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'Love & Hip Hop' Star

Shot En Route to Mom's Funeral

3/30/2014 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0329-benzino-love-n-hip-hop-getty-02"Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Benzino was shot Saturday afternoon while driving in his mother's funeral procession and police already arrested a suspect ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We're told Benzino -- former owner of The Source magazine -- was shot after an argument erupted between family members in the funeral procession.

Benzino was hit and he was rushed to the hospital.

Remarkably ... the rest of the family went on with the funeral and the preacher says when they arrived both the limo and the hearse were blood stained -- according to reports.

Benzino is currently in the hospital.

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5:20 PM PST -- The district attorney says Benzino was shot by his nephew Gai Scott, adding, "There has been growing family tension" between the two.

The D.A. says Benzino and Gai were in different cars ... but when the two were side-by-side at some point, his nephew allegedly fired shots.

Gai was charged with assault with intent to murder.

Benzino is currently in stable condition and his co-star Stevie J posted a pic on Instagram of the reality star in the hospital to prove it.  B's biceps are bandaged ... so it appears that's where he was shot.

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Dottie20    

So glad that he will be alright. I know what it feels like when you lose your mother no matter what is going on in their lives you still love your mother. May she rest in peace.

89 days ago
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QualaBoo16    

Umm First Of All , Some Of Yall Should Be Ashamed Of Yall Selves Talkin **** About Benzino . He Has Not Did Anything Wrong In This Season What So Ever . You Dont Even Kno Him To Make Some Bad Comments About Him. You Kno Of Him , What Would You Do If The Same **** Happen To You Or One Of Your Family Memebers At Your Mothers Funeral. Ive Never Seen This Happen At A Funeral . It Doesnt Matter How He Looks In This Picture , Hes Upset , Nd Depressed That He Has To Go Throught This Difficult Time With His Mother Nd This BS With His Nephew . So Whatever Yall Sayin About Benzino Yall Needa Cut That **** Out Because You Wouldnt Want People To Be Talkin **** About You Or Your Family Members When People Dont Even Kno You Or Them . My Prayers Go Out To Benzino & May Your Mom Rest In Peace.

89 days ago
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Andthetruthis....    

Hmm...I just the Round and Round We Go episode where Benzino was in the hospital getting a check up of his injuries. The pic above shows the arm sling and bandage on his left side but on the show we see a bandage on his right side and the arm sling on the right side. So how real is this pic?

75 days ago
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