Benzino’s admitted shooter, his 36-year-old nephew Gai Scott, is finally speaking out.
During a hearing hearing in Plymouth District Court, Scott told reporters and over a dozen of supporters that he shot his rapper and reality star uncle in self defense. “I shot at him; I was in fear for my wife and a baby,” he said. “He’s been threatening my life.”
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He went on to say that Zino, real name Raymond E. Scott, sent him a serious of threatening text messages the week prior to the shooting. During a funeral procession, where the gun play took place, Scott added that Benzino threatened him again and flashed firearm.
In response, Scott said he purchased a firearm to protect himself and used it last Saturday.
How did the family feud start? Zino said, “In the past I felt like, yes, I felt like my sister and my nephew was taking advantage of my mother. Yes. I spoke up about it years ago. There had been loans taken out on her house.”
As we reported earlier, Gai Scott opened fire on the highway after the funeral for the “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star’s mother. The incident took place just outside of Boston.
Benzino is currently at home recovering from the bullet wounds, which he showed off on Instagram.“The one on the left went through the MadeMen shield and broke my bone, and still in there, the one on the right luckily just grazed my back #blessed,” he shared with his 180,000 followers.
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Family Feud: Gai Scott Reveals Why He Shot His Uncle Benzino was originally published on hellobeautiful.com