Despite the premium Hip Hop fans claim to place on the genuine, backlash against Rick Ross for lying about being a correctional officer has largely died down.

Still, Beanie Sigel, who has quite a rap sheet, defended the Miami rapper – with a caveat.

“I just don’t think he should have lied about it,” said Beans in an interview with Forbez DVD. “He should have just kept it real. He had a j-o-b. He was gigging,” said Sigel, echoing sentiments Kool G. Rap conveyed to HipHopDX earlier this year.

“He probably took that job to be in a position where as though he had people in there that he could look out for. My mom was a correctional officer. When I went to jail, there was niggas who had the will. Life. Never coming home…”

Watch the interview below.

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