Have you thought about putting yourself in a celebrity’s shoes? You must be thinking it feels good. Fame makes you feel like there’s a reason to throw a party every day.
But try to look at the other side of the coin. Being a star means being chased by cameras every time. Imagine seeing people you don’t know follow you wherever you go.
That is why when it comes to TV personalities, secrets are not really secrets. Even the darkest ones they try to hide are slowly unfolded. As an example, here are celebrities you didn’t know committed terrible crimes.
Famous rapper Jay-Z, whose net worth amounts to $500,000,000, once committed attempted murder and drug-related crime.
Jay Z has worked as a drug dealer in New York City, but the crime he must have tried so hard to hide was the one that happened in 1999, when he stabbed Lance “Un” Rivera with a five-inch blade after a heated argument at a nightclub.
A few years ago, a drug-and-porn-star rampage involving Charlie Sheen shocked everyone. But in truth, the actor has a long list of bad acts other than that.
In 1990, Sheen’s then-fiancée called off their wedding after he accidentally shot her in the arm. Eight years later, he was sent into a rehab after overdosing on cocaine, which unfortunately didn’t have good results. In 2009, he also faced charges after assaulting his wife, Brooke Bueller. Some time in 2010, he was forced to leave a hotel after damaging some properties.
If you choose to get real-time updates about Lindsay Lohan‘s misconducts, get ready to be faced with countless news bits. The singer’s long list of unfavorable deeds includes cocaine possession, driving under the influence of alcohol and controlled substance, and driving with suspended license. She was sent to rehabs and was ordered to spend time in jail, but because of overcrowding, she was released after 84 minutes.
As young as 13, Mark Walhberg was already addicted to cocaine. When he was 15, he was facing a civil action after he harrassed black children. Another racially motivated act took place when the 16-year-old Walhberg assaulted two Asian men.
Walhberg applied for a full pardon for the crime, but it’s still pending. The Transformers actor said that he has repented his past crimes.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson
In 1994, NYPD officers caught 50 Cent selling heroin, 10 ounces of crack, and a pistol, just a few weeks after he was arrested for selling cocaine vials. He was sentenced to 3 to 9 years in jail but was imprisoned for only six months. In half a year he spent behind bars, he was able to earn his high school equivalency diploma.
O. J. Simpson
The nine months of courtroom drama O. J. Simpson was involved in had people glued to their televisions. Simpson was accused of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and Ronald Goldman. After almost a year of trying to find out the truth behind the murder, the judge decided to let Simpson walk free.
Years later, in 2007, Simpson was also arrested for robbing an NFL memorabilia from a casino in Las Vegas, which he later claimed was initially stolen from him.
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. was once busted in a hotel in Palm Hills, California, and faced charges for possessing Valium and cocaine—just four months after he was released from prison for another crime. But according to the Sherlock Holmes actor, he has turned over a new leaf.
Everyone knows this filthy rich computer developer and his products. But actually, if you’re trying to look for a concrete proof that the youngsters tend to do the stupidest stuff, this genius’s story might be of help. In 1975, the 19-year-old Bill Gates was arrested for speeding and driving without a license in New Mexico.
He has now built quite a good image, but in the past, Tim Allen faced charges for cocaine possession. Remember his trafficking arrest after being caught carrying over a pound of cocaine at Battle Creek International Airport in 1978? Allen had to reveal all the other drug dealers at the time to save himself from longer prison terms.
In 1991, Mike Tyson was arrested for raping an 18-year-old teenager, who revealed he begged for him to stop but the boxer remained adamant and continued with his evil plan. But it seems the odds are in favor of his victim because now, reports have it that Tyson with his horrible face tattoo is now broke.