Rock ‘n’ roll is packed with rebellious bad boys (and bad girls!) who drink, fight, have tantrums, and just generally do things their-way-or-the-highway-dammit! But occasionally, some combination of drugs, booze, ego, money and general rock star excess pushes them over the line, and that’s what police get involved. Sometimes it’s fairly light-hearted stupidity (usually involving urination), but others times it’s far more serious, and changes the way we think about them and their music forever.
Wait a minute – singers are just like us?! You bet your right tear duct they are. From break-ups to make-ups, celebrities go through the same emotional roller coasters we do, and that includes bursting into tears every now and then. Chris Brown did it at the 2010 BET Awards, Katy Perry did it when she performed at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards and Adele, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez have also bawled their eyes out in public. Check out the total list of 15 stars caught crying their hearts out.
An entertainment promoter is cleared of responsibility in Michael Jackson‘s death, the same image of Beyonce graces two international magazine covers, and Future is bringing in some major guest stars on his next LP.
Part of being an artist is believing that you’re the chosen one. The one and only messianic megastar to save the masses from musical mediocrity! No wonder every top-selling pop star we can think of has a staggering God complex. From Kanye West naming his new album Yeezus (really, dude?) to John Lennon proclaiming that “the Beatles are bigger than Jesus,” these narcissistic icons take hero worship to biblical levels.
As Chris Brown gets ready to drop what could presumably be his final studio album (his words, not ours), we can’t help but recall what his image was like when he first burst on the scene in 2005. The uncannily talented teen wowed us with his amazing vocals and slick dance moves, poised to be one of the greatest performers of his time.
Even with edgy lyrics that charmed young girls everywhere, the singer maintained a relatively sweet persona that made him hip hop and R&B’s boy next door. He boyishly sported backpacks, made lighthearted public appearances, and even played a lovable brainiac in a guest role on The O.C.