1. Diddy vs. Steve Stoute
Showdown: Before Bad Boy hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs dominated the worlds of fashion; cable reality television; and spirits; and before music industry executive Steve Stoute transformed himself into an advertising titan, there was the first bottle smash heard around the world. After appearing in Nas’ controversial “Hate Me Now” video, Diddy requested that a crucifixion scene showing him nailed to a cross be taken out over religious objections. Nasty Nas’ manager Stoute agreed to cut out the image, but when the clip premiered intact, Mr. Shiny Suit Man—backed by bodyguards—forced himself into Stoute’s office and did his talking with a champagne bottle.
Winner: Diddy. Take that, take that.