Rapper, Reality TV Star Shot During His Mother’s Funeral
PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS (CBSLA.com) — A reality TV star and rapper is recovering after being shot during his mother’s funeral procession.
Officials said Benzino, star of VH-1’s “Love & Hip Hop In Atlanta,” was in Plymouth, Massachusetts Saturday morning to attend his mother’s funeral.
The 48-year-old rapper — who is also a media executive and record producer — was hit in the arm. Authorities said the shooter was his nephew.
The rapper’s real name is Raymond Scott. His mother died on March 20.
Scott’s last Twitter post was made on March 19.
Police said Scott and his nephew have been feuding for some time. The nephew is in custody.
There was blood on Scott’s mother’s hearse when it arrived at the church. Family members continued with the funeral while Scott was rushed to a hospital.
He is reportedly in stable condition.