Rap­per, ex-re­al­ity star Ben­zino ar­rested

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Rap vet­eran Ben­zino is fac­ing crim­i­nal charges af­ter al­legedly wreck­ing a truck be­long­ing to his baby mama’s new man. The for­mer Love & Hip Hop: At­lanta re­al­ity star was ar­rested on Fri­day morn­ing in Brasel­ton, Ge­or­gia, af­ter a re­ported en­counter with singer Althea Ea­ton and her new beau.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port, ob­tained by TMZ, the other man claimed Ben­zino “ap­proached him in a threat­en­ing and ha­rass­ing man­ner”, and as he and Ea­ton tried to es­cape in the guy’s 2018 Chevy Sil­ver­ado, the 55-year-old MC al­legedly be­gan punch­ing the body of the ve­hi­cle, leav­ing two vis­i­ble dents in the driver’s side door.

Ben­zino, real name Ray­mond Scott, maintained he did noth­ing wrong and was only in the area to watch his son play ten­nis when “a male came up to him and told him he was go­ing to shoot him”. He in­sisted he wasn’t re­spon­si­ble for the truck dam­age, but wit­nesses told cops oth­er­wise, and he was taken into cus­tody on one count of crim­i­nal dam­age in the sec­ond de­gree, and an­other of dis­or­derly con­duct.


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