Admit it–you can claim to be the nicest person in the world, but watching famous people fall is always funny. Part of the hilarity is that most of us have been there; part of it is that we laugh out of pure embarrassment on their behalf; most if has to do with the fact that humans are just sort of instinctively mean as a species.
Has your favorite pop star bitten some major dust? What about your least favorite one? We’ve gathered together videos of Twenty Pop Stars Pooping Out Onstage.
Some of our favorites include [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga,[/lastfm] [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm], and a pop princess slipping repeatedly from cake on the stage–she comes in at number one!
20. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ke$ha[/lastfm]
Ke$ha’s singing at a Six Flags in New England. Everything seems to be going swimmingly until the Queen of Auto-Tune falls into the audience.
Guess what? She’s not lip syncing, as evidenced by her amused giggle from her fall.
Skip over the performance and go to 1:19 for her fall.
19. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Christina Aguilera[/lastfm]
After Christina Aguilera’s breathtaking performance at the 2010 Grammy Awards, the platinum-coiffed cutie has a shaky little stumble and is propped up by the girls around her. Luckily for Aguilera, the camera pans out right before her “fall.”
We never sees what trips her up. But as fellow females and high heel wearers, we are going to guess the culprit is something 5 inches that rhymes with Gepetto.
18. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Justin Bieber[/lastfm]
Apparently, Justin Bieber tripped and broke his foot, but continued to keep performing. This isn’t that fateful fall, but Bieber does take a beating on the floor, is carted away by his people, and girls keep shrieking their sadness.
We love this video because it’s ridiculous. It’s like an exposé on why Miley Cyrus fell. Our second favorite part is how, like a whiny little girl, she goes running to her mother who reminds her it’s just like cheerleading.
Our first favorite part is how she falls. We love watching Miley Cyrus fall.
16. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ray J[/lastfm]
Note to music stars that are going to dance on stage: Don’t douse the stage with water before you plan on doing something fancy. Or walk.
15. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Akon[/lastfm]
Well, Akon didn’t listen to our above advice or take note from Ray J’s fall. The British singer wanted to “stage dive” but instead of “diving,” he trips into the shallow end and has to get pulled out of the audience.
Not as slick.
14. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Drake[/lastfm]
Drake is skipping, Drake is singing, and Drake is falling. He has to be pulled up by his people right around the song lyrics: “I get right up.”
He doesn’t get right up. In fact, the Canadian R&B star goes off stage and never comes back, despite Lil Wayne’s prodding and hyping. We hope Drake was legitimately injured otherwise he is just a big baby.
13. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jennifer Lopez[/lastfm]
Our love for Jennifer Lopez grows every time we see her mess up. Why? Because despite set backs like sound going off or hoping off a man’s back and falling onto her backside, the singer never ever stops going. Ever. It’s sickening.
12. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Shakira[/lastfm]
This clip is sort of difficult to make out, but Shakira is dancing in front of a giant audience and falls super hard. What does the blonde bombshell do? Keeps on performing, of course. That girl is “Loca.”
11. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm]
This is one of our favorite falls for the hilarity factor. Lil Wayne runs across the stage and then slips and slides across, falling much like a cartoon character who has slipped on a banana. That’s all folks.
10. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm]
Rihanna saunters on stage like she is the baddest broad in town, stumbles hilariously, and then gets up and just keeps on singing. Boring.
But it’s funny to see how the expression on her face changes from confident to “Let’s just get this song over with now.”
9. [lastfm link_type=””]Lupe Fiasco[/lastfm]
The kind of stages that major artists perform on are huge. Unless you are doing some complex dance routine or balancing precariously on the edge of a speaker, one would think that it would be practically impossible to fall off a stage.
Well, Lupe Fiasco proves us wrong when he falls into the audience. Start at around 2:42.
8. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm]
Turn the sound down on this video. It will make you want to tear your ears out.
Wiz runs to the back, trips, does a somersault, pulls up his pants, grabs his hat from a friend, and just keeps on going. Like a pro.
7. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Fergie[/lastfm]
The girl can’t help it. Her audience has her “trippin’/stumblin’/flippin’/fumblin’.” Or is she just clumsy ’cause she’s falling in love?
6. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Busta Rhymes[/lastfm]
We can’t make out what happens perfectly but it looks like Busta Rhymes busts his butt on stage. He seems to keep on talking, after he says “whoa” and asks for another “joint.”
We know he means “song,” but listen, Busta, we think one joint is enough for you.
5. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beyonce[/lastfm]
Whenever we laugh at this video, it makes us feel so guilty because a) we’ve fallen down stairs like that and b) we know how much it hurts. It apparently knocks some diva into Beyonce because she just gets up and starts whipping her hair back ‘n forth.
Good on you, girl.
4. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Britney Spears[/lastfm]
We feel like there must be some pop Illuminati that has blocked hundreds on videos of Britney Spears falling from making their way onto the internet, but this is seriously the most hardcore one we could find.
Do you really think this can be the only time Spears actually fell down in her entire career? Let’s start some conspiracy theories!
3. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Madonna [/lastfm]
Hey, Madonna. There ain’t nothing wrong with a little bump ‘n grind. Unless it makes you lose track of your motor functions and fall on your behind.
2. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm]
Speaking of pop Illuminati, there are a plethora of videos of Lady Gaga falling. Gaga falls all the time and she seems to kind of enjoy it. If we were wearing those creepy, super high couture heels, we’d barely be able to walk, let alone dance, so maybe she is practiced at falling.
Notice how no one really helps her. We bet they are shaking their head, laughing, and thinking, “Oh, Gaga. You so silly.”
1.[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Katy Perry[/lastfm]
This has to be the best (and most endearing) falling video ever. Katy Perry jumps into her cake, runs to throw some of the pink frosting at her guitar player, falls on her side, she lays on her back laughing and he tries to help her up. She keeps trying to get up and keeps falling down, then she slides/crawls off stage.
Perry is obviously having a good time being laughed at and for that we love her even more.
- What are your favorite falling videos? Let us know in the comments!