Soulja Boy Exposed By Kat Stacks?
Although we haven't heard much from her lately, hip-hop groupie Kat Stacks is notorious for sleeping with rappers and airing out their dirty laundry all over the Internet. One of her most famous victims was none other than Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, who appeared in an incriminating video Stacks released of the two of them in a hotel room in 2010. After claiming the rapper had a coke problem, Stacks filmed what appeared to be lines of cocaine on a table in the room, adding that the drug "inhibited him from getting his member up." Along with the video, Stacks leaked direct messages from the rapper via Twitter that further tarnished his reputation. She later admitted that the video was a set up, and that nothing she had originally stated was true, but many were left confused, and Soulja's rep remains tainted by it to this day.
A lingering beef between the Wu-Tang Clan and Joe Budden finally came to a head at the Rock The Bells music festival in Southern California in 2009. Budden was backstage Livestreaming an appearance for fans with fellow rapper Mickey Factz when Raekwon and his posse unexpectedly entered the room. The men immediately confronted Budden, and shortly thereafter someone from The Chef's crew punched Budden in the right eye. Although the live stream was disconnected before the brawl took place, Budden started it again shortly after the incident, and was seen holding ice to his eye while explaining to fans what had just occurred.
Mobb Deep Twitter Beef
Veteran New York rap duo Mobb Deep came under scrutiny when they began beefing with then each other via Twitter in mid-2012. It all began when, out of nowhere, Havoc logged into his Twitter account and started taking shots at Prodigy, his partner in crime. The rapper claimed he was "about to expose" P, and went so far as to insinuate that he was a homosexual. A few days following the rant, Havoc denied that it was him, claiming that he'd lost his phone and that his Twitter account had been hacked. Later, the rapper recanted what he'd said again, confirming that it actually was him who'd sent the tweets, and that he'd been "speaking [from] a standpoint of being mad." The feud between the duo continued for a time, to the point that Havoc announced that the group was on hiatus until further notice. That notice fortunately came last year, when the two announced that they'd be undertaking a 20th anniversary tour together.
Game's Twitter Prank Gone Wrong
It seems The Game loves to be the center of attention even, if it happens to get him in trouble with the Compton Sheriff's Station from time to time. The Los Angeles rapper came under fire thanks to Twitter (and a questionable sense of humor) when he sent a tweet to his half-a-million followers encouraging them to inquire about an internship position with him. Included in the tweet was a number to call for the inquiry which turned out to be the direct help line of the Sherriff's Station. As a result, the office was bombarded with hundreds of phone calls for more than three hours. The station eventually tracked down the source of the chaos and Game deleted the tweet, but not without taking the opportunity to bash the police officers, tweeting,"y'all can track a tweet down but can't solve murders?!" The rapper soon came under investigation, and criminal charges were considered, but we was fortunately cleared of everything in short order.
Many of you have probably heard that Jay Z and Beyonce are close celebrity friends with the now "uncoupled" Coldplay front man Chris Martin and actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Well, it seems that Paltrow got a little too comfortable with her friend while attending one of Jay and Kanye's Watch The Throne shows in Paris in June 2012. The actress excitedly took to Twitter that night and posted a photo of herself on stage with the rappers and several people from their entourage. The caption was the problem, though, as it read: "N***as in Paris for real." Paltrow was attacked across the Internet for using the N-word so liberally, asterisks or not, and she unapologetically defended herself in the face of it all, tweeting, "Hold up! It's the title of the song." The-Dream, who was in attendance and on stage at the time, attempted to cover up the backlash, claiming responsibility for the tweet himself. It didn't really do much good, though, and media outlets ran with the story all the same, leading to much controversy for the actress. Come to think of it, this was one of the biggest social media fails in recent memory, period.
This is nothing new - rappers have been flexing on social media since social media has existed. Pictures of cars, wads of cash and of course blinged-out jewelry are posted constantly by hip-hop's elite, many of whom revel in flaunting their wealth. Sometimes a flex can turn into a fail, however, something we witnessed in November 2012 when the collision of French Montana and Soulja Boys' respective Instagram accounts. It all began when Soulja took to his Instagram to post a photo of some expensive jewelry, including two bejewelled necklaces, two watches and a bracelet. His adoring fan enjoyed gawking at the diamond incrusted gold jewels until something strange happened. Not 24 hours later, French Montana uploaded the same picture to his Instagram account. Could it have been a coincidence that both rappers not only happened to have the same jewelry, but also took photos of the pieces in the same layout? We think not. Whoever was responsible for this social media fail, the situation had everyone side-eyeing BOTH rappers.
Lil Reese Beats Woman In Video, Blames "Haters" For Leaking It
Chicago rapper Lil Reese came under fire when a video of him brutally beating up a woman surfaced on the Internet in October 2012. Shortly after its release, the video went viral, leaving the rapper no choice but to address it. Not only did Reese take to Twitter to confirmed that it was him, he also blamed "haters" for the leaked footage, tweeting, "The haters tryna see a mf Dwn lol Dey gotta b broke and bored wanna upload some shit from years ago damnn we winnin its 2 late #3hunna," and "Di swat doin betta den da next mf bring small shit. Its nothing time 2 turn Uppp fuck it…#3hunna." Following the brash Tweets, the backlash became so intense that the Reese finally issued a formal apology for his actions, but that didn't prevent his arrest in connection with the incident months later.
Drake Tries to Pick Up "Model" on Instagram
Drake has had his fair share of embarrassing moments both on and off social media. One of the most recent was his attempt to pick up a "model" via Instagram, which took place in early January. The Young Money rapper accidentally published a direct message intended for a blonde haired, hazel-eyed user by the name of Cocaine Lorraine, stating that he was interested in getting in touch with her regarding what he described as a "quiet project." A screen shot of the now infamous message quickly made its way around the Internet, leaving Drake supremely embarrassed by his fail and Cocaine Lorraine with several thousand new followers.
Kreayshawn's Contradicting Tweets Exposed
Former White Girl Mob leader Kreayshawn's fifteen minutes of fame didn't come without at a bit of controversy stemming from a fairly large social media fail on her part. The short-lived Bay Area rap group, consisting of the "Gucci Gucci" singer, V Nasty and Lil Debbie, found themselves in hot water in 2011 regarding their (specifically V Nasty's) use of the N-word. When the information came to light, Kreayshwan promptly released a statement claiming that she didn't use the word herself, but defended her "sister" all the same, claiming it to be a term used frequently by all races in Oakland, where the girls hail from. Leave it to social media to dig up the dirt, though. Soon after her statement, multiple tweets surfaced of the rapper using the word numerous times, a glaring contradiction, to say the least.
Nas' Teenage Daughter Posts Condom Pictures On Instagram
When your seventeen-year-old daughter posts pictures of her condom collection on her Instagram account, it's more then just a fail - it's an undisputed cry for help and sign of poor parenting. Unfortunately, Nas found himself in this very situation when his teen daughter posted a photo of a bejewelled box full of condoms on her nightstand, accompanied by the caption "Keep dis cute lil box on my nightstand. My home girls know at I keep in it. Can yu guess? Lol," along with more questionable tweets of a sexual nature. Nas responded to the controversies in the best way he knew how, by recording the heartfelt track "Daughters," which was released as the first single from of his 2013 album Life Is Good.
HNHH presents a recent history of social media fails in hip-hop.
Social media has become inseparable from today's society. Outlets such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are used constantly worldwide, and have become the main methods of direct communication between individuals the world over. The rapid evolution and increased use of social media has fuelled our collective fascination with "celebrity" and pop culture, having become both a driving force of modern life and a source of entertainment within it.
As such, it comes as no surprise that the notions of celebrity and social media now come hand in hand. Celebrities are able to connect with fans through these platforms and build their respective brands from the ground up, and fans appreciate the transparency and immediacy of it all. There are instances, however, when social media reveals the dark side of celebrity; instances where emotion gets the best of these social icons, or simply moments where thought is absent and actions are brash. Simply put: social media fails.
Hip-hop artists have certainly had their fair share of embarrassing and/or outlandish Internet moments, and we've examined some of them here. Scroll through the list - we think you'll agree most of them deserve an "SMH."