The 30 Biggest Criminal Trials in Rap History

12. The United States v. Kimberly Jones (2005)

Crime: Three Counts of Conspiracy, One Count of Perjury
Verdict: Guilty
Sentence: Served one year and one day at Philadelphia Federal Detention Center in Pennyslvania.

In 2001, Lil Kim and her Junior M.A.F.I.A. crew got into a shootout outside of Hot 97. At the subsequent trial, Kim testified to a grand jury that she had no idea who Damion "D-Roc" Butler (her co-manager) and Suif "Gutta" Jackson (her bodyguard) were. Later, security footage revealed that they had exited the building together.

After getting caught lying, Kim was convicted of three counts of conspiracy and one count of perjury for lying to a Federal grand jury on March 17, 2005. She was eventually sentenced to a one year and a day in prison. She’d later recall the ordeal on her song “All Good” saying, “Now the D.A., wanna give me time in the feds I'm from Brooklyn, I could do that time on my head.”

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