Without internet-fueled popularity, most celebs would be non-muthafawkin factors. In most cases, they manipulate the media with carefully-crafted drama to avoid slipping from the A to D or even Z-List. Coincidences in the entertainment industry? Never.
Here are the ten most desperate publicity stunts. Take a look.
Ray-J “I Hit It First”
Brandy’s little brother swears he’s Jazmine Sullivan and would bust the windows out of Kimmie Cakes’ cars if he could. Diss a pregnant woman who you smashed 17 Lil Kim faces ago to be “relevant?” Why not?
A$AP Bey “Bow Down”
Bey Bey went to sleep a “woman empowering feminist” and woke up as Gangsta Boo. Desperate for buzz, she evolved into a “Trust No B*tch”-minded hoodrat who’d steal from Citi Trends and failed.
Brian McKnight teaches little-known lady part facts
That awkward moment when BRIAN MCKNIGHT navigates a spaceship through a woman’s love tunnel while singing the creepiest coochie carol ever.
Frank Ocean’s perfectly-timed sexuality reveal
Frankie O revealed his sexuality two weeks before album dropped, gained 500K Twitter followers & pushed album release date up. Flawless victory.
Weezy fake dies to promote album
If your hype-free album dropped a week after Justin Timberlake’s, you would fake die to generate buzz, too.
50 Cent disses everyone in the entire industry on ONE song
50 was a Rap nobody struggling to find an audience until he dropped “How To Rob”—a step-by-step guide on how to get shot nine times & nearly die.
Kanye’s Grown a$$ 5th Grader Tour
Yeezy ranted and screamed into mics during every show while dressed as an evil Easter bunny because that’s what self-obsessed attention slores do.
Lightskin Wars: Common vs. Drake
This gourmet vegan “beef” was the glittery knife battle from the “Beat It” video in rap form. Common’s album needed buzz and Drake was clearly bored (and light-skinned).
Death of American Idol: Mimi vs. Nicki
You knew Idol was dead when they featured a fight between the legendary Mariah Carey (200 million albums sold) and her completely-worthless co-judge (4 million albums sold) to boost ratings.
Kanye creates “Taylor Swift, Pop superstar”
Taylor went from “0 results found” on Google to selling 1.2 million albums in seven days. Don’t be shocked if that infamous moment was scripted.