Hip Hop is regarded as one of the most popular music genres of all time, and has attracted a following of billions of people over the last few decades. From the street level artists who play for change to the super-famous musicians that make more than the rest of the world combined, it’s a genre that has produced some of the coolest musicians of our time.
But not everyone is safe from failure, and although it happens to everyone, it’s a thousand times worse when you’re rich and famous and everyone’s watching. These are mortifying situations that made it to the internet, and will always be associated with a musician’s name no matter how popular they become – and sometimes it feels like there needs to be betting sites so people can wager who will fail next.
Getting a butterfly tattoo is one thing, but The Game took it one step further when he decided to have the tattoo on his face. He eventually got the Dodger logo drawn over it after receiving endless ridicule from fans. He said that he woke up one day and felt like he was the face of LA, so he went to the tattoo shop and “put LA on my face”.
In September of 2007, 50 Cent and Kanye battled each other for sales. It didn’t take long for 50 Cent to lose to Kanye before he went out on a massive public freak out where he even threatened to quit his rapping career forever.
Gucci Mane got what is considered one of the lamest and weirdest tattoos in history after getting an ice cream cone with three scoops tattooed on his face. Pictures of his tattoo quickly went viral, and when asked why he had it done, he replied: “Because I’m the coldest MC in the game.”
Lil Kim watched on as Nicki Minaj become a global power in the Hip Hop scene, and decided that she wanted to make a comeback. She focussed on creating a rivalry with Minaj, although the when it went unprovoked, Lil Kim decided to take it one step further. She released a mix tape that was made up entirely of diss tracks to Nicki. She made it available to download, and people quickly discovered that it was so badly executed that the download link didn’t even work.
During an interview with What’s Trending, Lupe Fiasco stated that, “in my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama, and the United States of America.” Needless to say, it didn’t go down well with the public, and many took to social media to voice their anger with the artist.
The 2009 VMAs were one of the best of all time thanks to a number of public mix-ups. One of which is when Lil mama interrupted both Jay Z and Alicia Keys’ closing performance.