From OJ onward, explore the less glamorous side of celebrity life and famous faces accused, vindicated and convicted.
A dead prostitute prompted thousands of clients and other spectators to view the cortege. That deceased madam of a brothel was Julia Bulette. She had become an entrepreneur in the sex trade. In the mining town of Virginia City, Nevada, her clientele included many of the men from the mines who supported her brothel. None other than one of America’s greatest novelists, Mark Twain, reported about her dealings on numerous occasions.
A Medal of Honor recipient and a wounded veteran from the Civil War, Daniel Sickles led a life of crises and mishaps. At once a hero at the same time an alleged murderer, Sickles took it upon himself to strike down Philip Barton Key, the son of Francis Scott Key, writer of the Star Spangled Banner. Sickles had financial issues, marital problems, and all sorts of downfalls to speak of during his life. However, this incident would prove to be a landmark case.
If only the hip hop genre had never been so enamored with the idea of Bonnie and Clyde. Today’s young warriors seek new ways of going up against the law with their significant other by their side. With JayDaYoungan and his accomplice in infatuation and crime JordanB, the couple has been charged with narcotics possession, firearm possession and tampering with evidence.
No one is above the law. Not even our favorite celebrities. Over the years, many of our favorite celebrities have had run-ins with the law. In fact, "run-in" is too light a word, that makes it sound like they were driving too fast or forgot to turn on their headlights.
Young Chop shouldn’t have been arrested for allegedly killing a dog. While this action that violated his probation is cruel, vicious, and reprehensible, the government should do nothing in relation to locking up individuals who abuse animals. Social ostracization ought to be at the forefront for these cases. Like Joe Exotica with tigers, who is serving time partially for animal abuse, Chop with dogs should be shunned by the populace for their neglect and egregious actions. Every charge concerning animal cruelty ought to be dropped. Why? It is because animals don’t have rights. They lack the capacity to ever reason.
From serial killers to celebrity victims, some electrifying, most infamous murder cases in recent American history.
You wouldn’t think that there would be a connection between two distinct stories. Iyanna Maweather faces up to 99 years in prison and Young Chop received the cold steel of justice around his wrists (again). The linking factor in these different situations is irrationality.
Pioneering hip hop producer and rapper, Young Chop, is out for the snitches. Instead of embracing the tattlers for keeping him on the straight and narrow, he’s lashed out at those who tell after being released from jail on $705 bond. He feels that snitching is the problem but the real issue was his lack of legitimate tags, proof of insurance, invalid driver’s license and reckless driving.
Although Floyd Mayweather Jr. may hold a perfect record in the ring after win after win, his personal life has seen some more losses. In addition to being incarcerated years ago, his uncle dying, having the mother of three of his children, Josie Harris die unexpectedly, and now a daughter (not a child of Harris’) who allegedly stabbed YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s girlfriend, the champ’s head is certainly heavy.
When it comes to rappers and gun and drug charges, they have the power to put a pandemic on the mind’s backburner, momentarily. Playboi Carti received charges for possessing controlled substances and firearms. This is the best news out right now. There’s no word of coughing and sneezing and trying to slice through red tape to get ventilators. This a routine and almost a running gag going on in the hip hop genre. Thankfully, Playboi Carti got stopped on weed, Xanax, and cocaine rather than coming down with COVID-19.
Snitches get breaks, too. And not the bodily harm type. Tekashi69 will be moved to his private residence after serving for over a year behind the wall. Like a young wolf let go from a cage only to be confined to a household, Tekashi will fulfill the rest of his two-year sentence as a certified snitch. This brave young man who brought down his gang cronies in a court of law should be upheld as the teller excellence of his generation. Along with Italian mobster Sammy “The Bull” Gravano and 80’s Crack Era hustler “Alpo” Martinez, Tekashi takes his place among the hallowed hall of snitches.
When rappers travel outside of the United States, things can get dicey. Snoop Dogg, for instance, was for a time banned from Heathrow Airport in London. The ban has since been lifted. Now, with Chief Keef’s cuffs locked on wrists in Mexico, it appears that the hip hop star has seen the wheels of justice spin out of his favor.