7. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj may be rap’s latest crossover princess, but she’s also got a reputation for starting feuds with every other diva who crosses her path.
No one can forget how her argument with Lil’ Kim tore the rap community apart, forcing Missy Elliot to speak openly about how their tussles have divided the female rap community. Minaj went after a more mainstream target this year when rumors started flying that she had verbally threatened fellow American Idol judge and pop goddess Mariah Carey’s children. Some insiders claim it was for ratings, but Carey reportedly demanded an extra security guard for herself and “dem babies.”
Of course, as Nicki Minaj put it plainly in her MTV documentary, while some might call her a bitch, she’s really just bossing up. Word to the wise: don’t ever give Ms. Minaj your pickle juice.
6. Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl‘s reputation, both professionally and culturally, took a major hit back in 2008 when she refused to submit her name for Emmy consideration, claiming that Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes had not written her part well enough to be considered for the prize. “I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention,” she said in a statement that was positively dripping with shade. Rhimes responded by
killing off giving Heigl’s character a brain tumor, making her character perform emergency surgery on a deer and then having sex with a ghost, before having her “fired” after accusations of malpractice. This kerfuffle removed Heigl from America’s Sweetheart contention, and her career has never been the same since.