Controversy and scandal are two things that celebrities excel at. They garner media attention for all the wrong reasons, including sex recordings, well-known disputes, grief, and legal troubles.
Some people experience a fade-out from the spotlight and go on to the next big thing, while for others, negative headlines control their identity, cause stigma, and lead to “cancel culture” victims.
Numerous celebrity controversies have been developing over the past year, week after week.
List Of Top 10 Controversial Celebrities In The World 2022
1. Kim Kardashian
The first of Kim Kardashian’s several controversies—a leaked sex tape with her ex-boyfriend Ray J—led to her rise to prominence. Since then, she has made numerous fashion mistakes and endured a short marriage to Kris Humphries (72 days), before falling in love with Kanye West and divorcing him in 2020.
Since then, Kim’s life has not been easy. She has publicly fought with Drake and Taylor Swift, broken the internet with nude photos, started a law degree, and has continued to astound us with her daring and revealing appearances.
RiRi, who was once known as the “good girl gone bad,” made headlines as she began to develop into a much more controversial figure. But the romance between Rihanna and her first love, Chris Brown, was what ignited the singer from Barbados’s long-running scandal.
Since the terrible incident that ended the relationship in 2009, Rihanna has been the subject of discussion. From giving Chris Brown another chance to showing off her birthday suit and being honest about her drug use, Rihanna hasn’t shied away from stirring up controversies in the media.
3. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has unquestionably moved past her time at Disney. The pop princess has certainly drawn attention with her tongue-wagging VMA twerking and on-stage marijuana use. Not to mention her public spat with Nicki Minaj or her naked appearance while swinging on a wrecking ball!
Along with these stunning Miley moments, the celebrity has also freely discussed dating women and went through a public divorce after an eight-month marriage to Liam Hemsworth.
4. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga doesn’t even have to say anything to make a scene; only her clothing attracts criticism and intrigue (remember her meat dress and when she emerged from an egg?!). However, what truly upset the apple cart was when, in 2014, she performed with vomit alongside a model and coated herself in fake blood on stage during a 2009 VMA performance.
The problematic Lady Gaga days are behind the singer-turned-actress, though, as she once again astounded us with an award-winning performance in A Star is Born, giving us even more reasons to adore her.
5. Kanye West
Kanye West has had his fair share of controversies, from public outbursts about slavery to Twitter rants about Wiz Khalifa and even running for president. Ye isn’t afraid to show his true self to fans.
Yeezy may have found relief by founding his own spiritual Sunday church after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and later attributing it to sleep deprivation, but as of late, the rapper has gone on more embarrassing rampages that resulted in a divorce from Kim Kardashian.
In addition to calling his mother-in-law “Kris-Jong-Un,” Kanye awkwardly revealed that his (ex) wife wanted to abort their first child during their feud with Kid Cudi and Pete Davidson.
6. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber suffered from the effects of becoming famous at such a young age. It was challenging for him to commit a single error while growing up under the spotlight without the media finding out. This explains why he has encountered the press on numerous occasions, including one incident in which he rear-ended one with his vehicle.
Other controversy surrounding Bieber includes infamously egging his neighbor’s house, allegedly spitting on fans, and being pulled over while intoxicated. However, the Changes singer has transformed and avoids any in-public arguments for a number of years.
7. Taylor Swift
From her ongoing dispute with Katy Perry over John Mayer, composing breakup songs about her ex-boyfriends, to her altercation with Nicki Minaj over award nominations, Taylor Swift has weathered quite a few storms.
These celebrities aren’t the only ones who disagree with Taylor, though; when Kanye interrupted her VMA Award acceptance speech, the two have engaged in a public spat. However, the two appeared to put their differences behind them until Kanye was accused of including lyrics in his song Famous that Taylor had not approved. When Kim admitted that she was faking this one, the damsel in distress was called out for her “mistakes.” It seems like Taylor was telling the truth after all, says Elle!
8. Kylie Jenner
One of the most well-known celebrities, Kylie Jenner almost makes more money than the rest of the Kardashian family. However, she has faced a lot of criticism for her ascent to prominence and claim to be the “Youngest Self-Made Billionaire” in the world. While some claim that the young socialite couldn’t have developed her beauty business without the support of her family, others admire her accomplishments.
Other newsworthy events include obtaining lip injections at the young age of 17, getting a major makeover, and concealing her pregnancy for the full nine months before shocking the world with the release of a very sweet tribute detailing her path to motherhood.
9. Chris Brown
If you’ve followed Breezy from the beginning, you’ll recall the fight he had with Rihanna, who was then his girlfriend. This incident marked a turning point in both their personal and professional lives. Since this well-known affair, Chris Brown has earned the moniker “bad boy,” engaging in a string of legal issues, performing community service, being expelled from rehab, and serving time in jail.
Until he was charged with rape in Paris in January 2019, the gifted actor believed his reputation as a bad boy was behind him. The troublesome celebrity, who had been detained, was later found not guilty and used Instagram to discuss the terrible circumstances. Chris Brown continues to put out hit after hit, despite the negative news surrounding his controversies.
10. Nicki Minaj
She has made many public appearances since since brash Cardi B burst onto the music world with Bodak Yellow. While some of the new songs are relevant, many of the headlines have focused on her outrageous clothes, internet rants, tumultuous relationships, and fiery disputes.
The altercation with Nicki Minaj at the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS party, however, is what made history. Cardi attacked Minaj, claiming that she had disparaged her baby, Kulture. The shoe apparently fell back on Cardi’s face when she was hauled away, leaving her with a huge bump on her head. Not to mention the current uproar and dismay over her sexual track WAP, which many have called inappropriate.