Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Benzino was shot today, March 29, en route to his mother’s funeral in Duxbury, Massachusetts, and according to various posts on social media the former owner of The Source magazine is currently recovering at a nearby hospital.
TMZ reports that Benzino was shot multiple times by his nephew, Gai Scott. According to a local news station, WCVB.com, Benzino’s family has long been at odds. “There has been growing family tension between Raymond Scott and Gai Scott," Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said in a statement. Gai has since been arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder, the DA noted.
Benzino sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to recover fully, but that didn’t stop his fiancé, Althea, and various Love & Hip Hop Atlanta co-stars from reacting on social media and sharing their thoughts on the day’s shocking turn of events.
“Baby I ❤️ you. I will never leave your side. I'm Bonnie to your Clyde U ARE THAT NIG!!!,” Althea (Thi Thi) wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of herself giving B a drink.
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s Stevie J also posted a series of photos from Benzino’s hospital room, writing, “God is good!” and “#VH1Boyz #ZinoGrigio #Sleazo #GodIsGood.” In the photo on the right you can clearly see thatBenzino’s left bicep is bandaged, indicating that’s where he was shot. Kirk Frost also weighed in, letting everyone know that Benzino will be fine and is expected to make a full recovery. “he going to be ok.. #thehateisreal,” Kirk posted.