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US rapper shot while at his mother's funeral

Denise Calnan

Published 01/04/2014 | 11:42

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Benzino later posted a photo online from his hospital bed, along with the caption; “Feel much better. God is real. My mother touched me, I'm certain." (Photo: Instagram/Benzino)

A US rapper was shot while attending his mother’s funeral on Saturday afternoon.

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Rapper Benzino was allegedly shot by his 36-year-old nephew, the Boston Globe reports.

Benzino told the newspaper that he wasn’t going to go to the funeral initially because of an ongoing family feud.

“I looked over, there was a car, and all I saw was a gun shooting at me,” he said.

He later posted a photo online from his hospital bed, along with the caption; “Feel much better. God is real. My mother touched me, I'm certain."

Benzino, whose real name is Raymond E Scott,  is the star of TV series ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ and is also the co-founder of hip-hop magazine ‘The Source’.

The accused has appeared in court to face a charge of armed assault with intent to murder. His attorney is claiming that he acted in self-defence.

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