PHOTOS VIDEO Love and Hip Hop rapper Benzino shot by nephew during mother’s funeral procession

Rapper Benzino shot hospital photo

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta rapper Benzino was shot earlier today while riding in a car during his mother’s funeral procession in Duxbury, Massachusetts. The 48-year-old rapper, whose real name is Raymond Scott, was reportedly shot by his nephew, 36-year-old Gai Scott, while both were driving to the funeral for Mary Scott, being held in Plymouth, Mass.

Gai and Benzino had reportedly been fighting prior to the funeral, and it is still unclear what sparked the shooting. According to reports, Benzino was driving his red Dodge SUV at approximately 11:55AM when his nephew, who was driving a Bentley, pulled alongside Benzino and opened fire.

Benzino was bleeding when he stopped and exited his vehicle. He flagged down a passerby and was taken to South Shore Hospital with non-fatal gunshot wounds. He is reportedly in stable condition.

His fiancee Althea Heart posted the photo below on instagram and wrote, “Baby I ♥ you. I will never leave your side. I’m Bonnie to your Clyde U ARE THAT N|G!!!”

Love and Hip Hop Atlanta Benzino shot fiancee Althea Heart hospital

As you can probably tell from the photos in this post, Benzino appears to have been shot in his right bicep. His LAHHA co-star Stevie J posted the photo at the top of this post and captioned it, “God is good!” And he also posted this next photo of Benzino and simply added the hashtags: #VH1Boyz #ZinoGrigio #Sleazo #GodIsGood

Benzino shot by nephew during mother's funeral procession

Gai was placed under arrest. He was charged with armed assault with intent to murder. He will be arraigned in Plymouth District Court on Monday.

Amazingly, the shooting apparently did nothing to hinder the funeral procession. Father William Williams reveals what happened when the procession arrived at the church. “I said to one of the guys: ‘There’s blood on the hearse.’ There was an incident along the way,” Williams says. “The family was there. They were mourning somebody they loved who died so they didn’t want to talk cops and robbers.”

Here’s a video report on the shooting from CBS Boston just prior to the identity of the victim being released that includes the vehicles involved:

Benzino posted a couple photo collages of his mother this week, along with some very heartfelt messages:

Benzino's mom Mary Ann Scott

God knows I have been through alot in my life, BUT EVERY INCH OF GOOD, KINDNESS AND LOVE IN MY SOUL IS BECAUSE OF THIS WOMAN, A BIG PART OF ME IS LOST NOW AND I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME, MA WORDS CANT EXPRESS MY LOVE FOR YOU.I WILL MISS EVERY BREATHING MOMENT, I DONT KMOW HOW I WILL CONTINUE KNOWING YOU ARE NOT HERE….She was a beautiful, stong, hardworking, independent, caring, loving, stern, proud Cape Verdean woman, now she is an Angel, God is lucky, trust me she is in Heaven watching me and I wont let her down. R.I.P Mary Ann Scott…….my Mother

Rapper Benzino's mother Mary Ann Scott

I miss you & love you Ma, always will……

UPDATE – Benzino posted this next photo of the front page of The Boston Herald that included the headline “BLOODSHED AT FUNERAL Cops probe family beef after nephew accused of shooting Benzino”

Benzino reading the Boston Herald cover story about his shooting

Benzino captioned the photo with this message to his fans:

Then I wake up to this…I JUST WANNA THANK EVERYBODY WHO PRAYED AND SENT THEIR SINCERE CONCERNS FOR ME AND MY MOM, SHE WAS FINALLY LAID TO REST AMONGST ALL THE CHAOS, YOUR KIND WORDS AND THOUGHTS HAVE REALLY HELPED ME HEAL FASTER. ALTHOUGH I WILL HAVE A LONG ROAD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY AHEAD OF ME, I WILL BE EVEN STRONGER. GOD IS GREAT AND THE DEVIL IS A LIE.

He also posted this next photo of himself in his hospital bed with his fiancee Althea and wrote, “Feel much better, GOD IS REAL @luvheraltheaheart is my SOULMATE……. MY MOTHER TOUCHED ME, IM CERTAIN.”

Benzino hospital after shooting with fiancee Althea Heart



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  • Florida

    Wowzas.

  • Sue of Side

    That’s so sad

  • Starve_and_shit

    Seriously? He was shot in his mothers funeral procession(ghetto), and now he feels he needs to instagram all this crap for public consumption? Klassy.

    • awoman

      I’d probably post something to my facebook if I was in the hospital.
      Maybe his nephew is ghetto, but he didn’t shoot himself.

    • mean girl

      Are you ghetto? Are you classy? Probably not.

  • confused

    The bandage is on a different arm in two of those pictures ummm weird

  • Tiffany Celestia Tolle

    the only thing i know about him is that he tried dissing eminem back in the day…but, his mother was gorgeous!!

  • BooBoo

    To confused, sometimes in photos the image flips. Look at his tattoos and that’s what happened.

    I have no clue who these people are, sad he was shot at his mother’s funeral but come on now he’s on a show called love and hip hop. I’m going to guess he’s not exactly the most upstanding citizen.

  • Brittany

    his nephew claimed self defense, but you don’t shoot a man more than 2 times in self-defense. it sounds like he was trying to murder him