Bad Behavior: Stars Who’ve Lost Endorsement Deals  was originally published on

1. Michael Vick

Michael Vick

After his involvement in a dog fighting scandal that resulted in 20 months in jail, Michael VIck lost a $2M deal with Nike.

2. Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor

Adidas ended their relationship with Teyana Taylor after she posted several insulting tweets that referenced the 2009 assualt case between Rihanna and Chris Brown. Teyana took it a step further and posted a pic of a battered Rihanna while making fun of the situation.

3. RIck Ross

RIck Ross

In 2013 Rick Ross lost his $5M Reebok deal due to a rape-like lyric in his song, U.O.E.N.O.

4. Akon


Akon lost a lucrative deal with Verizon in 2007 when he was accused of “over simulated rape”. The story: he brought a 15 year old girl on stage with him at a concert and began mimicking sexual positions on her.

5. Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

After a highly publicized divorce where he admitted to having affairs with several women, Tiger Woods lost $22M in partnerships.

6. Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

In 2004, Whoopi Goldberg was dropped from Slim Fast after she told a few sexually explicit jokes about then President George W. Bush.

7. Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson

Believe it or not, business mogul Magic Johnson got the ax from Nestle and Pepsi back in 1992 after he announced he was HIV positive.

8. T.I.


Remy Martin Cognac, Axe Body Spray and GM dropped T.I. from their rosters after his 2010 drug possession arrest.

9. Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Wrigley’s and Got Milk ended their relationship with Chris Brown after his very public domestic violence case in 2009.

10. Rihanna


Rihanna’s deal with Nivea came to a close in 2012. Sources says the brand considered her too sexy after a series of scantily clad photo shoots the singer did. Ironically, Rihanna appeared nude in Nivea’s ads.

11. Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne

Mountain Dew ended their business relationship with Lil Wayne after a controversial rap lyric that included the death of Emmit Till, the African-American teenager whose 1955 torture and murder in Mississippi for supposedly whistling at a white woman