The Celebrity: Asher Roth
The Slipup: Before performing at Rutgers University in April 2009, the white rapper took to his Twitter account and wrote, “Been a day of rest and relaxation, sorry twitter – hanging out with nappy headed hoes.” It was a reference, of course, to radio shock jock Don Imus’s 2007 comments about the Rutgers women’s basketball team.
The Reaction: The remark was enough to get Roth banned from at least one prolific rap site.
The Rating: 3 John Mayer Playboy interviews. Good one, Asher. So funny we forgot to laugh. Or so not funny that we actually did laugh when karma came a-callin’ a few months later. Ah-ha!
The Celebrity: Paris Hilton
The Slipup: In a leaked video from a New Year’s Eve party, the intoxicated socialite was seen dancing to Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” with her sister Nicky before remarking, “We’re like two niggas.”
The Reaction: One collective Kanye shrug. Was anyone really surprised?
The Rating: 5 John Mayer Playboy interviews. If Paris knew any better, she probably coulda pulled a Jamie Foxx and blamed this one on the alcohol. Might’ve even gotten away with it. Fortunately, we don’t really care about what she has to say anyway.