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.
Chris Brown is nothing if not great at stirring controversy. Today on twitter he posted two tweets that suggest he’s quitting music after his next album, X, is released which caused a flurry of speculation that he’s quitting music. But is he really retiring? Or fishing for compliments???
Avril Lavigne looks ready to start a fight, Kanye West is the star of a Japanese video game, and 2013 MTV Video Music Awards nominee Selena Gomez talks about now being old enough to hear her songs in the club.