Black Girls Lost: 14 Celebs Who Might Need To Find Themselves

December 7, 2012  |  

Just because you’ve achieved some level of fame, doesn’t mean that you’ve found your niche in the world. These celebrity women might still be trying to figure it out.

Karrine Steffans

With a nickname like “Superhead” there’s really no need to explain why this woman is lost. And I know some of you will argue that she wasn’t the one who called herself “Superhead” but the fact that she used the name to market her trashy books and subsequent media tours is enough to let me know that she’s all about the shine, no matter how it comes her way. I mean, what else would you say about a woman who takes pictures with the likes of Bow Wow just to keep her name in the blogosphere?

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Rihanna

Now, just because Rihanna is lost in the world, doesn’t mean that I don’t like her. When I look at her I just see a girl who was thrust into fame before she was necessarily mature enough to handle it. That was one thing then the Chris Brown scandal just made an already terrible situation just that much worse. Between their messy, very public love triangle, her Twitter outbursts and Bible scriptures it’s clear that Rihanna’s a woman still trying to figure out how she wants to live her life.

Lil Mama

Ooo Lil Mama. I kind of feel sorry for her. I don’t know enough about her to know if she’s lost morally, but I do know that career wise, the girl seems a bit confused. Her music is lack luster, she was randomly a judge on “America’s Best Dance Crew,” arguably her biggest accomplishment, and who can forget about home girl stepping all out of her body to jump on the stage with Alicia Keys and Jay-Z. She’s really gotta find a niche for herself.

Montana Fishburne

Remember how shocked and disgusted we were back in 2010, when Montana Fishburne announced that, at eighteen years old, she was getting into the adult video industry? I mean honey gurl, really? Stop the madness! The whole reason she wanted to get into the game was because she saw how successful it made Kim Kardashian. But the difference between she and Kim Kardashian was that Kim slept with a relatively famous man and her tape “leaked” Montana was busting it open for random porno stars. The saddest part about her story is that she damaged the relationship with her father for a career that wasn’t even mildly successful.

Bobbi Kristina

I haven’t even kept up with what Bobbi Kristina’s been doing on “The Houstons,” because I vowed not to watch that train wreck. And that’s exactly why Bobbi K is on this list. Shortly after the death of her mother, she went public about the relationship with boyfriend/play brother Nick Gordon. Then there were cameras all up in her face. Her father is in and out of rehab and it just seems that she needs to chill first and then find a constructive outlet so she doesn’t end up going down the wrong road.

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Naomi Campbell

Oh Naomi! She, like Rihanna, might be another one whose fame came too soon. From the age of 15 she’s been working as a model and probably never had the chance to be a child. And maybe that’s why she never learned how to handle her emotions and interact with people. It’s obvious that no one ever told her that she couldn’t resort to putting her hands on people anytime things didn’t go her way. Then as if her assault incidents weren’t enough there’s the fact that she’s been content to date a married man for years on end.

Halle Berry

If you’ve followed Halle’s career or listened to her interviews you know that she’s had issues with men, long before she ever started dating. Her own father was an abusive alcoholic, so it’s not hard to understand that she would have issues with the men who would come in and out of her life. From her divorces, to the most recent baby daddy drama, it’s clear that Halle has some challenges picking men who won’t turn around a act a complete fool down the road.

Evelyn Lozada

We’ve been watching Evelyn act a fool for a couple of years now. From the catty, verbal arguments to the physical altercation to running across the tables, homegirl proved long ago that she was too old to be acting so hoodratish. She still has a lot to learn. Hopefully, her time with Iyanla will help her make the changes she needs.

Mimi Faust

Poor Mimi. From the first couple of episodes of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta,” I was certain that she was most basic of women. I mean any woman that would steadily keep chasing after a man as sleazy as Stevie J, is a woman who has some very real esteem issues. Little did we know that Mimi had some deep rooted issues with her mom and her dedication to Scientology. That kind of explained her attachment to that no good man. (That and the child of course.) Either way, I’m waiting for the day that Mimi realizes that Stevie ain’t about the right and decides to do better for herself.

Fantasia

Man, I love Fanny! I really root for her. I happen to think she is exceptionally and talented. No one sings like her. But as we’ve seen time and time again, talent does not mean one’s life will be absent of struggle and confusion. And confusion about how to handle her fame, seems to be the issue with Fantasia. First, there was the issue of her letting her family mooch off her money. And most recently, the mess of her having an affair and eventually a child with a married man just proved that Fantasia wasn’t out here making the best decisions. I know I’m personally hoping she pulls it together.

Keyshia Cole

Last week, Keyshia certainly wouldn’t have made this list. After all, she was the epitome of a success story, overcoming her less than stellar upbringing to find love, marry a man and have a beautiful son. Unfortunately, we had to give Keyshia a bit of a side eye when she asserted that she was biracial on “106 & Park,” after the hosts asked her why she decided to participate in “Black Girls Rock.” Now, there is nothing wrong about being proud of all the races or ethnicities but when you don’t know who your father is, and therefore don’t know his race, then you might not want to be so quick to claim your alleged white heritage.

Tami Roman

I’m not quite sure what happened to Tami to make her that adult bully that she is today. But whatever it is, at this point, with two daughters, Tami needs to find her way. People will only be able to tolerate it for just a hot second. There’s nothing cute about a 50 year old bully.

K. Michelle

What can we say about K. Michelle. We love her and she’s definitely talented but she’s like one of those little kids who expresses every thought they have in their head. Maybe it’s not so much that she’s lost but just needs to mature into a woman who knows when to keep her mouth closed.

Tameka Raymond

Poor Tameka. While I will acknowledge, that Tameka has been through enough to make anyone a little off, the way she handled herself during the custody battle, let us know what Tameka wasn’t all the way right. Every week she was on Twitter talking about how Usher, the father of her children was out to sabotage her. Umm Tameka, keep all of that drama in the courtroom. Then the way she was all over Twitter, still slandering Usher, during her son’s passing just looked like a woman whose priorities were all out of whack.

 

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  • Bid-Ness

    Halle, after the first one or two, we feel for ya. Being cheated on by a sex addict or beaten, we can give a pass on. MAYBE you just picked a bad one or two, but after ALL your relationships end up messy and drama filled, we start to realize it’s not just the men. Maybe you’re he crazy one.

  • unque43

    Lil Mama is set to star the movie TLC. He mother dead and she is young. She has time to find herself we all go through that phase. These women just doing it where the world sees it. I am still trying to find myself. Y’all have some articles that have me SMH

  • unque43

    Lil Mama is set to star the movie TLC. He mother dead and she is young. She has time to find herself we all go through that phase. These women just doing it where the world sees it. I am still trying to find myself. Y’all have some articles that have me SMH

    • Anthony Bascom

      lil mama at least have her clothes on and not acting ratchet like most of theses females she is a good black women doing what most kids her age doing the right things and going in the right direction suppose to do. with her mentor MC Lyte she will be alright.

  • Nessa

    Aint nutten wrong wit Keyshia stating tht she’s biracial..i never got what the whole hoolah-loo was about becuz being biracial doesnt mean you r half white….has nothing to do with in its purest definition…jus means there are 2 diff races….

  • Tyra Banks should have whipped her *ss when they were in Europe at the beginning of their careers. Had she done that, Naomi wouldn’t be such a bully.

  • Evelyn Lozada is “Black Hispanic”, just like Zoe Saldana, Gina Torres (Lawrence Fishburne’s wife), and boxer Felix Trinidad.

    You can be “Black Non-Hispanic” (African, Afro-Caribbean, African-American, Black-British, etc.), “Non-Black Hispanic” (i.e. White Hispanic or Asian Hispanic, etc.) or “Black Hispanic”.

    Ev is the latter.

    Race and ethnicity are two different things.

  • So, if Kiesha doesn’t feel she’s black or feels that she shouldn’t be associated with an uplifting show like “Black Girls Rock” (a show on which Alicia Keys appears), then maybe we should stop buying her music.

    After all, the white people she wants to be so close to can buy it, so she won’t lose any money, right? She doesn’t need black people, right? Let’s kick her to the curb!

  • JessEliane

    What? No Joselyn Hernendez, baby?! lol She is LOST if I’ve ever seen lost.

  • June

    This SITE needs to find itself. All the auto-play videos and other garbage cluttering the screen !!

  • Montana Fishburne, good lawd.

    • I mean your father is an A+ Actor, he has all the hook ups. Really!?

  • ilovemovies2

    You didn’t include Kenya Moore. lol

  • WTFITBS

    It’s just entertainment that’s ratchet most of time. These women portray characters on camera and get compensated for it. None of it is real, its part of a business that generates a outlet that attracts the attention of other black women. If you all want it change, stop viewing these reality shows and buying these books that promote black women in a negative light. Its simple…

  • Bella

    I don’t get the shade thrown at Keyshia Cole – what’s wrong with her saying she’s mixed? Isn’t she half-Italian?

    • Mel S

      Well, the truth is that she still does not know who her father is and all the men she has tested to date have not been her dad.

    • Nothing wrong with acknowledging your background, but using it as an excuse to reject black people is demented.

      She doesn’t want to appear on Black Girls Rock because she’s part white. Alicia Keys didn’t have a problem with it, nor have other biracial or quadroon black women.

      Most African-Americans have white blood anyways, so its pretty lame to even mention it in that context.

      Either you feel close to other black women or you don’t! I guess she doesn’t.

      • Anthony Bascom

        because the black women the dark skin ones especially make her feel like an outsider. on the show her mother said her alleged father is white-Italian, Now its her mother’s fault and the adoption agency’s fault why she doesn’t know who her father is. Its the systems fault not Keisha’s fault, its her mother’s fault why her father is still a mystery.

  • All of us went through some lost years at one point or another. As long as we keep living we will keep growing and maturing. Takes some of us longer than others, but hopefully they have a strong support base to get them through the rough times.

  • Surley Duff

    All of Halle’s past men have gone on to have incident-free relationships with other women…she’s not bad at picking them. She’s crazy!

    • I thought I was the only person who noticed that! Halle is the one with the problems. Bat-sh*t-crazy!

  • SMH_shameonitall

    Ok so I’m late to this party…but the only people I feel sorry for on the list are Montana Fishbourne & Bobbi Kris because they’re still young enough to turn things around, with the proper guidance and other *decent* opportunities for success besides so called ‘fame and fortune’. Everyone else is old enough to know better: and they enjoy acting like they do so they can milk their 15 mins of fame. Naomi Campbell, Evelyn Lozada & Tami Roman will all be fine once they run-up on the right chick and get their asses WHIPPED.

    • edsullivan

      Yeah, I’d be happy to help Montana find herself.

  • LET ME GO AHEAD AND STEP IN ON LIL MAMA’S BEHALF…. She was not Randomly placed on ABDC as a judge the girl can dance like nobodies business and if anybody had followed her music when it first dropped you’d know that girl has talent out the wazoo. She can sing better then half these so called R&B singers, she can dance better then half these so called entertainers and she can spit like nobodies business. Now its pretty gotdayum hard to finish a platinum album when you lose your mother after your first big hit (Her mother died in 2008 of cancer Right while she was recording her album) Shes had a hard time so leave her alone and give her credit for what she has done. She managed to build a fan base with out cussing or being a slore bag.

    • I totally agree with you.I do not think she should have been on the list. She jumped on stage during a performance while her idol was performing, I know it might have not been thought out but it is not hardly a girl being lost just caught up in the moment. Lil Mama has such a positive message I hear her speak in interviews about her generation and I admire and like her. Home girl can freestyle and she is wise beyond her years. She may have lost her mother but never her way.

  • Miss_Understood

    I couldn’t click thru all these pages because then I too would be a black girl lost…

  • Ms. Bee

    Halle needs a friend. Call me, girl.

  • thegoodluckpig

    jackie christie?

    • He’ll yes on Jackie Christie. Her self-esteem is in the gutter.

      Look at the effort she puts Into clinging to her husband and trying to win over these women who care nothing about her. She should be putting that energy into her daughters…the ones she abandoned in Seattle.

      Yet she neglects her daughters, especially the darker-skinned one. She had no business being on television.

      She needs to be in family therapy. I am from Seattle, and I don’t know how Doug puts up with her.

  • Spencer Greene

    There are way too many ads on this site. I understand that’s where the money comes from, but it’s distracting from the content.

  • LiiSH

    Lil Mama, lil mama, lil mama… So much talent, such a bad team. She needs a stylist and a new manager b/c babygirl has too much talent for the foolishness she is known for. Homegirl can rap sing and dance effortlessly… SMH.

    What makes K.Michelle an endearing songwriter makes her a hot mess of a person.

  • Guest

    I don’t know who half the women on this list are but I do wonder what makes beautiful women ,like Superhead such a mess!!! Oh well I guess being born beautiful is no guarantee you’ll have self esteem and confidence!!!

    • Ay

      She was neglected and raped as a child, you wouldnt be okay either………………

  • ANTMilf

    Where’s Joseline, oh I forgot, this is black girls lost list, not latino tranny lost, my bad!

    • Why did you make me spit out my juice…lol

    • Victor Vargas

      There is nothing Latino about Jose are you serious? She got a Spanish name via slavery like all Negra Hispanics but Latin she’s not! Latins are descended from white people there is nothing white about Joseline.

  • BAP

    blac chyna (not really a celeb),nicki minaj,lil wayne (yes she need to be on the list too), & beyonce were noticeably missing. they on my list…

    • Kay

      I think they got celebrity an bopping hoee confused when they mentioned crack china

    • ANTMilf

      Dead @ Lil’ Wayne!

  • BAP

    before i click thru every d*mn page,yall could give a sistah a slideshow or sumn

  • Suchalady

    Which part of Lozada is black?

    • iamKiNG

      Agreed. I was saying the same thing.

    • Leelee santos

      She’s clearly afro puerto rican. She’s a mixture of spanish and african.

      • Victor Vargas

        I don’t see no Spanish in Evelyn at all maybe a hint of Indian but that’s it. Negra Hispanics came from slavery only not Spain. Spanish people are white.

  • Ay

    Most of these women have been sexually abused.

    • Machelle Kwan

      So true. Sexually abused women can be ruined for life.

  • That was only 14…

  • unrequitedlove

    Where are the ratchetnistas Lil Kim and Nikki Minaj?And for the love of Jesus,Mary,Joseph and 4 more white ppl can yall please put everything on one page 🙁

    • yo

      completely agree..I’d like to scroll down and not be clicking across…I thought i was the only person pissed by that…

    • Meyaka

      ROTFL @”4 more people”