The former star of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” Benzino, also known as No-Neck, seems to be a regular in prison lately. Read on for a walk down memory lane of his charges and violence.
Before last season’s reunion, Benzino got shot while fighting in a processional of his mom’s funeral. In the previous reunion, Joseline Hernandez served Benzino and his fiancee Althea for posting foul statements and death threats online against the creator of the show. If a lawsuit is not enough, Benzino was prohibited to board a plane because of bad behavior and “accidentally” carrying a loaded 9MM before entering the airport.
According to TMZ, Benzino was stopped by Atlanta police in his luxurious Maserati on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, because he forgot to fasten his seat belt. Fortunately for the police, they also found out that he was bringing weed. He was also driving with a suspended license. Police claimed that the weed fell from the reality star’s pants. According to their investigation, residue of marijuana was detected on Benzino’s pants and fingers.
Benzino’s bail is worth $2,269. However, recent reports suggested that the weed was in the police car’s backseat before Benzino’s arrest. Benzino’s lawyer leaked his arrest video to prove it.
TMZ released a video of Benzino’s attorney talking about the arrest. He is with another lawyer, and Benzino sits between them with a poker face while looking straight to the camera. He directly denies the accusations to Benzino. He explains that no marijuana residue was found on Benzino or inside his vehicle. He claims that the police reports are inconsistent. He admits the violation of driving with a suspended license but assures that it is already being settled. He is confident that the issue will be settled “shortly.”
“He [Benzino] will be able to continue what he does best, and that’s entertaining people and connect with the community,” Benzino’s lawyer told TMZ.
The reality star is arrested for the second time in the past few weeks.
“Love & Hip Hop” airs every Monday at 8:00 p.m. on VH1.
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Watch the TMZ video of Benzino’s lawyer explaining their side of the story below:
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