Rapper Beanie Sigel Busted
Another Rapper gets Busted. Maybe he forgot the car he was driving was a rented. He probably thought he was purchasing the car when he rented it. Sounds like a good excuse to us. Dwight Grant (born on March 6, 1974)
better known as Beanie Sigel is an
American Muslim rapper from
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, signed to
Damon Dash and Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella
Records in 1998. Beanie founded the
group and label State Property as well
as the clothing company.
Beanie Sigel's name derives from the
street in Philadelphia where he was
raised, Sigel Street. It is also a play
on the name of the famous gangster,
Rapper Beanie Sigel is headed for jail — again — say Philly cops. The much-arrested rapper is in trouble — this time for theft and unauthorized use of an automobile. Authorities say Sigel held on to a rental car for three months!
According to local police, Sigel rented a Nissan Altima from Payless Car Rental in Southwest Philadelphia in late July — even though he had a suspended driver’s license — and failed to return the car.
Payless continued to charge his credit card and finally reported the car stolen on September 6. On October 5, the car was returned to Payless — just as detectives headed to Sigel’s Philly home to arrest him.
There is currently a warrant out for Sigel’s arrest for failure to return the car, and said Fortunato Perri, Sigel’s lawyer, Sigel will surrender to the police on Monday.
This isn’t Sigel’s first run-in with the law. In 2005 Sigel was jailed for failing to pay $29,000 in court-ordered child support, and in 2004 he was sentenced to a year in prison for being found in possession of 20 Percocets and 20 Xanax pills. During the same incident, Sigel was seen tossing a handgun out of his car.