Locked Up: Rappers Who Have Been in Jail

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Some rappers get out of the game when they make it big, swapping the streets for fame and fortune. Others go harder in the game than they did before after they make a splash in the industry. These 5 rappers got caught up in their personal turmoil and found themselves sitting in a jail cell while their records played on the radio.



Mystikal attends the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on August 22, 2013 in New York City.
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Oh, I know you remember Shake it fast but watch yourself. Shake it fast. Show me what youre workin wit. That song was hot in 2000. His scratchy voice and Pharrells smooth lilt made this song an instant success. People clamored for more from the New Orleans rapper. But then Mystikal got sent up for sexual assault and extortion charges in 2004 ad the charges continued to snowball causing him to go in an out of custody through 2012.