Top 10 Celebrities Who Became SelloutsSome celebrities did certain things they were well known for & eventually sold out their roots for reasons. Both music artists & other types of celebrities.
He was among the greatest rappers in history until 1999, where he convicted assault toward Lance Un Rivera at the Kit Kat Klub at Times Square New York (which eventually went out of business & was a release party for Q-Tip’s album Amplified) & by stabbing her in the stomach, which led to him getting arrested. Eventually he was released with a $50K bail. When he was indicted in Manhattan Criminal Court in late January 2000, he pleaded not guilty, therefore he & his lawyers contended that they had witnesses & videos proving he was nowhere near Rivera during the incident. Nevertheless, he later pleaded guilty to 3rd-degree assault & accepted a 3-year probation sentence. Since then his music career fell downhill & he lost his status as being on the top list of the greatest rappers & singers of all time.
Formerly known as the queen of hip-hop/rap (until Iggy Azalea thanks to her song Fancy ft. Charli XCX), yet she released good songs back then such as Super Bass, Starships, Pound the Alarm, Turn Me Up, Voom Voom, but then with the release of her album Pink Friday, she released her “song” Stupid H, which was a huge decline in quality. Her later album Pinkprint took a spin for the worst, where she released Anaconda & her whole career went downhill toward rock bottom. She was criticized for her song & every song since then was complete garbage. She hasn’t made any more classic songs after those days.
He was somewhat of a problem back in the days, but with album releases like Yeezus (an mock toward Jesus), he acted more narcissistic, yet racist towards Africans. Yet nowadays he’s more in for money & sales than anything else. He even set up outdoor fashion shows for black models with black uniforms in 90+ degree weather for 3 hours, which's harm as that causes heat exhaustion & heatstroke (which's dangerous) & slavery toward models. Yet he no longer cares about fans or stuff & wants the money instead of support.
I was more talking about the decline in the quality of his music.
Kanye to me seems to have a far more obvious decline in quality than Jay Z or Nicki Minaj.
Once known to be a good role model for kids during Hannah Montana, took a turn for her worst after she ended it. She eventually released her song Wrecking Ball & while that sounded like her best realistic song, the music video on YouTube took the wrong approach. She rode a wrecking ball naked & made everyone rethink not only the song, but her in general. Yet she recently twerked onstage with a Canadian flag (which led to getting arrested). Plus she smoked marijuana & took drugs over the recent years (which led to serious vocal cord damage that required surgery that prevented her from talking for a month+). Apparently though with the surgery & the release of her 2020 single Midnight Sky, she learned her lesson.
I know she’s not necessarily always bad (yet she still makes excellent songs), but she was once known for doing country pop & her early songs were golden, but in 2014, she debuted her album 1989 (with her big single Shake It Off), which was the end of her country pop career & she moved onto mainstream pop with the release of Reputation (where she started doing diss tracks like Look What You Made Me Do, Ready for it, etc) & she never did country again. Her latest album Folklore was historic & her most peaceful yet (plus the only album to debut #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 & 200 within the same week) but she isn’t country anymore.
Once known for being the queen of Snapchat, she eventually retired in 2018 after its mighty downgrade & eventually in 2020 she was discovered not to be a billionaire after all (therefore putting Mark Zuckerberg back in spot of the world’s youngest billionaire).
Once known for being the founder of Smosh, he left Smosh (which had over 24M subscribers at the time) & moved onto a smaller channel which has just ~4.88M subscribers & is unoriginal. He really sold his fame.
Known for her channel Zoella, she got over 11.6M subscribers (becoming the most famous beauty guru in the U.K.), but then with she scammed her fans, therefore losing some subscribers & later on she left without notice & quit her main channel. Her current channel Zoe Sugg has only ~4.8M subscribers & is nothing like Zoella. She really let go of her fame & history.
Known for doing the Fred character (Fred Figglehorn), he played Fred on his original channels (which made him the 1st YouTuber to get 1M subscribers & over) from October 30th 2006 to August 28th, 2014, where he grew out of it before turning 21 & selling the Fred channel to kids. Nowadays the Fred channel’s been inactive from everyone from 2016 to this day.
Known for playing on Jessie. She was a decent star & then after it ended, she moved onto being a part of Radio Rebel with some upbeat pop songs. Then at 1 point she was arrested (though later bailed) & she just fell from relevance.
Just like Dan Howell, he was big & had a unique name (PhilIsNotOnFire) but ended that name after 8 years & went on indefinite hiatus from gaming roots.
She originally started her YouTube channel in 2013 but didn’t make content until 2017 & she grew up to ~7.66M subscribers & she was known for making comedy skits that were original & very well detailed, making her unique & different from the other YouTubers we have now. She was known to be friends with Lele Pons as well. Eventually after mid-2020 she revealed she (who’s 28) dated Ondreaz Lopez (who’s only 23 & has a history of racial & sexually abusive behavior) & became a weekly vlogger. Everything changed. She sold her regular comedy roots to Ondreaz, all too quickly. Yet remember that Tesla announcement video? She deleted it later & it turned out she made that to use her followers for money. What examples of selling out. Yet her loss of subscribers she’s going though is another result of her selling out. She currently has ~7.65M subscribers.
She used to be great when she debuted until the next couple years where she lost her temper over the stress of fame & committed horrible decisions. It’s sad how people are put under too much pressure for certain things & her music wasn’t how she wanted it to be. Her producers forced her to autotune her with her “sexy baby voice” & it wasn’t the style of music she dreamed of. Good thing she’s still active & redeemed but her sellout phase in the late 2000’s will never be forgotten.
He used to be a great rapper (yet his collaboration with Katy Perry in California Gurls was unforgettable), but then in the early 2010’s he went downhill from his golden days (even during his collaboration with the former band Big Time Rush) & has been making sexually explicit songs along with songs about smoking & drugs. He isn’t even making big sales nowadays, so now most people don’t even know him anymore.
She was originally a Christian artist, but then she moved onto mainstream pop music in 2009. In 2017 however, her music took a dark path on the roads. She started making her songs more sexually explicit & vulgar (like Peacock, Bon Appetit, your So Gay, etc) & basically switched places with the dark form of Miley Cyrus. Fortunately she redeemed with good songs & is back in the light (though she’s still mainstream).
He was among the most innocent rappers back then until towards the 2010’s & then he started making music with more explicit lyrics. Yet some of his songs & albums took him toward a decline & he really declined after his collaboration with Drake (who also declined). Now lately he’s become the fastest rapper of all time in his song Godzilla (in which the monologue describes what he is nowadays).
She used to be good on Shake It Up, but then later on her music turn a downward spiral. She started following Miley Cyrus’s path & made explicit songs, yet became a stripper & did sexual photoshoots. Plus she isn’t very relevant from fame anymore.
She became famous for playing Megan Parker on Drake & Josh & even more so as Carly Shay from iCarly (both on Nickelodeon). Drake & Josh ran over 3 years while iCarly ran over 5.25 years with 6 seasons & 97 episodes (too bad it didn't air 100 episodes despite having 100 episodes produced). It was the longest running live action sitcom on Nickelodeon unfortunately until Henry Danger (which had a whopping 121 episodes) which wasn't nearly as good. She decided to end the show to move to acting college for future roles, but her path after that didn't turn out well. It turned out she didn't make entirely though & is now someone we used to know.
He was big along with Phil Lester & known for gaming until 2019 & he changed his name from DanIsNotOnFire to regular Dan Howell. He & Phil eventually left their gaming channel later that year. They sold out of their gaming roots.
He was an artist who not only made pop songs, but EDM (electronic dance music) from 2010 to 2012. However his fame eventually took him toward a downward spiral & he made poor decisions including flipping off passengers during a flight to 1 of his concerts, performing DUI at a drag race (leading to his 1st arrest), kicking a cast member dressed up as Mickey Mouse at Disneyland in the private area (getting him banned from Disney property for life), showing his private area at a Mexican temple (leading to his 2nd arrest) & even punching a fan in the face. Yet even his music turned downhill with no quality or purpose other than to cause shock value with drama over boyfriend relationships & promote sales for money. He became greedy & narcissistic. Thankfully with the release of Sorry (his most popular song now) in 2019. he redeemed, but his music is nothing but trap beats & dark lyrics (no offense Beliebers).
Known for playing the twin sisters on the Parent Trap as a child & Freaky Friday as a teen & once a Disney Channel star. She also stood bright as a pop musician & shined in the light. But eventually fame got to her & she went through hard times including facing paparazzi & eventually she couldn't take it anymore, so she eventually made poor decisions even leading to getting arrested. She was once bailed out but the years later she committed another crime leading to another arrest & continued to mess up even more by drawing an offensive image on her finger & flipping off in court, pleading her guilty. Eventually after a settlement & getting bailed, she redeemed for good & eventually returned to music with her song Back To You in 2020. But since then she left the spotlight for good & we never saw/heard from her again to this day.
She was known for making her own she The Amanda Show on Nickelodeon, a follow up of All That. Eventually fame took the best of her & messed her up. She was caught arrested for crimes. She sold her fame.