Haters Gon Hate: 10 Celebs Whose Hating Ways Caught Us By Surprise

July 22, 2013  |  
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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.

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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!

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Janet Hubert

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.


Harry Belafonte

“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.

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Adam Levine

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?


Tavis Smiley

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.

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger

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.

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Cornel West

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.

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Keyshia Cole

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.

Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler

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.

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  • roy

    This is one of the most stupid “articles” I’ve ever read. There are always at least two sides to a story yet this writer feels her beliefs are actually truths. I believe that there is a whole lot of d*ck-riding with >1% actual intelligibility. That is not a proven fact, but it is my opinion.

  • grecco frg

    Lame article.

  • Spiked Honey

    Uhmmm, I am REALLY going to need you to know who Steven Tyler is. Thank GOD his was listed last and not first as I for damn sure would have stopped reading at that point. He was right. And your saying that shows you think just like a Nicki Minaj would. Essentially, to be on a show like that, you need to be a lover of ALL types of music. His point is, judges like her would send out potentially great talent simply because they don’t have a range of musical understanding. Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying he has that same understanding (as I don’t know), but his point valid. Even if you’re not familiar with Aerosmith, are you AT LEAST aware of their collaboration with Run D.M.C with “Walk This Way?” I’m still tripping on that.

    I agree with Adam Levine 100%. His comment was hilarious – but true.

    Rae Dawn Chong, another one I need you to know outside of “The Color Purple” (JESUS), needs to sit her behind down SOMEwhere. Everything she said was highly offensive. I’m sure Oprah didn’t even BOTHER to even acknowledge her trifling self.

  • Seffie

    Why is it that your writers write but don’t know much grammar? Would have went?

  • notgivingafuck

    this article is waste….

  • Ebony

    Adam Levine is right.

  • celeb inconegro

    What a pathetic site, just who are you, you are a hater because no one know who you are. Who is Renay? Nobody a wanna be somebody, who sits and writes bullshit about people who step out and express their opinions, who have a right to do so. so get a life. This entire site calling itself Madam Black, really…you should call yourself sell out, hating, piece of garbage that if you didn’t use the faces of celebs nobody would know you even exist! This is why we can get nowhere in life. Renay you are an ugly no talented, terrible writer, hater, fake name probably weigh 600 lbs shut in who wants to be everyone you just talked about. Your readers are dumb, ghetto, have no lives with which to speak of, so they come to this sad little site to spew vomit about people who don’t even read this crap. Go cut yourself or something so that you can get your pain out in some other way. How you like it when it gets thrown back at cha?

  • DeuceAlmighty

    Tavis Tavis Tavis u were just saying he should say more about race, then he does and now it’s still a problem. Come on sir which is it? Better late than never. As for the others, I really only agree with a few. Adam Levine was hilarious. Harry was right although wrong on his examples. Idk what’s wrong with Janet Hubert. Tyler may be hating a bit but he’s pretty credible. An ok list.

  • therealnumber1

    Nicole was right, you do have to sell your soul…that is just fact. As fas as LL…that was hating, that was truth too. 1 million people didn’t buy the album, samsung/jay z bought it and people got it for free…on itunes you actually have to buy the album so there is a difference..

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  • Harry Belafonte? Seriously? He (along with most of these people) really should not be on this list. The man has done more to promote social justice and positive change in his lifetime than many. There is a difference between hating for no reason, and articulating a different, valid opinion.

    • Glenn

      HB, is right. I’ve said the same Jayz n Beyonce 2gether is worth over a billion dollars they can give more bk to society 2 help others.

  • Kenedy

    First of all, whoever who wrote this article claims that they never really knew who Steven Tyler is…..really? If you are a true music fan, & not just a hip hop booty popping garbage fan, like real music from different genres, you’ll know who Steven Tyler and Aerosmith are. Next, I disagree with like 90% of these. Third, “Hater” is a tired word, needs to be retired, & a lot of people clearly abuse it & don’t know its definition, so it should just be retired. With the way the author of this article is rationalizing things, cartels that use drug money to fund their empires, racketeering, human trafficking and political infiltration are well….making money, and anyone who disagrees with what they are doing, are haters and shouldn’t be mad at them because they are making money….seriously, this is the logic being used

  • Suchalady

    LL and Harry were right in what they said though…how dare you MN??

  • NatashaDecemberBabyThomas

    LOL at “Vajayjay Cat Dolls”!

    But still, opinions are like a**holes, everyone has one.

  • Guest

    Since when does having a difference of opinions equate to hating, since we have become a society that can’t manage to agree to “disagree.” Everyone is a hater now according to the masses!!! When someone voices an opinion that isn’t popular or in agreement with all others, they are quickly labeled a “hater.” Criticizing others shouldn’t be without merit, but sometimes people’s actions and behaviors need to be called out by someone!!!! We’re all individuals with our own brains to think, reason, and deduce for ourselves!!

  • Gimmeabreak78

    Steven Tyler was simply giving us the real. Everyone knows that Nicki Minaj is a fraud in the music industry. Steven Tyler was simply honest (or high) enough to say it out loud. I’m on the fence about Cornel West. He’s dead wrong about Melissa Harris-Perry, but he’s given some very good observations on Barack Obama. Tavis Smiley has been salty about Obama not coming to his forum for years, and he needs to let that go.

  • cl

    Tavis is a hater though. Ever since Obama declined his State of the Black Union and sent his wife instead he’s had a hard on for the POTUS. It’s disgusting now. Nothing wrong with criticizing the people you vote for but his is directly related to what he probably perceived as a snub. It’s small and it’s petty.

  • cl

    I may be a hater. I agree with Adam Levine. I can’t stand honey boo boo types. I think he’s right. It’s like we’re celebrating the dim bulbs of society.

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  • Perle

    It feels that the writer is the one hating on those artists. SInce when is voicing your opinion hating? This article is bollocks.

    • Guest

      Took the words right out of my mouth. Hating implies dislike due to jealousy. None of these folks have a thing to be jealous of from anyone they mentioned. They’re in good standing. Get a grip

  • Gigi

    I only agree that 3 out of the 20 people listed here are actual haters, Tavis, Cornel, and Keyshia. I don’t interpret the words of the other 7 as hateration as much as they seem to be strong opinions and critiques based on some level of truth. Hateration is an opinion or critique based on absolutely nothing.

    • I agree with you there Gigi, (regarding for example LL Cool J’s comment) there IS a big difference between people actually buying the CD or a company purchasing it just to get numbers! That is not hating, that is actual fact!! But I guess when you have more money in your bank account than the national debt, you can actually pull that off! Since we’re on the subject, there was an ad for Beyonce’s concert tickets and the question put to the public was, would you be interested in getting the tickets!! An overwhelmingly majority said they were not interested, I mean the tickets would be given away! LOL! So, I am wondering if her ‘concertgoers’ are actually being paid to be seen in those arenas!! I know she has her following, however, a lot of folks polled don’t want to see her in concert!! I wouldn’t be surprised at the things that are now happening in this music industry! Welcome to the future of music! Yuck!!