Celebrities excel at scandal and controversy. Celebrities are often headlined for the wrong reasons: sex tapes and famous feuds. Some people are happy to move on to the next big story. But for others, negative headlines can ruin their image and cause stigmatization.
We've put together a list of controversial celebrities to remind you about a few celebrity dramas of the past Decade.
1. Kim Kardashian
The first scandalous incident in Kim Kardashian's history was her sex tape featuring Ray J. She's had many fashion faux pas since then and a 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries. After falling for Kanye West, she divorced him in 2020.
Kim's life has not been easy since then. She has had public feuds and has started a law degree. Her daring and revealing looks have continued to amaze us.
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RiRi is often called the "good girl gone badly" because she became a more provocative star. The beginning of the scandalous story for Rihanna, a Barbados-born singer, was her relationship with Chris Brown.
Rihanna has been the subject of much conversation since the 2009 brutal attack that ended their relationship. Rihanna has been a controversial figure in pop culture, from giving Chris Brown another chance to be with her to showing off her birthday suit and talking openly about her drug use.
3. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is moving on from her Disney days. The pop princess has raised eyebrows with everything she does, from VMA twerking to smoking pot on stage and even tongue-wagging VMA twerking. Let's not forget her naked appearance while swinging on a wrecking board or her public feuding with Nicki Minaj!
These shocking Miley moments aside, the star also went through a public separation after an eight-month marriage to Liam Hemsworth. She has also openly discussed dating girls.
4. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga doesn't have to speak to make a statement. Her outfits are enough to spark interest and backlash. (Remember her meat dress or the time she laid an egg ?!).). However, the moment Lady Gaga covered herself in fake blood during a 2009 VMA performance rocked it. She also engaged in a sex act with a model in 2014.
But the singer-turned-actress has moved on from controversial Gaga days, stunning us with an award-winning performance in A Star is Born, giving us much more reason to love her.
5. Kanye West
Ye doesn't hesitate to show his true self to his fans. From public outbursts on slavery to tweet rants regarding Wiz Khalifa and even running for president, Kanye West has had his fair share of controversies.
Yeezy was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and blamed for his sleep deprivation. However, he went on more embarrassing rampages that ended in a divorce from Kim Kardashian.
Kanye has been feuding against Kid Cudi and Pete Davidson and even awkwardly revealed to his ex-wife that he wanted to abort their first baby. He also called his mother-in-law "Kriss-Jong-Un".
6. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber was a teenager when he became famous. He was raised in the spotlight, and it was difficult for him to make one mistake that the media didn't know about. He's had his fair share of run-ins and even a hit-and-run with the media, such as when he drove into a car.
Bieber is also known for his controversies, including egging on his neighbour and spitting on people. He was also arrested for drunk driving. The Changes singer is now a changed man and has avoided public arguments for a few years.
7. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has been through quite a few storms. Swift has survived many storms, from her ongoing feud with Katy Perry about John Mayer to writing breakup songs about her ex-partners to her split with Nicki Minaj over award nominations.
These celebs aren't the only ones who disagree with Taylor. Kanye attacked Taylor's VMA Award acceptance speech, and they have been publicly feuding. The bad blood was eventually put behind them when Kanye was accused of releasing lyrics to his song Famous that Taylor did not approve of. When Kim claimed she was making this up, the damsel-in-distress was called out for her "mistakes". Elle claims that Taylor told the truth.
8. Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner is a popular celebrity, earning almost as much as the Kardashian clan. However, Kylie Jenner's rise to fame and title as the "World's Youngest Self made Billionaire" has drawn much criticism. While some argue that she would not have been able to build her beauty empire without her family's support, others praise her young socialite's achievements.
Another headline story is that she received lip injections at 17 and kept her pregnancy secret for nine months. She also released a cute tribute to her journey into motherhood.
9. Chris Brown
If you have been following Breezy since day one, you will recall his altercation with Rihanna, which was a pivotal moment in their lives and careers. Chris Brown, a "bad boy", has been in legal trouble. He did community service, got kicked out of rehab, and was sentenced to jail.
He thought he had lost his bad boy image until he was charged with rape in Paris in January 2019. The problematic star was released from custody after being found not guilty. He took to Instagram to share his thoughts about the terrible situation. He continues to release hit after hit, despite the negative press surrounding Chris Brown's scandals.
10. Cardi B
Cardi B has been a familiar public figure since loud-mouthed Cardi B made her debut on the music scene with Bodak yellow. Although some of her new songs are relevant, there has been a lot of attention on her wild outfits and online rants.
Nicki Minaj's fight at Harper's Bazaar ICONS made history. Cardi attacked Minaj accusing her of demeaning her daughter Kulture. Cardi pulled away and then noticed a huge bump on her forehead - possibly due to the shoe hitting her face. We must not forget about the outrage and shock that Cardi has experienced over her sexual track WAP, which many consider inappropriate.