Conspiracy theories, far worse than rumors that fade away with time, often stick with the celebrity forever due to the shocking revelations. Remember when rumors swirled Beyonce was in fact not pregnant with Blue Ivy, but rather wearing a prosthetic in order to maintain her killer body, or when theorists speculated that Eminem had everything to do with D12 member Proof’s untimely death? We’re not doubting Hollywood is a shade-filled city, but some of these theories often reach new heights. Check out out the 15 most shocking celebrity conspiracy theories that have graced the Internet, and remember to take them all with the tiniest grain of salt.
After Beyonce announced her pregnancy at the MTV VMAs, the public’s reaction to the news went from excitement to suspicion. First, the Internet began to speculate over whether or not the size of her belly and her term matched up, then following the third trimester, during an Australian interview, the fabric of her dress created a fold that gave the impression her belly was deflating. Rumors of Beyonce wearing a fake baby bump, while the real woman who was carrying Blue Ivy had been sent to live in secrecy ran wild. On a scale of 1 to ridiculous, we’re going with the latter.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Before Kim Kardashian’s divorce with Kris Humphries was finalized, she began dating Kanye West. After four months of dating Kanye announced Kim was pregnant with the rapper’s child. In July, Kimye fans were shocked to learn that Kim Kardashian had delivered her daughter, North West five weeks earlier than the date she had previously announced. According to theorists, the early delivery was not so much of a surprise to Kardashian, who allegedly lied about her due date because she was embarrassed by how quickly she got pregnant after getting together with West.
Tom Cruise has long been the subject of odd Hollywood conspiracy theories, including the rumor that the Church of Scientology auditioned some of Hollywood’s hottest starlets for the coveted role of Mrs. Tom Cruise. In September 2012, Vanity Fair published an eye-opening account of the audition process said to include Scarlett Johansson, Lindsay Lohan and Cruise’s ex-wife Katie Holmes. The length of their marriage, perks the actress would be given (better roles, magazine covers, etc) and more were exposed. Reps for Cruise and the Church of Scientology have both slammed the allegations.
Tom Cruise’s marriage with Katie Holmes was rumored to be fake, so naturally her pregnancy with their daughter Suri Cruise was also widely panned as fraudulent, especially when photos of her baby bump appeared to dramatically fluctuate in size throughout her pregnancy. In some photos her stomach would be very visible, while in others Holmes’ baby bump seemingly vanished. Theorists suggested that Suri was born much earlier than Cruise and Holmes previously announced, and that Katie wore a prosthetic baby bump to throw off baby bump watchers.
Kanye West and Taylor Swift
The most brow raising moment in VMA history may have been a preplanned stunt devised by MTV, Kanye West and Taylor Swift. The two megastars who share the same agent allegedly wanted to drum up some press around the event, whether it be good or bad, in Kanye’s case…really bad. Meanwhile, MTV was more focused on regaining relevancy surrounding the VMAs after suffering from a decline in ratings. Obviously, the stunt worked out really well for MTV, and Beyonce, who let Swift deliver her speech after winning Video of The Year of “Single Ladies.”
In 1981, Bob Marley died at the age 36 after battling with melanoma. According to conspiracy theorists, the CIA felt threatened by his political beliefs being spread throughout the world, and it’s been wildly speculated that the CIA secretly gave him the disease by putting poison in his boots in attempt to shut down Marley’s influence.
Khloe Kardashian has been rumored to have a different biological father than her sisters, Kim and Kourtney. According to theorists, Robert Kardashian isn’t Khloe’s father since Kris was having an affair while they were married. The rumors were brought on up the family’s reality show, and while Kris Jenner confirms she did cheat on her then-husband, she has slammed the rumors that Khloe is fathered by another man.
Who can forget Britney Spears’ breakdown in 2007?! The memorable meltdown is said to be one big cover-up created by the Bush administration in an attempt to turn the public’s attention away from the government’s actions overseas and glued to gossip blogs.
During an interview back in 2008, Alica Keys revealed she believed Tupac and Biggie were both assassinated in a government and media ploy to “stop another great black leader from existing.” She went on to say that hardcore hip hop was another plan to “convince black people to kill each other.”
According to a report filed by the Seattle Police Department, Kurt Cobain’s dead body was found at the scene three days after he reportedly committed suicide. That hasn’t stopped theorists from side-eying the story based on evidence that include a note with two different handwritings, and an obscene amount of h-eroine in his system that wouldn’t allow most people the ability to operate a firearm. The gun did not have any fingerprints, and there was no gunpowder residue found on the late singer’s hands.
M.I.A. unleashed her inner whistleblower during an interview with Nylon in 2010, where she said both Facebook and Google were developed by the CIA set on tracking people’s movements and lives. The outspoken rapper went on to say that “all governments are connected to Google, governments can shift their search engines so only what they want you to see comes up.”
Rumors have been circulating for years that Lil Wayne hires ghostwriters who remain uncredited to edit and add additional bars to his tracks. Allegedly, an artist named Gillie the Kid claims to have written “pretty much all” of the cuts on Wayne’s debut album, The Carter 1. Weezy’s protege Drake is also said to have a hand at ghostwriting tracks for his boss but Drizzy has refused to confirm or deny such rumors.
During the initial stages of Amanda Bynes’ well-documented public meltdown displayed in 140 characters via Twitter, the actress’ string of photos and erratic tweets confused the world. Some alleged that the actress was faking a meltdown in order to get publicity. Rumors of Bynes’ fabricated breakdown went into overdrive after she was jailed for throwing a bong out of her Times Square apartment. Although Bynes is now in psychiatric care, theories that her stint in a private rehab is a part of a media stunt still loom.
Hip Hop heads raised their brows following the violent 2006 death of D12’s Proof, who died of four gunshots following an altercation outside a Detroit pool hall. Oddly enough, collaborator and friend Eminem foretold the event in a music video a year prior launching a bunch of conspiracy theories that Proof’s death was in sacrifice for Eminem/D12’s fame.
According to Beyonce theorists, Solange is actually Bey’s daughter. This means that apparently, Beyonce is 37-years old (rather than 32) and had Solo at 14, in order to cover up the scandal and Tina Knowles and then-husband Matthew Knowles claimed Solange as their own. We’ll have to mark this as the most ridiculous celebrity conspiracy theory we’ve heard yet