Benzino blew up on a couple of cops when they hauled him for an outstanding warrant … and his escalation to all-out tirade was captured on a police bodycam.
In the footage, obtained by TMZ, Benzino was pissed from the get-go about the incident, because he believes the cop who ran his tags racially profiled him.
When the second officer — whose body cam vid we’re seeing — arrives and explains police can legally run his tags for any reason, Benzino gets snarky, saying … “I didn’t know that I could just be harassed for any old reason.”
The former ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star adds … “Would you all pull a white person over like that?”
We broke the story … Benzino got busted Saturday outside Atlanta. His outstanding warrant was for failure to appear in court for a no insurance ticket he got in April.
Benzino’s snark turned to outrage … and then just plain old rage when the cops tell him the warrant is all over a prior traffic stop. That’s when he started hurling f-bombs, and getting handcuffed only amped things up.
He ended going absolutely ballistic on the female officer, yelling, “Suck my d**k!” … and threatening to sue her. Benzino’s shouting and cussing — from the backseat of the police car — drew the attention of a female onlooker. It’s unclear if she has any connection to Benzino.
As we told you, he was arrested, and a few more issues came up in the process … but he was eventually booked and released.