For many people, living the life of a celebrity might seem lavish and desirable, but unfortunately, maintaining an opulent lifestyle oftentimes comes at a cost.
Whether it’s being miked by your own friends or being burglarized by a complete stranger, the rich and wealthy have to be extra cautious about their safety and belongings.
On Thursday morning, it was reported that Nicki Minaj was burglarized and stripped of hundreds of thousands of dollars earlier this week. According to TMZ, a burglar entered the rapper’s Los Angeles home and took off with items up to a cool $200k.
Per the news outlet, the Trinidadian beauty’s mansion was completely trashed and furniture flipped upside down. Apparently, the damage done showed signs of forced entry. Sources also say the culprits destroyed picture frames, perfume bottles, furniture — leading officials to believe the incident was personal.
According to the report, the burglar(s) got their hands on “a ton of jewelry and other property.”
Minaj, who was not home when the incident occurred, has not responded.
Nicki, meanwhile, is just one of dozens of stars whose homes have been burglarized. The long list includes Chris Brown, Kevin Hart, Lindsay Lohan and more.
Kevin Hart: In June 2016, Kevin Hart’s Tarzana home was burglarized while the actor was out of town. The Los Angeles Police Department told HipHollywood that an intruder broke into the home by way of a back door and stole watches, jewelry, clothing and other personal items. We are told 500k worth of belongings were taken.
Chris Brown: In July 2015, Brown’s new Tarzana home was ransacked by three men while the singer’s aunt was inside the residence alone. Breezy’s aunt heard noises outside, opened the front door and was confronted by three men who forced their way into the home with hand guns. Chris’s family member was then tied up and locked inside the closet. The men took off with cash, art and other items.
Lindsay Lohan: We can’t forget about the string of celebrity burglaries that took place in between October 2008- August 2009 by the infamous gang, Bling Ring. Lindsay was one of the victims in the string of burglaries; the group stealing around $130,000 worth of clothes and jewelry from the Mean Girls star’s Hollywood Hills home. Bling Ring also burglarized Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr and Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox.
Drake: Although Drake’s home wasn’t burglarized, his tour bus was, which, for an artist, it’s the same thing. In September 2008, 21-year-old Travion King stole $3 million worth of bling from Drake’s tour bus. The jewelry was taken during Drake’s show at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, where Drizzy was performing. It was quickly confirmed that the jewelry did not belong to Drake, but rather his DJ, Future the Prince.