Locked Up: Rappers Who Have Been in Jail

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T.I enjoys a night out at Supperclub on April 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
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There’s so much to like about T.I. that something like finding about him serving a jail term can feel like an assault to the senses. But the fact is this likeable rapper from Georgia has been there more than once. He spent time in jail for drug possession and weapons possession. He also violated the terms of his probation and had to go back in twice.

Lil Wayne


Rapper Lil Wayne performs during the America’s Most Wanted Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on August 31, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Even Weezy did a bid. Back in 2010 Lil Wayne landed in jail in New York on drug and weapons possession charges. He did his time and got out early for good behavior.

Slick Rick


Slick Rick attends the All Star Music Experience at Federal Ballroom on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Slick Rick shocked fans when he shot his cousin and former bodyguard and an innocent bystander in 1990. It turns out that this cousin had tried to have him shot previously. Legal troubles including deportation followed him after that mishap.