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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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JBIZ    

Its funny that they wanted to take Duck Dynasty off the air due to the gays being in uproar over someones beliefs but these ghetto ass shows like this and basketball ratchets have non stop violence involved and they are stil going. Ghetto money spends as well as others I guess. Black people really need to look at how they are represented. They keep themselves low class

186 days ago
17.

Lexy    

No respect for the living or the dead. What a shame.

186 days ago
18.

lcmb    

You can take the person out of the ghetto, etc. etc....

186 days ago
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think101    

Absolutely awful, no reason is good enough. The height of disrespect.

186 days ago
20.

emcclain21    

That's why I'm not about that life!

186 days ago
21.

Constance    

It never fails... Everytime there's a story on tmz about a black person all the racists come out generalizing and lumping all black people in the same category. ENOUGH AL-FKN-READY!!!! ISHT GETS REAL OLD REEEAL FKN FAST!!

186 days ago
22.

lili    

The man is already dealing with the loss of his mother then gets shot, that's extremely awful

186 days ago
23.

PelosiSux    

I know his mother most be proud.

186 days ago
24.

Vote2012    

We live in a very sick society.

186 days ago
25.

Lori    

Wow... what a trashy life he must lead.

186 days ago
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ThaMartarded1    

Other reports say he was fighting with family over final resting place....at the funeral people really....and real talk this could've happened and has happened in white families.....stop with the race card bs, it makes you ignorant....im white btw....

186 days ago
27.

Toilethead    

Those people are animals.

186 days ago
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porkchop    

Way to honor your Mother's memory ass holes. Keep it classy!

186 days ago
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RedSoxGal#25    

I assume that this was the investigation that tied up the highway between Boston and Cape Cod all day??? I was wondering what this was all about...now it makes PERFECT sense in a phucked up way...smh...

186 days ago
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girlgoddess    

Most of you guys need to judge and talk about yourself before you fix your mouth to judge someone else race has nothing to do with anything blacks act a ass so do whites and other race everybody out here doing the same ****

186 days ago
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