It's a sad truth- everyone has a past. Though some of us have darker pasts than the rest... To prove it we've compiled a list of the most notorious hip-hoppers in the biz and their mugshots. Luckily most of the artists on this list changed their behavior and have turned tragedy into triumph. Hey, everyone deserves a second chance!
View the slideshow to find out what Hip-Hop artists were caught being naughty.
Aside from numerous run-ins with the law due to an ongoing love affair with marijuana, Snoop was arrested back in November of 2006 for the possession of a dangerous weapon.
A not-so-fabulous Nicki Minaj was arrested by NYPD in 2003 for the criminal possession of a weapon.
Lil Wayne completed an eight month sentence on Rikers Island after he was arrested in 2007 when a loaded .40 caliber gun was found on his tour bus in New York.
Even Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter has a past. On July of 1999 the Hip-Hop mogul was arrested for stabbing Lance Rivera at a Manhattan nightclub.