As long as there's been music, there have been musicians who get into trouble with the law.
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Sean "P-Diddy" Combs: "Assault with a Deadly Weapon"
Stemming from a 2000 incident in which someone threw money in Diddy's direction and told him that he wasn't anything. Diddy was alleged to have had a gun a began to open fire on the night club that he was in injuring several people. The court case ended with P-Diddy getting off of the charges
He did 55 days for assault on Todd Smith (brother of singer Patti Smith). He was committed to Bellvue for attempting suicide ten days after Nancy Spungen's death. He never served any time in prison explicitly for the death of Nancy Spungen.
Calvin Broadus, aka Snoop Doggy Dog, was charged with being an accsessory after the fact when one of his body guards shot and killed a young man. He plead not guilty by reason of self-defence and was aquitted on all charges.
: "Posession of a Fire Arm"
Daren O'Brien aka Snow was arrested and charged with posession of a fire arm In the summer of 1993 after he was booked in the same hotel room as two women. He waved the gun in their faces and threatened to kill them. This incident and his lengthy criminal record was enough to get himself banned from entering the U.S.
In 1996, rapper Steady B (real name Warren McGlone) & 2 other accomplices attempted a bank robbery in Philadelphia. The heist failed and a police officer was murdered. The murder weapons were traced to him & he was sentenced to life in prison.
: "4th degree Possession of a Controlled Substance"
Arrested in Christine Benedicto's Fayetteville, NY apparetment, and sentenced with $10,000 cash bail. After appearing in court numerous times, all charges were dropped. Page later resigned from the Barenaked Ladies, although not explicitly due to the charges. He allegedly wanted to due solo work even before the arrest.
On March 15, 1967, Steven Tyler was arrested in Yonkers, New York for possession of marijuana.
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