Celebs aren’t as innocent as you think they are. Sure, we all have a past, but not all of us have been arrested on multiple occasions for the same crime that consists of stealing! The Hollywood stars listed in this article are famously known to have stolen things from all kinds of stores, including Target, Walmart, Barneys, just to name a few. But then there are also the rare cases of those who steal from these stores for the most pathetic reasons you will ever hear in your life. One particular celeb listed below was infamously caught stealing bubble gum, while another star is banned for life from Walmart for stealing makeup. Who would’ve thought that these multi-millionaires, who can literally buy themselves whatever they want, would have had such a tough time taking their wallet with them before they came to the idea that stealing was acceptable? Does anybody in this list surprise you?
12. Tila Tequila
In 2010, Tila Tequila was caught stealing — wait for it — bubblegum from a CVS store. It’s quite embarrassing, because not only did she get caught, the bubblegum didn’t cost more than $2. She was held back by security, who were told that if Tequila refused to pay for the item she stole, she would be arrested, so according to reports, Tila made sure that she paid it off. Then again, who goes to a store and steals bubblegum? She should look at some DIY tutorials… that way she will keep herself out of trouble when she’s craving gum or a minty fresh breath.
11. Megan Fox
While it’s less embarrassing than the entry above, Megan Fox has also been caught stealing. During her early days in the movie business, before she was making millions for every movie she starred in, Fox was said to have stolen makeup from a local Walmart store. And, let this be a lesson to anyone considering stealing from Walmart because sources have revealed that Megan is ultimately banned for life from the supermarket chain. So, if she ever needs something — let’s say toilet paper — she would probably need to stop by Target instead.
10. Kim Richards
Kim Richards’ public meltdown is just sad. The troubled reality star had to learn that she was fired from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills due to her ongoing addiction problems that have often left cast members concerned for the aging star’s health. Richards, who is the infamous auntie to Paris Hilton, had hoped to get treatment at several rehab facilities, but clearly nothing has worked. How do we know? Well, Kim attempted to steal “over 100 items from Target” last month, leading to an immediate arrest. How do you steal 100 items from Target and get away with it? Unless it’s bubblegum, of course.
9. Lindsay Lohan
What hasn’t Lindsay Lohan stolen? With her net worth drastically decreasing month to month, it really doesn’t come as a surprise to find this starlet on the list. Lindsay Lohan, who has been arrested on multiple occasions for stealing things, was infamously believed to have stolen jewelry from a designer store. She went on to claim that she didn’t even remember that she still had the items with her when she left the store and made her way back home, but nobody bought her excuses, causing her to pay up a hefty fee.
8. Britney Spears
During her lunatic days — don’t act like you forgot about crazy Britney Spears. That was probably my favorite years of Brit-Brit; her whole persona changed, and the music was relatively better than the stuff she released prior to her downfall. Nonetheless, in 2007, Britney was caught stealing a cheap wig, supposedly costing less than $100. Since she had no money with her, Britney thought that it was acceptable to just steal things when you don’t have the money to pay for it. I should probably try that when I go to Starbucks: buy a cup of coffee and take it without paying because my wallet is at home.
7. Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes was stealing everything she could get her hands on when she started going through her own ‘Britney’ phase. The former Nickelodeon star made endless headlines when she started to behave like a lunatic in New York. How can we forget about the time when Amanda reportedly took a cab from New York to Los Angeles just to see her parents? That’s when you know you are going a little crazy! Whatever the case may have been with her health, Amanda was caught stealing clothes from a local store in the city of New York, and also ended up being fined.
Kesha was stealing anywhere she could, but can you forgive her for the reasons that she gave? Before the songstress began cashing in millions of dollars as a platinum-selling artist, Kesha was homeless and would often beg and steal for food just to get by. While she clearly isn’t proud of the things she did in order to provide for herself, she didn’t have any other way to get access to the things that everybody needs, such as food, water, shelter and clothes. We could maybe let this one slide.
5. Big Sean
Big Sean ain’t so big when it comes to his money — at least that’s what ex-girlfriend Naya Rivera, has claimed. Following the couple’s breakup over Naya’s reported nagging on everything Sean was doing in his private life, the former Glee actress would go on to slam the rapper on social media, stating that her Rolex watch went missing when Sean left her home. The Rolex still hasn’t been found, and Naya is convinced that her ex-boyfriend took it, knowing he would never spend tens of thousands of dollars on an accessory with such a price tag to it. Ouch. At the time of their breakup, Naya Tweeted: “Stealing Rolexes from a lady’s house now. Maybe cuz I’m on Glee and making more money or something #triflin.”
4. Lil Kim
Before her solo career took off in 1996, Lil Kim was infamously known for stealing items from local stores in Brooklyn. And it’s not hard to guess why. Kim, real name Kimberly Denis Jones, didn’t grow up in a family with lots of money, so as a teenager, when she was kicked out of her dad’s home, she hustled. Her hustle game consisted of stealing clothes, to assisting friends in selling drugs to anybody who’s interested in buying. Eventually, it led her to The Notorious B.I.G, who ended up making Lil’ Kim one of the most recognized female rappers of all time. Just know that stealing doesn’t usually lead to record deals like it did for Kim — so don’t try it!
3. Courtney Love
Courtney Love’s situation is a little different than the other celebrities that are mentioned in this article. The famous singer was caught stealing on numerous occasions when she was just 14 years old. And while most parents would have grounded their child for doing something so naughty, Love was sent to a foster care home, before becoming emancipated at the age of just 16. Her troubled ways eventually led to her finding Kurt Cobain, whom she later went on to marry.
2. Stephanie Pratt
Did you know that former The Hills reality star, Stephanie Pratt, was once a big drug addict. When I say big, I’m talking about the kind of addict that is constantly getting themselves in trouble, along with numerous arrests, and all the other bad stuff that comes with being hooked on drugs. First and foremost, say no to drugs. Pratt was arrested for reportedly stealing $1,300 worth of items from a Neiman Marcus store in Honolulu, back in 2006. Luckily for her, she eventually got her life together, overcame her addiction, and has a growing empire of her own now. No need to steal stuff anymore.
1. Foxy Brown
What do you call a ‘90s female rapper who falls off, loses her credibility in the music industry, gets dropped from her record label, and sees her fans slowly falling off her radar? A broke chick named Foxy Brown, living in a one bedroom apartment. No, this is supposedly true. Gone are the days when Foxy could still afford to buy herself the latest Gucci gear, and we know this because the rapper was infamously caught stealing an $800 weave from her hairstylist who filmed the entire fiasco for everybody to see. It’s a sad day when one of your favorite female rappers cannot even pay for her Brazilian weaves.