Ice Cube Reigns: Unlikely Celebrities In Trouble

In The 90's, You'd Never Guess The NWA Rapper Would Be In Less Trouble Than These Celebs

March 12, 2019

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There is an amazing meme that went through the internet during the heat of the Bill Cosby accusations. It has pictures of Bill Cosby and Ice Cube reads as follows:

"It's 1989. You're told that one of these celebrities would end up doing family-friendly movies for Disney and the other would end up on trial for multiple sexual assaults. Who would you choose?"

Now, it's easy to pick today. But back then, when "The Cosby Show" reflected the ideal household on NBC every week, and Cube was sharing his thoughts on officers of the law, you wouldn't imagine it.

Well, it seems as though many of the names of our past have been dropping like flies. So, here is a non-exhaustive list of celebs that have seen more trouble than Ice Cube. And it starts with the latest addition...

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    Lori Loughlin

    Aunt Becky from "Full House" seemed to have it all going on. Huge success on TV, reborn success with the Netflix reboot, and a marriage to clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli. It appears that extra cash is exactly what got her into trouble. Both her and her husband were charged with agreeing to grease palms to the tune of $500,000 in exchange to getting their daughters considered as recruits for USC's "Crew" rowing team - except they weren't rowers. They both got accepted.
  • Felicity Huffman
    Not only was the Desparate Housewives actress charged, she was arrested (she was home when the Feds came knocking) for the same scam, but in a different scheme. Paying $15,000 to participate in a college entrance exam cheating scheme. While Felicity was arrested and charged, her husband William H Macy avoided the long arm of the law.
  • R Kelly
    He believed he could fly, he believed he could touch the sky in the "Space Jam" soundtrack. Turns out, no amount of airtime can help you avoid paying child support... and don't get us started on the other brutal accusations that have come out recently.
  • Ja Rule
    He went from rapping about "murder" to singing sweet nothings with J Lo. But just when you think he faded into the old school hip hop mix on Spotify, he thought it would be a good idea to help start a music festival. It wasn't.
  • Kevin Spacey
    He played a creepy college professor. He played a creepy President. He played a creepy boss. And in real life, it turns out he allegedly played a creep in real life. That is still pending in court.
  • Bill Cosby
    Ah, how can we forget. The Jello endorser took his hands off his picture pages way more than we could imagine. One incident in particular did him in, and now he serves upwards of 10 years in state prison for his sexual misdeeds. Cliff. Freaking. Huxtable.

Moral of the story... don't judge a book by it's cover. Hell, Ice Cube even PLAYED A FREAKING COP in the Jump Street movies. It's the quiet types you should really keep an eye on.