Benzino Shot By Nephew

PHOTO: TMZ.COM

 

 

Talk about family DRAMA! Benzino called into TMZ LIVE to set the record straight. [LISTEN HERE]

 

However his nephew that shot him explained to The Boston Globe that it was all in self defense because Benzino had been threatening his life.

 

“I shot at him; I was in fear for my wife and a baby, he's been threatening my life"

He also told police Benzino had been sending  text messages threatening to kill him in the week before the shooting and that he purchased a firearm to protect himself [read the rest of police report here]