Courtney Love’s meltdown this weekend at the 9:30 Club in D.C. was hardly the first time an artist has broken down on stage. According to Rolling Stone, the singer’s three-hour set with her “band” Hole featured strange commentary, racist remarks, and a topless encore. Check out her noteworthy performance below:
‘Down to Earth’ is too much for Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber the lesbian lookalike teen pop sensation broke down in tears on stage while singing “Down to Earth,” a song he wrote about his parents’ divorce. Bieber bent down and struggled to sing before making a quick exit. Witness the meltdown beginning at the 3:41 mark:
Chris Brown’s Michael Jackson sobs
On the same night that Courtney Love humiliated herself in D.C., Chris Brown confused audience members and viewers of the BET Awards, reports Reuters. The singer was set to perform a medley of Michael Jackson songs, but instead of finishing the performance he started crying, tossed his earpiece aside, bent down, and made a quick exit. It’s been over a year since Michael Jackson’s death, Chris.
Ne-Yo’s bizarre breakdown
Last summer, R&B singer Ne-Yo started struggling to finish his songs and eventually took a long break mid-set only to return in tears. According to BBC, Ne-Yo blamed the meltdown on a sinus infection and lack of vacation. “I’ve never had to stop a show, never dreamed I’d ever have to,” he wrote. “I cried harder than I have in a very long time with no shame whatsoever.”
Fiona Apple’s ‘most infamous on-stage meltdown’
When Fiona Apple got on stage at New York’s Roseland Ballroom and yelled, “You know, I just wanted to do real well in New York … but f—! I can’t hear myself,” fans were shocked. According to Spinner, the singer proceeded to cry, yell, and exit the stage after singing only a few of her songs.