Benzino was arrested at the Atlanta airport on Tuesday night after a loaded handgun was found in his carryon bag.
TSA agents at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport discovered a 9mm handgun with seven rounds of ammo in Zino’s carryon bag after he placed it on a conveyor belt at the security checkpoint.
Benzino, born Raymond Scott, was arrested and taken to jail where he posted $3,000 bail a short time later.
After the news broke of his arrest, the former “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star released a public statement via his Instagram account saying it was an honest mistake.
He also provided a few stats to show he isn’t he only person who tried to get a gun past a security checkpoint at the airport.
Wow in the NY daily news today…. People make mistakes, that’s why they had to change the law to make it more lenient for people because it happens so much, so don’t be fooled by the hype of the blogs, it happened to the vice pres of IBM but you never heard of that lmao!! I can’t be DEMONIZED cause I walk with GOD.
A photo posted by BENZINO BABY (@iambenzino) on
Benzino also publicly blasted several blogs who reported about his arrest referring to them as “blogging b**ches.”
Scoop | Photos: Instagram