Haters Gon Hate: 10 Celebs Whose Hating Ways Caught Us By Surprise
We all know that haters are always in our midsts. And even though we know some people will always hate to see others shine, we were surprised to learn that the following people threw some massive shade at various people in the industry. Check them out.
LL Cool J
Aww did we ever think we’d see the day Uncle L would become embittered. But it happened in our lifetime folks. LL Cool J had a real issue with Jay-Z releasing his Magna Carta Holy Grail album through Samsung instead of letting his “real” album sales affect the numbers. Hard to believe right? Check out the exact quote:
“For me as an artist I still want to be able to touch the people individually. It still matters to me that people individually went out and bought my record. Although I still think a million sold is a million sold, for me I like to know that a million people bought my record, not a company bought a million copies of my record.”
LL Cool J just “showed his age” as the old folk would say. Very few people truly go out and buy CDs anymore. So downloading Jay-Z’ album from Samsung is truly no different than people downloading music from iTunes. It’s just another form of digital. Step into the future.
Rae Dawn Chong
You probably looked at this name and said “WHO?!” But let me help you. Rae Dawn Chong is “Squeak” from The Color Purple. It’s not so much that “Squeak” is a surprise hater, it’s surprising how she appeared out of thin air. Just last week Chong tried to read Oprah to filth calling her a would-be “field n*gger” had she been living during the time of slavery. She went on to say Oprah is not concerned about anyone but Oprah. When people asked her where all of this came from she offered up a more shade in her apology or rationalization. Sooo…you come out of hiding to throw shade at Oprah?! Nice try boo but this wasn’t smart. Now, everything you do is gon’ fail. If you thought Oprah didn’t like you before? Ha!
I know I wasn’t the only one who took serious offense to “Fresh Prince” replacing the original Aunt Viv, Janet Hubert with Daphne Reid. But in the last couple of years, we learned exactly why Janet had to go. Alphonso Ribero “Carlton” said that Janet Hubert, though talented, had been acting a fool since the show started. You may remember this is what Hubert had to say about reuniting with the cast and Will Smith.
“There will never be a reunion … as I will never do anything with an a**hole like Will Smith. He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up. This constant reunion thing will never ever happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology, which he doesn’t know the word.”
What’s so funny about Hubert’s comments is that they came like 20 years after she stopped working on the show. What’s even more interesting is the fact that unless she’s talking about how someone’s wronged her, we really haven’t seen much of Hubert. Haters never prosper.
“I think one of the great abuses of this modern time is that we should have had such high-profile artists, powerful celebrities. But they have turned their back on social responsibility. That goes for Jay-Z and Beyoncé, for example. Give me Bruce Springsteen, and now you’re talking. I really think he is black.”
I know some of you are going to disagree with me on this one but I find it a bit discouraging that Harry Belafonte decided to single Beyonce and Jay Z out as celebrities who aren’t socially responsible. Now, I have much respect for Mr. Belafonte and I’ll be the first to argue that black celebrities could be doing more but calling out specific people, not being fully educated about what they do is counterproductive. I could argue Jay Z uses his art to speak out about social injustices or that him providing Beyonce’s philanthropic work like her participation in Chime For Change or her cosmetology center in Brooklyn provide training for people who might have fewer options.
I’m no fan of Honey Boo Boo and her family. They’re not my taste. But the Maroon 5 lead singer took it to the extreme when GQ asked him about “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” Here’s what he said:
“Seriously, Honey Boo Boo is the decay of Western civilization. Just because so many people watch the show doesn’t mean it’s good,” snipes Levine, who mentors aspiring singers on NBC’s The Voice. “So many people witness atrocities and can’t take their eyes away from them, but that doesn’t mean they’re good. That show is literally The. Worst. Thing. That’s. Ever. Happened. The “One More Night” singer continues, “It’s complete f-cking ignorance and the most despicable way to treat your kids. F-ck those people. You can put that in the magazine: F-ck those idiots. They’re just the worst. Sorry, I’m so sensitive to that — like, I don’t know, man, it’s upsetting. Just to clarify, I said, ‘F-ck those people!”
Yikes! I love Adam’s voice and I happen to think he’s fine as hell. But he did way too much here. At the end of the day, can we be mad at this family making their money?! And let’s not forget that a majority of these cast members are children. Is that really necessary?
In my house, Tavis was much respected. He presented the real. He had a variety of guests we’d never see on mainstream television and he was quite charismatic. Ever since President Obama was running for office, Tavis Smiley has had an issue. We can argue that it all began when Obama didn’t show up for Tavis’ forum when he was running for office. And since then he’s criticized the president at every turn. Some of it, I will argue has been warranted. Tavis said that the president didn’t speak enough about issues of concern to the black community. But then this past weekend, when President Obama issued his statement on race, which many lauded as groundbreaking and well needed, Smiley said was weak and essentially too little too late. I’m having to give Tavis the side eye these days.
It wasn’t so much that the former vajayjay Cat Doll was hating on anyone specifically but rather all individuals who have achieved great success in the music industry. When explaining why she hadn’t won a Grammy or an Oscar, Nicole had this to say to The Independent U.K.
“This is such a tough industry, you know. To make it, you really have to sell your soul to the devil … I haven’t. That’s probably why I haven’t quite reached the top of my mountain. I mean, where’s my Tony Award, my Grammy, my Oscar? Why don’t I have any of those things yet?”
Oh Nicole… if only that were the reason.
Cornel West is a genius. No one can take that from him. And surprisingly, just because he’s brilliant doesn’t mean he’s incapable of hate. I know you’re probably thinking that I’m going to reference his criticisms against President Obama. But not this time. My issue with Dr. West is his words against colleague Melissa Harris Perry. Really, his criticisms of Perry were loosely related to her connection to MSNBC and in West’s mind a connection to the Obama administration. Right around the time Harris-Perry was getting her show on MSNBC, West called her a liar. And that was just the beginning.
“She’s become the momentary darling of liberals, but I pray for her because she’s in over her head,” West said. “She’s a fake and a fraud. I was so surprised how treacherous the sister was.”
West said later that Harris Perry and Al Sharpton sold their souls to have insider access to the White House and their shows on MSNBC. Sad.
Up until February, I was really happy that Keyshia Cole had found what seemed like a happy life with her husband and young son. But clearly Keyshia had a bone to pick with Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child. Unlike everyone else on this list though, Keyshia’s hateration came back to haunt her. I’m sure, if she could take it back, she would have shared that comment with the folks sitting next to her on the couch and not with thousands, if not millions of Twitter and internet users.
Not that we ever knew who Steven Tyler was but we certainly got the open-minded, free thinking rocker vibe from him. So maybe some of us assumed he was a cool dude. But he threw some major shade when Nicki Minaj took over as the newest judge on “American Idol.” Instead of giving advice to Nicki or wishing her luck in her new role, he questioned her ability to judge different musical genres.
“These kids, they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere and they’re in New York City, they’re scared to death; you’re not going to get the best [out of them],” Tyler said. “If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield. Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with Phillip Phillips. Just saying.”
Nicki Minaj assumed he made this comment because she was black and a rapper and accused him of being racist. We don’t know if Tyler is racist but he was certainly hating.