Tuesday, November 22, 2011

They love(d) a controversy

Chris Brown and Rihanna

Chris Brown was arrested in 2009 for domestic violence against his girlfriend, Rihanna. Brown was raised surrounded by domestic violence; his stepfather allegedly abused his mother. Ironically, in 2006, Brown told MTV the abuse was "an influence in me about how to treat a woman." He also stated, "I feel the hate for anybody that disrespects a lady."

Brown and Rihanna reportedly began fighting in Brown's rented Lamborghini when Brown received a text message from another woman after leaving Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party.
Brown pulled over the car in L.A.'s Hancock Park neighbourhood and upset Rihanna tossed the keys out the window. A source said that Brown responded by choking and threatening to kill the pop diva before she lost consciousness.
A neighbour, hearing a woman's screams, made a call to 911 and the police arrived to find an injured Rihanna left alone at the scene. They took photos to document the singer's injuries, which are described as "horrific" -- major contusions on both sides of the singer's face, a black eye, a split lip, bloody nose and bite marks on one of her arms and on several fingers.

50 Cent

50 Cent's real name’s Curtis James Jackson III. He’s an American rapper, born on July 6, 1975. His albums sold about 21 million copies worldwide. After releasing the album "Guess Who's Back?" The singer sparked interest from Eminem, who immediately appointed him to the label "Interscope Records". In2005, the rapper released a film which told his autobiography, called "Get Rich or Die Tryin '.

Life before fame:

Son of a drug dealer who was murdered when he was 8 years old, the boy James started to sell drugs at 11 and bought his first gun at 16. He used it a few months later, giving a shot in the leg of a teenager when he was surrounded by a bunch of guys who tried to rob him.
After leaving a life of crime, 50 Cent was shot with nine shots at close range in 2000 in a confrontation with drug dealers, but he survived. His injuries were not major risk despite the shot that hit him in the jaw, knocking her tongue and letting his voice a little hoarse, so, he underwent surgery and was a few months in recovery, returning to record soon after the event.

Britney Spears

2006 and 2007
After her split with Kevin Federline, Britney releases a DVD called Britney & Kevin: Chaotic, which portrays his broken love with Kevin. It also shows Britney singing opera and her new song "Someday (I Will Understand)" (which later was totally ignored by the public). In 2006, after the messy split from husband Kevin Federline, Spears began to engage in even greater scandals.

She reached out several times a night with Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. She was twice caught without underwear, making the singer was severely criticized. The height of the problems was when he shaved his head and checked into a rehabilitation clinic in 2007.

She hit the Brazilian photographer Roberto Maciel with an umbrella, all one hour after leaving rehab. The singer closed the year with a disastrous presentation at the VMAs, appearing out of shape and without rhythm.

 Britney begins this year in troubles. The singer refuses to return the youngest son to the father. Days later, she appeared in a court to explain what had happened. After four days without sleep, Britney is back in a hospital clinic. Because of the scandals of his conduct and Britney's dad wins in court earns the right to control your personal affairs and business of the singer indefinitely.

Lindsay Lohan

 In May 2010, Lindsay missed her audience in Beverly Hills and therefore had to wear a bracelet that detected the level of blood alcohol. In July, she was sentenced to ninety days in jail for failing to rehabilitation classes.
After serving part of jail time, Lindsay was forcibly hospitalized in a rehabilitation clinic. Doctors shortened the ninety days in the hospital because they considered their problems with methamphetamine and bipolar disorder were less severe than previously thought. However, in September, she didn’t pass in the periodic blood dosage of drugs and was arrested again, sentenced to up to 22 October.
On September 24, she paid $ 300,000 and was released, but could not attend nightclubs or have contact with drug users.
She was interned at will in the Betty Ford Clinic. During this period, Lindsay received threats and phone calls from an unknown man, which ended up causing her to move to another clinic and its security was strengthened. The mystery man had also given anonymous phone calls to Lindsay parents.


Scandals over the years: Amy Winehouse

   On January 22, someone uploaded a video with Amy Winehouse using crack and other drugs. On 25 January she was admitted to a rehab and was guarded 24 hours a day. On May 30 Amy Winehouse gave her first concert in Portugal,  Rock in Rio Lisbon. Apparently, Amy went on stage drunk, and had a hematoma in her neck. On May 29, the English singer performed at the Glastonbury Festival, where she sang for an hour. This time, the singer approached many of the fans, when one of them threw an object that hit her head, so Amy had an aggressive reaction and tried punch the fan.

   The singer threw water on a guest, so she called the police. As reported in the British tabloid “The Sun”, the singer refused to apologise the 27 year-old tourist, after an argument over dinner. The hotel staff  said she had  provoked other tourists during her two-week  holidays. An anonymous source told the "Sun", "Everybody wants Amy to disappear."

Some of the last shows Amy Winehouse took place in Brazil in January 2011.The singer perfomed in São Paulo, Florianópolis , Rio de Janeiro and Recife. In her presentations, Amy showed not fully fit, making presentations with problems such as shorts shows, errors in the lyrics and even a fall on stage in Recife. After that, she appeared on June 18 in Belgrade, Serbia where she was booed because more than 20 thousand fans didn’t like her performance and got very annoyed.

Can you remember any other controversial singer/band? Tell us!

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