30. Lil Kim's $9.99 Mixtape
Fail Occurred: 2/14/2011
Fame is a helluva drug, and some people just can't handle the comedown. When Nicki Minaj rose to stardom, Lil Kim saw a good chance to make a comeback, and so a beef was born. Kim's excuse: Nicki hasn't paid her enough acknowledgment.
Months after starting this rather one-sided feud, Kim released an entire mixtape devoted to her rival. The catch? It was no longer free as initally advertised-fans were taxed $10 to hear Kim go in on Nicki. The gutsy PayPal powerplay had fans disgruntled when the download link failed to work. Three weeks later Kim finally shipped physical copies of CDs to many (but not all) those who bought the mixtape. She claimed to have made a million dollars in the process, but consider what she lost.