The concern, of course, is whether Philly’s Biggie-sized rapper is telling the truth. "He’s cooperating in the sense that he’s giving us information," says [Police Capt. Joseph] O’Brien. "Whether that information is accurate remains to be seen."
O’Brien says Sigel gave various accounts of where he was at the time of the shooting, all of which put him in the same general area. But the police received no reports of gunfire in the vicinity before 7 a.m., when the rapper said he was busy being shot. They looked for shooting reports in other areas, and again found none.
The article goes on to speculate that the attack was not in fact a robbery, and offers theories from unnamed Philly detectives and an anonymous former drug dealer:
"He’s been tied into homicide investigations before," says one homicide cop. "But no one could ever charge him with anything."
According to this cop and an undercover narcotics investigator, the guys who put a bullet through Sigel’s arm either represent a rival drug organization he’s been fighting with over territory or the ghosts of drug wars past.
I don’t think anybody would be surprised if any of these theories turn out to be true, especially when you consider Sigels well publicized rep on the streets of Philly.
Meanwhile, one of Beans longtime Rocafella labelmates, Mr. Shawn Carter, is expected to remove all references to Cristal from his lyrics when he performs at Radio City this weekend.