Almost every celebrity has garnered worldwide attention for what
may appear to be the wrong reasons at some point in their career. In fact, some
of our favorite artists and musicians are living proof that being in the public
eye isn't easy.
From minor he-said, she-saids to murder, here are some of the biggest scandals in the music industry to date.
When Kanye West released his latest album, "The Life of Pablo," in 2016, his fans were quick to point out an interesting shout-out that he gave to his good frenemy, Taylor Swift, on the song "Famous."
"I feel like me and Taylor might still have s*x / Why? I made that b--h famous," the line read.
To the surprise of no one, the lyrics caused quite the stir. Swift deemed the song misogynistic; West claimed she had given him permission to use the line; Swift denied having heard the line prior to the song's release.
Months later, Kim Kardashian took to Snapchat to defend her husband, and released a series of videos that appeared to show the "1989" singer giving West the OK to use the lyrics. Swift quickly fired back in a scathing Instagram post in which she called the videos character assassination.
Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift's VMAs speech
Kanye West and Taylor Swift have had a rocky relationship since the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Moments after the "1989" singer was awarded a VMA for Best Female Video, West rushed the stage in the middle of her acceptance speech, grabbing the mic to say, "Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you — I'll let you finish — but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time."
He later apologized and admitted to having had a few too many drinks before the ceremony.
Chris Brown assaults Rihanna
Following the 2009 Grammy Awards ceremony, Chris Brown and his
then-girlfriend Rihanna were involved in a brutal physical altercation that
sent the Barbadian singer to the hospital.
Brown turned himself in shortly after the incident and was later sentenced to six months of community service and one year of counseling. Brown has been unable to shake the event's stigma almost a decade later.
Tupac and Biggie are murdered
The two hip-hop icons became friends when they met in 1993, but were torn apart by a rivalry between their labels in the mid-90s.
While driving to a party in Las Vegas in September 1996, Tupac was
murdered after 14 shots were fired into the vehicle he was driving.
Less than six months later, Biggie was shot and killed as well, when an unknown individual pulled up next to his SUV and fired five shots at the rapper.
Michael Jackson is accused of child molestation
Michael Jackson was first accused of child molestation in 1993,
when a 13-year-old boy came forward and claimed to have been abused by the pop
Jackson was investigated by police, but no charges were filed against him as the investigation proved inconclusive. The singer was accused of the same crime a decade later, and went on trial in 2005 before being acquitted of all counts later that year.
Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake expose a little too much skin
at Super Bowl XXXVIII
Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake took the stage during the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show in 2004, when a wardrobe malfunction quickly led to the performance going down in infamy.Towards the end of the performance, as the two artists danced together, Timberlake "accidentally" exposed Jackson's breast.
The event is now known as "Nipplegate", and the "wardrobe malfunction" prompted over half a million viewers to file complaints against the Federal Communications Commission, which was slapped with a fine of $550,000.
Beyoncé lip-syncs at the Inauguration
Beyoncé raised eyebrows and questions after some accused her of lip-syncing when she performed at the 2013 inauguration of former president Barack Obama. The singer faced criticism when a spokesperson for the Marine Corps Band admitted that Beyoncé was singing along to a pre-recorded performance of the "Star-Spangled Banner."
Beyoncé addressed the crowd with an explanation.
"I practice until my feet bleed and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra," she said. "Due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the president and the inauguration, and I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track. And I'm very proud of my performance."
Miley Cyrus twerks on Robin Thicke
Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke set social media on fire following their performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, when a performance of Thicke's song, "Blurred Lines," turned a little racy.
The former Disney star began twerking against Thicke on stage, becoming the subject of tons of criticism. Robin Thicke's wife Paula Patton, filed for divorce shortly after, while Cyrus eventually called off her engagement to actor Liam Hemsworth.
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