Reality-TV star Benzino was injured after being shot by his nephew on a Massachusetts highway Saturday while riding in a funeral procession for a family member, according to authorities and Benzino’s hip-hop magazine.
Benzino, whose real name is Raymond Scott, is a cast member of the VH1 reality show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” and CEO of Hip-Hop Weekly. The magazine confirmed on its website Saturday that Benzino had been shot.
The 48-year-old Benzino was traveling on a highway south of Boston just before noon when 36-year-old Gai Scott pulled alongside and allegedly fired several shots into a red SUV driven by Benzino, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. Officials say there had been growing tension between the two.
Hip-Hop Weekly said Benzino was shot in an arm, and his back was grazed by a bullet.
Scott was charged with assault with intent to murder, police said.
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