Put yourself in the spotlight and you can be sure that somewhere down the line your past will come back to haunt you.
But as far as scandals go, there’s nothing as more embarrassing than the emergence of a sex tape or leaked naked photos. Just ask the likes of Rihanna, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, wannabe singer Paris Hilton, and Kanye West - who have all seen images surface online in recent years.
As images of Blink-182's Travis Barker emerge, Gigwise has taken a look at the stories behind some of the more notorious sex scandals and nude photos involving some of the biggest names in music.
While some turned out to be hoaxes or fakes, others were quite the opposite - just ask Tommy Lee and a certain Baywatch star. Leave your thoughts about music stars' sex tape dramas in the comment form below.
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