Former Roc-A-Fella Records member Beanie Sigel has reportedly been shot in New Jersey and rushed to a local hospital Friday (December 5) morning.
According to reports, the shooting went down in Pleasantville, New Jersey around 9:30 a.m. EST.
Sigel was shot in the torso and transported to AtlanticCare Regional Medical Center’ city campus. Police confirmed the victim as Dwight Grant, which is Sigel’s real name. The second victim reportedly refused medical treatment on the scene, the cause or extent of the injury was not immediately available. (Press of Atlantic City)
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Sigel was previously shot nearly a decade ago in his hometown.
Beanie was shot once before during a 2006 bank robbery in Philadelphia. In 2003, he was charged with attempted murder after he allegedly fired 6 bullets into a Philadelphia nightclub, sticking a man in the foot and stomach. He was later acquitted. (NY Daily News)
Atlanta’s DJ Drama weclomed home Sigel on social media following a jail stint last August.
Beanie Sigel is out of prison. Multiple sources confirmed to XXL that the former Roc-A-Fella rapper was released from the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia this morning after serving just under two years on two charges, one of tax evasion and one of drug possession, served concurrently. DJ Drama posted the above photo to his Instagram account, welcoming home the Philly rapper and former G-Unit soldier. (XXL Mag)
Earlier in the summer, Houston rap veteran Scarface promised Sigel was going to hit the rap game hard once he completed his bid.
“Every song that you hear from me, from now on, is going to be meant with malicious intent, everything that’s coming out of my mouth,” Face said in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. “It’s going to be, you know, okay? I’m gonna be straigth up f*cking real with you, man. It’s gonna be tough to f*ck with that boy, man. I’m telling you, go get ’em. I know when he get out, every lyric he spits is gonna be with malicious intent. It’s gonna be hard to f*ck with that boy, too. Yeah, man. [laughs]” (“Whoolywood Shuffle”)
Last year, photos of Beans sporting a beard alongside fellow inmates emerged online.
Beanie Sigel Released New Pics From Prison. He’s Serving 24-Months at Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia!! — Photos Inside — Sigel was arrested on a drug possession charge while traveling to a concert in New Jersey on August 15, 2009. Police found nearly 50 grams of marijuana in his vehicle. In 2010, Sigel was charged with three counts of failing to file tax returns on income of over $1 million between 2003-2005. Sigel pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 24 months in prison. He reported to prison on September 12, 2012. (Hip Hop News 24//7)