When you’re rich and famous and can easily get whatever you want, it’s safe to say that one could adopt a rather diva-ish attitude. There are plenty of celebrities who have developed the high maintenance attitude, and thus have developed a reputation of being a diva, or hard to work with.
This high maintenance seems obvious when it comes to certain celebrities, as they flaunt that diva attitude, and don’t care what people think about them. Other celebrities are quieter about their diva attitude and tend to hide it more from the public. Regardless, there are a number of celebrities who have the reputation to be high maintenance.
10 Mariah Carey
One of the most obvious high-maintenance celebrities is none other than Mariah Carey. The thing is, Mariah knows that she’s a diva, and she doesn’t care if you think she’s high maintenance. In fact, she embraces the title saying, “You know what? I don’t give a s–t. I f–king am high maintenance because I deserve to be at this point. That may sound arrogant but I hope you frame it within the context of coming from nothing. If I can’t be high maintenance after working my a– off my entire life, oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t realize we all had to be low maintenance. Hell, no! I was always high maintenance, it’s just I didn’t have anyone to do the maintenance when I was growing up.” She certainly does have a point, and often shows off her diva attitude, and it doesn’t look like that’s changing any time soon.
9 Katy Perry
Recently becoming a mom, Katy Perry might’ve calmed down her high maintenance diva attitude. However, there have been plenty of rumors and stories floating around over the years that prove that she used to be one high-maintenance celebrity. Apparently, she has required chauffeurs and other staff to sign extensive paperwork. For chauffeurs, she requested that they not look at her through the rear-view mirror, nor leave the car if she is in it. These insane demands are what really contribute to her high maintenance and diva attitude.
8 Gwyneth Paltrow
It’s been reported on several occasions that Gwyneth Paltrow has been known to be extremely high maintenance and very hard to work with. With famous parents, Gwyneth has been in Hollywood basically her whole life, which is probably the reason why she’s developed her diva attitude.
It has been reported on multiple occasions that she’s been extremely demanding on set, and has over the top requests like having showers scrubbed before she uses them, not wanting to touch the “dirty water.” She knows how to hide her diva behavior, though, as the high-maintenance Gwenyth only really comes out behind the scenes.
7 Ellen DeGeneres
Recently it has come to light that Ellen DeGeneres doesn’t practice what she preaches. She wants everyone to be kind, but it seems like she can’t even be kind herself. Apparently, Ellen is extremely high maintenance, and she treats all of her crew on the show like peasants.
She has insane rules, wants no one to talk to her nor can they look her in the eye. She’s very demanding and treats a lot of her staff poorly. If things aren’t her way, she won’t have it. She has no care about others, and the staff feels like they have to walk on eggshells around her.
6 Paul McCartney
Being a member of The Beatles, Paul McCartney is one of the most famous musicians in the world. Apparently, being that famous comes with a diva-like attitude, and Paul has become a bit high maintenance. There have been reports of him having a bit of an attitude, yelling at those trying to help him when things didn’t go his way. One would think that Paul might be allowed to be a bit high maintenance being Paul McCartney and all, but it still doesn’t give him a free pass to treat others poorly.
5 Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera has an amazing voice, and it’s not surprising that she’s accused of being a diva and high maintenance. She’s been known to be notoriously late almost all of the time, and she never apologizes for doing so. She was exceptionally high maintenance while working as a judge on The Voice, wanting things to be filmed multiple times until she liked the way she looked. Whenever she’s on the set, it’s her way or the highway, and she doesn’t care about anyone else.
4 Lea Michele
Recently, Lea Michele came under fire for being exceptionally high maintenance. A number of her former Glee co-stars came forward, admitting that the actress was a nightmare to work with, and literally made their lives a “living hell.” She was called a racist, saying a number of microaggressions and making a number of comments that made her co-star Amber Riley extremely uncomfortable. She was made out to be a diva and wanted everything to go her way, not thinking about anyone else.
3 Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez might claim that she’s still “Jenny From The Block,” but according to reports, she’s been known to be a bit high maintenance. When you’re arguably one of the most powerful Latina women in Hollywood and have a net worth of millions, you probably can’t help but develop a bit of a diva complex. She’s been known to get staff members fired on the spot, and to have meltdowns when things don’t go her way. She wants things the way she wants them, right down to her M&Ms.
It really doesn’t come as much as a surprise to hear that Madonna can be a celebrity who is pretty high maintenance. Madonna has been known to travel with a huge entourage that includes an insane amount of bodyguards, personal chefs, as well as a yoga instructors when on tour. When it comes to having her dressing room set up backstage, she has the longest list ever of all of the things that she wants, including having her own furniture switched out and all of her demands and needs met immediately.
1 Kanye West
Knowing the way that Kanye West is, it doesn’t seem surprising to find out that Kanye West is apparently very high maintenance. According to people who have worked for the rapper, Kanye is very meticulous and has very high standards as well as expectations. When it comes to his employees, he’s extremely demanding, and that makes the job extremely difficult. If he doesn’t have things his way, he gets extremely upset. Kanye wants what he wants, and he expects everyone to give it to him.
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