Lyfe Jennings and Other Singers in the Slammer

Julie Ryan Evans
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Lyfe JenningsR&B singer Lyfe Jennings is headed back to prison ... again. According to reports, this time he's been sentenced to three years for an altercation with the mother of his child in 2008.

The incident allegedly involved him kicking down a door to find her, firing a gun, fleeing the scene and refusing to take sobriety test. Serious, felony stuff. He had previously served 10 years in prison for arson, and named his first album, Lyfe 268-192, after his prison ID  number.

In true celeb status he posted his final pre-prison words via Twitter Tuesday evening (though in way more than 140 characters):

This will be my last post. To everyone who gave me a chance I am forever in your debt. I have had a fabulous career because of you. All I can say in parting is that I have been honest with yaw. I didn't sugarcoat a word didn't hold back a single sylible of my life from yaw. I've lived a hundred lives in these 6 yrs so I not only won't, i don't have the right to complain. I would like to think that I've changed lives by changing my own, tho I can't be sure. But one thing I am sure of is God gives and takes away in measure. He is fair, just and forever. Amen from aman... Smile, its contageous:)

Unfortunately, he's the not  the first crooner to be confined by bars.

Here are a few other song birds who have found themselves singing the prison blues:

George Michael -- The former Wham! singer is currently serving an eight-week sentence for possession of cannabis and driving under the influence in London.

Lil Wayne -- The rapper has just over a month left of the year-long sentence he's serving at Rikers Island on weapons charges.

Boy George -- The Culture Club singer ended up serving four months (of an original 15-month sentence) for false imprisonment of a male escort.

Mindy McCready -- From the country club, McCready has done a couple of different stints -- one stemming from probation violations after charges of prescription drug fraud, and the other from the result of a domestic dispute with her mother.

Merle Haggard -- Legendary Haggard, one of the first musical outlaws, spent time in out and of jails during his wayward youth before finally landing himself in San Quentin for three years after he attempted to rob a tavern.

What is it about singers and breaking the law?


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