Top 10 Most Inappropriate Music Artists for Kids

These are the music artists you should NEVER, EVER let your kids listen to. Whenever the media tells you that Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj are appropriate for your kids, DON'T BELIEVE IT. I'm telling the truth. Don't even think about showing these people to your kids. You'll ruin their lives if you do.

The Top Ten

1 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.

I used to hate her, but now I like her. - Luckys

Those two girls singing one of her songs on Ellen just made me speechless. Like, I was so shocked to see this happening. And people thought this was cute?!

Kids should NOT be listening to Nicki Minaj! She talks about sex, twerking, making it rain in the strip club, all of it. If you believe that crap the media tells you you're just as sick as this whole generation.

Wake up america! Wake the crap up! Get back to concerning about what your kids watch and listen to, and stop saying that artists like this are the most appropriate for your kids!

Nicki Minaj sucks. Have you even listened to Stupid Hoe? And for the media to say that artists like her are the most appropriate for your kids? It's scary as crap!

True and she was twerking in the song well music video mostly "Anaconda" and offensive to Anacondas (The snakes). Even her face has gone ugly. She says cuss words in EVERY single song. And America should never made a crossover with Jessie J., Ariana Grande, and HER singing in a TRIO. She should have been made for AGES 13 or MORE...

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2 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: more.

You should've seen the video kids react to Cannibal Corpse it was hilarious. - XxembermasterxX

Really huh? You're gonna let your kid listen to a band like this? Haven't you checked out the names of their songs, which are Hammer Smashed Face, NecroPedophile, Entrails Ripped from a Virgin's C, Meat Hook Sodomy, Born in a Casket, I C Blood, Stripped, Raped and Strangled, and Fed with a Knife?

But they can't understand it, so can just tell them that they are singing about parting and having fun. - XxembermasterxX

This should be above Nicki Minaj. At least she's not gory.

Yeah I tend to think there’s a good reason this band will never be played on the radio.

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3 2 Live Crew 2 Live Crew The 2 Live Crew was an American hip-hop group from Miami, Florida. They caused considerable controversy with the sexual themes in their work, particularly on their 1989 album As Nasty As They Wanna Be.

For obvious reasons. They have sexual themes in their work. Especially their third album, As Nasty As They Wanna Be.

Me So Horny. That's all I've gotta say.

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The name says it all

Just by looking at the name you know that it's certainly not recommended for kids

His name sounds very inappropriate and so are his songs as well many of them

This band sings about very offensive subjects such as child abuse, kicking a pregnant woman's stomach, and they say very vulgar language (the song title "Your A F... Ing C...") NOT FOR KIDS. although it is codemy it is not for kids and kids should not be listening to this stuff!

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5 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, more.

Hell Lil Wayne is one of the worst rappers in existence. Period!

Ew, Waning Crescent Moon.

He says the N word constantly

6 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the more.

Early Miley is alright for kids, especially with her massive PG hit Party in the USA. However, since 2013, her career has derailed. Twerking is a part of her gig, and does a lot of NSFW things.

Just way to inappropriate for younger kids. - Mumbizz01

She's just... I don't even have the words to describe her.

She always does XXX stuff onstage

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How is Nicki Minaj worse than F the police, Straight outta Compton, Boyz N the hood, etc.?

Attitude, by far the most non kid friendly band ever. Their songs such as F*ck the Police and Straight outta Compton glorify violence. - Lameformer

8 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

Listen to "kill you", this guy needs Jesus 😇

As a 12 year old, I can confirm that Eminem is top 5 material on this list, Justin Bieber and 2 $hort don't even come close. - WonkeyDude98

I agree but there's one song by Eminem that I listen to, it's called Lose Yourself and you should really listen to it!

Whats wrong with Eminem I listened to him I was a little kid

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9 Tyga Tyga Micheal Ray Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, is an American hip hop recording artist. In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

He sucks and he swears constantly

He wrote a song about raping a kid. enough said.

10 Too $hort

Don't find him to bad for kids but still is kinda.

The Contenders

11 Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. more.

This "band' is inappropriate for everyone! I'm very open minded and appreciate most subgenres and genres of music. I even accept people's musical tastes. I'd never bash on a person if he/she likes/loves a band/artist I dislike/hate. But I draw the line when it comes to BOTDF, Brokencyde, Dot Dot Curve and even Millionaires. Do BOTDF even count as a band? Are they even a band? No! They can't play any instruments and Dahvie the rapist can't rap and/or even sing to save his life. Kids should never be listening to this trash unless you want them to be strippers, prostitutes, alcoholics or even drug dealers. All their lyrics are about sex. Come on, BOTDF! Be more creative! There are more lyrical topics than just sex.

They talk about one thing and one thing only.

Its not even music

They only sing about one ting and one thing only

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12 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.

How come a lot of tge bands I like are on here. First cannibal corpse, eminem, and now Avenged sevenfold. My favorite songs by them are nightmare, so far away, welcome to the family and unholy confessions. Oh and carry on. EPIC

I advise parents to keep them out of reach of children under the age of 12. Sure they are good songwriters, but there are cuss words. They aren't nearly as bad as Eminem or Nicki Manaj but still. There are however quite a few songs without them, just be careful. - Slipperyjack40

Not really inappropriate

What is this band doing on this lists? They are a great band! Their lyrics are meaningful and actually talk about real subjects people deal with and not fantacized sex broadcasted by today's pop artist. Anyone who still believes that rock musicians are a bad influence on kids is a blind parent who beleives nothing more than old stereotypes that have been proven wrong. Nicki Minaj, Myley Cyrus and others cuss as much and more than avenged Sevenfold. Science has proven that listening to aggressive music helps suicidal teens cope with these feelings. Rock music will live on forever and so will its stereotypes.

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13 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 is a terrible song writer and he can't sing.

Justin Bieber is the most annoying person and his music sucks

Justin Bieber is a shame to Canadians. Never mind, he's a shame to the human race. I mean the universe.

Absolutely terrible, but not inappropriate.

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14 The Geto Boys
15 The Notorious B.I.G. The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only more.
16 Rae Sremmurd Rae Sremmurd Rae Sremmurd is an American hip hop duo, composed of two brothers, Khalif "Swae Lee" Brown (born June 7, 1995) and Aaquil "Slim Jxmmi" Brown (born December 29, 1993). They are best known for their platinum singles "No Flex Zone" and "No Type". They are signed to Mike WiLL Made-It's label, "EarDrummer more.

Swap the words’ places.
Put the band’s name backwards.

Just one of the many reasons to not listen to them as a kid. They are ear drummers that will annoy you to death with explicit songs.
- TheDuttyGyal

17 Plies Plies Algernod Lanier Washington, better known by his stage name Plies, is an American rapper. He is known for his singles such as "Shawty", "Hypnotized", and "Bust It Baby." Unlike his sing-songy singles, Plies' albums mostly contain realistic material about the street life and trying to survive. His first more.

Just look at his song titles - DaWyteNight

18 Marilyn Manson

I'm a preteen and I listen to him. - XxembermasterxX

I'm almost 13 and I proudly listen to Marilyn Manson on a daily

Creepy looking, horrifying music videos and on live. Recommend for young adults

He's an amazing role model. He's my idol and I look up to him. 💕💞

19 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David more.

Let your kids listen to Daddy. - Userguy44

Proud preteen and listener of them. - XxembermasterxX

You know what A.D.I.D.A.S means. No not the shoes.

I think kids should still know about them. Just don't let them listen to their music.

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20 Three 6 Mafia Three 6 Mafia Three 6 Mafia is an American hip hop group from Memphis, Tennessee, signed to Columbia Records. The group was formed by DJ Paul, Lord Infamous, and Juicy J in 1991 and was at first known as Triple 6 Mafia.

Do NOT get me started about their lyrics. Especially in "Slob On My Nob", "Lick My Nuts", and "Long And Hard".

21 cupcakKe cupcakKe Elizabeth Eden Harris, better known by her stage name, cupcakKe, is a rapper, singer, and songwriter. She was born on May 31, 1997 in Chicago, United States. Although she is best known for her sexually explicit lyrics, cupcakKe was raised in a church and is still a devout Christian.

Best rapper since rap was invented. Regardless of her sexualised nature, she is feministic and her lyrics are often about being confident with the self, and are pro-homosexuality. She is an all rounded person and is my favourite rapper and favourite celebrity. But young children, stay in school.

The only words in her vocabulary are cuss and sexual words. If you want to make a clean version of this song, then you might as well not because you'd have to censor everything.

Her songs aren't even good.

22 Webbie Webbie Webster Gradney, Jr., born September 6, 1985, is an American rapper and actor from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He's been signed to the independent Trill Entertainment label since 2003. Before releasing his first solo album Savage Life in 2005, he would release two collaboration albums with Lil Boosie, Ghetto more.

Yeah, don't let your kids listen to this guy, or else they'll be "a bit messed up in the head", me...

How is Justin Bieber higher than Webbie? - DaWyteNight

23 2 Chainz 2 Chainz Tauheed Epps, also known as 2 Chainz, is an American rapper. He is more popular when contributing guest verses to people like Kanye West, B.o. B, and Lil Wayne. His latest album, ColleGrove, came out earlier this year.

"She's got a big booty so I call her big booty! "-2 Chainz

24 Lil Kim Lil Kim

She's creepy. And I appropriate to.

25 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.

I wouldn't call an artist that promotes property damage and violence to be appropriate for children.

A good Christian girl that advocates murdering a guy that does them wrong. Stay classy

UM, why is she on here? She is a good singer, and her Christian songs are not inappropriate, like Something In The Water...All of her songs are great and are NOT inappropriate, OK? SHEESH. GEEZ

Being Christian doesn't mean you're good for the children. Look at Donald Trump, Roy Moore, all the Catholic priests that rape children, etc.

26 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. more.

If kids wanna listen, then stick to Roar and Firework.
- TheDuttyGyal

My opinion on Katy. I like some of her songs but some of her songs are very innapropriate songs. I think you need to be careful on which songs you listen to.

I am a Katy perry fan but some of her songs are very innapropriate for kids.
1) Peacock- This song is not talking about the bird.
2) Last Friday night (TGIF)- This song is talking about partying,get drunk being naked and having sex with 3 people is even mentioned.
3) your so gay- This song is bad. It even says penis at the end.
4) I kissed a girl- Not much to say "I kissed a girl and liked it". - Katy perry. It is your choice what you think of this song. Those are innapropriate Katy perry songs. I hope you enjoyed this and really get to know the music that your child could be listening to.

27 Ke$ha Ke$ha Kesha (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. Kesha is an animal rights activist and she works for H.S.I. (Humane Society International). Kesha also stands up for L.G.B.T. rights in America
28 GG Allin GG Allin Kevin Michael "GG" Allin (born Jesus Christ Allin; 1956-1993) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer, who performed and recorded with many groups during his career. He was best known for his graphic live performances which included self-mutilation, parading around the stage naked, fighting more.

The guy wrote songs about raping children and he's only #15 on the list!?

Please make this terrible excuse of a singer number one. - RalphBob

29 Rammstein Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . more.

I listen to them and I'm not even 13 yet. - XxembermasterxX

They're not very family friendly.

They're definitely NOT a kids band.

They're not for kids.

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30 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. more.

As much as a fan of her I am, I don't think she's the best music artist for children. - Swellow

I like a few of her songs. - Catacorn

31 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. more.

They're okay for 12+ - XxembermasterxX

Definitely not for kids to listen to

There music isn't inappropriate for kids 12-14 and older who can handle a little swearing

Definitely creepy for young children. As a teenager I dig them, though.

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32 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".
33 Big Sean Big Sean Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan.

I don't see whats so bad

34 Mindless Self Indulgence Mindless Self Indulgence Mindless Self Indulgence is an American electropunk band formed in New York City in 1997. Their music has a mixed style which includes punk rock, alternative rock, electronica, techno, industrial, hip hop and breakbeat hardcore.

Not recommended for kids AT ALL! This band KNOWS how to swear. (N***A, C*M, F****T and anything you can think of)

Actually love their music, not for those easily offended though and certainly not for kids

Though the majority of their songs are around 2 minutes. They're not recommended to kids at all. Songs like let's see... Panty shot, with pedo lyrics aren't cool.

They know how to swear

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35 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.

Privacy...enough said - DaWyteNight

36 Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop, horrorcore and rap rock duo consisting of rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, that was formed in 1989 in Detroit. more.

They have dumb lyrics like:

magnets, how do they work?

37 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.
38 6ix9ine 6ix9ine Daniel Hernandez, known by his stage name 6ix9ine, also known as Tekashi69 or simply Tekashi, is an American rapper.

Don't know why he's not #1...

The fact he's not on here... - B1ueNew

39 Bobby Shmurda Bobby Shmurda Ackquille Jean Pollard, known professionally as Bobby Shmurda, is an American rapper and songwriter from Brooklyn, New York.

"I'm Chewy, I'm some hot n****
Like I talk to Shyste when I shot n*****
Like you seen him twirl then he drop, n****
And we keep 'em nine millis on my block, n****"

And he's on trial as I write this. NOT A GOOD ROLE MODEL AT ALL. - SwagFlicks

40 Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sings in alto. She is best known for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.

How is she inappropriate? I'm 11..

Everyone used to love her. Now she's one of the many sluts of pop culture there are today.

41 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.

That's my sister's adopted sister!

42 Jason Derulo Jason Derulo Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (an alternate spelling of his surname), is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his singles such as "Whatcha Say", "Ridin' Solo", "In My Head", "What If", "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets" and "Want To Want more.

His song talk you know what to me is inappropriate and wiggle is a little

43 Nurse with Wound
44 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

Not all of the songs are innapropiate. Mainly Closer, The Only Time, Wish, Starf&*^@ersinc., and others. - Punkrockandmetal

45 Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He was born on September 8, 1987.

VERY inappropriate

46 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.

Her older songs are fine she cusses a lot now. - XxembermasterxX

She's fine she barely inappropriate - 1507563


47 Silento Silento Richard Lamar Hawk, better known by his stage name Silentó, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is best known for his debut single "Watch Me", which reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100.
48 Desiigner Desiigner Sidney Royel Selby III (born May 3, 1997), better known by his stage name Desiigner, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive and actor. He rose to prominence in 2016 after the release of his debut single "Panda", which reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot more.

I don’t know he is very funny though skreyah

49 Princess Vitarah

Some of her songs:
I wanna F*** Donald Trump
20-inch D***
Nigerian P****
Enough said. - HufflepuffGeekGirl

50 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.

Listen to her song Sexercize

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