6 Times Celebs Opened Up About Breaking The Law

Some say they were unfairly targeted, while others admit they majorly screwed up.

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Despite their often goal-worthy Instagram pages, the lives of celebrities aren't perfect, and neither are they. They get into public, drunken brawls, and sometimes they even get arrested and charged.

While some celebs have a policy of remaining tight-lipped on their criminal records in an attempt to protect their image, others have chosen to speak openly on the mistakes they regret. Here are 6 times celebrities came clean about their brushes with the law.

1. Paris Hilton

Back in 2006, Paris Hilton was slapped with a DUI charge after cops spotted her "driving erratically." It was Hilton's first arrest, and she later shared her side of the story during an interview with Ryan Seacrest.

As Hilton tells it, she hadn't eaten all day and was tired and hungry after spending the day recording a music video. She says she had only one margarita at an event earlier that evening before getting behind the wheel to head to a local restaurant.

"I'm in my SLR, which is a little fast, so maybe I was speeding a little bit and I got pulled over," Hilton admitted.

She also denied driving erratically, telling Seacrest, "I was just really hungry and I wanted to have an In-N-Out burger."

What is it with celebrities and DUIs, anyway? All that money and you couldn't hire a driver? We have questions.

2. Justin Bieber

In 2014, Justin Bieber was arrested for drunk driving and driving without a valid license (he later posed for a mugshot that's weirdly cute). If you ask him though, it wasn't his fault; he was set up by a fame-hungry police officer.

"The police just wanted press. I never was speeding; I never was drag racing," he told Complex, adding, "The cop supposedly wanted to be famous for arresting celebrities, and someone had heard him say that prior to that. I wasn't drinking. I blew the thing and I had 0.01."

"I was like, 'Officer, what's going on? What did I do?' And he was like, 'Put your hands on the hood!'" Bieber continued. "I was like, what? I lifted my hands and I was like, 'What do you mean, what's going on?' He was like, 'I told you, put your hands on the hood! Now you're under arrest for resisting arrest!' I was just like, 'Oh they're trying to get me right now at any cost.'"

#FightThePower, I guess?

3. Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan has at least six mugshots floating around online; she's had more than one brush with the law, but in recent years, the former child star seems devoted to cleaning up her act, and has spoken at length about her past.

For instance, back in 2007, Lohan was convicted of drunk driving not once, but twice. Looking back on it later, she called her actions "totally irresponsible — a stupid mistake."

"And from then on, the press were on me all the time," Lohan explained during an interview with The Daily Mail years later. "It was the first time I'd taken drugs. I was out in a club with people I shouldn't have been with, and took cocaine, and got in the car. It was so stupid."

4. Khloe Kardashian

A DUI is nothing to joke about. Drunk drivers are responsible for tens of thousands of injuries each year, so when Khloe Kardashian was charged with a DUI back in 2007, she later owned up to her mistake.

"What I could have done is just unthinkable. I will never, ever do that again," Khloe said during an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The reality TV star also visited injured patients at a local hospital who were either a drunk driver themselves or who were hurt by someone who chose to drive drunk.

5. Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian, a thief? Not quite. Last year, the KK Beauty founder opened up in a blog post  about her short-lived flirtation with a life of crime.

Apparently, Kim, along with her childhood friend Nicole Richie, loved makeup so much that they actually stole lipstick on one memorable occasion.

"When Nicole Richie and I were around 11, we went into a drugstore in Malibu and took lipstick. We thought we were so badass!" Kim wrote. "I can't remember the name of the color, but it was a brown shade from Revlon. I wasn't much of a partier growing up, so this was about as rebellious as I got."

6. Remy Ma

Remy Ma

Remy Ma knows the struggle of serving time. Back in 2014, the "ShETHER" rapper was released after spending six years behind bars for shooting a former friend in the stomach during a dispute regarding money.

In an interview with Fader last year, she opened up about how profoundly affected she was by the experience, telling the magazine, "I'm almost positive I have some type of PTSD. I really went through a traumatic experience. Almost a decade of my life was consumed by the prison system."

Remy says she's learned from it all, though.

"Well, I would definitely say I'm not as reckless as I used to be," she explained. "Would've probably been totally different ten years ago. I'm a little bit smarter now, and more worried about my business."

[Photo: Getty Images] 

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