Back Away From The Mic: 16 Celebrity Interviews Gone Wrong

April 24, 2014  |  
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Not everyone knows how to move in a room full of vultures. The following interviews showcase a few celebrities who may need a lesson in media training from Jay-Z. Ranging from the latest antics of Columbus Short to epic Charlie Sheen interviews, check out these celebrities who have not have been “winning” in front of the camera.


Columbus Short & TJMS

Something very strange is going on with Mr. Short. His interview with the Tom Joyner Morning Show recently made headlines for his awkward comments about women being insecure and using the n-word. Feel free to listen here.


Kanye West & Sway

Things took a turn for the worse between Yeezy and Sway during this interview. It heats up around the 17:25 mark.  “You ain’t got the answers!”

Lil Wayne

This is by far one of my favorite Lil Wayne’s interviews ever. It’s almost as good as the “whats in my cup” interview.

Charlie Sheen

One word: “winning!”


August Alsina & Keisha Chante

August clearly had no interest in discussing his beef with Trey Songz during this interview… and that’s when he got a little too feisty. Whose side are you on? Keshia or August?

Chris Brown on GMA

You may have noticed CB tensing up during this interview, however the real drama began afterwards. Following the interview, Brown had an outburst and reportedly threw a chair through one of ABC’s windows.

Kanye West & Matt Lauer

Another Yeezy interview gone wrong.

Rihanna with Diane Sawyer

It’s hard not to watch this interview without cringing. It’s too much.

R Kelly & BET

“When you say teenage girls, how old are we talkin?” SMH

Tom Cruise & Oprah

Who doesn’t remember this interview? He jumped on Oprah’s couch, her COUCH!

Quentin Tarantino

The director refused to discuss violence during this interview. “I’m shutting your butt down!”

James Brown

Please watch the Godfather of Soul give this epic interview!

Paula Abdul & Fox

Wait a minute, is she…drunk? Watch and see for yourself.

Selena Gomez & Dean Richards

Selena ended this interview when Richards asked about her ex-boyfriend’s crazy antics.

Russell Brand & MSNBC

Oh Russell.

Justin Bieber & David Letterman

Apparently everyone isn’t a Belieber.

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