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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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121.

Ron Fing Swanson    

Never any good news when it comes to rappers

176 days ago
122.

oneflypr    

Thank God he is alright.. Smh. Its a shame this happened on the day of his mothers funeral. some people just dont know how to act. I hope justice is served.

176 days ago
123.

STFU    

WHOCARES THEY ARE NOTHING BUT THUGS. THAT'S Y THEY GET NO RESPECT IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM

176 days ago
124.

MsRita    

What is going own in America everyone can have a damn gun even on the way to a funeral.

176 days ago
125.

Observer    

Lay with dogs......

You get fleas.

(and shot)

Good group of people/family there huh?

176 days ago
126.

Joe the plumber    

Very classy! Take your gun to a relative's funeral and be shooting the son!

Oh, but I forgot, this is the hip hop world...

176 days ago
127.

lady    

So sad, my prayers goes out to Benzino.

176 days ago
128.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Bet if this mofo shot at Rick Ross he wouldn't have missed that big ass boat he was riding in a few months ago.

176 days ago
129.

Cinner    

This is just a shame. Benzine is my fav person on that show. No one deserves to be shot going to their own mothers funeral...smh

176 days ago
130.

Middle Finga U    

Some ol', no turtleneck wearin' azz mofo...

176 days ago
131.

MsBernadetteR    

I think Benzino looks very very sad in the attached picture. nevermind his previous faults. this is just a man mourning his mother! now, poor dude has got to deal.with the fact that he has major beef with his nephew...to let it go, or strike back is the question... let's pay attention to what his next nice may or may not be. this will say a lot about Mr Benzino... Some will respect him for walking seT, some won't... He is a very very hard spot... May the right thing be instilled in his heart and brain. life is tough in the spotlight... May god bless u Mr Benzino and may your mother rest in peace.

175 days ago
132.

KNB    

Eminent shot him.

175 days ago
133.

Jeff    

If he really got shot on some pictures his right hand is rapped and on others it's his left arm, what's up with that.

174 days ago
134.

peaches00    

Very true his right arm was wrapped then his left its all a stunt for him it's not funny for the people really getting shot grow up u got money u don't need nothin else u actin like a kid stupid ass

174 days ago
135.

Carolyn Green    

Your family can be real hater and you have to watch out for them more so than others. Keep your head and don't get distracted Benzino you got it going on, May your mother rest in peace.

91 days ago
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