Slytherins often get a lot of flack for being the evil house. While some Slytherins do have negative characteristics, being a Slytherin isn’t always a bad thing. There are many positive traits associated with this house such as ambition, drive, and loyalty to certain people and ideas. There are many celebrities who are clearly Slytherins. Some of them are more representative of the negative personality traits of the house, while others embody the positive. Here are 10 celebs who are definitely Slytherins.
10 Kanye West
Kanye West is definitely one of the celebrities who is most associated with being a Slytherin. After the stunt he pulled with Taylor Swift at the VMA’s in 2009 saying, “imma let you finish,” he’s gone down as a celebrity who is a bit conniving and power hungry. Kanye is also known for being a bit of a narcissist. In many ways, Kanye represents many of the stereotypical Slytherin traits that aren’t so great. Luckily, there are other celebrities on this list who represent more of the positives.
9 Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is a celebrity who represents both the good and the bad of Slytherin. Minaj is an extremely successful musician and pop star. She is clearly driven and works extremely hard to achieve her goals. However, she is also prone to ending up in feuds such as the recent one with Cardi B. She’s definitely not a person to let others get the best of her, and she can come across as a bit of a cunning Slytherin at times. She’s an example of how each Hogwarts house has both great aspects and negative ones.
8 Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande might be a celebrity that people wouldn’t place in Slytherin. She’s not particularly associated with the negative traits of the house, but this just goes to show that not all Slytherins are particularly cruel or conniving. Ariana is a woman who is ambitious and powerful, and she has continually worked hard to launch her career into superstardom. There are also rumors that she’s a bit of a diva, which would go along with the Slytherin sorting, too.
7 Billy Eichner
Billy Eichner might not be as much of a megastar as many of the celebrities on this list, but he’s a great example of a complex Slytherin. Eichner is a celebrity that is known for being really hilarious and also a bit coarse. He isn’t someone with whom to mince words, and he tells it like it is. He’s also rather smart in his insults and comedy, which shows the cunning side of Slytherin. On his show, Difficult People, he shows that his real-life persona, as well as his on-screen one, are similar and both have a lot of Slytherin traits.
Rihanna is a beloved star, and she is also a Slytherin. She’s someone who represents the best of the Slytherin house. She’s extremely talented, ambitious, and powerful, and she’s definitely not associated with being a bad person. However, Rihanna also doesn’t take anyone’s bull, and she sticks up for herself. She definitely has a Slytherin aura. Plus, her bad girl side is very Slytherin, as this house can have a rebellious side and be rather edgy at times. Slytherins are also known for making strategic moves and thinking long-term, a skill Rihanna clearly has in her career.
5 Tom Felton
Tom Felton played one of the most iconic Slytherins from the Harry Potter books. Draco Malfoy was definitely a person who represented some of the worst things about the Slytherin house, but he turned out to not be completely bad. While Tom Felton definitely is much sweeter and kinder than Malfoy, he’s proud to represent Slytherin. One time he even went to a Harry Potter event in a Slytherin shirt. While Felton might be somewhat of a Hufflepuff in real life, he clearly loves Slytherin, and he will always be part of the house in fans hearts.
4 Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian West is definitely a Slytherin, and she’s clearly not the only Slytherin in her family. With her husband, mom, and at least one of her sisters belonging in the house, they are a real lifestyler family. If they went to Hogwarts, they would likely all end up in the same house similar to how all of the Weasley’s were sorted into Gryffindor. Kim K is ambitious, shrewd, and cunning. Her career and image are carefully crafted and designed in a way that’s extremely Slytherin-like. She’s also known for being all about herself.
3 Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is another high-powered pop star and icon who is a Slytherin. To be extremely successful in a cut-throat industry, having Slytherin traits definitely goes a long way. Mariah is known for being a diva and for being a bit of a narcissist. Also, she’s extremely ambitious and doesn’t let anything stand in her way. All of these traits are very Slytherin. Plus, on top of all that, she’s also known for getting into a good feud now and then and being above the haters.
2 Jared Leto
Jared Leto is for sure a Slytherin. He is an example of many of the Slytherin traits, and sometimes has a bit of a slimy feel to him that could be associated with snakes. When he played the Joker in 2016's infamously bad all-villain DC movie, lots of stories came from the set about how he would mess with his co-workers and method act a little too much. This is a totally Slytherin thing to do. He seems like someone who is all about taking care of himself, and he definitely gives off major Slytherin vibes.
1 Taylor Swift
If there is one celebrity who is most associated with Slytherin, it’s Taylor Swift. Unfortunately, there’s a trend to identify ambitious women who negativity, but Swift herself has embraced this identity. She has taken these criticisms and shown she’s aware of them in her “Look What You Made Me Do” video that even used snake imagery. Swift is known for being ambitious, powerful, strong, and a bit conniving. Swift is definitely a Slytherin, which isn’t always a bad thing, but her tendency to get in feuds with other celebrities definitely lands her in Slytherin territory.