Rapper, ex-reality star Benzino arrested
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.