Celebrities who’ve received death threats

Elon Musk -
Twitter's new owner claimed in a two-hour Q&A audio chat on Twitter Spaces on December 3 that there's a "significant" risk of him being assassinated.

Carly Rae Jepsen -
Back in 2012, Carly Rae Jepsen received death threats just for being awarded for her talent. 

John Mayer -
Mayer shared a conversation he had with a Swiftie who sent him death threats.

Barack Obama -
North Carolina native Donte Jamar Sims was actually picked up by the Feds after tweeting that he was going to assassinate then-President Barack Obama.

Kim Kardashian -
In May 2022, Kim Kardashian had to file a restraining order over a stalker who made repeated death threats against her, her kids, and her then-partner Pete Davidson.

Madonna -
Madonna received death threats and threats of arrest for defending the band P*ssy Riot and promoting "gay behavior" at her Russian concerts in 2012. 

Halle Berry -
In 2012, death threats against the actress—particularly from a man saying he would "slit her throat"—were enough to get Berry to try and leave the country.

Rebecca Black -
Back when she'd released her viral song 'Friday' at just 13 years old, Rebecca Black began receiving death threats by email and phone.

Taylor Swift -
Taylor Swift got a taste of the wrath of an obsessed fan base for herself back in 2012 when she became the target of vicious threats on Twitter.

Nicole Scherzinger -
In December 2011, when the singer was a judge on 'The X Factor,' Scherzinger received death threats for voting to eliminate a 14-year-old contestant.

David Letterman -
In 2011, a jihadist website has issued a death threat against the famed late-night show host because he joked about the death of Ilyas Kashmiri.

Rick Ross -
Rapper Rick Ross was threatened by the ruthless Chicago-based Gangster Disciples gang in 2012. 

Jameela Jamil -
Jameela Jamil began receiving racist death threats because, in her own words.

Pixie Geldof -
What did the English model do that could be so bad as to warrant a death threat? Pixie Geldof was spotted leaving a club with then-One Directioner Harry Styles in 2012.

Chvrches -
The band Chvrches had to increase security levels after receiving an influx of death threats for criticizing Marshmello's decision to collaborate with Chris Brown and Tyga.

Karrueche Tran -
The singer and dancer got a restraining order against Chris Brown in 2017 after allegedly receiving death threats from him, TMZ reported. 

C.J. Watson -
Former Chicago Bulls point guard C.J. Watson received death threats after he missed a half-court heave and the Bulls lost to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Jesse James -
The 'Monster Garage' host received death threats from one of his ex-wives, adult entertainment star Janine Lindemulder. 

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