Chris Brown is the latest star to consider chucking the deuces to entertainment. And who can blame him. It’s hard to constantly be in the public eye while pesky paparazzi try to capture what may be the most innocent of moments.
Celebrities are forced to deal with the fame that comes with their high-profile careers. But that doesn’t mean they have to like it. Check out 10 stars who've complained about life in the limelight.
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“Being famous is amazing when it’s for ur music and talent. I’m tired of being famous for a mistake I make when I was 18. I’m cool & over it!” (Twitter)
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“I tried so hard to be an R&B artist and it was the pop album of the year, and I was like, ‘Fuck. That’s the last thing I wanted. But I was like, ‘So everyone considers me a pop artist? Well, fuck it. I’m going to do whatever I want to do.”
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"I just sometimes feel like a loser still, you know? It’s crazy because we’re at [Madison Square Garden], but I still come times feel like a loser kid in high school. And I just gotta get myself up, and tell myself I’m a superstar every morning so I can get through this day and be fore my fans what they need for me to be.”
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"The drama and the demands and the pressure and all of the people giving you so much access to so many things can be too much. So couple that with everyone telling you you’re so this, and so that, and so perfect, and of course you can lose yourself."
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“You would think paparazzi would have some respect in holy places. All I wanted was the chance to walk where Jesus did here in Israel. They should be ashamed of themselves. Take pictures of me eating but not in a place of prayer, ridiculous… But some people just don’t have respect… been super frustrated and just needed some time to vent and chill. I want to see this country and all the places I’ve dreamed of an whether it’s the paps or being pulled into politics it’s been frustrating.” (Twitter)
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"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!!" (Twitter)
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"Fames makes you feel permanently like a girl walking past construction workers."
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“At first, it's amazing, the first year or two, because it's like, I’m a celebrity! It didn’t really touch me until I had been working for six years. I wanted to just stop. I wanted to create a new life… I used to be a cool chick, but I feel like the paparazzi has taken that away from me, like, the way I used to live my life. I used to be a cool chick, but I’m not anymore."
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“That’s one of the weird things about celebrity is that you don’t know who’s watching. That’s my least favorite part of acting: celebrity”
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“It’s hard in L.A. not to go out, it gets lonely. Being an actress is lonely, and I never want to be alone. I hate sleeping alone.”
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