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Hit Songs That the Artists Now Regret

Everyone has their special fuzzy memories of their favorite smashes over the years – but now and then, the artists themselves don’t exactly feel the same way about their own music.

Over time, plenty of different pop stars and singer-songwriters have spoken out following the smash success of their songs to reveal that, for one reason or another, they feel awkward, embarrassed or even ashamed about certain songs.

In some cases, it comes down to the lyrical content. And in others, it’s all due to the song’s complete over-saturation of the market. Regardless, these stars have enough distance between the song’s release and now to reflect on the choices they made.

We’ve gathered together some of the biggest hits from the likes of everyone from Taylor Swift to Radiohead, and how the artists really feel about the songs. Some of these are bound to surprise you!

Be sure to check out the most controversial and banned music videos of all time as well.

Click through to find out which hit songs artists now regret…

Nicki Minaj's Mom Files $150 Million Lawsuit Against Man Charged in Hit-and-Run Accident That Killed Her Dad

Nicki Minaj‘s mom Carol Maraj has filed a $150 million lawsuit against the man who has been charged in connection with the hit-and-run death of her father Robert Maraj.

Robert was struck during a hit-and-run accident while walking across the street on February 12 in Long Island, N.Y. and he later died from his injuries at a local hospital.

A 70-year-old man named Charles Polevich was arrested and charged with “leaving the scene of an incident causing death and with tampering with physical evidence,” according to Page Six.

Carol‘s lawyer said in a statement that “[Polevich] was not only irresponsible and negligent, but more concerned about running away and hiding than seeking help. Polevich’s behavior was criminal, cowardly, and immoral. We will hold him responsible for his reckless actions that led to Robert Maraj’s death!”

Police officials said last month that Polevich was “absolutely aware” of what happened during the accident.

“He got out of the car, looked at the deceased, got into his car and made the conscious decision to leave instead of dialing 911 and calling an ambulance for the man. He went home and secreted his vehicle,” Nassau County Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said at a press conference.

We continue to send our thoughts and condolences to Nicki‘s family during this difficult time.

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Tiffany Haddish Allegedly Shades Nicki Minaj: 'Unlike Nicki, I Treat Everybody with Respect'

A voice being identified as Tiffany Haddish‘s voice can be heard throwing some massive shade at Nicki Minaj.

TMZ posted an audio clip of Nicki in conversation with some individuals who have remained unnamed.

During the discussion, someone can be heard calling Tiffany, the “Nicki Minaj of comedy right now.”

Another voice then chimed in and said that Tiffany actually “shows up on time.”

Then, the voice being identified as Tiffany said, “And unlike Nicki, I treat everybody with respect and dignity.”

You may be wondering why Tiffany Haddish seems to be shading Nicki Minaj. It does seem like they do have some beef!

Click inside to see what happened in 2018 between Nicki Minaj and Tiffany Haddish…More Here! »

Nicki Minaj & Husband Kenneth Petty Allegedly Tried to Silence His Sexual Assault Victim (Report)

A new report suggests that Nicki Minaj and husband Kenneth Petty tried to silence his assault victim.

The bombshell report from The Daily Beast on Thursday (March 4) claims that the woman who Nicki previously said wrote a letter to a judge years ago attempting to recant the assault accusation against her husband was met with intimidation tactics.

In March of last year, Kenneth was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender in Los Angeles after moving.

According to The Blast, he was convicted of first degree attempted rape back in 1995 when he held a 16-year-old girl at knifepoint, and since then was required to register as a sex offender wherever he lives.

Using first name “Jennifer,” the woman said in the report that both she and Kenneth were 16 at the time of the assault, and denied Nicki’s claims of having sent a letter to a judge in an effort to take back her statement, alleging instead that “associates” of the couple have harassed her to do that. She also alleged that someone offered her hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of the couple.

Jennifer also said she moved multiple times last year due to safety concerns and has spoken with U.S. Marshals, who reportedly told her an investigation with evidence is underway. A source familiar with the conversation confirmed that to The Daily Beast, and said that the authorities called the investigation a “high-priority case.”

She also alleged a man named Barry, a man was allegedly friends with her brother when they were in school, reached out to her a few days after his 2020 arrest and said Nicki Minaj wanted to have a conversation with her. The conversation allegedly saw Nicki offering help with “anything you need,” including an invitation to be flown out to California.

“Listen. I just need you to know, woman to woman, this really happened,” Jennifer reportedly said to her.

After the conversation, Jennifer said her brother notified her that a man from New York had contacted their cousin in North Carolina with an offer of half a million dollars in exchange for speaking with Kenneth’s attorney. Barry allegedly urged her to recant her rape allegation, showing up outside her house with a $20,000 cash offer to put her signature on a letter.

She claims Barry wanted Nicki to appear at his daughter’s 16th birthday party, and her brother and cousin allegedly wanted Nicki to do a walkthrough promotion at a club so they could split the profit.

“For people out in the world to know that you can’t do stuff like this and get away with it. And for women who have been abused, for women who have been assaulted, for them to not live in fear of speaking their truth. No matter who the person is,” Jennifer said in the report.

For the full story, head to The Daily Beast.

Most Controversial & Banned Music Videos of All Time

The music icons of our day love to push boundaries and challenge the public – with their sound, their style, and of course, their controversial music videos.

Some of our favorite pop entertainers, rappers and rock stars have made music videos that have tested the limits of what is acceptable on network television – and, in some cases, they’ve even benefitted from the allure and added curiosity of having their music videos banned from networks.

From flashing ample amounts of skin, to violence and gore, to inciting outrage with controversial political views, to potentially even causing harm from flashing visual elements, there’ve been all different reasons why music videos from top stars were not allowed to see light of day. (And sometimes, the stars go on to regret their biggest hits.)

We’ve gathered up some of the most controversial, banned music videos over the years. Are there any music videos from your favorite artists that also sparked a ton of controversy? Sound off in the comments!

Click through the slideshow to see all of the music videos…

Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed Nicki Minaj's Father Turns Himself In

  • The driver who killed Nicki Minaj‘s father Robert Maraj just turned himself in – TMZ
  • DuckTales is coming to an end – Just Jared Jr
  • Maluma says if you don’t do this, you’re empty inside – Celebitchy
  • American Idol is getting dragged – TooFab
  • Olivia Wilde comments on Harry Styles, and the Internet goes crazy – Popsugar
  • Find out who plays young Dwayne Johnson in his new show – Just Jared Jr

Nicki Minaj's Father Robert Maraj Dies in Hit-And-Run

Nicki Minaj‘s father has sadly and suddenly died.

Robert Maraj, the father of the music superstar, passed away after being struck in a hit-and-run accident at the age of 64, TMZ reported Sunday (February 14).

“Nassau County Police in New York say he was walking on the road between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue Friday evening around 6 p.m. ET, when he was hit by a vehicle heading northbound. Cops say the driver then fled the scene without a meaningful description from witnesses. Robert was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries and passed over the weekend. The Homicide Squad is investigating the case and asking for the public’s help in identifying the responsible party,” the outlet reported.

Nicki has not yet spoken about her father’s death. While she had been outspoken about their rocky relationship in years past, it’s unclear where they stood more recently.

Our thoughts are with Robert Maraj‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

We have sadly lost all of these stars in 2021.