Born: December 4, 1969 (age 48) New York City
Occupation: Rapper businessman
Years active: 1986–present
Rap star Jay Z (real name: Shawn Carter) was arrested by New York City cops in December 1999 for allegedly stabbing a record executive at a Manhattan nightclub.
Originally charged with felony assault, the performer
pleaded guilty in October 2001 to a reduced misdemeanor count and was sentenced to three years …
Before making hitting the jackpot in music, Jay stated that drug dealers were his “role models” growin… Jay Z used
to deal drugs in Brooklyn before he got famous and also allegedly got shot a few times. While he might have been arrested once or twice, there doesn’t seem to be a record of him doing any jail time.