They say that there’s a fine line between genius and insanity, which might explain why some of our all-time favorite musicians have a tendency to go off the rails every now and then. Whether obsessive, reclusive, ego-maniacal, or just plain weird, the biggest names in the pop occasionally…errr, flip their lid. Sometimes it’s just a momentary lapse of reason (looking at you, Mariah Carey and Kanye West), sometimes it’s wayyyy too many drugs (love you, James Brown), and other times it’s just wayyyy too many yes-men.
What happens on tour doesn’t always stay on tour. For some reason, pop stars and musicians can’t seem to resist the allure of hooking up with their back up dancers. Maybe it’s because they all love music. Maybe it’s because they’re sharing the road. Or maybe it’s just because back up dancers are insanely hot?
Britney Spears shares her struggles with keeping fit, Questlove contributes funds to save his high school’s annual play, and As I Lay Dying’s lead singer gets arrested.
Why was Britney Spears hurrying into the California wild fires? Why will Rihanna fans have to wait until Tuesday to see her at the Barclays Center? All this, plus which song has Thirty Seconds To Mars released another dramatic lyric video for?
Why did Rihanna literally put her butt on the line on Rodeo Drive? Does Britney Spears want to have babies with her brand new boyfriend? All this, plus why is Selena Gomez‘s new single shaping up to be “surprising”?
So, we were sitting around the VH1.com offices, discussing the various merits of Britney’s bad-good hit “Till the World Ends,” when we remembered that pop tart Ke$ha actually wrote the song (yep, the gin-soaked starlet is a total wordsmith)! Which begged the question — how many other pop stars in their own right had penned huge smashes for other artists?