Top 10 Biggest Jerks In Music

Who Are The Biggest Jerks In Music?
This List Is Not To Disrespect The Talent Or Hate Any Of These Musicians In Any Way!

The Top Ten

1 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

Those who think that Michael Jackson is a jerk, he is NOT A JERK AT ALL. He is very kind to to other celebrities, he did a lot of nice things for children's charity by raising a lot of money to help sick and/or poor children, he is NEVER rude to his own fans and especially he doesn't deserve to be on that list. Further more, Michael Jackson is also NOT child molester, he is innocent! He got accused for being raping children because of the media and the people that spread rumors about him had always wanted his money. Also he sadly didn't keep his Neverland Ranch, even after his tragic death (though I'm not sure why he didn't keep his Neverland Ranch). Plus he even though Michael Jackson is a very successful entertainer, he's life was very rough: from his childhood, to being accused for anything he didn't do wrong, and his tragic death had even made it worse.

A black man be the most successful artist ever. How dare he? - RobertWisdom

How? - RobertWisdom

Elvis Presley is the king. Not this sicko clown. Nobody called him the king of pop until after he died except Elizabeth Taylor and himself. Prince and George Michael were both better than this ego centric clown.

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2 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching more.

Just another hood rat with no talent what so ever. Egotistical moron married to the ugliest woman on the planet.

I'm surprised he has enough brain matter in that skull of his to keep his body moving.

Most arrogant creature ever! - Userguy44

Just another no talent stupid jerk who's a legend in his own mind!

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3 Chris Brown Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in more.

Ear biting jerk

He beat up Rihanna and turned into the new Ike Turner, he is a huge jerk. - lukestheman4

Ignoring the Rhianna event, the guy is just a piece of dirt who hasn't learned anything.

So Kanye and MICHAEL JACKSON are above him. He was the biggest jerk in entertainment history in 2009 when he beat up rihanna. But now he thinks beating up women is wrong, and beating up men is ok. Seriously is this person dumb or what - venomouskillingmachine

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4 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.

He should be 1st, not Mike Jackson - BloDayBey

JB is probably the most evil person in music. - galaxyfox

Ozzy and Bieber on the same list? No, the difference is that Ozzy is crazy but Bieber is an annoying son of a gun AND a jerk. :-(

Justin Bieber sings like crap and he's always whining

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5 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

Axl rose just insists on being a douche to every single person he possibly can. PS Thom Yorke should be up near the top. He's pretty pretentious. - chriscg

He managed to scare the other band members away

Rose should definitely be higher than number four. He's an arrogant egotist who makes his money by suing people.

Look, the thing with Axl is that he has mental issues and is insecure. If you watch him and listen to him it becomes obvious. H can actually be a good person and has proven more than once he has a good heart. Not saying he can't be a dick because he has but come on, are you a saint? He has been manipulated and let his issues take him over so maybe it isn't always the real Axl in the drivers seat.

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6 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of more.

Not true I like Jay-Z!

The person who made this list is an idiot again - venomouskillingmachine

7 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. more.

I can't believe any American would still support her by seeing her show after licking donuts and stating she hates America. Classless.

Biggest jerk

Donut licker


8 Ted Nugent Ted Nugent Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and far right activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes, a band formed in 1963 that played psychedelic rock and hard rock.

Who? But as I heard these comments he's an idiot - venomouskillingmachine

Ted Nugent is a racist redneck jackass who should never be allowed in front of a camera. He's a waste product and a pile of fecal matter.

This guy is funny to listen to. Quote "President Obama is a subhuman mongrel."

He is a douche-bag who refuses to learn when it is time to shut his trap. Much like his hero Donald Trump.

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9 Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Chaim Witz, known professionally by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality.

Egocentric dork.

This guy needs to SHUT UP. kiss is an amazing band but gene is just an a hole

Gene isn’t that awful. He’s just not the nicest guy. Paul is a kinder, more humorous lad.

10 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records more.

Just downright awful in every way

The Contenders

11 Bono Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

Arrogant, Narcissist and Manipulative

Number 9? No, should be number 1. I like U2 but I wish Bono would just get lost. - 445956

12 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper/pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. more.

Nicki, just shut up about Travis Scott already! - The01Bro

Show Is She Not On The List? - VideoGamefan5

13 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

I heard he's a really nice guy in real life and does not worship Satan at all.

Not a jerk you Democrats - RustyNail

He's not a jerk, he's just a nutjob. - The01Bro

Right... so now you're going along with everyone by blaming him on that shooting?

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14 Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath more.

He's not a douche he's a cool guy

Ozzy's cool Sharon is the one who makes him look like an ass

No he isn't

15 Fred Durst Fred Durst William Frederick "Fred" Durst is an American musician and film director. Durst is best known as the vocalist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released six studio albums.

Number 1 this guy is a arrogant prick

16 Paris Hilton Paris Hilton Paris Whitney Hilton is an American businesswoman, socialite, television personality, model, actress, singer, DJ, and author .

Bad singer, hates gay people, spoiled

17 Chad Kroeger Chad Kroeger Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band, Nickelback.

I Hate Nickelback, I Really Do, But They ARE Nice People - BeatlesFan1964

They make some of the worst music ever, but they are nice.

Nickelback. Say no more

18 Sebastian Bach Sebastian Bach Sebastian Philip Bierk, known professionally as Sebastian Bach, is a Canadian heavy metal singer who achieved mainstream success as frontman of Skid Row from 1987-96. Since his departure from Skid Row, he has had many television roles, acted in Broadway plays, and leads a solo career.

He’s essentially Axl Rose lite. Only Axl didn’t kick a 16 year old girl in the face and Sebastian still sings pretty good (admittingly) - ReturnOfScorpio

19 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own more.

Metallica kicked him out for having such an attitude. You know it was bad then, because they knew he was better than all of them combined.

I like dave mustaine and megadeth, but they probably wouldn't have been this famous if it wasn't for Metallica

Why do you think he was kicked out of Metallica?

What he is not

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20 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning more.

She dissed TLC and one of her fans. She is the epitome of a jerk.

21 Ice T

Huh? Was it because he ‘dissed’ Soulja Boy? Big whoop, Soulja Boy deserved it. - ReturnOfScorpio

How the hell is he a jerk? - venomouskillingmachine

22 David Lee Roth David Lee Roth David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.
23 Bart Baker Bart Baker Bart Baker is an American entertainer, web-based comedian, video producer, singer and parody artist. He is best known for making parody videos of notable songs, which he posts on his YouTube channel.
24 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. more.

What's with biting the head off a doll at a public appearance?! There's anyway a lot of crap in the world with 'Born This Way'!

25 Courtney Love Courtney Love Courtney Michelle Love is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and visual artist. A notable figure in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love's career has spanned four decades.

Karma comes back she better watch out

She's the worst of all! She killed her husband and got away with it!

26 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.

Frank Zappa?!?!?! No... I don't think that's true...

Apparently, he wasn't the nicest guy to work with as a bandleader. Plus, many people think that he didn't give his musicians enough credit for what they contributed. - Gg2000

27 John Mayer John Mayer John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a short-lived two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters.

Listen to the Playboy interview and you'll see why he's awful - galaxyfox

28 Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.

His lawsuit against Napster was enough to make him a jerk. - Mumbizz01

29 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about more.

Only cares about the fame.

Sue's not a jerk at all. You people are just jealous.

So overexposed what was she thinking! Self centered and she overdid it a bit I would say. Just way to much with just putting herself out there and with most things that are so unimportant and childish, like unimportant dramas and spats. How silly!

Well if Adele is on this list Taylor should. Taylor is arrogant, as well as, many of her songs are offensive to some. Adele is far from arrogant and I don't feel she offends anyone, really.

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30 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

I don't think jim morrison is a jerk but I think he wanted to live a very interesting life... Which meant a lot of drinking and drugs and I think that side of jim was a jerk at times but jim himself not a jerm

Who ever but Jim on this list is a idiot.

I heatd he beat the crap out of his wife but I don't know if its true does anyone know?

31 Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., (born, October 20, 1971) known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and television personality from Long Beach, California.

Should in prison for life or on death row for murdering an unarmed man.

Just another murdering thug that should be prison or on death row.

Just another gang banging murdering thug!

Even though people think he's "cool" he's teaching people to smoke weed - FerrariDude64

32 Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.
33 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005.

Acts entitled when she makes music for Evangelical idiots.

Even if she died, I still won't think of her highly. Nothing but a redneck talentless hack.

Have you ever seen her interviews she is totally in love with herself. Can't stand her

34 Roger Waters Roger Waters George Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is mostly known for being the secondary lead vocalist and bassist of Pink Floyd.

SoldierOfFortune I agree!
Most bands, by the way, wish they had musicians as talented as Gilmour and Wright!

Oh god. Don't get me started. Okay, Roger Waters is a great guy and a amazing musician. I love him, his personality, his musical talent, etc. But oh my god, HE'S SUCH AN ASS! HE FIRES RICHARD WRIGHT, MY FAVORITE Pink Floyd MEMBER AND FAVORITE KEYBOARDIST, FOR WHAT, HAVING PERSONAL PROBLEMS?!?! HE HELPED *YOU* MAKE *THE WALL*! MY FAVORITE ALBUM! - MontyPython

Right on. He's a genius but a complete jerk. How do you have David Gilmour and Rick Wright in your band and treat them like crap? - Johnnyt800

Complete jerk, but he is the mastermind of the wall. But Wish You Were Here, the solos in the Wall, and Dark Side of the Moon wouldn't have been anything without Gilmour and Wright - SoldierOfFortune

Stupid anti-semite. I love Pink Floyd but this man is a huge ass. - 445956

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35 Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand Barbara Joan Streisand, known professionally as Barbra Streisand, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.
36 Cody Simpson Cody Simpson Cody Robert Simpson is an Australian singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and actor from Gold Coast, Queensland, who was previously signed to US record label Atlantic Records.
37 Lorde Lorde Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter.

why? - smkanf

38 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from more.

Big headed, thinks shes it, which she sort of is, but its off putting when you can tell someone thinks there it

Did everybody regonize she's a devil worshipper at the Super Bowl? I mean come on, you saw those triangle symbols that represents Satan.

Beyoncé is a HUGE bigot and should be removed from mainstream media.

39 Rebecca Black Rebecca Black Rebecca Black is a YouTube personality and singer who's infamous for her single "Friday," which was once the most disliked video on YouTube. She has also released other songs, including "My Moment" and "Saturday".

Rebecca sounds nice but her singing not so nice... how is she a jerk though? - MeaganSaysHI

COME ON! She's a real stupid singer, her lyrics really make me wanna laugh for hours... SHOULD BE number 1 and Bieber should be NO.2

40 Ginger Baker Ginger Baker Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker is an English drummer, best known as the founder of the rock band Cream. His work in the 1960s earned him the reputation of "rock's first superstar drummer," while his individual style melds a jazz background with African rhythms.

Probably the most narcissistic drummer of all time, next to Buddy Rich. Hates all of his contemporaries, hates his former bandmates (especially Jack Bruce), and has an unbelievable temper. Should be higher up the list. - Gg2000

41 Timbaland Timbaland Timothy Zachery "Tim" Mosley, known professionally as Timbaland, is an American record producer, singer, songwriter, rapper and DJ.

He steals his songs. And they suck. -

42 Thom Yorke Thom Yorke Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.

Curses out fans when they request the song ‘Creep’, a song he and the rest of radiohead claim to hate.

Still, they sued Lana Del Ray because ‘Get Free’ sounded like Creep? I thought you hated the song, Thom? Oh, wait, you must only love the money it rakes in. But, wait, y’all got sued for allegedly copying a song by the Hollies. - ReturnOfScorpio

43 Rick Ross Rick Ross William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.

Should just be put back in prison.


44 Kimbra Kimbra Kimbra Lee Johnson, known mononymously as Kimbra, is a New Zealand recording artist based in Los Angeles.
45 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .

Doesn't let anyone listen to his songs on the internet. And what a shame. This guy has good songs.

A man that was extremely talented unfortunately that talent was equal to his narcissism.



46 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top more.

What is wrong with her she said Eminem lied when he said he had sex with her and he threatened to release the pictures on the song "the warning" and then she kept her mouth shut and never made another song.

47 Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue Kylie Ann Minogue is an Australian-British singer and actress. She achieved recognition starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson.
48 Akon Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American-Senegalese singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.

He said sorry. Sorry means nothing. He probably knew she was 14.

So not true he is extremly nice he even said sorry for having sex with a 14 year old girl WHICH WAS NOT HIS FOUGHT SHE WAS IN A 21 AND OVER CLUB AND didn't TELL HIM SHE WAS UNDERAGE.

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50 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

You guys are voting for people partly based on their music not how they are as people. Sorry but John Lennon was a way worse person than some of the people ahead of him.

Kind of sad considering the sort of songs he had but yeah this guy was something of a jerk. Also some of those ahead are really silly like Rebecca Black who wrote an annoying song but is not a bad person at all same with some of the others.

John Lennon was an amazing musician, but he beat Yoko Ono, and was homophobic, he beat up his friend for being a "gay Jew"

He abandoned his son Julian, he cheated on his wife(with Yoko Ono), and he slapped his wife across the face.

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