From Tupac to Freddie Gibbs
Rappers are known for a lot of things. From busting out the sickest verses to showing us the extent of their wealth in flashy videos, some of these hip hop stars appear to be on top of the world. Along with fame, though, comes scrutiny; these rappers and hip hop influencers have more than tight rhymes attached to their names. See which ones have actually battled it out in court because they were accused of these illicit crimes.
Gibbs was arrested in France on rape charges. Accused of a rape in Austria in 2015, Gibbs and his lawyers denied the claims and fought for extradition to Austria where the supposed rape took place.
In 1993, Pac and a group of men were accused of raping a woman in his hotel room. Pac never denied having sex with the woman, but he said that it was consensual. Nevertheless, he was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and sentenced to 1½–4½ years in prison.
Mystikal served six years in prison after being convicted of sexual battery and extortion. The story goes that he and his bodyguards caught his hairstylist stealing money, so they forced her to perform oral sex on them as punishment.