Vain is Your Middle Name: Celebs Who Love Themselves as Much as Their Fans Do

April 24, 2012 ‐ By madamenoire

By Desire Thompson

Like the late Christopher Wallace once said: “More money, more problems.” However, he never said that with more money, your head has to get bigger and egos will spin out of control. Everyone’s favorite celeb psychiatrist, Dr. Drew Pinsky, studied over 200 celebs in 2006 using the Narcissistic Personality Inventory, which studies narcissistic tendencies. The study rates people on a 1 to 40 scale, with 40 being “extremely narcissistic.” On average, celebs scored a not-so-surprising 17.84, which is higher than the general public. While all of this may be obvious news to some, it isn’t to all. Celebs want to keep their names out there, so just know that with every Twit pic, status post and club appearance they do it isn’t for the fans…it’s for themselves. Take a look at some celebs that have let their egos get bigger than their paychecks.

Source: The Fashion Bomb Blog

Keri Hilson

The R&B singer/songwriter hit the scene in 2008 with her song “Energy,” and eventually received a great deal of mainstream appeal with her hit, “Turnin Me On.” While she was finally beginning to be known for her own music rather than the songs she penned for Ciara, Beyonce and other R&B divas, she decided to take jabs at all of those individuals in 2009 on the remix for “Turnin Me On.” Lines included things like, “Go head tell these folks how long I been writing your songs… I been putting you on… check the credits hoe!” When confronted about her comments she simply reversed all of her words, but continued to talk smack about other singers (who can forget when she refused to pose with a magazine that Bey was on the cover of?). But hey, as long as you don’t hate her cause she’s beautiful…

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  • Ifuaskme2

    Butterfly effect was a good movie?????? If you say so…………..

  • Ifuaskme2

    Butterfly effect was a good movie?????? If you say so…………..


    I Love Trey Songz but you are right he is cocky!! I saw him this year live and at the end of the show he was making fun of some ppl in the audience. For instance he shouted out a lady in the audience and told her she needed to lose her belly before she put on a half shirt. I didn’t see nothing wrong with her belly, it was flat. He gon criticized someone who paid to see him, I think he should have kept them comments to his self. He put on an excellent show but I didn’t like his cockiness! Not Sexy Trey!

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  • Caroneisha

    IDK about Trey being vain. I mean when I first saw him I mean yea he did seem like a a$$hole. But when I watched some of his interviews he said that Trey Songz and Tremaine are totally opposite of one another. And it took alot of artist mangement for him to become Trey Songz. Honestly, he’s one of those guys that appears hard and rude on the outside but when you get to know him he is very sweet. IDK, like I said before I jus don’t take him as the vain type.

  • Danielle Stevenson

    Celebrities are narcissistic. In other news, the  sun will be rising in the East tomorrow. 
    Dr Drew has turned into a media slore. Wonder how he scores on that test. 

  • Torlando2006

    I was a fan of Trey until I watched 1 episode of his reality
    show. His personality rubbed me the wrong way within the first 10 minutes of
    the show.

  • Netdandri

    Diddy was shockingly left off this list. I agree with the rest, though.

  • I’m pretty much over Evelyn as of now.  Then again, I was never into that trick to begin with.  The only one I like now is Jen though.

  • Bobby B

    Somebody forget to mention Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He is really in love with himself.

    • Truthhurtz

      He really is. I saw him on Jay Leno not too long ago and he was really feeling himself a bit too much for me. I used to luv him, but now not so much…

  • random

    So where’s P Sh*tty, Usher, Beyonce, Rihanna, Ray J, 50 cent, Chad Ochostinko…I’ll think of some more.
    Steve Harvey.

    • Chanda

      to be honest i was also looking for diddy to be on this list.

  • guest510

    you forgot Tyra Banks

    • Dest

      Um, no. How is Tyra banks vain? She helps young girls feel good about themselves and live their dreams for many years. She took herself out of modeling which she could’ve kept on doing, and genuinely performs good deeds

      • janedoehoe

        Keep believing her hype…

      • janedoehoe

        Keep believing her hype…

  • BC

    Wow…..a lot of blows thrown in this blog post.  ***goes and gets popcorn***

  • Guest

    How in the world did you forget JayZ and Beyonce? They have been attention seeking since Bey announced she was pregnant and the baby’s birth has made it worse!

    • Koiceloman

      Beyonce never that… lol the rule at Madame Noir is never say anything bad about bey… lol

    • Netdandri

      I’m not a fan of Beyonce like that or anything, but I’m pretty sure the media attention around she and Jay’s baby has more to do with Bey and Jay being huge superstars than them looking for attention. They’re a pretty quiet couple as far as hollywood couples go.

  • guest

    i am surprised (yeah you know who i’m thinking of) isn’t on the list, but heck i ain’t saying her name. it’d be nice for a comment section not to have her name or what ever moniker you’ve afforded her mentioned. enough said

    • christielove

      @Guest:I have an idea who you are talking about too,lol.

  • Guestie

    Kanye started all this crap about 2005 when he decided to make acting conceited his schtick. Most public figures (athletes, entertainers, politicians and big business people) tend to have a God complex about themselves but these folks take it to the extreme.
    I’d like to see a list of the humble, classy and people’s people too though.

  • Tallchiick

    This is funny…I actually saw Trey Songz on 106 & park a few years back, and he asked the audience (randomly) who they thought looked better between himself and Terrence J…TJ and Rocsi just looked at him like DUDE STFU…and so did the audience…I was turned off from there.

  • Neecee401

    Keri Hilson, Katherine Heigl, Mark Wahlberg, Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams, Bow Wow, Trey Songz, The YMCMB Crew but mostly Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, Kimye. You’re welcome.


    You forgot about Nene Leakes. Idk if its me but i didnt like the way she was like, ” Kandi has invited all if these Twitter ppl” Heffa these are the ppl that keep you relevent. Now u too good for em….smh