‘American Idol’ Contestant Cecil Ray Arrested For Breaking Into Home Of Ex-Girlfriend, Striking Her In The Face

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A former American Idol contestant found himself in some pretty hot water over the weekend.

According to TMZ, American Idol contestant Cecil Ray Baker was arrested after he broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend and hit her in the face when she refused to let him see the child “he believes is his.”


People aren’t who they always seem to be on TV. Im tired of always being silenced. You even denied my daughter being yours #cheater #americanidol #fyp

♬ rihannas audio – MHMMMM


I’ve had enough. This is why victims never come forward bc y’all try so hard to tear them down. #dobetter #bebetter

♬ You should be sad – Halsey

He was arrested for “burglary of habitation” on April 17th after police found him in a nearby town. He was eventually released on $15,000 bond.

Either way, it doesn’t look like he’ll ever be back on American Idol again…

He had previously dedicated his audition performance on the show to his daughter who was two months old at the time:

He also dedicated a follow-up performance of Tyler Childers’ “Shake The Frost” to her as well.

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