Hollywood can be a competitive town and many celebrities feel the pressure to present themselves in the best light possible. Fame can make people do crazy things, and some of our favorite celebs have been caught telling lies. Rappers lie about where they grew up, singers lie about writing songs, and actresses lie about their age.
From claiming to own a fake private jet to pretending to bake store-bought pies, these famous stars had no shame when it came to the lies they were willing to tell. Many of them were outed by accident while others were revealed by family members. Either way, they were busted in a big way. Please enjoy this list of 20 Celebs Who Wish They Didn’t Lie To The Public…Because They Got Caught.
20 Taylor Swift Lied About Kanye Drama
Taylor Swift was caught in a lie when she claimed that she hadn't approved scathing lyrics in Kanye’s song “Famous.” According to CNN, Kim Kardashian called her out on Snapchat by posting a phone conversation between Swift and Kanye where she approved the lyrics and thanked him for running them by her.
19 Rebel Wilson Lied About Her Age
Rebel Wilson was literally forced to defend her name in a Melbourne court. According to The Daily Mail, the Pitch Perfect star filed a defamation suit against Bauer Media for several articles claiming that she lied about both her name and her age. Wilson won the suit, but was later forced to pay back a portion of the money.
18 Kylie Jenner Lied About Her Lips
Kylie Jenner’s lip fillers were the worst kept secret in Hollywood. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star denied time and time again that she’d gotten lip enhancements, despite the fact that her once thin lips were suddenly plumper then humanly possible. Jenner eventually gave in to pressure and confessed to lying.
17 Lance Armstrong Lied About Using Performance Enhancers
Lance Armstrong fell from the top when he was busted for using performance-enhancing drugs. He was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and Olympic bronze medal. According to CNN, Armstong admitted during an interview with Oprah Winfrey that it was “one big lie” that he “repeated a lot of times.”
16 Robyn Ticke Lied About Writing Blurred Lines
Robin Thicke found fame from his 2013 song, "Blurred Lines," claiming that he wrote the song in an hour-and-a-half. According to The Guardian, Thicke later admitted during a plagiarism suit that he wasn’t even in the room when Pharell Williams wrote the song and that none of it was his idea.
15 Jack And Meg White Lied About Being Siblings
The strangest white lie ever told was when Jack and Meg White pretended to be siblings. "The White Stripes" musicians were actually a divorced couple, which was revealed when a journalist uncovered their marriage license. Jack told Rolling Stone Magazine that they thought it would make their band more interesting.
14 Britney Spears Lied About Being A Virgin
Who could forget when Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were one of the hottest couples in pop culture history? Spears claimed to be a virgin, to keep her squeaky clean image. Yet, her mother, Lynne Spears revealed in her book, Through the Storm, that spears had lost her virginity at age 14.
13 Ginger Spice Lied About Her Age
Gerri Halliwell was one of The Spice Girls and it turns out that Ginger Spice lied about her age. Mel B revealed the truth while she was guest on the show Loose Women, saying, “I’m sure maybe she’s faked it in the past, I’m not sure, but I don’t think anybody really knows how old she is."
12 Brandy Lied About Her Marriage
Brandy misled her fans when she claimed that she wed Robert Smith. According to MTV, the R&B singer was outed by her ex during interviews on New York radio stations WBLS-FM and WQHT-FM. He revealed they were never married and made up the nuptials to save her image when she became pregnant with their daughter.
11 Bow Wow Lied About His Private Jet
Bow Wow was caught in a lie on social media when he posted a photo of a luxury car in front of a private jet, claiming he was about to board the plane. There was just one little problem– a photo was posted to Twitter soon after that showed Bow Wow traveling on a commercial flight.
10 Khloe Kardashian Lied About Homemade Pies
Khloe Kardashian had pie on her face when she got busted lying on social media. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star posted a pic on Instagram of three pies, boasting about her baking skills for Thanksgiving dinner. Jane Lockhart, owner of the Sweet Lady Jane bakery, recognized her pies and called Kardashian out.
9 Brooks Ayers Lied About His Illness
Brooks Ayers told quite a whopper while he was on the show Real Housewives of Orange County. The ex-boyfriend of Vicki Gunvalson lied about having cancer. According to People Magazine, his cast-mates questioned his diagnosis. He later admitted that he falsified his medical records and had never been diagnosed with the disease.
8 Sean Kingston Lied About His Sports Car
Sean Kingston was caught in a lie when he bragged that Justin Beiber had gifted him with his customized Fisher Karma. According to TMZ, sources close to Beiber revealed that he had only lent the sports car to Kingston. The singer claimed he was just kidding but the damage had already been done.
7 Lindsay Lohan Lied About Substance Abuse
Lindsay Lohan had a very public meltdown in 2007. The former actress and party girl lied to the police when she was stopped after a crazy ride down the Pacific Coast Highway. According to The Huffington Post, Lohan claimed that she was clean, but a urine test revealed that she'd abused substances.
6 Jennifer Lopez Lied About The Year She Was Born
Jennifer Lopez was caught lying about her age when her ex-boyfriend, Sean “Diddy” Combs, was arrested for a 1999 nightclub shooting. J-Lo was forced to admit to the police she was actually born in 1969, instead of 1970. We can’t help but wonder why Lopez would bother to lie about one year.
5 Star Jones Lied About Her Weight Loss
Star Jones went from a size 26 to a 6 and lied to the public about her dramatic weight loss. The TV personality claimed that he lost the weight through diet and exercise. Yet, Barbara Walters claimed in her book, Audition, that she actually lied about Jones having gastric-bypass surgery.
4 Tyga Lied About Where He Grew Up
Tyga’s past caught up with him when a video surfaced on TMZ of the rapper talking about where he grew up on the gameshow, Bustas. He claimed to have grown up in a cushy neighborhood in The Valley. He later claimed that he lied on the show and that he actually grew up in Compton.
3 Kim Kardashian Lied About The Infamous Tape
Kim Kardashian told a big lie when she claimed that she had not made a spicy tape with Ray J. According to the New York Post, it was Kardashian’s mom, Kris Jenner, that leaked the tape so her daughter could become famous. Jenner’s plan worked and now the family is a household name.
2 Martha Stewart Lied About Stock Sales
Martha Stewart was indicted on charges of conspiracy and securities fraud when she was caught lying about insider trading. According to the New York Times, the writer and television personality served jail time for a personal stock trade she made in 2001. That makes her a domestic goddess and a convicted felon.
1 Beyonce Lied About Her Music
Beyonce found herself in a bit of trouble when a video surfaced of her claiming to have written her hit, ‘Irreplaceable.’ According to InTouch, she left out one small detail and was called out for lying when Ne-Yo took to Twitter, revealing that he was the one who actually wrote the song.
Sources: Evie Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, Healthline, CBS News