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Which famous people are members of the Bloods or Crips gangs?

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Famous people who have been members of the Bloods or Crips gangs include rappers Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne and actor and rapper Ice-T. The Bloods and the Crips are rival gangs based in Los Angeles, Calif., and are frequently tied to illegal activities involving drugs, guns and violent crime.

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Rapper Snoop Dogg joined the Crips as a teen, affiliated with the group "Rollin' 20s Crips." Lil Wayne, on the other hand, joined the Bloods after he became famous, and has frequently written lyrics about that affiliation. Ice-T was a member of the Crips before he joined the United States Army and deployed to Hawaii. Ice-T later found success as a musician and actor, and Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne became rappers.

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