The Hatey Bunch: Biggest Celebrity Haters

December 13, 2011  |  
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It’s pretty clear that hate is one of planet Earth’s most abundant resources. Everyone seems to have it, yet no one really wants it. If only we could bottle and export it on the intergalactic market. But since that ain’t going to happen anytime soon, we mind as well enjoy the haterade pouring from our favorite scapegoats: celebrities.

No one is immune to hate, but with their every move quickly becoming a trending topic on twitter and getting more media hype than a black president, celebrities, for all their status, wealth and success, end up looking pettier than your average person.

And my, do they take themselves seriously. I suppose we’re all partly to blame for projecting our preconceived notions of grandeur onto someone just because they can act, dance or sing, but c’mon–celebrities can’t get high off their own supply either.

Let’s face it, most of these people are good at one or two things, like everyone else. So expecting them to also speak eloquently, have great insight or be the bigger person is asking a lot. As this next list of favorite celebrity haters show, it’s a lot more fun when they’re not.

Lil’ Kim

 

No one blames Lil Kim for hating on Nicki Minaj for replacing her as the hip hop game’s go to female act. Especially not after the Young Money upstart scoffed at Kim’s notion that Minaj should pay homage and give thanks to the Queen B for paving the way for her raunchy antics. If I was Kim, I would’ve hated on Nicki Minaj too!

50 Cent

If Hollywood were anything like a medieval court, 50 Cent would have his very own kingdom of haters. I don’t care if he’s going extra hard to come of as 2011s most socially-concerned gangsta rapper, the 50 I’ve come to love and dislike got that way from generating more hate than a black man kissing a white woman at the NAACP awards.

From Ja Rule to Lil Wayne to Fat Joe, there seems to be no one of relevance 50 hasn’t kicked dirt on in an effort to spur mixtape sales and grow his brand empire. This dude has pushed models in pools, flaunted Rick Ross’ baby mama on a hood shopping spree and even tried to talk slick to Oprah.

So you’ll have to forgive me if I don’t buy 50 Cent’s “feed Africa with my sports drinks” or “stop school bullying with the book I’m telling everyone I wrote” bulls#!%.

Spike Lee

You can’t really be mad at Spike for hating on all-things Tyler Perry, after the “Madea” creator surpassed him as Black America’s premiere filmmaker. Since 2009, Spike has railed on Perry’s characters and themes saying, “I’m a huge basketball fan, and when I watch the games on TNT, I see these two ads for these two shows, Meet the Browns and House of Payne. Spike has mentioned “coonery and buffoonery” in relation to Perry’s work.

Clearly, Spike’s remarks are debatable but seeing Tyler Perry’s credits on those large cable network ads instead when they should read “Spike Lee Joints” has got to fuel his hate engine.

NeNe Leaks

Granted, you might be able to recreate this list using an all-city assortment of Housewives, but Nene Leaks just urkes my last nerve. It’s like she gets off on hating on people with actual talent and entertainment credentials more memorable than her loud, raspy voice. Seriously, who gets into it with Latoya Jackson?

Drake

Drake can do little wrong when it comes to making melodies anyone can enjoy, but whether it a result of him being strung out on compliments or overdosed on confidence, he let his inner hate spill out when he belittled Ludacris’ lyrics, (It’s going down like a parade…MACYs) and simultaneously showcased how much of a novice rapper Drizzy is.

If you’re new to the “words” flying between Drake and Ludacris, catchup on the smack talk, including ludacris’ verbal spanking on sister site, Hip Hop Wired.

Jay Leno

The crown-chin of The Tonight Show made a career defining move last year when he bumped fellow tie-wearing-funny-man, Conan O’Brien from the time slot that NBC promised. Back in 2005 Leno was candid about his willingness to step aside when his previous contract expired, quoted on-air saying, “Conan, it’s yours! See you in five years buddy!”

When push came to shove, however, Leno hated on O’Brien hard, pushing his would-be successor on The Tonight Show right out of the way.

Terry McMillan

Terry McMillan is officially a hater for tweeting that Will and Jada are “pimping and exploiting” Willow and Jaden. I don’t want to psychoanalyze her own personal, er, struggles, but it’s obvious she was sipping on some haterade before singling out the Smiths.

Truthfully, the only thing Will and Jada are doing differently than many other parents is collecting a paycheck and massive residuals for putting their rugrats on the scene. Meanwhile, I’m swatting off an endless barrage of friend requests from people’s infants and toddlers.

As a matter of fact, unless your kids are doing something extraordinarily cool like Jaden’s back-side-kick or dropping head bangers like Willow, you could probably stand to post fewer updates broadcasting your baby’s growth into mediocrity. I’m just saying.

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