Joss Stone’s rise to fame may seem like something out of a dream, but her recent brush with danger is a real-life nightmare.

The British soul singer was the target of an alleged plot by two men, Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool, who intended to rob and murder the star.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the trial for the two accused criminals began yesterday, at which point members of the jury became privy to gruesome details about the sick and twisted plot against the star.

The two alleged criminals reportedly intended to rob and decapitate the star, in some small part due to her associations with the royal family. Multiple handwritten notes, indicating the pair’s dissatisfaction with the British government and their murderous intentions, are being brought as evidence.

Both men claim to be innocent.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter