Since the genre's beginnings, rappers have had tumultuous relations with police. As there has been a renewed focus on police brutality over the past couple of years -- specifically with regard to the black community, it's clear that police relations with rappers, even of the most successful variety, have not improved either. Their success may afford them worthy lawyers, but it has also made them targets of police officers looking for high-profile arrests. 

Here are five incidents, all within the past year, that rappers have been unjustly targeted by police.