Benzino, Star of Love & Hip Hop, Allegedly Shot by Nephew on Way to Mom's Funeral

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Benzino, best known for his role on VH1's Love & Hip Hop, was shot yesterday afternoon en route to his mother's funeral in Atlanta.

Law enforcement officers tell WCVB that the reality star (and former owner of The Source magazine), took a bullet from his nephew after an argument erupted between relatives in the funeral procession.

Benzino Picture

"There has been growing family tension,” the local district attorney told the station, via TMZ.

The D.A. explains that Benzino and nephew Gai Scott were in different vehicles that ended up side-by-side at one point and that’s when the latter died his gun. He has been charged with assault with intent to murder.

The funeral continued without Benzino and his nephew, with the preacher saying the hearse and accompanying limo were covered in blood when they arrived on the scene.

Benzino has been hospitalized and is stable condition. Co-star Stevie J posted the above photo of the pair on Instagram, making it appear as if Benzino got hit in the arm.

Think this is a bizarre story? Go watch Love & Hip Hop online at TV Fanatic. It gets even crazier!

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