The other day, my cousin, Krystal, said to me “Remember when Halle Berry killed that guy?” And I was like “Oh shit! Yeah man, I do!” Then I got to thinking about all the celebs that have gotten into some real shit show scandals, yet somehow, no one remembers it anymore.
There are people like Charlie Sheen and Paris Hilton, who are super known for their scandals, but then there are people like Halle, who have actually had some pretty big scandals, yet no one remembers them. Here are 10 major celebrity scandals you probably don’t remember.
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Burned Down her Boyfriend’s Mansion
Left Eye from TLC is sadly mostly remembered nowadays for being dead. However, back when she was alive she was a super talented rapper and a member of one of the biggest girl groups of the 90’s, TLC. But you know what people tend to forget? That homegirl burned down then boyfriend, Andre Rison’s, mansion in 1994! Yep, after a big fight she decided to set fire to a pair of his sneakers which went on to burn down a large portion of the mansion. She got five years probation and had to do some therapy at a halfway house. She was definitely the “crazy” in Crazy Sexy Cool.
Matthew Broderick Killed a Mother and Daughter
People fucking love Matthew Broderick. I mean, the guy was Ferris Bueller! But you know who probably doesn’t love him? The guy whose wife and daughter he killed. That’s right, back in his prime in the 1980’s, Matthew Broderick was driving in the wrong lane and smashed head on into another car, killing a woman and her daughter. His punishment? A $175 ticket. I am not even fucking kidding you. Ferris Bueller’s day off, indeed.
Mike Tyson Raped a Girl
Mike Tyson is now mostly known for his enjoyable cameos in “The Hangover” movies, but what people seem to forget is that he is a legit rapist who actually spent time in prison for raping a girl. Apparently the people at “Law & Order: SVU” forgot about it, too, since a couple of years ago they cast him as a rape victim on one of their episodes. Talk about extreme irony or disgustingly poor taste. Who the fuck thought THAT was a good idea?!
Grown Man R. Kelly Married Teenage Aaliyah
Sure people know all about R. Kelly’s child porn charges and making sex tapes with underage girls, but very few remember that back in the day, when he was in his late 20’s, he actually MARRIED then 15-year-old singer Aaliyah. Surprise, surprise, her parents had it annulled.
Halle Berry’s Hit and Run
Ok, so, my cousin and I were a bit misinformed about Halle Berry. She didn’t actually kill someone, but she did do something SUPER shitty. Over a decoder ago, Halle Berry hit a young woman with her car and left her for dead. Yep. Hit her and just drove the fuck off. The woman didn’t die, but she did spend a lot of time in hospital. Halle claimed she doesn’t remember any of it happening, yet she somehow managed to go to a plastic surgeon to get the small cut on her head from the accident fixed so that it wouldn’t leave a major scar. In case you needed anymore evidence that Halle Berry is a crazy cunt.
Winona Ryder Shoplifted Some Shit
Winona Ryder is one of my favourite actresses from the 80’s/90’s and I am super Wino Forever, I mean, “Heathers” is the fucking greatest, but remember back in 2001 when she took all that pain medication and shoplifted thousands of dollars worth of stuff from Saks Fifth Avenue and everyone made those “Free Winona” T-Shirts? Yeah, I totally wanted one of those.
Eddie Murphy Hired a Transexual Prostitute
Eddie Murphy’s more recent shameful scandals include dumping Spice Girl, Mel B., while pregnant with his daughter, and making a ton of fucking awful movies like “Pluto Nash”, but back in the mid-90’s he had an even bigger scandal: the married father was caught trying to pick up a transexual prostitute named Divine Brown. Murphy tried to play it off like he was just trying to be a good samaritan and offering the woman a lift, but people believed that about as much as they believed Bill Clinton when he said he didn’t bang Monica Lewinski (few 90’s references for ya)
Rick James Tortured Some People
People nowadays mostly know Rick James as a hilarious Dave Chapelle character, but there is actually something pretty fucking huge that people tend to forget (aside from the fact that he’s a singer, too): RICK JAMES FUCKING TORTURED PEOPLE! In 1993, he and fiancé, Tanya Hijazi, held 24-year-old Frances Alley hostage for up to six days, tying her up, forcing her to perform sexual acts, and burning her legs and abdomen with the hot end of a crack cocaine pipe during a weeklong cocaine binge. Then, shortly after, they did the same thing to music executive Mary Sauger. HOW DOES NO ONE REMEMBER THIS SHIT?!
Milli Vanilli Lip-Synching
Milli Vanilli were fucking huge back in the 80’s. They even won Best New Artist at the Grammy’s and I fucking LOVED them because their jams were SICK. However, it turns out that it wasn’t even really them singing! Some big wig types found two uggos who could sing real good, then hired two hunks to pretend to be the singers. Finding out Milli Vanilli wasn’t real was actually one of the worst days of my young life, so, you know, lest we forget.
“George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People”
Kanye West is known for spewing a lot of shit, so people tend to forget half the shit he’s pulled. Sure, he most famously got on stage and interrupted Taylor Swift while winning and MTV Award, but back in 2004, Kanye was appearing on a tv telethon to raise money for Hurricane Katrina, and while discussing the issues with Mike Myers, Kanye, seemingly out of nowhere, says “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Sure, that’s no scandal that Kanye said something like that, but man, poor Mike Myers. Go youtube the clip and watch his facial expression when Kanye says that shit. People still feel bad about what Kanye did to Taylor, but what about poor Mike?!