News: Beanie Sigel Stirs Jay-Z Controversy At Philly Show, "I Run This Town Tonight!" [Video]

Saturday, Oct 24, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Beanie Sigel has stirred controversy surrounding a Jay-Z concert which took place Friday (October 23) where the rapper was accused of tossing subliminal jabs at his former Roc-A-Fella boss.

The footage landed online late last night of Jadakiss inviting Beans to the stage and drew speculation.

Ok, tryin' to figure this out from the footage. After the end of the first verse of "Feel It The Air" which goes "I read between the lines of your eyes and your brows/Your handshake ain't match your smile/ These n*ggas foul!" Sig adds "Alllready." Then as he leaves stage, he yells, "Love y'all, Philly. This is my muthaf*ckin' house. I run this town tonight!" Then it sounds like he repeats it. Then did he come back on stage and spit more at Jay? Footage is unclear. Hopefully, there'll be more video for clarity. Feels like he definitely went at him. The question is how severe. (Rap Radar)

Further reports suggest Beans was paying homage to his hometown.

Beans started spitting his own a-capella version of Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 intro. In the original rhyme, Hov says, "Grown men, they want me to sit them on my lap. But I ain't got no beard and Santa Claus ain't black" Beanie alluded to that by saying that he's not on Santa's sack and that Santa can't come in his house...and capped it off with a few "I run this town"s. Maybe it's was all about hometown pride, or maybe he just did it because he loved that Blueprint 3 intro....Not sure. The intent of the freestyle is debatable. The feelings it left, less so. But it wasn't accidental because, reportedly, Beans repeated the same verse after the show as well. (Miss Info TV)

Speaking with radio personality Jenny Boom Boom last month, Beans spoke on how much he enjoyed Jay's Blueprint 3 album.

"I heard a couple songs played on the radio," Beans explained. "I ain't make it past the intro yet. To me, I think this joint might be it. I like it better than American Gangster. It's that work right here. You know my opinion is gonna be different from the inside, love it. Love it, you got to. I felt a couple of them records -- We gonna do the State Property 3 movie next. Everybody on State Property is doing they thing, trying to find their own way on the solo side, hopefully we can get together, everybody on the same page and make that music everybody wanna hear." (Jenny Boom Boom)

The rapper is known for signing with Roc-A-Fella in the late 1990's.

Philadelphian rapper Beanie Sigel had a rapidly rising career, beginning with his appearance on one of underground rapper/producer DJ Clue's mixtapes, to his cameos on Jay-Z's Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life, to a consequent solo deal with Roc-a-Fella Records. His distinctive, slightly drawling delivery and his clever but hard-hitting rhymes were showcased on his debut album, 2000's The Truth, which featured contributions from Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, Eve and Scarface, and production by the Ruff Ryders' Swizz Beatz and Suave House's Tony Draper. (All Music)

Check out footage from last night's show below:

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