Find out who needs to spit some truth about their place in the rap game. Shortly after that snafu, the " Pretty Boy Swag " rapper faced another public issue with fellow bad boy Chris Brown. The pair reportedly agreed to duke it out in a boxing match, but the deal crumbled. The event would have been Soulja Boy's biggest audience in years. Khia Instagram Does anyone remember one-hit wonder Khia?
Her claim to fame is the freak-nasty song " My Neck, My Back " from 's Thug Misses, but since then, she's better known for her loose lips and penchant for starting drama.
Mmm… that's a black king right there. You didn't even try to heal [him]. Bow Wow Getty Images Bow Wow embarrassed himself in when he was caught lying about his lavish lifestyle. According to People , the former child star posted a picture on Instagram of a private jet and two Mercedes with the caption "Travel day. I promise to bring yall the hottest show EVER. Bow Wow real name Shad Moss used a stock photo.
He was later photographed on a commercial plane with all of us regular folks. The rapper's faux fame sparked an embarrassing new game dubbed the BowWowChallenge.
Participants share snaps of false scenarios to try to boost their images. Just weeks later, Bow Wow was caught allegedly feigning fame and fortune again. This time, he posted a video of him running down a street in Charlotte, N. It has stopped, Bow Wow. Azealia Banks Getty Images If you have a problem with everyone, perhaps the problem is you.
Azealia Banks produces more beefs than beats of late. According to Complex , she's traded virtual jabs with Iggy Azalea, T. She even got into it with acclaimed actor Russell Crowe at a party in his hotel room in October News , Banks claimed the Oscar-winner choked her, called her the n-word, threw her out of the suite, and spit on her. Crowe was not charged with anything; authorities reportedly determined Banks was the aggressor, according to UPI.
It seems Banks' best known album, Broke With Expensive Taste, could become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Ja Rule Getty Images There was a time in the s when Ja Rule's music was inescapable, but he's since fallen off the radar and hasn't released an album since That could have something to do with his legal troubles. Ja Rule real name Jeffrey Atkins was slapped with a 2-year prison sentence in after pleading guilty to three counts of tax evasion.
In an attempt to revive his career, Ja Rule and others put on the ill-fated Fyre Festival in April Ticket holders likened the experience to the The Hunger Games and refugee camps, according to The Guardian.
Ja Rule, who was one of the more notable names attached to the event, felt the brunt of the backlash. In a message to fans he said he was "heartbroken" about how the event turned out. Chingy Getty Images In the early s, Chingy was changing the scene with his fresh lyrics and catchy hooks. His debut album, Jackpot, went triple platinum , bolstered by hit singles " Right Thurr " and " Holidae Inn ," but a high-profile feud with label-mate Ludacris and Disturbing Tha Peace records was the beginning of the end.
In recent years, Chingy real name Howard Bailey, Jr. That's what it's been about for me… I was put here to make music and paint my vision through art of speech. So that's what I do. I've always considered myself a better writer than rapper," she told the magazine. Writing is actual therapy for me. Twista Getty Images Speed was the name of the game and it was Twista's claim to fame back in the '90s and 's.
At the time, he was able to spit out a stunning syllables per minute. His quick lips produced songs such as " Overnight Celebrity " and " Slow Jamz. I would walk around ready to battle anybody, with about 30, 40, 50 verses in my head to just shatter your world," he told the Tribune.
I find it easier to memorize my lyrics with less syllables in 'em. Tyga made a mark when " Rack City " blew up, but he became truly famous after hooking up with Kylie Jenner of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and then he became truly infamous.
Adding to the bad press, Tyga real name Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson built up a heap of financial problems. When the rapper and Jenner split in , what little notoriety he had left fizzled quickly, though he seems to be fruitlessly mining for attention.
In June , Tyga posted and then deleted a photo on social media of Jenner sitting on a bed with the cryptic message, " They always come back… " If you're referring to your career, Tyga, we wouldn't bank on it.
Vanilla Ice real name Robert Matthew Van Winkle did end up like a lot of other rappers on this list when he landed in legal trouble in According to Deadline , police discovered stolen property—bicycles, a pool heater, furniture—on one of Ice's properties.
He was reportedly charged with burglary and grand theft, but the charges were later dismissed in exchange for nine months of good behavior, reported TMZ. Ice reportedly had no chill in August when he threw a tantrum after missing a flight.
It sounds to us like a certain someone did not collaborate and listen. Mystikal Getty Images Mystikal real name Michael Lawrence Tyler , was well on his way to being one of the most recognized rappers of our time in the late '90s and early s.
According to Billboard , his fourth album, Let's Get Ready, sold 2. In , he faced another 81 days in jail for violating his probation with a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. Fast forward to , and Mystikal is once again facing legal trouble, this time charged with first-degree rape. According to TMZ , the rapper turned himself into Louisiana authorities after a woman claimed she was assaulted by him at a casino in Chamillionaire Getty Images Chamillionaire is best known for his hip-hop songs " Ridin' " and " Good Morning ," which were huge during the ringtone era, but today he's put music aside to become a venture capitalist.
In , big-name businessman Mark Suster announced Chamillionaire real name Hakeem Seriki would be joining investment firm Upfront Ventures, according to the Business Insider. The financially savvy rapper reportedly owns a tour bus company, launched a modeling business, and is invested in a car dealership.
When Chamillionaire was spotted courtside at the NBA finals in , it which momentarily set the internet ablaze with questions and jokes. How did this has-been score tickets to the hottest sports event of the season? Though he may not be making waves in the music biz, this guy's other investments are apparently paying off. In this case, maybe we're the ones who need to realize that Chamillionaire is doing just fine sans fame.
Sure, he released some new music, including 's " Somebody Lied ," but for the most part, no one lent an ear until Wall was arrested in late on felony drug charges. According to USA Today , Wall and several other men were charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell.
Wall's attorney released a statement: Slayton [Paul Wall] will be proven not guilty. Another sign that this rapper's notoriety is not what it once was? No one batted an eye when he dropped pounds following gastric sleeve surgery in Hammer Getty Images In the '90s, M.
I had a payroll of a million dollars a month at times. Meaning that if I change one thing, everything else changes. I lose the kids I have now. I lose the relationships I have now. I lose the peace I have now. So I'm very happy with my decision. According to CNN , the " Funkdafied " star was sentenced to three years in prison for attacking a woman in an Atlanta night club. She didn't produce any music while incarcerated, but she did pen a book loosely based on her life, reportedly with the hopes of turning it into a feature film.
I would always take over and ask them questions because it was fun for me," she said. Foxy Brown Getty Images Brooklyn-based rapper Foxy Brown hasn't put out an album since , but that didn't stop her from inserting herself into a beef between Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma in the spring of It was a valiant effort, but no one cared.
Brown real name Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand appeared to be drumming up attention in a battle she wasn't invited to. We've got a hunch Minaj can take care of herself. Coolio Getty Images When Coolio burst onto the music scene in the mid '90s, his unique style was a breath of fresh air.
He won the Grammy for best rap solo performance for Gangsta's Paradise, but Coolio hasn't been, well, that cool in a long time. Sure he's put out some music and done some acting appearances and voice-over cartoon work, but he's failed to make a splash. Also, he's still sporting the same hairstyle he rocked decades ago. Coolio said the whole gun thing was a misunderstanding. Although he's done some other reality TV work, he's better known for failed business ventures and drama with the law than he is for fresh music.
Though his culinary dreams failed to take flight, Flav did make headlines in Vegas for all the wrong reasons. Simpson for six figures. Yep, it's time to walk away quietly, Flav.