We have heard of the most bizarre things celebrities have done, on or off-screen. Whether it's showcasing how financially endowed they are or announcing their personal beliefs or probably just having fun by their own means.
In 2009, Paris Hilton thought it a great idea for her dogs to own luxury like she does, and spent $325,000 on a two-story, 300-square feet Villa. It definitely made the news and got people talking but hey! who's complaining? It's her money and we got to see cute animals living in their own mini-mansions. A POV from these dogs would have slapped though.
Then, there was the time when Willow Smith announced her ability to control time. In an interview with The New York Times magazine in 2014, she said, “I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however, I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist.” and while we had a hard time deciphering this, oh well. We also cannot set aside the time Davido acted like a conductor in London. Do I even need to mention African politicians? We are well aware of the drama swimming in the world of politics without trying.
As many of these bizarre stories of celebrities there are to be told, there are other angles to look at things, what about the craziest things fans have done for these celebrities? There's always some kind of remarkable love, admiration, and defence we have for our favourite artistes, movie stars and media personalities. We have the online armies who will go to great lengths to protect their faves, the publicists, the online families, and friends, and not to forget the spouses.
We hit the street and people got talking and here are a few stories of fan love. Although a bit over–the–top, outrageous, and kind of crazy, don’t we love to see it?!
Tomi, the not-so-sweet girl who duped her parents for BTS
I love my parents, but they really need to loosen up and increase my monthly allowance. I live in school, which is a bit far from home, so my parents obviously don't keep that much tabs on what I do. Of course, I use this to my advantage. My mom gives me 50,000 naira as my monthly allowance, which is only enough for me to survive and fight against Sapa. So, one time I kept watching YouTube videos of BTS as I only recently became an Army (BTS' fandom name). I suddenly felt the need to support these guys who give me so much joy plus I also needed new hoodies (for real). I decided to get their merch hoodies but guess who couldn’t afford them? Yes, me. I told my mom I needed 100k for a couple of school projects we will be doing, and I'll also need to leave school for it. I don't know what I said right that made her buy the farce excuse, but she did and the next thing my account was credited. Fast forward to happily ever after, I now have a bunch of hoodies and photocards with BTS faces.
James, the Twitter defender.
I am a peaceful person, at least I think I am, until you decide to overstep your boundaries by saying things I consider insensitive. See, I'm a Wizkid fan and my personality on Twitter is totally different from my reality which is why I think social media is a great place to hide and defend. I remember one time when there was this crazy Davido vs Wizkid banter on Twitter. I love both guys, but abeg don't insult Wizkid. This guy insulted Wizkid, and I was so livid I did a whole background research on him and used it against him. He blocked me and I created a new account to torture him more. I'm not proud of this though, but I'm sure I gave him a good trauma.
Dinma- Travelled for a concert while on work assignment
This happened very recently, during the Davido O2 Arena concert in London. I live in London, but I was in Spain for a while. I was planning on staying for a month and a few weeks because of some business-related assignments. I ended up cutting that short to two weeks, left pending assignment and travelled to London for the concerts. I went back to Spain a week later. Thankfully, my crazy decision to leave work and travel for a concert didn't make me lose anything important.
Emma - The devoted fan who streams
I like to think of myself as a devoted BTS Army who does good like the boys do. I remember when 'Butter' came out and it was to be released in the afternoon in South Korea, but in Nigerian time, it was 5 am. I didn't want to miss it, I wanted to be among the first people who streamed the song. So, I set my alarm and woke up at 4:30 am and by 5 am sharp, I started streaming the song on my phone. The song is good, so I'm not complaining. I find it hard to wake up in the morning, but it's easy when it comes to streaming a new song for someone who doesn't even know me personally. That's crazy to me.
Naya - The good Army always supports a good cause.
People see BTS Armys as "crazy troublemakers" and while there is some truth to it, it isn’t entirely true. We are good people and when I heard Armys were donating and raising funds for Black Lives Matter, I didn't pass the chance to donate a couple of hundred dollars, part of which was from my savings. BTS also donated $1 million, and that was very assuring that my money was well spent. There are also a few things I have contributed to charity together with some Armys. I sometimes go broke from it but it doesn’t matter, if anything, it has opened my eyes to see and understand that I enjoy charity giving and work and some time in the future, with my experience as a donor, I may start some charity cause.