Being famous is one of those things that can really keep one hooked. The big checks, fancy events, and a loyal fanbase are just some of the pleasures that come with stardom. But every so often, there are stars such as Nicki Minaj who are drunk on the attention and want more of it.
Nicki Minaj, the self-proclaimed queen of rap, is perhaps one of the celebrities in the top tier of attention seekers. Her recent seductive cover photo in Paper Magazine goes to great lengths in sealing her spot.
She is featured with herself on the cover. Yes, Nicki recently stripped down and appears not once, or twice, but thrice in provocative, scantily dressed poses in a bid to grab the world’s attention. In one of the poses, she’s topless, and in another, she’s on her knees licking her crotch… Clearly, a strategy to get people to talk about her body.
Other than Nicki Minaj, numerous other celebrities are beckoning for attention, and here are some who made it on our list.
Celebrities Who Are Desperate for Attention: Steven Seagal
Movie tough guy Steven Seagal had his share of fame in the 80s and 90s, and he was undoubtedly one of the biggest stars. He featured in a myriad of blockbusters starring in classic films such as Hard to Kill, Executive Decision, and On Deadly Ground.
But then, things went south, and perhaps, after bagging more weight than necessary, Hollywood dismissed him entirely.
His films started dwindling, and most of them ended up as DTV (direct-to-video). However, to regain his fame, Steven decided to test his luck in his reality TV show, Steven Seagal: Lawman, that airs on the A&E Network. He also seems to act in whatever film he gets his hands on, including ten movies since 2014, most of which have a rating of fewer than 4 stars on IMDB. Maybe it is about time you just go away, Steven.
Celebrities Who Are Desperate for Attention: Paris Hilton
Is there a need for explanation here? Paris Hilton started her modeling career when she was a teenager. Her party girl lifestyle and numerous short-lived relationships caused her to be featured constantly in entertainment news. One time, she was even the “New York’s Leading It girl” in 2001.
But her fame all started after her leaked sex tape, causing her to have her own reality show, “The Simple Life.”
The party girl also doesn’t mind showing off some skin, and on her 33rd birthday, the gracefully showed the world that she was wearing nothing under her pink dress.
Celebrities Who Are Desperate for Attention: Madonna
Yes, Madonna has been termed as the queen of pop on countless occasions. She was once the most groundbreaking performer when it came to her music. At over 50 years of age, the dwindling star still holds on to her last bits of fame. As a result, she will go through great lengths to keep it.
Just like Nicki Minaj, Madonna is not new to the stripped down poses and exposing her curves in public. She has flashed her nipples in concerts, taken naked poses, and even tried stripping and kissing Drake on stage, which he didn’t like at all.
Her latest stunt was showing her love for Hillary by voting naked. For a woman who’s about to hit 60, those are some of the things that she just has to give up.
Celebrities Who Are Desperate for Attention: Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan started acting when she was a child, and her role in The Parent Trap instantly made her a child star. She completely wowed everyone by taking on the roles of two completely different personalities and accents.
Lindsay also managed to string along some of the greatest hit songs amidst her acting career.
However, trying to regain the popularity doesn’t seem to be going right. The former child star has been involved in so many scandals and is famous for getting on the wrong side of the law.
Lindsay also made a claim to copyright her name Lindsay, saying that she would sue anyone with that name. Come on, Lindsay, give it up already.
Celebrities Who Are Desperate for Attention: Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan is one of the most iconic wrestlers of all time. He was energetic and the crowd loved his shows. He was WWF’s star, transitioned to WCW, and even managed to get another run in the WWE in 2002.
However, things got nasty when he started hitting the news for all the wrong reasons. The wrestler became a subject of a sex tape with Heather Cole, his best friend’s then-wife. He also engaged in a racist rant towards her daughter’s then-boyfriend, saying, “If we’re gonna f*** with n*****s, let’s get a rich one!”
WWE immediately fired him following those remarks, and he instantly took to social media claiming that he was the victim.
Hulk Hogan also went out on Twitter expressing his desire to run for President; remarks he withdrew claiming that it was just a joke… Or perhaps a desperate attempt at seeking attention.
Celebrities Who Are Desperate for Attention: Kanye West
It’s not news that Kanye West is in this list. He is constantly in the news, and most of the time, it’s really not for the right reasons. The rapper refers to himself as a god. Kanye also has a reputation of an egoistic person who claims to be the greatest living rock ‘n roll star.
You could even feel the thirst for attention when he tweets in ALL CAPS, which he loves doing. He even announced an album where all he does is talk on his favorite topics.
That’s not all. Kanye once interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech when she won the Best Video award during the VMAs.
Celebrities Who Are Desperate for Attention: Kim Kardashian
You know one is in need of attention when a trip to the grocery store is accompanied by dozens of photo shoots. Kim has been in the limelight for quite a while now, and she wants more and more of it.
The Kardashian has done a lot to keep her fans on the edge of their seats, and it started a while back. According to the rumors, the 2007 sex tape between her and her then-boyfriend Ray J was there to boost her career.
She even puts Nicki Minaj to shame when it comes to showing her assets. Yes, Kim has gone completely naked before the cameras with a full-frontal nude pic for Paper Magazine.
Celebrities Who Are Desperate for Attention: Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey, the greatest diva of all time, remains the best selling female artist of the millennium. Her “One Sweet Love” track featuring Boyz II Men remained at the top spot for 16 weeks. It was the longest duration in US chart history.
But the sweet, classy image faded, and whether it’s because of the divorce from Tommy Mottola or simply switching to the hip-hop genre, the old Carey remains dead.
When she decides to get attention, she goes all the way. She has created scenes during the presidential inauguration, posed naked in bubble baths, and even started catfights on live television.