Beanie Sigel was arrested near his Philadelphia hometown early this morning (August 29) after police noticed the vehicle the rapper was traveling in was tailing another car too closely while swerving across lanes.
According to ABC News local affiliate, 6 ABC, Sigel, born Dwight Grant, and another man, Gerald Andrews, were pulled over and a search of the former Roc-A-Fella star revealed cash, a bottle of codeine and prescription pills.
A gun was found in the center console of the vehicle, but as of press time it remains unclear who possessed the firearm. Both men, however, are convicted felons and under Pennsylvania law, neither are permitted to own a gun. A rep for Sigel has yet to respond to inquires.
Beans recently released This Time, an independent project on Philadelphia’s famed Ruffhouse Records label and the rapper was set to turn himself into prison next month on a tax wrap.
Though disappointed, Ruffhouse CEO Chris Schwartz offered the following statement to XXL in support of his artist:
“Obviously, we’re very disappointed. However, Beanie has done nothing, but display the utmost professionalism in all of the initiatives related to the promotion of his new release [This Time]. Beanie has obviously been struggling with some personal issues, and we continue to support him now and throughout his impending incarceration.”
Sigel still remains in custody.