The year of 2015 is coming to an end and so much has happened within the last year that it’s hard to remember exactly every detail.
That includes some of your favorite celebs getting arrested. You might have forgotten the time when they were locked in handcuffs or perhaps you didn’t even know they were arrested in the first place. Looking back at all of these celebs locked in prison, some of them are so shocking. We would think these stars in particular would never do such a thing as opposed to the ones who are not that surprising.
Other stars got arrested for interesting things, almost laughable. From DUIs to just bad behaviour, these celebs have found themselves in a lot of trouble. It is kind of what you get for being a part of the glitz and glamour that Hollywood has to offer. It is actually hard to stay away from all the trouble Hollywood also has to offer. However, at the same time, you would expect your favorite stars who are rich and famous to be happy and grateful enough to stay away from all the misfortune but in reality, that is not the case.
Although as said before, some of the situations these celebs got themselves into are pretty humorous but there are some who are undeniably in deep water. So let’s trace back into 2015 and see who got thrown into prison.
10. Steve-O – Sea World Protest
Stephen Glover, or Steve-O, was arrested for protesting against SeaWorld. Knowing Steve-O, he didn’t just act like any normal protester. The Jackass star was climbing a 100-ft. crane at a Hollywood construction site and witnesses quickly thought he was attempting suicide. However, the reality TV star was then seen inflating a plastic whale. Steve-O was then arrested for trespassing plus filming without a permit. Overall, it would have been funny to watch on TV just like all his other pathetic stunts. Perhaps, Steve-O was trying to take a more serious turn on this one but, unfortunately and not surprisingly, it didn’t work.
9. Enrique Iglesias – The Traffic Incident
On May 6, 2015, Latin singer, Enrique Iglesias, was arrested for pulling a classic Chinese fire drill along with another passenger when pulled over by a cop while out in Miami. As soon as they saw the police showing up, they tried switching places but they couldn’t pull it off. The cops saw the whole thing play out and arrested Enrique and the other passenger. Not only was the singer arrested for obstruction of justice but he was also caught driving with a suspended license. On top of the foolish act, Enrique was bound to get in trouble for being irresponsible. He was arrested for two misdemeanors.
8. Snoop Dogg – Driving Erratically
While out in Sweden, Snoop Dogg was arrested in July for driving erratically. He was then pulled over and taken to jail. Cops first suspected the rapper was driving under the influence. Snoop Dogg was then taken to the station for a urine test. Although cops thought otherwise, the rapper took to his social media to express his feelings towards the arrest and thought it was a result of racial profiling. “They made me pee in a cup,” the rapper said. “They didn’t find sh*t.” In the end, Snoop Dogg said he wouldn’t return back to the country. Obviously, he wasn’t too pleased with the whole event.
7. Jax Taylor – Stole Sunglasses
Vanderpumps Rules star, Jax Taylor, was arrested on July 17, 2015 while in Hawaii after a surveillance footage caught him stealing a pair of sunglasses. Of course if Jax was to get arrested for anything, it would be over something that small. However, turns out the reality TV star didn’t get away with it that easily. The pair of Polaris shades from Freaky Tiki Tropical Optical cost more than $300 which makes it a felony. It is actually a surprise it wasn’t for suspicion of driving under the influence or anything, considering what we’ve watched on the reality TV show.
6. Malika Haqq – DUI
Khloe Kardashian’s best friend, Malika Haqq, found herself in trouble on Oct. 9, 2015 in Los Angeles when she was arrested for driving under the influence. After coming back from a birthday party earlier that night, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians personality was driving on the 101 freeway then crashed her car at around 3 a.m. Cops believed she was showing “objective symptoms of intoxication;” she later failed a sobriety test. It was a quite a night for the Dash Doll.
5. Constantine Maroulis – Domestic Violence
The 40-year-old Constantine Maroulis was arrested on Aug. 12, 2015 in New York for domestic violence. According to sources, the former American Idol contestant had thrown the mother of his four-year-old child, Angel Reed, to the floor and kicked her in the groin. Reed called 911 and claimed how he mistreated her. The musician claimed he was performing self-defense because it was her who first attacked him. There was no evidence to confirm those accusations. He was taken to jail.
4. Busta Rhymes – Threw Protein Drink At Gym Employee
Probably the funniest arrest out of all of these was the one of Busta Rhymes back in August. The rapper was charged with second degree assault for throwing a protein drink at an employee of the NYC gym he goes to. The video of the act showed the rapper aggressively throwing the drink at the employee which is no wonder why he suffered from a severe cut on the head from the cardboard bottle. Busta was trying to bring in a cameraman inside to film his workouts but the employee said it couldn’t be done and so, he didn’t take no for an answer. The disagreement escalated into the two throwing water at each other and ultimately ending in Busta throwing his Muscle Milk at him. He was then arrested and thrown into jail for the night.
3. DMX – Failure To Pay Child Support
DMX failed to pay child support to his ex-wife, Tashera Simmons. They have four kids together. The sad thing about this arrest was it was only a month later after he was released from a two-month prison sentence for not paying more than $400,000 in June. That month of freedom sure ended fast. He almost made it. The rapper was arrested on a Tuesday in Yonkers, New York. Luckily for DMX, the judge let him out of jail without bail after the 45-year-old musician begged him to let him off the hook because of work promises.
2. Azealia Banks – Bit Bouncer’s Breast
Azealia Banks apparently likes to bite. The rapper found herself in jail on Dec. 15, 2015 after getting into a brawl at a nightclub in New York City. Banks was on her way for a usual night out with friends. Unfortunately, it was hard for her to get in as she didn’t have the right stamp to get into Up&Down nightclub and according to sources, the female bouncer didn’t recognize the musician. Once she was recognized by the manager, the 24-year-old went inside but did let her nerves get the best of her. She went outside and scolded the bouncer by spitting at her. Banks was escorted out but she wasn’t finished. She decided to go for it and bit her in the boob. Ouch. She was quickly arrested. We definitely got to know a different side of the rapper.
1. Corey Clark – Harrassment
Another former American Idol contestant was arrested. This time it was Corey Clark, who was arrested for violating an order of protection that was keeping him away from estranged wife, Monica Rodriguez Gonzales Clark. What is wrong with these American Idol boys? According to the order’s terms, Corey was only allowed to communicate with Monica over e-mail and only pertaining to his children. However, Corey failed to follow the order and was reportedly bothering Monica about a relationship she was having. He also stalked her to a restaurant where he was seen watching her through the window. This wasn’t the first harassment incident Corey has been involved in. Another scandal was when he accused American Idol judge, Paula Abdul, of having some type of relationship with him while he was appearing on the singing show.