The craziest Courtney Love freakouts involve cat fights with other celebrities, panty-tossing incidents in airports, dozens of non-sensical Courtney Love quotes, social networking messages and even a hefty lawsuit. Sadly though all of these events, plus many others that left us scratching our heads, Courtney Love has become known more for her never-ending train wreck than for her entertainment career. (Not to mention Courtney's wild love life).
This list is for you if you've ever wondered, "Is Courtney Love crazy?" Before she took a one-way rip to crazytown, Courtney Love broke onto the entertainment scene in the early 1990s as the lead singer of the band Hole and as the wife of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain. Tragically, right when both musicians were peaking in their careers and right after the couple had a daughter, Frances Bean, Kurt Cobain committed suicide. Courtney Love continued to make headlines after his death but many state that Cobain's death was the first step in her ongoing downward spiral. Here you can see each Courtney Love breakdown so far.
In the years since Love has become estranged from Frances, which in turn has become one of several reasons she posts horribly spelled Twitter and Facebook messages discussing their relationship, or lack there of. It was also a social networking rant that cost the singer nearly half a million dollars after she went off about a fashion designer and was sued. And While Cobain has been gone several years now, as one meltdown during a concert in Brazil in November 2011 proved, he is still very much on her mind.Whether it's breakdowns about her broken family or straight up bizarre moments like when she took her top off for David Letterman, Courtney Love has no shortage of crazy when she is around.
1995 MTV Video Music Awards
What happens when a "decision-impared" Courtney Love wants to start a cat fight with Madonna on live television? Complete hilarity, confusion and a big bucket of awkward. That was the bizarre scene at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards when Love spotted Madonna during an interview with MTV's Kurt Loder and invited herself in by throwing things, like makeup from her purse, into the set.Madonna was a good sport about the whole thing and after stating that Love was in "dire need of attention right now," went on to kill her with kindness and charm. As Love went on a beyond-weird rant about everything from ambulance drivers to Michael Stipe to astrophysics, Loder sat back and watched the trainwreck unfold. Spoiler: Courtney Love ends up face-planting right on the floor of the stage to end the seven minutes of pure insanity.
Topless on David Letterman
During what she would later call "the Letterman years," Courtney Love made an impression on late night talk show host David Letterman when she appeared on his show in 2004. After teasing the audience with threats of showing her boobs, she proclaimed that she hasn't shown her "boobs for so long" then jumped on the table and took her top off. Love was not wearing a bra, forcing the network to blur her topless image as she stood on the host's desk and sang "Danny Boy."Interestingly enough, the rest of the interview was normal, at least by Courtney Love standards. She talked about her ongoing legal problems, drug addiction (or lack there of) and how she and actress Nicole Kidman do not get along. File this one under more of bizarre expression than meltdown.
Frances Bean Facebook Blast
After Courtney Love lost custody of her daughter Frances Bean Cobain (for the second time) in December 2009, she felt the best way to vent her frustration was via a long Facebook rant. Though she later deleted the post, which was critical of both Love's former mother-in-law, Wendy O'Connor, and Frances herself, the meltdown was picked up by celebrity gossip blogs. Surprising no one, when Love got wind that the likes of Perez Hilton had commented on the rant, Love went after Hilton and other bloggers as well with yet another anger-filled Facebook rant. The most-sensical portion of the rant is included below. Warning: The spelling and grammar is atrocious."who knows what claims theyll make butthe fact is fbc is deluded she thinks she has all this money the point is i have all the money she has… a small amount of in utero, thats it, she doesnt get 37% of all the estate only 37% of in utero, name and likeness were decided by them against cos the less they could give her the mopre they could steal theyre so greedy theyd steal not even 15 million from a child, its riduclous using god knows what, i dont care really i hate to spund cold but any kid of mine who pulls this s**t has lost her position and friends in nyc they will pretend to like her, but ill go teach at bard before she gets in,she was deceptive she lied and shes lying to herself, she sits on her facebook adding yet more books and films and frankly the whole thing disgusts my daihgter is not always honest and ive alliwed her to visit with these assholes i support to the tune of houses horses and monthly annuities and cars, well the good news is now that frances is clearly deluded that she can buy her grandmaother a "small house in la" id love to see how that works.theyll incubate her til shes 18 and then have her sign all the indnemofications, theres a catch, she already had counsel long before the 11th. LONG before the 11th."
Courtney Love vs. Kathleen Hanna
Well before she threw things at Madonna on live television, Courtney Love beefed with another female musician just a few months sooner. Interestingly enough, this incident also involved throwing things but for Love, it also involved someone pressing charges. This all went down in July 1995 when Love, along with her hand Hole, were touring with the Lollapalooza Music Festival. Apparently, Kathleen Hanna, singer for the band Bikini Kill, made a joke about Love's daughter Frances Bean, causing Miss Love to enter full meltdown mode.Love reportedly threw a lit cigarette and candy at Hanna before all hell broke loose and the ladies brawled. For the record, it was Skittles and Tootsie Rolls and the incident lasted only a few seconds before security guards broke them up. Hanna went on to press charges, to which Love pleaded guilty and was sentenced to anger management classes.