How Rap Lyrics Are Landing Rappers In Jail | Genius News

When a criminal suspect is taken into police custody, their Miranda Rights give them “the right to remain silent,” with the warning that anything said “can and will be used against you in a court of law.” For many rappers, prosecutors are going a step further and citing their lyrics to build cases against them in court. Not only are rap songs increasingly being presented as evidence during criminal trials, they’re also being used in indictments and sentencing hearings.

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