Love & Hip Hop Star Benzino Shot By His Nephew Gai Scott At His Mother's Funeral *UPDATE* Benzino Speaks On Shooting. Nephew Claims Self Defense [Video/Pics]


Rapper and Love and Hip Hop star Benzino was reportedly shot during his mother's funeral procession in Duxbury, Massachusetts 


Adam Harding, a reporter for Boston's Channel 7 News, confirmed that the 48-year old former owner of The Source was the victim.


It's an all around tragedy for Benzino's family. Upon learning of his mother's death he captioned a photo of himself with her.





The Boston Globe is reporting that the shooting took place on I-95 this morning around 11:55 a.m.


Benzino pictured with his mother Mary Scott


Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz issued a statement that said the victim was taken to South Shore Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


State Police Spokesman David Procopio said an argument between family members sparked the shooting. A person driving a Bentley shot the driver of red Dodge SUV. The shooting victim exited his car. A passerby took him to the Duxbury Police Department. He was later transported to the hospital.



The shooter was arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder. The police have not released the name of the shooter or the victim,


Benzino, real name Raymond Scott, has been in the music business since 1984. He's recorded with The Almighty RSO, Made Men and others.


The rapper is also known for past feuds with Eminem, 50 Cent, Julia Beverly of Ozone Magazine and Kim Osario of The Source.




Channel 7 News WHDH is now reporting that Benzino was shot by his 36-year old nephew, Gai Scott. Benzino suffered several gunshot wounds and is hospitalized in stable condition.


Family members say the two have had issues with each other for some time. After the shooting the rest of the family continued on to the funeral. Father William Williams noticed blood on the hearse when it arrived


"I said to one of the guys: 'There's blood on the hearse.' There was an incident along the way," Williams said. "The family was there. They were mourning somebody they loved who died so they didn't want to talk cops and robbers."


Because the original hearse was now a part of a crime scene another one had to called out after the funeral to transport Mary Scott's body.


Gai Scott will be arraigned Monday in Plymouth District Court

Police investigating shooting at the funeral of Benzino's mother

Benzino shot by his nephew Gai Scott during funeral procession for his mother



**UPDATE** March 31



Benzino spoke with TMZ today about the shooting. He said prior to the funeral he hadn't seen Gai Scott in 6 or 7 years. The former owner of the source claims Gai opened fire on him for no reason. 7- 8 shots rang out. He was grazed in the back and a bullet hit his right arm.



Benzino also gave NEHip-Hop a hospital bed interview 


“I can’t talk too much about that only because of course it’s an investigation still going on…Only thing I wanna say about that as far as live on camera is that my mother was a beautiful, beautiful woman And what’s transpired with her over the last 10 years was just really unfortunate. As far as her—I would have wanted her to retire. And be somewhere on the island and stuff, but things happened. Things happened that was out of my control. I’m in Atlanta and she’s up here. And she has other daughters and nephews and stuff. It’s just—it’s unfortunate. Money brings the worst out of people.”

“With my mother not here probably—I just start losing faith in human beings. I just start—because when I grew up it wasn’t like this,” he said. “You know what I’m saying? When I grew up…Just society on a whole. It just, it wasn’t like this. People had genuine love for each other. We live in an age of social media now and it’s no genuine love because you really don’t even know who you talking to half the time…I think with my mom passing and with the things that transpired it’s definitely made me a little bit colder. But then there could be something that happens next week that makes my heart happy again.”


Gai Scott


Gai Scott appeared in court today and entered a plea of not guilty.


“I looked over, there was a car, and all I saw was a gun shooting at me,” Scott told the Boston Globe in a phone interview.

“When the dust settles, this case will be shown to be self-defense,’’ said Scott's lawyer Jon Ciraulo.

A statement was issued by the attorney for Maureen Scott, who is Benzino’s sister and Gai Scott’s mother.

“My client and his family, including Maureen [Scott] vehemently deny any accusations that Benzino is making,’’ Coughlin said today. “I would suggest that he [the uncle] has an agenda in utilizing and self-promoting at this time.’’


Benzino's lawyer scoffed at the notion that Gai Scott acted in self defense.


“Six shots into Ray Scott’s car, and he chased him on the highway,’’ said Martin K. Leppo. “That doesn’t sound like self-defense to me.’’

Benzino checked out of the hospital this morning


Benzino -- I Don't Know Why My Nephew Shot Me



Benzino Hospital Interview w/ NEHip-Hop


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Comment by Tk on April 2, 2014 at 12:47pm
Correct me if Im wrong, isnt Benzino supposed to be a thug. Aint this snitching lol Damn lol
Comment by The50thLaw on April 2, 2014 at 1:15am
1THUG aka SUPREEM MACRIFF what the the f*** are you talking about sit yo black old a** down you stupid n****. read a book take a keyboarding class learn something damn
Comment by Yourz Truly on April 1, 2014 at 4:01pm
Best diss verse in rap... period:
I would never claim to be no Ray Benzino
An 83 year old, fake pacheno
So how can he hold me over some balcony
Without throwing his lower back out
As soon as he goes to lift me
Please don't, you'll probably fall with me
And our asses'll both be history
But then again you finaly get your wish
Cause you'll be all over the street like 50 cent
F****** punk, p****, f*** you chump
Give me a one-on-one see if I don't f*** you up
Try to chump the ruff ryders and they cut you up
And you put Jada on a track,
That's how much you suck d*** in the industry
Swear that you in the streets hustling
You sit behind a f****** desk at the source butt kissing
And begging muthafuckas for guest appearences
And you can't even get the clearences
Cause real lyricists dont even respect you or take you serious
It's not that we dont like you... we hate you period!
Talk about a midlife crisis, damn
Last week you was shakin Obie Trices' hand
Now he's a busta? What the f***'s with that
Get on a track dissing us, kissing 50's a**
And askin' me what I know about indictments, bite me!
B**** I got 2 cases and probation, Fight me!
What do I know about standing in front of a judge, like a man
Ready to take whatever sentence hands
What you know about your wife slicing her wrists
Right in front of the only thing you have in this world
a little girl
And i'll put that on her
When this is all over
I would never try to make her a star, and eat off her
I dunno s*** about no shopping rocks
But what you know about hip-hop, shops, rocking spots
When your the only white boy up in that b**** just ripping
Pressing up your own flyers, and your stickers
Just sticking them b****** up after spending 6 hours at kinkos
Making copies of your covers to cassette singles
To sell 'em out of the trunk of your Tracer
Spending your whole pay check at discmakers
What you know about being bullied over half your life
Oh thats right, you should know what thats like, your half-white
Vanilla ice, spill the beans and rice, I'm eating you alive inside, Jesus Christ!
If it's that much of a gangsta put the mic down
You should be out killing muthafuckas right now
Kill a muthafucka dead, kill him dead b****
Shoot him in the f****** head, go ahead b****
Slap my mom, slap the f*** out of her
She can't sue you, she wouldn't get a buck out of you
Cause your broke as f***, you suck
Your a f****** joke , if u was really selling coke
Well then what the f*** you stop for dummy!
If u sleugh some crack
You'd make alot more money than you do from rap
You'll never have no security, you'll never be famous
You'll never know what is like to be rich, life's a b**** ain't it
Raymond, here let me me break this s*** down in laymans terms
Terms for you just to make sure
That you can understand it cause cannabis ain't using too many
Complicated f****** words for ya
Here, let me slow it down for you so that you can understand it if I say it slower
Let it go dog its over
Comment by BeYou on April 1, 2014 at 2:08pm
Im from BossTown…..same neighborhood as this clown….if your own people hit u at your mom-duke funeral…….YOU GOT TO BE A F***** UP DUDE……PERIOD…..on the front of his mother's (RIP) own obituary read the "BELOVED GRANDMOTHER OF GAI SCOTT"……DIDNT SAY S*** ABOUT HER "ONLY SON"……its so much more but he really lucky he didn't come to BOSTON……just a side note for those not familiar with the area…..Boston is surrounded by a lot of neighboring towns and cities and most "famous" come from those cities and towns but say they from Boston. He would have never came to Boston just like he was not WITH the funeral procession for his mother……and he did not buy his mother a house or made sure that she retired like he so "wanted" her too……..Im not gone say too much more but he is a COLD BLOODED BITCH………….quarter past nine you BITCHASSNIGGA!!!!
Comment by Marco Watts @Watts305 on April 1, 2014 at 12:53pm
This all looks like b*******, dude is doing way too much talking
Comment by greebuh on April 1, 2014 at 12:19pm
The image just got reversed, look at the tats and you will see what I'm sayin'. The words on his chest are reversed too. No conspiracy here fellas.
Comment by Killer Kingdam on April 1, 2014 at 6:37am
@Dirty South - haha you smarter than me i didn't notice that haha fraudster Benzino has now entered the same world as Suge
Comment by Killer Kingdam on April 1, 2014 at 6:34am
so he screwed over his family and they got revenge
Comment by Ari on April 1, 2014 at 2:46am
Low!! I think its publicity stunt :) Now Benzino its alive and well so I can clearly say F.U.C.K Benzino
Comment by 1THUG aka Tha NYCHA LEGEND!! on April 1, 2014 at 2:30am
so benzeeno aint gay!!??

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