It’s no surprise that social media is used as a digital—private or public—diary. Airing out frustrations provides a much-needed escape in 140 characters or a photo essay. Everything’s not always peachy. It turns interesting when entertainers show us they’re human, too. Check out 8 stars who took to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to tell us how they really felt.
Who: Donald Glover
What He Said: “I got really lost last year. But I can’t be lonely tho. Cause we’re all here. We’re all stuck here. I wanted to make something that says, no matter how bad you fuck up, or mistakes you’ve made during the year, your life, your eternity, you’re always allowed to be better. You’re always allowed to grow up, if you want.”
In a series of Instagram notes, Donald Glover had a reflective moment that resonated with plenty of down-in-the-dumps fans.
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Who: Chris Brown
What He Said: “Nigga done 6 months community service wit police and the DA racist ass crying to the judge that I didn’t do it. Fuck the SYSTEM!”
The “Wake Me Up” singer expressed his attitude concerning the justice system once he received a “new batch of community service hours.”
Who: Bow Wow
What He Said: “Doing everything on my own. No help from nobody. Going to radio dolo going to da clubs fuk’n with dj’s dolo. So when I win I’m thankn myself.”
After the poor reception to his Underrated album, Bow Wow became frustrated from having the project pushed back constantly. Travel a year later, and Mr. 106 and Park earned a hosting gig with the BET countdown show, putting music aside for the moment.
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Who: Kanye West
What He Said: “I feel very alone very tortured very forced and very misunderstood and very hollow very very misused. I don’t trust anyone but myself! Everyone has an agenda. I don’t do press anymore. I can’t be everything to everybody anymore. I can’t be everybody’s hero and villain savior and sinner Christian and anti Christ!”
Mr. West’s rants weren’t just a 2013 occurrence. Peep this 2010 Twitter post, the result of an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show.
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Who: Nicki Minaj
What She Said: “All I do is compliment u. That’s not enuff? Ur a legend. Cheer up. U don’t have to run down ur resume or feel intimidated. Shady McGrady.”
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj weren’t the best of friends as depicted in MC’s “Up Out My Face” video. The two had disagreements on American Idol, and it escalated following Carey’s interview with Barbara Walters.
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Who: Amanda Bynes
What She Said: “I need to have surgery to look beautiful for the man I’m in love with so I feel comfortable with the way I look when we get married.”
Who: LeBron James
What He Said: “Man it’s hard to go out and have a good time these days! It’s cool though, it’s part of my life. Wouldn’t change anything(just saying). Been in the spotlight since I was 15. Sometimes u just wanna STOP!! But I refuse cause I have a commitment to the youth to inspire them!! That will keep me pushing forward and focused alone.”
The top gets lonely and few know the feeling of having all eyes on you. Last year, the two-time NBA champ took to Facebook to break down the pressures of being a superstar.
Who: Roscoe Dash
What He Said: “Can’t do favors for niggas bcuz no matter how humble and generous u r to ppl niggas will take everything u have … Even niggas u look up to”
The Atlanta native aired out his feelings after he learned his name wasn’t on the song credits for Wale’s “Lotus Flower Bomb.” He did get attention from the DC resident, Miguel, and even Meek Mill.
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Lesson: just don’t vent