The 7 Greatest Public Celebrity Meltdowns

Who doesn’t love a bit of drama? We’ve rounded up the best celebrity meltdown moments of the past decade or so for your entertainment.

1. Britney Spears


MTV

The world famous popstar shaved her head, proceeded to attack a paparazzo’s car with an umbrella, and tried to explain the whole thing away by saying that she was getting herself in character for a movie part that she, surprisingly, didn’t end up getting.

 

2. Alec Baldwin


CNN

Besides numerous other things, Baldwin was once kicked off a plane for refusing to stop playing Words With Friends as the plane was getting ready to take off.

 

3. Chris Brown


Gawker

As if assaulting Rihanna wasn’t bad enough for his image, he proceeded to rip his shirt off and throw a chair at a studio window when questioned about it.

 

4. Amanda Bynes


Busblog

Amanda Bynes threw a bong out of her Manhattan apartment, and set fire to the driveway of a stranger. Yes, the two incidents are unrelated.

 

5. Nicki Minaj


Bossip

The ‘Anaconda’ singer pushed her seat down and stormed out of an American Idol set while screaming that she was done with the show.

 

6. Kanye West


The Wrap

Yeezus stopped a concert after just three songs to go off on a tirade about fake celebrities and ex-friends that lasted longer than his performances did before leaving the stage.

 

7. Tom Cruise


Huffington Post

You don’t simply jump all over Oprah’s couch while professing your love for your girlfriend, then join the Church of Scientology several months later.