Being a public figure comes with major benefits but there are also some down sides. There are a lot of crazy people out there, and as a result of their fame these stars were the targets of serious death threats.
In 2009, Kanye West learned a very valuable lesson: don’t mess with Taylor Swift. After he crashed her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and insisted that Beyonce should’ve won the award instead, the Chicago rapper has admitted that he had to go into hiding for six months because of the death threats he received. Staying out of the public eye, West would emerge a year later on the very same stage to perform his new song “Runaway.”