sparked the violence. In his statement, Cruz said that a person driving a Bentley shot the driver of a red Dodge SUV, who got out of his car and was taken to the Duxbury Police Department by a passerby, before being taken to the hospital. The driver of the Bentley was arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder, according to Cruz. He will be arraigned Monday in Plymouth District Court. His name was not released. Father William Williams of St. Peter’s Church in Plymouth, where the funeral procession was headed from Quincy, said that the family arrived at the church late but that the funeral was held. When he looked out of the church to see the funeral procession arrive, he said, he saw blood smudges on the limousine and the hearse. The family was upset, he said, but did not speak about the shooting. A section of Route 3 south in Duxbury was closed after the shooting, and State Police appeared to be questioning witnesses in cars. State Police were re-routing southbound traffic on the highway, closing off the section between Exits 11 and 10, State Police spokesman Lieutenant Daniel Richard said Saturday afternoon.