Could Jacob Lusk's Criminal Past Haunt His ‘American Idol’ Future?

Fri, April 15, 2011 7:45pm EST by 6 Comments

‘American Idol’ hopeful Jacob Lusk’s has had a run in with the law. Will it give him street cred or a quick exit from the hit show?

Back in 2009, before Jacob Lusk was an American Idol hopeful, he was cited by cops in LA for not buying a metro train ticket. Although that wasn’t the end of the world, he later missed a court hearing, which gained him an arrest warrant. Then, to make matters worse, he was arrested in November of 2010 after a mandatory traffic stop (which was coincidentally the day after he tried out for American Idol). It seems every year an Idol hopeful has had a run in with the law, but could this slip up cost Jacob the top prize?

After serving three days in jail and being sentenced two years probation, American Idol decided to nix Jacob from the competition. Determined to chase his dreams, Jacob pleaded his case to the judge, who dropped his probation, giving him a second chance at pursuing Idol glory. Talk about a true underdog story!

Hollywoodlifers, now that the cat’s out of the bag, tell us what you think about the latest Idol controversy! Will Jacob’s scandalous past blemish his chances at a star studded future — or will his talent keep him safe?

Russ Weakland

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Posted at 1:26 AM on April 17, 2011  

Basically he belongs in jail and the crooked judge let him off so he could be on Idol. Also it’s not like he didn’t just pay a bus ticket. He tried to sneak on without paying. Big difference. Then he was supposed to go to court. And what did the ever so self important Jacob do? That’s right, he has entitlement issues. So he thought he was more important than the court or judge and just didn’t show up. But some think he should be allowed because he can sing. It’s true he has a powerful voice, BUT he sings entire phrases out of key! Stupid, tone deaf people tend to miss that. But that’s why he sounds powerful, yet off 1/2 the time. Then he over does everything he does and sings like he belongs in a church, selling something etc. This guy should NOT have surpassed Pia who is a BETTER singer. She’s better because she doesn’t hit bum notes all the time and because she’s more current. This show has turned into GUY idol because of all the tweenie bopper girls voting for GUYS they have crushes on all the time. There’s no arguing with the fact that FIVE girls went home in a row. They were ALL not worse than some of these lame guys that have stayed. That said, this guy is not that good. Sorry. Powerful does not equal good singer. He needs to learn to sing in tune first.

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Posted at 1:44 AM on April 16, 2011  

So it’s called “street cred” now. Love your racism HL. Never heard that about a white artist.

You guys should be on Fox News.

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crones united

Posted at 9:02 PM on April 15, 2011  

who gets put in jail for not paying for a bus ticket? that’s bogus.

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Posted at 1:29 AM on April 17, 2011  

Try it, then when they tell you to appear in court, miss the court date. See what happens to you. You’d end up in jail, all the same.

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lois moore

Posted at 8:24 PM on April 15, 2011  

Nothing can stop Jacob from becoming a star!!!!!!!

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Posted at 1:45 AM on April 16, 2011  

Nothing can stop you from being stupid either.

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