So far, the biggest celebrity scandal in 2019 has to be when Jordyn Woods hooked up with Khloe Kardashian’s cheating boyfriend and baby daddy Tristan Thompson. The Kardashians took it in their stride (sort of) and everyone picked their sides, held their own theories on what happened, and hoped for the best. It shook everyone to the core, but before long, another scandal had come along and distracted everyone from the travesty.
That’s because celebrity scandals are a dime a dozen. Stretching all the way back to the ’80s, even before old tweets and Instagram comments were getting people in trouble, stars have had public meltdowns, bitter divorces jilted one another at the aisle, and assaulted paparazzi. Some have even wound up dead in the most mysterious circumstances. These moments inspire the weirdest conspiracy theories that end up tangled with the truth. It’s almost hard to keep up.
The hottest kiss of the year. (2003)
In 2003, the MTV VMAs were home to all the drama. Britney Spears was the princess of pop and was newly single (goodbye,e Justin Timberlake!) All this culminated in one of the biggest moments in pop culture history. Following the release of “Toxic”, Britney took to the MTV stage to perform the song alongside Madonna and former foe, Christina Aguilera. Everything was normal until she stopped to make out with Madonna— and everyone lost it!
Britney Spears' conservatorship battle
Britney Spears’ conservatorship drama was perhaps one of the most talked-about controversies in Hollywood in 2021. After numerous documentaries covering the pop star's legal and family drama, a judge relieved her from the 13-year court order once and for all in November.
Despite Spears' newfound freedom, several issues still exist. She claimed in her July testimony that her father is guilty of "conservatorship abuse." She's also gone after other members of her family, including her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, and her mother, Lynne Spears, claiming that they failed to help her.
While the conservatorship has ended, questions still remain whether her father, Jamie Spears, will agree to be deposed by the singer's attorney Mathew Rosengart.
In a statement to Fox News in September, Rosengart said, "To the extent, Mr. Spears believes he can try to avoid accountability and justice, including sitting for a sworn deposition and answering other discovery under oath, he is incorrect and our investigation into financial mismanagement and other issues will continue."
The weird moment of 2000
Before Angelina Jolie became Brangelina in 2005, she was making headlines for different reasons in 2000. The star, who had publicly had issues with her father and had gained a bit of a reputation for being a wild child, left everyone confused when she made out with her brother at the Oscars. We’d rather forget about this very weird moment.
The drama of Nicki Minaj and Cardi B
The drama between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj has been brewing since early 2017, but the real tea spilled at the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS party on September 7, 2018. A physical fight broke out at New York Fashion Week, where Cardi threw her heel at Nicki, but ended up with a bruise on her own face. Like, LMK how that happens. The feud is never-ending. It even led Cardi to post some nasty words about Nicki on Instagram. The timeline of their fight is too exhausting to even think about so read all the details here.