Are these rappers guilty of homicide? B*tch, they might be. Several famous rappers and hip-hop stars have been convicted of murder. Some of these musicians got off on lesser charges, while others are spending the rest of their lives behind bars. One famous rapper even turned himself in after a case went cold.
Who is the most famous rapper who has taken a life? Gucci Mane tops our list. In 2005, Gucci Mane and his entourage were attacked by a group of men. He and his friends fired at the men, and one of the attackers perished. Gucci Mane was charged with the man's demise, though he has always said that his actions were in self-defense. The charges were eventually dropped.
In 2010, G. Dep confessed to a cold case slaying that he committed in 1993. He was convicted and sentenced to 15 years to life behind bars. In 2003, Big Lurch was given a life sentence for his role in the 2002 slaying of Tynisha Ysais.
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Rapper Kidd Creole - whose real name is Nathaniel Glover - was detained in 2017 after fatally stabbing a homeless man in New York City. Glover was one of the founding members of the 1980s hip-hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
According to police, he and a homeless man, John Jolly, got into an altercation at night. Glover pierced the man several times and he later perished.
- Age: 60
- Birthplace: New York City, New York
In 2005, Gucci Mane and his entourage were attacked by a group of men. He and his friends fired at their attackers, and one of them perished. He was initially charged with taking the man's life, though his actions were in self-defense. The case was eventually dropped due to insufficient evidence.
A rumor began spreading around the internet that when the judge asked if he was guilty, Gucci Mane responded, "B*tch, I might be." However, this rumor turned out to be false - it was a joke based on his song, "(Pillz) B*tch I Might Be."
- Age: 40
- Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, USA
Rapper Cassidy was held responsible for an incident in 2005 that ended in the demise of Desmond Hawkins.
He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 11 to 23 months behind bars.
- Age: 38
- Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Rapper C-Murder - brother of Percy "Master P" Miller, uncle of Lil' Romeo, and cousin of producer Mo B. Dick - is currently serving a life sentence.
He was convicted following the 2002 slaying of a 16-year-old fan, Steve Thomas, at a Louisiana nightclub.
- Age: 49
- Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America