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Rapper Benzino credits dead mom for saving him after being shot at her funeral

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Rapper Ray "Benzino" Scott told friends and fans from his South Shore Hospital bed Sunday morning that he believes his late mother had a hand in saving him, after being shot by his nephew at her funeral yesterday. Benzino posted to his Instagram account, "Feel much better. GOD IS REAL. MY MOTHER TOUCHED ME IM CERTAIN", according to the Boston Herald on March 30.

Benzino also posted that he feels "much better" today after being wounded in the right upper-arm. This after his nephew Gai Scott allegedly shot him while in his mother's funeral procession just south of Boston Saturday.

Benzino, 48, was in his Bentley headed south on Route 3 in Duxbury, Mass., headed for St. Peter's Catholic Church in Plymouth just before noon. Authorities say his nephew Gai pulled up alongside him in a red Dodge SUV and shot several times into his vehicle striking him.

Gai Scott, 36, of Dorchester, is slated to be arraigned in Plymouth District Court Monday on a charge of assault with intent to murder. Hospital spokeswoman Peg Holda said Scott is listed in good condition today.

Raymond Scott, a Dorchester High School graduate, is the former front man of Made Men. He launched the rap magazine "The Source" in the 80s and stars in the reality show "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" which airs on VH1.

Supposedly tensions had been building and a rift developed between the two men prior to Gai Scott opening fire Saturday. The blood-spattered hearse carrying Mary Scott's ashes managed to continue on to the church, where it was covered in plastic as a crime scene.

Attempts to reach Benzino directly today were declined.