The Most Talked About Scandals To Rock Hollywood the Past Years

S--t Goes Down in an Elevator

Cameras are strictly forbidden at Anna Wintour's annual Met Gala, but even the most star-studded snap couldn't have topped the footage that was released from Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and sister Solange's post-afterparty elevator ride at NYC's Standard Hotel. Though the 2014 surveillance video was rather explicit, showing Solange more or less losing her s--t on her brother-in-law as Bey stood motionless, and rumors abound (he'd been flirtatious with designer Rachel Roy; they'd set up the whole thing to promote their forthcoming tour), for awhile it seemed we'd never truly know what went down in that elevator. 

Then Queen B dropped Lemonade and suddenly everyone was speculating about Becky with the good hair. Though that particular mystery remains, Jay directly addressed infidelity chatter with his 4:44 disc, making reference to Halle Berry's cheating ex: "You egged Solange on / Knowin' all along / All you had to say you was wrong / You almost went Eric Benét / Let the saddest girl in the world get away". In the end, though, he kept their power couple status and his relationship with Solange intact. "We had one disagreement ever," he said in a 2017 podcast interview. "Before and after, we've been cool."

Justin Bieber's Pregnant Fan

Celebrity fans have been known to do some crazy things in the past, but back in 2011, Justin Bieber faced what might've been one of the craziest experiences of his life. When he was just 17 years old, one of Bieber's fans went public with a story that she had taken the pop star's virginity at one of his concerts, and that he was the father of her child. He even went on to write and sing a song about it called "Maria". The claims have since been disproven and Bieber is now happily married to Hailey Baldwin. You can listen to the song below.

 Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's relationship

Reports began to emerge in Feb. that Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's relationship demise was aided in part due to a cheating scandal with Kylie Jenner's close friend Jordyn Woods. 

Woods admitted to kissing Thompson on an episode of Jada Pinkett Smith's "Red Table Talk," but denied accusations that she was the reason the couple had split. Kardashian slammed her comments after the episode, blaming Woods directly as the reason her "family broke up," but later apologized and walked back her tirade. 

"What’s been harder & more painful is being hurt by someone so close to me. Someone whom I love & treat like a little sister," Kardashian tweeted. "But Jordyn is not to be blamed for the breakup of my family. This was Tristan’s fault."

Britney Stages a Comeback

Ever had a year so bad that it became a popular meme? That was Britney Spears' 2007. Her triumph over a particularly traumatic annus horribilus that saw the newly divorced pop star and mom of two check-in and out of rehab, shave her head in full view of paparazzi cameras, wield an umbrella against a pack of photographers and end up on an involuntary psychiatric hold and under the guardianship of her father serves as inspiration for strugglers everywhere. As in, if Britney can get through 2007...

Because now, Brit is definitely back y'all. Though still under her dad's conservatorship, she's made the full transition from tragic cautionary tale to the biggest pop star of our generation with multiple Vegas residencies, a thriving personal life, and, against all odds, a co-parenting relationship with ex-Kevin Federline.

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