Beanie Sigel has been ordered to spend six months in a halfway house after the South Philly rapper admitted today in federal court that he had violated his parole on a gun possession conviction by visiting the Tropicana in Atlantic City. Federal authorities said they learned of Sigel's visit to the Tropicana through our Dec. 3 column which featured this item on Sigel:
South Philly rapper Beanie Sigel was laying major money on a craps table at Atlantic City's Tropicana over the weekend. At one point, Sigel, whose new album "The Solution" is out Dec. 11, called over a fly honey for good luck, telling her he was down, but had $12,000 left to play with. She advised he keep it real and lay down another grand. No word on whether big Beanie won back his $$$.
Imagine our surprise when A.J. Daulerio of Philadelphia magazine just called to ask us if we had just sent Beanie to a halfway house, and referred us to Inqwaster reporter John Shiffman's story, which is linked in the first paragraph of this post.