Some of our favorite R&B artists, who entertain us on the daily with their silky voices and baby-making music, has had their share of run-ins with the law, some more serious than others.
Yes, they are human like us all, so that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have wild or angry sides, but some of these legal issues could have been avoided.
For instance, Ne-Yo clocking a 100 MPH in his Range Rover, Angie Stone whopping her daughter’s ass, Chris Brown punching a fan in the face, or most recently, Trey Songz’s destruction of a stage during a performance in Detroit. Those required a moment of sanity and reflection.
As for Songz, he was arrested for malicious destruction of property and for resisting and obstructing arrest during the fourth annual Big Show at Joe Louis Arena. The crazy part to this is, he knew his time slot was over, and he threatened to go “the f*ck crazy,” before actually carrying it out. Things ended up going way beyond his control.
As for some of the more serious offenses, we have no comments on those, especially R. Kelly’s child pornography arrests or Lyfe Jennings getting pinched for busting his heat.
Hit next to see mugshots of the R&B bad boys who couldn’t escape the law. There are other arrests that we didn’t mention, like Tank and Omarion, because we couldn’t find mugshots, but don’t think we didn’t notice (lol).
[tps_title]Trey Songz – Mugshot[/tps_title]
Trey Songz is the latest R&B singer to be arrested, but this is also his third arrest since his music career launched (First & Second). The R&B star was booked for malicious destruction of property and for resisting and obstructing arrest after he got pissed at a concert when his mic was cut and destroyed the stage. [Full Story]
[tps_title]Angie Stone – Mugshot[/tps_title]
In March 2015, Angie Stone was arrested and charged with domestic aggravated assault after a fight with her daughter Diamond Stone. Angie claimed her daughter punched her in the face many times and to counterattack, she hit Diamond in the face with a metal stand, which knocked her two front teeth out. [Full Story]
[tps_title]Jagged Edge Member Kyle Norman – Mugshot[/tps_title]
Jagged Edge member Kyle Norman was arrested on (Jan. 29) for aggravated assault charges against his fiancée. Police were called to his home and found his fiancée with a large knot on her forehead, a cut on her nose, and a blood clot in her eye. She said they got into a physical altercation when she tried to confront him about drinking too much. [Full Story]
[tps_title]The Weeknd – Mugshot[/tps_title]
The Weeknd was arrested in January (2015) after his entourage got into a brawl in Las Vegas. During the melee, the Canadian superstar struck a police officer. He was booked and released the same day. [Full Story]
[tps_title]Chris Brown – Mugshot[/tps_title]
This mugshot is from Chris Brown’s assault arrest in D.C. that landed him in rehab, and ultimately jail for violating probation. The Grammy-winning R&B artist has been arrested several times. [Full Story]
[tps_title]Kat Dahlia – Mugshot[/tps_title]
In July (2013), Kat Dahlia was arrested and charge with with DUI and resisting arrest in Miami. [Full Story]
[tps_title]Bobby Brown – Mugshot[/tps_title]
Bobby Brown was arrested twice in 2012 for DUI in Los Angeles. [Full Story]
[tps_title]Bruno Mars – Mugshot[/tps_title]
In 2010, Soul man Bruno Mars was arrested in Las Vegas for possession of a controlled substance aka cocaine. [Full Story]
[tps_title]D’Angelo – Mugshot[/tps_title]
D’Angelo was arrested in March (2010) for allegedly offering an undercover policewoman $40 for oral sex while visiting New York’s West Village. [Full Story]
[tps_title]Mario – Mugshot[/tps_title]
This was a sad one! Mario was arrested in 2010 for assaulting his mother, Shawntia Hardaway, who struggled with drug addiction. He was charged with second-degree assault and released on $50,000 bond in Baltimore. [Full Story]
[tps_title]Ne-Yo – Mugshot[/tps_title]
In 2008, Ne-Y0 was arrested for reckless driving and for not having a valid license in Cobb County, Georgia. [Full Story]
[tps_title]Lyfe Jennings – Mugshot[/tps_title]
This is probably the worst mugshot of them all. Lyfe Jennings was arrested in October 2008 and charged with DUI test refusal, criminal trespassing, discharging a weapon near a street, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and fleeing or attempting to elude a police offer after he fired rounds from a .40 caliber Glock in the street over a fight with then-girlfriend. He was sentenced to three and a half years behind bars. [Full Story]
[tps_title]R. Kelly – Mugshot[/tps_title]
R. Kelly shocked the world when he was arrested in 2002 on 21 counts of child pornography — stemming from two warrants in two different states, Chicago and Florida. The Pied Piper of R&B was looking at 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000 after a video leaked that alleges he was having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Police discovered 12 digital images of child pornography in his home in Davenport, Fla., but he was acquitted of all 14 charges. His image was forever tainted after the incident.