There are countless stories of celebrities using their fame, status, and money to get out of legal trouble. But sometimes, the crime is so bad, or the celeb is such a repeat offender, that even our flawed system stops granting second chances.
We’re taking a look at 10 celebs that couldn’t escape the long arm of the law after all!
The first person has worked with iconic artists The Ramones and Leonard Cohen.
1. He’s A Rebel
Phil Spector is a legendary record producer, but he won’t be seeing the studio anytime soon. In 2009, he was found guilty of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in his mansion.
He is currently serving a 19 year-to-life term in California. He’ll be up for parole when he turns 88.
2. Shmurda She Wrote
Bobby Shmurda was set to become a major name in the rap world. Unfortunately, some old habits were hard to let go. In 2016, he was convicted of weapon possession and third-degree conspiracy. His current five-year sentence has been plagued with various incidents behind bars.
Shmurda isn’t the only musician on this list spending time in jail.
3. Tekk Buddy
Dancehall artist Vybz Kartel was charged with the murder of two people. At the end of a 65-day trial in 2014, he was sentenced to life in prison. While he’s behind bars, he still manages to release music. His 2016 album King of the Dancehall debuted at number two on the Top Reggae Albums chart.
4. Olympic Sentencing
In 2013, Olympian Oscar Pistorius accidentally killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. While he served time in jail for homicide, he was brought back behind bars following an appeal from prosecutors. To make things worse for Pistorius, they appealed again in November 2017, stating that his sentence didn’t fit the crime. His six-year sentence was increased to 13 years.
Platinum albums can’t save one music star.