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According to Gai Scott the nephew of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Benzino appeared in court today and entered a not guilty plea…but here’s where it gets interesting….he is claiming self-defense. Wait…HUH?

Reports say, Gai Scott appeared in Plymouth District Court earlier today and was charged with armed assault with the intent to murder.

Scott’s attorney Jon Ciraulo plead not guilty on his client’s behalf. He also spoke to The Boston Globe and stated  that Scott’s actions were in self-defense: Said Ciraulo,

“When the dust settles, this case will be shown to be self-defense.”

Benzino’s attorney Martin K. Leppo spoke about the self defense plea and said,

“Gai Scott shooting six shots into Benzino’s car and then chasing him down the highway doesn’t sound like self-defense to me.”

The family infighting is said to be over Benzino’s mother’s home.

Maureen Scott, Benzino’s sister and Gai Scott’s mother, had her attorney Christopher B. Coughlin discuss her disapproval of Benzino’s actions. She is upset over Zino’s accusations and claims that there are ulterior motives for self promotion on Benzino’s behalf.

Says Coughlin,

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


We hate to say this…but we super told ya so! We called it earlier today when we said there was more going on here than was being reported…and we still say there is more to this story than what is being said. Buckle up kiddies…we fear this ride is about to get bumpy.

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