44 mugshots of some famous black folks. Although this is a long list, so many more could have been on it.
Some of these celebrities had minor misdemeanors, and even had their charges dropped. But, others had charges that were quite serious, and they spent extensive time in the slammer.
Mugshots: Let’s Check Out What These Folks Have Been Accused Of
- O. J. SIMPSON (Oranthal James Simpson), Conspiracy, Kidnapping, Robbery
- TIGER WOODS (Eldridge Woods), DUI, reckless driving
- CHARLES BARKLEY, Battery
- REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., Traffic Violation, Perjury, Tax Evasion, Disobeying a police officer, Loitering, Violating Terms of a Suspended Sentence, Civil Rights Sit-In
- ROSA PARKS, violating a public law allowing segregation of public buses
- JOHN LEWIS, Civil Rights Sit-In
- JUSSIE SMOLLETT, Lying to Police, Disorderly Conduct, Filing a false police report
- GARY DOURDAN, Suspicion of Possessing Cocaine, Heroin and Other Drugs
- GARY COLEMAN, Domestic Violence
- SNOOP DOGG (Calvin Broadus, Jr.), Drug Possession, Possession of a Firearm, Suspicion of Transporting Marijuana, Cocaine Possession, Murder
- DIDDY or SEAN LOVE COMBS (Sean John Combs), Weapons Violations, Bribery
- SUGE KNIGHT (Marion Knight, Jr.), Drug Possession, Manslaughter, Murder
- FLAVOR FLAV (William Drayton, Jr.), Driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, suspended license, open container of alcohol in his car, invalid registration, speeding
- FOXY BROWN (Inga Marchand), Assault, Violating Probation
- BOW WOW (Shad Moss) and girlfriend Leslie Holden, Battery
- ANDRE 3000 (Andre Benjamin), Speeding
- JAY Z (Shawn Carter), Illegal Gun Possession
- LIL’ WAYNE (Dwayne Carter, Jr.), Criminal Weapons Possession, Possession of a Loaded Weapon
- JAMES BROWN, Failing to stop for police in a 2-state chase, Assault with intent to kill
- CHRIS BROWN (Christopher Brown), Felony Assault, Criminal Threats
- R. KELLY (Robert Kelly), Sex crimes, kidnapping, child pornography, child labor
- PRINCE (Prince Rogers Nelson), stealing a megaphone from an airplane
- LISA “LEFT EYE” LOPES (Lisa Lopes), Arson
- JIMI HENDRIX (James Hendrix), Customs found heroin and hashish in his luggage
- STACEY DASH, Domestic Violence
- BLAC CHYNA (Angela Renee White), Public Intoxication, Federal Possession of Ecstasy
- TRAVIS SCOTT (Jacques Berman Webster, II), Inciting a riot
- RICK ROSS (William Leonard Roberts, II), Possession of Marijuana
- BOBBY BROWN (Robert Barisford Brown), Misdemeanor battery, missing child support payments, drunk driving, DUI, parole violation
- MICHAEL JACKSON, Child molestation, Administering intoxicating agents
- BILL COSBY (William Henry Cosby, Jr.), Drugging and Sexual Assault
- TERRENCE HOWARD, Domestic Violence, Simple Assault, Terrorist Threats, Harassment, Stalking
- GUCCI MANE (Radric Delantic Davis), firearm possession by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct, marijuana possession
- KODAK BLACK (Bill Kapri, born Dieuson Octave), Robbery, Battery, False Imprisonment of a child, possession of cannibis, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, fleeing police, drug charges, first degree criminal sexual assault, violation of probation, violating house arrest, child neglect, grand theft and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, rape, carjacking, making false statements.
- LIL’ KIM (Kimberly Denise Jones), Conspiracy, Perjury
- REMY MA (Reminisce Mackie), Assault, Illegal weapon possession, attempted coercion, witness tampering, gang assault, attempted murder
- JA RULE (Jeffrey Bruce Atkins), gun and drug possession
- DMX (Earl Simmons), Animal Cruelty, Drug possession, Theft
- MALCOLM X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, born Malcolm Little)
- FAITH EVANS (Faith Renee Jordan), Possession of Marijuana and cocaine, improper tag violation
- MIKE TYSON (Michael Gerard Tyson), Rape
- NE-YO (Shaffer Chimere Smith), Reckless Driving, Invalid License
- BIG BOI (Antwan Andre Patton), Possession of a variety of drugs including ecstasy pills and Viagra without a prescription, carrying drug paraphernalia
While some had to be at a low point in their life, others treated their arrest like a badge of honor.
I could go on, but that’s quite enough mugshots for today.
REFERENCES: Google, Wikipedia, Kinginstitute.stanford.edu, US Weekly, hollywood.com, bestlifeonline.com, toplawyer.law and other sites.
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