News: Beanie Sigel Can't Roc Away From Philly Shooting Case

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011 4:55PM

Written by Biz Jones

Former Roc-A-Fella artist Beanie Sigel is making headlines again as a new lawsuit sues the rapper for a near-fatal shooting at a birthday celebration in Philadelphia.

Details of the lawsuit emerged online Wednesday (March 9).

Dwight Grant, who raps under the stage name Beanie Sigel, was sued in County Court by a man who says he was shot in the chest while attending the Beanie Sigel & Friends Birthday Celebration. Tyheem Baker claims that his shooter had a history of violence or substance abuse, and security should have checked for weapons at the door. Clear Channel Communications, which owned the radio station that organized the event, is one of about 10 other entities named as a defendant in the lawsuit filed Friday. (Court House News)

Additional reporting claims the victim is looking to gain $50,000 from the suit.

On March 7th, 2009, Baker was shot in the chest outside of the restrooms of Club Solo, leaving him with fractured ribs, and bullet fragments in his lungs. The lawsuit claims Baker was shot as a direct result of the "joint and concurrent negligent, reckless, intentional, willful and wanton conduct of the defendants." Baker claims Club Solo should have known that unknown individual who shot him should have never been admitted into the club with a gun and claims several other violent altercations took place inside the venue. Tyheem Baker is seeking $50,000 from the defendants, in addition to medical billsand money for pain and suffering. (All Hip Hop)

Last October, Sigel's financial woes hit the Internet in the form of tax debts.

Rapper Beanie Sigel (SEE'-gul) is facing criminal charges for alleged tax fraud. Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say the entertainer born Dwight Grant made $1.5 million from 2002 to 2004, but filed no tax returns. The tax charges come in a federal information filed Wednesday. That typically indicates a defendant's cooperation. Sigel's lawyer did not immediately return a call for comment. (Associated Press)

Outside of legal problems, Beans discussed his interest in signing with Birdman's Cash Money Records.

"Classic, the date, to be continued," Sigel said in an interview when asked about the name and release date of his upcoming untitled album. "Right now, I wouldn't mind f*cking around with [Cash Money Records co-founder] Baby. Majors? Nah, I'd rather go with an independent. Far as the labels out there, I wouldn't [mind] f*cking with Cash Money. I wouldn't mind f*cking with the Birdman. I wouldn't mind f*cking with 50 [Cent], doing some movies and sh*t. But definitely the Birdman. I f*cks with the Birdman. Shout-out to the Birdman and Lil Wayne. Cash Money." (804 Ent)

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