9 Craziest Death Threats Natalia Kills Has Received Since X-Factor

Since the X-Factor implosion surrounding Natalia Kills and Willy Moon’s publicity stunt, the singer has received countless bullying words pointed right back at her — the rape and death threats Natalia Kills has received are insane and utterly terrifying. Some people even got ISIS involved.. Here are the nine worst:

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Exclusive: Inside Source from Natalia Kills X-Factor Bullying Drama Talks to BlackBook

Photo: Natalia Kills photographed by Angela Pham/BFAnyc.com

In the small chance you’ve been ears-shut to social media and the world of entertainment this past week, you might have missed the Natalia Kills X-Factor drama unfolding, as the singer and her husband Willy Moon berated a contestant on television from their judging seats on New Zealand’s X-Factor.

As Taylor Ghrist wrote when the news first broke:

In what felt like a surging storm of social-media reactions, up-and-coming pop star (or blacklisted?) Natalia Kills and unknown-husband Willy Moon were just exiled and banned from being judges on New Zealand’s X-Factor after an incident of bullying a candidate. When I first watched the video, part of me laughed. Then the other part of me croaked. Then, I asked myself, “Was that really necessary?” But, naturally, I wanted to just shake these two young people and talk some sense into them. (If they’re capable of listening…) Multiple New Yorkers affiliated with her took to Facebook asking why she’d do such a thing. “I’ve met her before on a fashion shoot we worked on and she was so sweet. But, what is this?”

Really, what is this?

What it is: a publicity stunt. According to an inside source at the production company in New Zealand (who chose to be anonymous for obvious reasons), the bullying debacle was all for show — but not thought up by Natalia Kills as many imagined. No, this one was the production company’s idea. According to our source,

“It was the TV producer’s plan, drama for ratings, and it totally backfired! So many crew people’s jobs at risk!”

Turns out the contestant was in on it, too. Here’s an image comparing his look before and after the producers got to him:

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“The poor guy (Joe) was actually excited like I’m just like Willy Moon, I’m gonna be Willy Moon tonight…”

Of course it backfired when the show’s sponsors pulled out.

Natalia and Willy’s “drama for ratings” thought up by the production company backfired on the show, and it backfired on the singers, too. We have a major bullying problem; Natalia and Willy have received countless death and rape threats for her comments:

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You’d think those who have a problem with bullying would know better than to retaliate with the same methods.

 

Strong Opinions, Indecent Ego, or Publicity Stunt: What Happened Natalia Kills?

Photo Credit: Angela Pham/BFAnyc.com

“Ladies and gentleman, I’m just going to state the obvious: We have a doppelgänger in our midst. As an artist who respects creative integrity and intellectual property, I am disgusted at how much you have copied my husband. From the hair to the suit, do you not have any value or respect for originality? I personally found it absolutely artistically atrocious I am embarrassed to be sitting here in your presence having to even dignify you with an answer of my opinion.”

Then, husband Willy Moon: “It just feels a bit cheap and absurd. I mean, it’s like Norman Bates dressing up in his mother’s clothing. It’s just a little bit creepy and I feel like you’re going to stitch someone’s skin to your face and then kill everyone in the audience.” 

As if that wasn’t enough, Natalia continues: “It’s disgusting. You make me sick. It’s absolutely disgusting. You have no identity. I can’t stand it. I’m ashamed to be here.”

In what felt like a surging storm of social-media reactions, up-and-coming pop star (or blacklisted?) Natalia Kills and unknown-husband Willy Moon were just exiled and banned from being judges on New Zealand’s X-Factor after an incident of bullying a candidate. When I first watched the video, part of me laughed. Then the other part of me croaked. Then, I asked myself, “Was that really necessary?” But, naturally, I wanted to just shake these two young people and talk some sense into them. (If they’re capable of listening…) Multiple New Yorkers affiliated with her took to Facebook asking why she’d do such a thing. “I’ve met her before on a fashion shoot we worked on and she was so sweet. But, what is this?”

Really, what is this?

Was it a publicity stunt? She [Natalia Kills] did just have her single “Problem” featured on the premiere of E! Network’s The Royals, the network’s highly-anticipated first scripted show (coinciding with the same night of the X-Factor episode). Also, just this last week Madonna’s latest album “Rebel Heart” premiered, to which she’s credited for writing the track “Holy Water”. (She tweeted the link to her “Problem” video following this X-Factor incident. That’s certainly self-promotion I’d say.) Publicity stunt definitely sounds reasonable and so her generation.

Could it be that people didn’t know she was a “problem”? Maybe that part of her image hadn’t been pushed hard enough. Or maybe, just maybe, people didn’t even know who she was? (I mean, come on, multiple lists have been made titled “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Natalia Kills” following the incident that feature many things her fans did indeed know about her.)

Frankie Sharp, a New York nightlife pioneer whose revamped the nightlife scene within recent years, took to Facebook: “I know her personally and I feel like her music and career isn’t where she thought it would’ve been by now. And she’s trying everything. I’ve seen her actually try everything. From putting out great singles, couple of decent videos, co writing with Madonna on Madonnas new album, filming a reality show etc and her career is still not anywhere it ‘should be’. Therefore I think she sat down with NZ X-Factor producers and they needed ratings and she needed some clicks and the paycheck was probably pretty enough for her to lose some fans but gain any kind of notoriety she could at this point. Cody is right. This isn’t real. These shows are scripted and formulaic.”

Then you have the problem of….

When you look at the success Natalia Cappuccini (Natalia Kills) has garnered amongst all her fans it’s easy to say that a vast majority of them are very young teenagers and, in this day of age where cyber-bullying and publicity antics aren’t diffident, one can easily presume a huge majority of fans will turn their backs on her. Why disrupt the peace in such an ugly, vicious and yet uncalled for way? Better yet, encourage hasty decision-making for the thrill of attention seeking amongst our already fame-obsessed youth. It’s so digressive, boring, and, frankly, embarrassing.

Let Lorde weigh in on this. Oh, and Ellie Goulding. Oh yeah, Ed Sheeran. All who were nominated for Grammys.

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So, now, what I’m left with is this idea of “opinions”.  If, indeed, Natalia has these opinions….We do indeed have a problem. That problem is beyond delusional. And how many galas have you attended Natalia? Were all those men dressed like your boo boo?

I can’t even.

 

Fifth Harmony Girls Are All Grown Up–Meet the Next Power Girl Group

Fifth Harmony by Justin Bridges

Girl power is alive and well! OR Whoever said solo artists are the new girl group is seriously disturbed… and has definitely never heard of Fifth Harmony!

Having gotten their start on X Factor in 2012, the five member pop posse has since gone on to open up for artists like Demi Lovato and Cher Lloyd, headline four national tours, win 12 awards, and release chart topping singles (btw, OBSESSED with “BO$$”!) with their highly anticipated debut album on the way… Not to mentioned their appearance at last night’s Teen Choice Awards… oh, and they’re nominated for a VMA later this month. We caught up the girls to talk tour essentials, man crushes, and the future of Fifth. Check it out below!

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What are your five tour essentials?

Ally: My phone AND charger (that counts as one), makeup, my passport, My stuffed animal MooseMoose, and my earbuds.

Dinah: Jewelry (my BO$$ necklace), some great headphones, hand sanitizer (we meet A LOT of people), Clean & Clear makeup remover wipes, and Polaroids of my family!

Camila: Books (it’s a fun escape from reality and it passes the time on long rides from venue to venue), my laptop, cold turkey (for emergencies only,) and headphones.

Normani: My Hello Kitty blanky (my mom never forgets to pack when I’m on the road lol,) nail glue (you never know if you’ll have a nail malfunction,) Snack Emergency Kit (chicken soup, jerky, tuna packets, candy etc.,) shower flip flops, and my rosary (my family gave it to me and it means a lot to me).

Lauren: Definitely my phone, my notebook (I love writing), my favorite boots, a camera and my Sudoku book (an essential for any travel)!

Who’s your ultimate crush?

Ally: Justin Timberlake!

Dinah: Chris Brown

Camila: Spider Man (the original)

Normani: Breezy!

Lauren: I can’t say!

What’s the secret to getting along in a girl band?

Ally: I definitely think communication is key– specifically listening (to each other). Everyone has something important to contribute and everyone deserves to be heard.

Dinah: We’re always around each other and treat each other like sisters– at the end of the day, I know I can count on any of them when I need ‘em! We support each other like a family.

Camila: Embracing and acknowledging the different assets that each person brings to the table (whether it’s during recording process or rehearsing for a new tour, etc.) is really important. Each of us has something unique that makes us a special piece of this group.

Normani: Being supportive of each other is really important. We have all sacrificed a lot and have crazy schedules and are away from our families for long periods of time, so it helps when you know that you’re not alone and that you can lean on your girls.

Lauren: We’ve been at this together for a couple of years now and I think being respectful to each other is the secret.

What’s your biggest dream for Fifth Harmony?

Ally: Winning a Grammy would be amazing!! I also would love for us to be able to enjoy the world together. As well as helping people all over the globe.

Dinah: Performing with Beyoncé would be crazy! OR collaborating with Beyoncé!

Camila: I still can’t even believe we’re nominated for a VMA, but winning would really be a dream. I’d love to travel and perform overseas more too.

Normani: I feel like it would be amazing to perform at the President’s house one day! I have always dreamed of making that happen and also getting to collaborate with my ultimate favorite artist Beyoncé!

Lauren: Our fans are really amazing and I’d love to get to travel to Europe and perform over there. Also, collaborating with some of our favorite artists would be pretty awesome.

Something in your purse that no one would expect you to have?

Ally: My reading glasses

Dinah: I keep bras in my purse!

Camila: I carry around pink Crocs in my purse (because I’m clearly fashionable).

Normani: I carry my prom picture around in my backpack everywhere I go.

Lauren: I used to carry around vinyl records (from fans)!

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See Justin Bridges’ BlackBook photos of Jacob Latimore here, then check out this interview with Wiz Khalifa.

Photography: Justin Bridges
Hair and makeup: Ashley Rebecca
Special thanks to the Dream Hotel Downtown

Duets With Holograms Of Dead Celebs Won’t At Be Tacky At All, ‘X Factor’

Today in Ratings Ploys That Are Lacking In Good Taste: Simon Cowell’s singing competition show X Factor is supposedly considering having contestants "duet" with holograms of deceased stars like Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and Elvis Presley, NME reported. To which I say "oof."

Hologram performers became an official "thing" back in April when Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre performed alongside a hologram of rapper Tupac Shakur at Coachella. Celine Dion has also performed with holograms of Stevie Wonder and Elvis, the latter on American Idol back in 2009.

But she is Celine Fucking Dion. It’s a bit different to resurrect the likeness of a deceased star to "perform" alongside some warbling 19-year-old who works at Coldstone Creamery. Somehow I don’t see Michael Jackson’s family signing onto that publicity stunt.

Britney Spears Responds to ‘X Factor’ Walk-Off Reports

On Thursday, TMZ reported that Britney Spears angrily walked off the X Factor set after a contestant butchered her song, "Hold It Against Me." This led to much speculation over Spears’ reliability as a new judge on Simon Cowell’s American Idol clone, but in a video message to TMZ today, both Cowell and Spears–who tells Harvey Levin to "Play nice"–deny any strife.

Meanwhile, TMZ is out with another report detailing the unprecedented terms Spears was able to negotiate before signing on to judge the talent competition, including, apparently, the right to walk off set whenever she feels like it.

More details:

"X Factor" wanted Britney so desperately, she was able to negotiate terms that are "unheard of" — so say people with direct knowledge of her deal. As one source put it, "Simon is a smart and shrewd businessman who knew Britney could make his show and he was willing to give her just about anything to come on board — and he did."

So, will Spears be worth the headache that comes from working with her? I guess we’ll find out this fall.

Morning Links: Lil Wayne Talks New Album, Axl Rose Declines Rock Hall Induction

● Lil Wayne revealed in an interview with MTV that he’s got a record full of love songs, written mostly during his stint at Rikers, ready for an album that he calls DEVOL, "’cause that’s ‘loved’ spelled backwards." But, as "How To Love" Weezy will have you know, "what I mean by ‘my version of love songs’ is meaning, they’re not saying ‘I love you,’ they’re saying, you know?" [NahRight]

● Looks like Britney Spears and her husband-slash-conservator-to-be are in for quite the pay day if that X-Factor judging gig works out. [E!]

● Archie Comics’ Sabrina the Teenage Witch is headed to the big screen as a live-action (like the Melissa Joan Hart television show) superhero (not like the Melissa Joan Hart show) movie. [JustJared]

● Per his own lengthy request, Axl Rose will not be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during this weekend’s ceremony, because, among other reasons, he believes it is not “somewhere I’m actually wanted or respected.". [ArtsBeat]

● Why must we always make martyrs of the “little blonde innocent girl"? And, The Book Bench asks, could Rue’s "beautiful death" in Hunger Games bring this tradition up-to-date? [NewYorker]

● Zac Efron can unhook a bra with just one pinch-and-slide. "That’s my move," he says. [BuzzFeed]

Morning Links: Lindsay Lohan Lays Low, Stacy Keibler In Talks To Join ‘X Factor’

● With just ten days left of her probation period, Lindsay Lohan has put herself under house arrest to avoid any further trouble. Better late than never. [NYDN]

● The Pretty Reckless front woman Taylor Momsen says she’s "done done done" with acting. "It’s good to finally be able to focus on music and not have to work on 10 jobs at once," she said, putting Little J to rest once and for all. [StarPulse]

● If Jay gets his way with Live Nation, Beyoncé’s come back will be big time and — more importantly! — as soon as this year. Hope somebody’s put in a call with the babysitter. [Page Six]

● Lil Wayne has been asked to mow the now unruly lawn in front of his Kenner, Louisiana mansion. [CBS]

● The original cast of Teen Mom are no longer teens and thus this upcoming fourth season will be their last. Moms they’ll be forever, though. MTV says they are "thankful to these brave young women for sharing their stories and helping to make a positive impact on teen pregnancy prevention." [USAToday]

● George Clooney’s gal Stacy Keibler is in talks to join The X Factor‘s judges panel, where sources say she will shine because she "looks fantastic and has bags of charisma." [Page Six]

● There could be no better elixir for your SXSW hangover than this free Titus Andronicus "odds and sods" mixtape. [CoS]

Afternoon Links: Courtney Love Killed Frances’s Cat With Etsy Fabric, Ja Rule Is Making New Friends

● According to newly revealed details from a petition for a restraining order filed by Frances Bean against her mom, Courtney Love, in 2009, Frances’s "cat died after getting entangled in piles of Etsy fabrics, boxes of paperwork, trash, and other possessions." And then, adding insult to injury, Frances’ dog ate a bunch of Courtney’s pills and died. [TheFix]

● Word has it that Simon Cowell is looking to replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger with Beyoncé. He is willing to pay $100 million per year to sit on next season’s X Factor judges’ bench. Seems like a fair trade, no? [MTO]

● Snooki did show "a lot of cleavage" yesterday when she left the SiriusXM studios after a taping with Opus and Anthony, but she did not let even a little nip slip. [Celebuzz/Us]

● The New York Post‘s restaurant critic is not having it with Joanne, the restaurant just opened by Lady Gaga’s parents, where the staff seemed "plucked from the ‘burbs" and the grilled calamari with bitter greens and radicchio was "the worst [he’s] had in a lifetime of squid-mongering." And worse yet, Lady Gaga wasn’t even there. [NYP]

● If nothing else, Ja Rule fancy’s prison an "amazing" place to make new friends in jail, like his own Hevey D ("corporate greed poster-boy") and Kox ("discraced pol"). "Outside, you don’t meet guys like this every day. This place is amazing," he says. [NYDN]

● In case you were wondering where Michelle Obama gets all the strength she needs to support her Commander in Chief husband, we would like to direct you to this video of her beating Ellen DeGeneres in an impromptu push-up contest. [HollywoodLife]