News earlier in the day that Beanie Sigel had been arrested last night (two weeks before beginning a prison sentence) got me thinking about rappers and all the dumb shit they get arrested for. I mean, the labels have really been slacking off because a decent arrest record used to be a pre-qualification to a record deal...now everyone has a university education and is an actor. I long for the good ol' days...here are 6 Things Rappers Always Get Arrested For.
Rappers with guns...guns with rappers. Is it for actual protection? Is it so we think they are actually gangsters? Whatever the reason, rappers stay getting arrested with guns. Some with one...and some with...well...a little bit of a bigger arsenal as seen with T.I.'s arrest in 2007:
(T.I.'s weapons stash - photo courtesy of AJC)
Look, do what Drake does, pay big black dudes to walk around with you and protect you instead of holding an arsenal of weaponry.
I'll let D12 tell it:
This is the why rappers will be never truly be Rock stars. The Rock stars of the old days did cool drugs like cocaine and heroine. They weren't caught with pills to help make them stand at attention for groupies...SMH.
Do you have about 7 hours to kill? Google "Rappers Arrested for Weed"...cause it'll take you about 7 hours to weed (pun intended) through the countless rappers who have been arrested for weed.
In fact, if you're a rapper and you haven't been arrested for weed, I seriously question your dedication to the culture. Yeah he's not a rapper, but Roc-A-Fella co-founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke was so dedicated to Hip-Hop that he allegedly conspired to transport over 100 kilos of weed...or the amount Snoop and Wiz Khalifa smoke in a recording session.
(50 Cent's silver Lamborghini)
You know what's ignant? Being a rapper driving around in a car worth more than $100,000 with an expired license.
This happened to Jim Jones in February of this year when he was arrested while driving around NYC. And while he wasn't arrested, 50 Cent was ticketed in 2006 after driving around New York City in a very low key silver Lamborghini. I mean the car costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, how much is a license and registration?
UNPAID PARKING TICKETS
Here is something rappers and grandmothers have in common...unpaid parking tickets.
Countless rappers have had issues with being arrested for unpaid parking tickets. Joe Budden was famously arrested for failing to pay a $75 parking ticket...and judging by how many units the Slaughterhouse Shady debut is on track to sell, this is understandable.
Most (ignant) rappers have 3 hobbies: Money, smokin' weed and fighting. Not sure why, but rappers are usually ready to throw down at the drop of a Yankees fitted:
I mean even the greatest artists of all-time get into it:
Jim Jones was arrested earlier this year for fighting at Foxwoods Casino...don't believe me? Listen to this guy...he'll read the whole story for you:
Yeah everyone, be sure you subscribe to that YouTube channel...SMH...oh, and let's not forget The Game fighting 40 Glocc while filming it with his phone: