Celebrities are just like you and me. They go to parties, they get married, they have normal personal issues, they have double dates, some like burgers more than sandwiches. They have their flaws and can make terrible mistakes. Yes, for some their actions have landed them in prison. Some of them did what they did because of the kind of neighborhood they grew in, whiles for others, we just can’t say for sure. Even in movies, the most powerful people can be framed for what they didn’t do.
In today’s video, we will be looking at 5 celebrities that you know and possibly adore who have criminal records and might have even worn the orange jumpsuit. Let’s get right into it.
5. Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg has had a successful acting career till date. He has been consistent over the years and has played wonderful roles in numerous top movies. Before his acting and modeling career, he wasn’t all a saint to crime. He had his bad moments where did some awful stuff. At one time, he was charged for the attempted murder of two Vietnamese men for some dispute best known to them. The disputes were probably connected to each other. It all started small before it escalated to something serious. It was reported that he fought with these two men at different locations, during times in the same day. The fight between him and these men were intense and bloody, which left one of the men with a blind eye. Following the incident, he was charged in court for attempted murder and assault brutality of those men. Luckily for him, after numerous court sittings, the murder charge was reduced to assault, he ended up spending 45 days instead of 2 years in prison.
4. Jay Z
Jay Z is no stranger to criminal dealings. In his early days, he was known to be a boss on the streets. Before becoming a successful musician, Jay Z had been in the middle of some deep stuff. He was known on the streets for his criminal acts. He was a former drug dealer before he ventured into music fulltime. The hip hop rapper admitted to being partly responsible for the high cocaine usage that occurred in New York in the 1980’s. Before becoming one of the most powerful, popular and influential musicians in the world, Jay Z stabbed his record producer Lance Riviera in the stomach for some unknown dispute. There have been a lot of speculations and rumors as to why he did it but there hasn’t been any valid proof for any of them. One of the most popularized speculations has been that Riviera bootlegged one of his albums. He was charged in court for his actions, and later he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. He was then sentenced to 3-year probation.
3. Robert Downey Jr.
Today, Robert Downey Jr. is a successful movie actor with multiple achievements and properties to show for. He has been involved in some hit movies, notably, the Iron Man franchise, which has been a great boost to his career. Since his early years, Robert has had various problems with drug use and drug abuse. This must have been due to his exposure to such substances or the type of environment he lived in while he was young. His struggle with drug addiction had some thinking he wasn’t going to make it this big today. He probably got proper help along the way that shaped him into who he is today. More than once, Robert has been arrested for drug possession and use, charged and prosecuted appropriately. He was sent to rehab at one time to confront his drug use issues. This must have made him stop acting for a while and after taking some time away from the limelight, he came back strong, getting his life back on track. He is now more successful than he has ever been.
2. Chris Brown
Chris Brown is one of the most successful musicians of our time. He has had his flaws and wrongdoings over the years. Most of which were known to be related to physical violence. The most popular being his assault on his ex-girlfriend Rihanna. The story went viral and received a lot of media coverage. Photos of her was all over social media, he was subsequently arrested and charged for assault.
In 2012, fueled by his beef with popular Canadian Rapper Drake, Chris Brown got into a brawl with Drake in a nightclub. This shows how unstable and violent he can be at times. Not long from then, he was charged with misdemeanor assault for hitting a man outside a hotel in Washington. His violent rap sheet goes on and on. If these are just the ones that are recorded and uncovered, how many do you think have be have been done behind closed doors?
1. Brandy Norwood
Brandy Norwood was a successful musician with a promising future in the music industry. Her R&B songs were superb and had made a lot of songs which were loved by her fans all over the world. She made a positive impact with her R&B songs for a while before a tragic incident changed everything. Just this one mistake and everything came down. It all started in California, speeding on the freeway, unknown to her, some other vehicles are coming towards her. The incident resulted in a four-way crash resulting in the death of one woman. In a way, this wasn’t a completely bad outcome for her as she wasn’t charged. However, this incident affected her career, she got a lot of public backlash and was never ever the same again. Her career went down the hills from then onwards.
Our celebrities today are not as clean, innocent, or super as we might think. They might have some embarrassing past, but it all started from somewhere. When we see them on screen, we feel they are all we want to be but on a second or closer look, one might find some shady things underneath. I am glad that I was able to bring to you the top 5 celebrities with criminal records.
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