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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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76.

Rigby    

Sounds like the a ****ty day. Your mom is dead you get shot and miss the funeral to say goodbye... Ouch

174 days ago
77.

Tabby Catt    

the words 'star' and 'celebrity' are used so loosely now

174 days ago
78.

Nicoleasm    

So the nephew got to continue to the funeral? He should've been in jail

174 days ago
79.

oleman    

ghetto......how low can these trashy "fake celebrities" go? And the youth of this nation looks up to trash like this?

174 days ago
80.

Jim    

Aww, how sad. Gotta love family. Something tells me there's a rapper involved. Just guessing...

174 days ago
81.

Desert Diva33    

I call bs on this story..it's on mto's website as well and his bandage is on a different arm..definitely not a reflection from the mirror

174 days ago
82.

Double Bubble    

4 or 6 inches higher, and this coulda been a success story.. Whats the point of having a gun if you can't use it properly.. chumps

174 days ago
83.

pj    

This is horrible . It could have at least waited til the repass.

174 days ago
84.

powerfulStuff    

Never a bad time to take a selfie

174 days ago
85.

Boywonder    

WIKI lists BENZINO's origin as "Boston"
Lucky us we got all the East coast slime in the last 20 years.
Atlanta used to be a great place to live - until it became the "mecca"
Unfortunately, WIKI got it wrong.
Benizino's real origin? Retarded P.R. chimpanzee

174 days ago
86.

BrooklynCat425    

How sad that it happened at all but, during his mother's funeral procession?...Well, I would like to give my condolences to Benzino and his family may she rest in peace...Glad they didn't have to go through another death.

174 days ago
87.

blaquexx    

All these wanna be thugs can't fight toe to toe always have to get a gun PUNK ASSES know that without the gun they gonna get that azz beat down.... GROW THE HELL UP YOU AIN'T TOUGH, all you are is some dumb azz with a gun trying to be more than you actually are... A REAL MAN STANDS TOE TO TOE AND DOESNT NEED A GUN....

174 days ago
88.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

Wtf? You can't make this sh!t up. Dude mom's rolling fresh in her grave.

174 days ago
89.

Truth    

TOTAL GANGSTA SH*T. IF BLACK PEEPS STOP SHOOTING EACH OTHER PRISONS WOULD LAY OFF STAFF... OUTSOURCING NOT REQUIRED. #TRUTH!!

174 days ago
90.

ImSoReal    

Family: The ties the bind and gag.

174 days ago
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