Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Benzino has spent the last three days in the hospital recovering from two gunshot wounds to the back and the arm, and now he’s spoken out about the situation that led up to his shooting. The Boston Globe reports that a feud over money and over the care of Benzino’s now-deceased mother led to tension within his family. Early details of the shooting claimed Benzino was riding in the funeral procession on the way to the church, but Benzino clarifies that he actually was not on his way to the funeral, he has mourned his mother, Mary Scott, separately that day so he would not disrupt the memorial.
“I didn’t want to be around them. I felt like, I didn’t want any problems. I can love my mother and there doesn’t have to be any problems with family,” he told the Globe. He adds that he encountered the funeral procession by chance as he was driving to meet a friend. “I looked over, there was a car, and all I saw was a gun shooting at me. 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.” The assailant, Gai Scott, is the son of Benzino’s sister and has been arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder.
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