1. Kanye West
Kanye West might as well be the spokesperson for speaking out for what you believe—no matter what the repercussions may be. While there are countless instances in which he’s done so, the most memorable has to be when West stated, “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people,” during NBC’s live concert for Hurricane Katrina relief. His comments blasted the then-president for his slow start to the recovery effort and claimed that America was set up to help the poor “as slow as possible.”
Years later, those seven words have lived on in infamy.