Good Music Artists Who are Terrible People

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21 James Brown James Brown

The God below Ariana Grande? Nonsense. - jack2244

22 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
23 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". She later become a singer ...read more.

What did she do wrong?

She can be rude and mean sometimes. She's don't several mean things. - AlphaQ

24 Sid Vicious Sid Vicious John Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
25 Akon Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American-Senegalese singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.

He has good sounding songs, but the lyrics in them are down right offensive! Listen to Nosy Neighbor and you'll see what I mean.

26 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine ...read more.

So badly behaved was Mustaine that he got kicked out of his first band, has essentially a revolving door where bandmates are concerned (clearly not being able to form good relationships in that regard), refused to perform with certain bands for religious reasons, has endless feuds with other musicians and even claimed that recent shootings in America at that time were false flag operations to push gun control. Still somewhat likable though, and a fantastic musician nonetheless. - Mrveteran

27 Bobby Brown Bobby Brown

Beat his wife Whitney. - Swellow

28 Ike Turner

Notorious for beating his wife Tina. What a lovely human being, I'm sure you'll agree. - Mrveteran

29 Hellhammer Hellhammer

The drummer of Mayhem. He's a great drummer, but he's also a racist/homophobic prick. He even said in an interview that he honors another black metal drummer for killing a gay man. What a bastard!

Jan Axel Bloomberg is his full name, and yeah I agree. - Lucretia

30 Mariotehplumber

His Modern Moran song was the best! But he hates modern Sonic fans.

31 Ted Nugent Ted Nugent
32 Gary Glitter Gary Glitter Gary Glitter is a former glam rock singer and songwriter. He sold over 20 million records and regained media attention in 1999 when child pornography were found on his laptop and committed sex offences with children. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison in 2015.
33 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

Great producer and no doubt an important part of rap history. However, beating up a woman is utterly detestable, making him the Chris Brown of his day. - Mrveteran

What did he do? - AlphaQ

34 Tom Morello Tom Morello Thomas Morello is an American musician, singer-songwriter and political activist. He is best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave.

Great guitarist? Probably. But what a bloody hypocrite. Whinges about how awful capitalism is, all the while becoming rich through that system and happily indoctrinates his impressionable fans to such a dangerous ideology. Not to mention how his lineage is full of corrupt politicians (mainly former Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta) makes him even more of a hypocrite. - Mrveteran

35 Lily Allen Lily Allen Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper, known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter.

Been controversial for many years now. This includes:
Had beef with musicians like Amy Winehouse, Bob Geldof, Kylie Minogue among many others.
Attacked a photographer in 2007.
Had controversial music videos, mainly seen with the 2013 one for her song Hard Out Here which was accused of racism.
Patronised the British public by apologising on their behalf for the 'refugees' at the migrant camp in Calais despite herself not taking any in into her £6 million house.
After the tragic attack at an Instanbul nightclub earlier this year which left nearly 40 dead and many others injured, her immediate response showed more concern over the fact that the press referred to the killer as a migrant over those who were affected. How lovely.
Considering such incidents, it's hard to see how she isn't a terrible person, despite being a good musician... in her early days at least. - Mrveteran

36 Tim Lambesis

Hired a hitman to kill his wife. Need I say more? - Mrveteran

37 Ellie Goulding Ellie Goulding Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding is an British singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, born on December 30th, 1986 in Hereford, England . She is most well-known in the U .S. for her singles "Lights," "Love Me Like You Do," "Burn," and has been featured in other songs with Calvin Harris and others . ...read more.

Why her? - Mrveteran

38 Bob Geldof

While already smug and arrogant, his main crime is how he gave all of the Live Aid and Band Aid charity money to the dictator Mengistu who used his new finances to buy Russian weaponry and effectively crush his opposition. Not to mention how Geldof was warned by multiple charities to not go ahead with the concert until they had the proper channels ready to help the people, and he just ignored them, leaving many impoverished as a result. The fact that he knowingly did this, while still claiming to be a 'man of the people' makes me utterly sick. - Mrveteran

39 Faust

His friends said that he watched murder stuff and wanted to know what if felt like, instead of saying he was wrong also. - Lucretia

Drummer of Emperor who killed a gay person for fun. - Mrveteran

40 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 ...read more.

Kinda obvious, isn't it? Not only did he viscously abuse his then girlfriend Rihanna, but all the subsequent things he's done (like getting into other scuffles, avoiding community service, parking in disabled spaces) makes him even more unlikable. Scumbag. - Mrveteran

Terrible person? Check. Good music artist? Not at all! - drdevil

Brown has at least some listenable songs, which is more than I can say for some of the others here. - Mrveteran

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