Rapper Beanie Sigel — famous for his work with Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg — was arrested early this morning in Philly for drugs and gun possession … 2 weeks before he’s supposed to turn himself in to prison for a separate crime.
Sigel was sentenced to two years in the big house for failing to file tax returns for the years 2003, 2004, and 2005 — stiffing the IRS out of more than $700k in back taxes.
He was scheduled to be locked up in a couple weeks — but according to police, the rapper was busted this morning during a traffic stop … riding shotgun in a car filled with drugs, cash, and a gun.
Police claim the driver was carrying numerous prescription bottles, several pills wrapped in plastic bags in a cigarette pack, and marijuana.
Meanwhile, Sigel was allegedly carrying a bottle of codeine syrup with the label scratched off — as well as $4,650 in cash. Police claim they also found a gun in the center console.
Both Sigel and the driver are convicted felons prohibited from possessing a firearm.
The two were arrested and charged with gun and drug violations.
Chris Schwartz — the CEO of Beanie’s record label Ruffhouse Records — tells TMZ, “Obviously we are very disappointed … Beanie has been struggling with some personal issues, and we continue to support him now and throughout his impending incarceration.”
Beanie you should have just turned yourself in early since you want to go to jail so bad!