• Rapper Benzino breaks silence about being shot during mother's funeral procession


    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Rapper Raymond "Benzino" Scott, 48, broke his silence Sunday about being shot at his mother's funeral by who prosecutors say is his nephew.
    Benzino spoke with Fox 25's Erica Ricci from his hospital bed at South Shore Hospital. He still had a bullet lodged in his shoulder blade Sunday.

    The rapper says he's not as upset about who the accused shooter is as much as he is with the location. He's upset it happened at his mother's funeral.
    "My mother was good, my mother wasn't about this," Benzino said as tears filled his eyes; the only time he welled up during the interview.
    Benzino says he wanted to mourn his mother privately so he didn't have plans of attending her funeral mass at St. Peter's Church in Plymouth. He was on his way to pick up his friend, Stevie J, from his VH-1 reality show, "Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" when he unknowingly passed his mother's procession on its way to the church.
    "Once I started getting to the beginning of the procession gun shots boom, boom, boom," Benzino says as he describes how the family feud escalated. "I took a deep breath just to see if it was in my chest, but it wasn't. I didn't feel no pain so I maneuvered the car jumped out the car and I'm running down the middle of the street to all the other cars in the procession throwing my hands up like I need help."
    A relative finally picked Benzino up and brought him to Duxbury Police who transported him to the hospital. He wouldn't comment on the motive for the feud, except to say it centered around money. He was also tight-lipped about his nephew, 36-year-old Gai Scott, being the alleged shooter, only saying, "Blood doesn't mean it's love."
    Benzino says he plans to visit his mother's grave after being released from the hospital before heading back to Atlanta to continue filming the next season of his show. Cameras for "Love and Hip Hop" were in Massachusetts documenting his ordeal.

    Scott is facing charges of assault with intent to murder. He was held without bail Monday pending a dangerousness hearing.

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