1. 50 Cent
Rapper 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) was photographed in August 1994 while serving time in a New York State Department of Correctional Services shock incarceration program. 50, then 19, had pleaded guilty to felony charges of peddling heroin and crack cocaine.
Akon (real name: Aliaune Damala Thiam) opted for a preppy look when he posed for the above mug shot in upstate New York in December 2007. The 34-year-old R&B singer was photographed by Town of Fishkill police after he appeared in court to enter a not guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child. The arrest stemmed from a June incident at Dutchess Stadium where Akon tossed a 15-year-old fan off the stage after the boy was apparently fingered for throwing something at the performer.
3. JAY Z
Rap star Jay Z (real name: Shawn Carter) was arrested by New York City cops in December 1999 for allegedly stabbing a record executive at a Manhattan nightclub. Originally charged with felony assault, the performer pleaded guilty in October 2001 to a reduced misdemeanor count and was sentenced to three years probation.
4. LIL WAYNE
The rapper Lil Wayne (real name: Dwayne Carter) was arrested in January 2008 on drug charges in Arizona. The 25-year-old performer was nabbed in Yuma County on felony possession counts and booked into the local lockup, where the above mug shot was snapped.
5. RICK ROSS
Rapper and former Florida prison guard Rick Ross (real name: William Roberts) was arrested by Louisiana cops in March 2011 and charged with pot possession. Shreveport police responded to a hotel where Ross was staying after someone complained about smelling marijuana. The gangster rapper, 35, was issued a misdemeanor summons and released after posing for the above mug shot.
Rapper T.I. (real name: Clifford Harris) was arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff in September 2010 and charged with felony drug possession after officers smelled marijuana coming from his vehicle during a traffic stop in West Hollywood. He was released from jail after posting $10,000 bail.
7. TUPAC SHAKUR
Tupac Shakur was photographed by the New York State Department of Correctional Services in March 1995. The rap star, convicted in December 1994 of the felony sexual abuse of a female fan, spent a few months upstate before being bailed out by producer Suge Knight. Shakur, who was sentenced to 1-1/2-to-4-1/2 years in the can, was murdered in September 1996.
8. T PAIN
Rapper T-Pain (real name: Faheem Najm) turned himself in to Florida cops in November 2007 after the issuance of an arrest warrant charging him with driving with a suspended license. The performer, seen above in a Leon County Sheriff’s Office mug shot, had twice previously been busted for driving with a suspended license.
9. SNOOP DOG
The rapper Snoop Dogg was booked on a felony charge of possession of a dangerous weapon in November 2006. Snoop (real name: Calvin Broadus) posed for the above mug shot while being processed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The performer, 35, was charged in connection with an incident at John Wayne Airport during which security personnel discovered a collapsible baton in his luggage.
10. JUSTIN BEIBER
Pop singer Justin Beiber was arrested by the Miami Beach Police Department in January 2014 and charged with drunk driving, resisting arrest, and driving without a license.
According to cops, the 19-year-old performer was drag racing while behind the wheel of a yellow Lamborghini when he was pulled over. Investigators noted that he reeked of booze, had bloodshot eyes, appeared in a stupor, and was uncooperative with officers.
The Canadian native then failed a series of field sobriety tests before being booked into the Miami-Dade lockup, where he posed for the above mug shots.