Busted! The Top 25 Hip-Hop Mugshots

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It’s a sad truth- everyone has a past. Though some of us have darker pasts than the rest… To prove it we’ve compiled a list of the most notorious hip-hoppers in the biz and their mugshots. Luckily most of the artists on this list changed their behavior and have turned tragedy into triumph. Hey, everyone deserves a second chance!

50 Cent Mugshot

View the slideshow to find out what Hip-Hop artists were caught being naughty.

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg Mugshot
Aside from numerous run-ins with the law due to an ongoing love affair with marijuana, Snoop was arrested back in November of 2006 for the possession of a dangerous weapon.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Mugshot
A not-so-fabulous Nicki Minaj was arrested by NYPD in 2003 for the criminal possession of a weapon.

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Mugshot
Lil Wayne completed an eight month sentence on Rikers Island after he was arrested in 2007 when a loaded .40 caliber gun was found on his tour bus in New York.

Soulja Boy

Soulja Boy Mugshot

Another rapper charged with possession of a dangerous weapon (and some drugs), we present Soulja Boy.


Jay-Z Mugshot

Even Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter has a past. On July of 1999 the Hip-Hop mogul was arrested for stabbing Lance Rivera at a Manhattan nightclub.


DMX Mugshot
DMX is a notorious rule breaker. This lovely mugshot was taken after he was arrested in May of 2008 on seven counts of misdemeanor charges.

Foxy Brown

Foxy Brown Mugshot
In February 2007 Foxy Brown was arrested for aggravated assault on a beauty salon worker, but she looked damn good doing it!

Rick Ross

Rick Ross Mugshot
Rozay was arrested in March of 2011 for possessing quite a bit of marijuana.


Nas Mugshot
Nas was arrested in September of 2009 for driving under the influence.

Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill Mugshot
Lauren Hill was arrested back in 2012 for tax evation.

Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav Mugshot
Flavor Flav was arrested back in October 2012 for assault with a deadly weapon.