Beanie Sigel Sentenced to 3 Months in Jail
After failing a number of drug tests over the past month, Beanie Sigel has been sentenced to three months in jail for violating the terms of his supervised release. According to the Philadelphia Daily News, the Broad Street Bully gave a fake urine sample to authorities on February 29 and tested positive for a number of drugs, including Xanax and Percocet. U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick on Friday (March 29) ordered that the rapper be taken into custody immediately. In January, Surrick sent Sigel to jail for one day and extended his probation by 18 months, with the first six months to be served in a halfway house, after he took an unapproved trip to Atlantic City. Beans told Surrick that he is an addict and that he “had a relapse” while at the halfway house. The troubled MC cited his dire financial situation as a contributing factor. He explained to Surrick that, because of the strict terms of his probation, he was unable to properly promote his last album, The Solution. "I'm losing everything because of this situation," he told the judge. When asked about income from sales of the CD, the rapper explained that he "gets 14 cents on the dollar for every CD that is sold, and that is only after the record companies get their money off the top."