16 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Criminals

Celebrities seem to have it all. Money, fame, power. But some of them are missing one important thing: judgment. Famous people are, after all, people, with a range of passions and a huge margin of error in their decision making process. The celebs on this list all had brushes with the law. Some were for very serious crimes, and others for less severe offenses.


1. Jay Z

Nobody really talks about it much, but in 1999, Jay Z stabbed a record executive in the stomach. Jay was at a listening party for Q-Tip’s new album, at the Kit Kat Klub in New York, when he assaulted Lance “Un” Rivera, a man he believed was responsible for bootlegging copies of his albumĀ Vol. 3. Rivera lived, and Jay was sentenced to three years’ probation.