Beanie Sigel has violated the terms of his supervised release, yet again. According to authorities, the rapper gave a false urine sample to probation officials on February 29 and tested positive five times earlier this month for controlled substances, including Xanax and Percocet.
Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was sentenced to three months in prison and one additional year of supervised release, which he is to continue in a drug-treatment program.
“I told you the last time if you didn’t toe the line, jail was the only option,” U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick said in court on Friday. Judge Surrick also made it clear that Grant would not receive any leniency because he’d “been given the benefit of doubt” many times before.
Judge Surrick also acknowledged that Grant had “been given the benefit of doubt” many times before and denied a request by the rapper’s defense attorney Fortunato N. Perri Jr. to permit Sigel to surrender once he straightened out his affairs. Grant was taken into custody immediately following the sentencing hearing.
Busta Rhymes was placed on three years’ probation and will perform community service following his assault on a fan and a former driver last year.
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On Thursday The Game, born Jayceon Terrell Taylor, was sued by a man who says the rapper pulled a gun on him during a pickup game at a Los Angeles school nearly a year ago. On March 9 the rapper finished serving eight days on charges of possession of a gun in a school zone stemming from the same incident.
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Remy Ma was found guilty of assault following the shooting last July of a 23-year-old friend outside a New York City club.
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Federal agents arrested Lil’ Wayne and two other men at a border security checkpoint in southwestern Arizona on Jan. 23 after finding several illegal drugs, including cocaine and 41 grams of Ecstacy, on the rapper’s charter bus. Wayne, seen in his mugshot, was indicted on four charges on Feb. 12.
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Foxy Brown is serving a year in jail for violating her probation, after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault in 2004. A judge recently denied the ‘Hot Spot’ rapper’s request to go to California to have an ear examination to repair an implant.
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Sean “Diddy” Combs stands accused of assaulting fashion mogul Gerard Rechnitzer after last year’s Oscars. Four witnesses have come forward to back up the claim.
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Rapper Tony Yayo was initially accused of slapping a 14-year-old boy, but now it turns out the rapper may have been on the one who stopped another man from hitting the teen.
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Yung Joc may be in even bigger trouble after skipping a hearing for his arrest in which he was accused of attempting to take a loaded gun onto a plane.
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Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams was charged with marijuana possession when an RV he was traveling last November was pulled over in Tennessee after an improper lane change.
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T.I., here performing at the BET Awards in June, was arrested Oct. 13, 2007 in possession of unregistered machine guns, hours before he was to appear at the Hip-Hop Awards. He won two awards in absentia.
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