Top Ten Rap Felons: Shoot Outs, Beat Downs, and Face Eating

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10. Lil Wayne

Say whatever you like about Weezy going soft, everyone knows he's a gun-toting, time doing fool at heart. He just got done serving eight months in the can for having a semi-automatic weapon on his tour bus. But while he was in jail, he only seemed to get more famous. That's how you know you're (not actually) a Young Money billionaire.

9. T. I.

This guy's jail time has only helped his career too. The Atlanta-based rapper has twice done time for probation violation. And most famously, he served eleven months in prison for getting caught buying unregistered machine guns and silencers. But being stuck on the inside didn't stop him from releasing his album No Mercy and totally killin' it on the U.S. charts.

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.