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 Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Super Bass", "Starships" and her feature on "Bang Bang". more.

My class listen to starships but children 7-9 should never listen to hear music - Unnamed Google User Remade

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...

2 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.

Look at their song titles. They are definitely not a kid-friendly band, hell I'm a teenager and their songs disgust me. No one under the age of 17 should be listening to them. - RiverVibeZ

I actually Think kids should listen to Them but I like the band so I voted for them

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

Who is letting their kid listen to a band like THIS?! Have you even seen their album artwork? If you let kids listen to this kind of stuff, then you (as a parent) are equivalent to Josef Fritzl.

3 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.

4 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.

Just way to inappropriate for younger kids. - Mumbizz01

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

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.

She always does XXX stuff onstage

5 A*** C***

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!

The name says it all

6 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.

Kids should never EVER listen to this band. No parent should ever have their kids listen to Blood on the Dance Floor! - DrayTopTens

They talk about one thing and one thing only.

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.

Its not even music

7 Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the most iconic 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 more.

Hell, some of Lil Wayne's lyrics are too inappropriate for middle aged adults!

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

He says the N word constantly

Ew, Waning Crescent Moon.

8 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.

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

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

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.


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

10 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.

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

Eminem and D12 are not for kids as he swears and curses a lot

The Contenders

11 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.

12 Too $hort

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

He has a lot of songs about sex

13 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy 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.

A Little Piece Of Heaven is innapropriate, but most of their other songs are fine for kids to listen to. - RiverVibeZ

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

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.

14 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard more.
15 6ix9ine Daniel Hernandez, known by his stage name 6ix9ine, also known as Tekashi69 or simply Tekashi, is an American rapper.

Any parent who lets their kid listen to this monster has failed at parenting. - RiverVibeZ

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

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

16 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.

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.

He's disgusting and NOW he's a Calvin Klein model. For shame.

17 The Geto Boys
18 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.

Look him up and you'll agree that he deserves to be on this list permanently.

19 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.
20 Die Antwoord
21 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.

I'd say they're fine for teens to listen to, but kids...nope. Their music would give them nightmares. - RiverVibeZ

Proud preteen and listener of them. - XxembermasterxX

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

I can tell why.

22 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.

Their voices and semi-poppy beats will have you thinking they’re family friendly, but they talk about smoking and sex a lot, and swear almost non-stop.

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

23 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

24 R. Kelly Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.
25 Marilyn Manson

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

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

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

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

26 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.

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.

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.

Her songs aren't even good.

Listen to deepthroat. Enough said - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

27 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

28 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".

29 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

30 2 Chainz Tauheed Epps, known by his stage names 2 Chainz and formerly Tity Boi, is an American rapper from College Park, Georgia, and is often regarded as one of the most mediocre rappers of recent years. He started out in the southern rap duo Playaz Circle with fellow rapper Dolla Boy, before he would become more.

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

31 Varg Vikernes Louis Cachet, (born Kristian Vikernes) more popularly known as Varg Vikernes, is a Norwegian musician, writer, and a convicted murderer and arsonist. He is known as the frontman of the one-man band Burzum (named after a word in the Black Speech, which is a fictional language in J.R.R. Tolkien's The more.

Nicki Minaj is a bad music artist, but she's never done anything harmful. Is #1 on the list because of her bad music.

Varg Vikernes has killed a guy to be "cool", is #64 on the list.

Get this ass higher.

32 Lil Kim Kimberly Denise Jones, known professionally by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress.

She's creepy. And I appropriate to.

33 Ke$ha Kesha Rose Sebert (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born on March 1st, 1987 in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. more.

Listen to her song “Gold Trans Am”. Very inappropriate.

34 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.

Horrifying. No one, not even an adult should be listening to this freak. - RiverVibeZ

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

35 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.

36 Cardi B Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality and more.
37 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.

They're not very family friendly.

They're definitely NOT a kids band.

They're not for kids.

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

38 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

39 Charles Manson Charles Milles Manson (1934-2017) was an American criminal who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in the California desert in the late 1960s.
40 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.

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.

My dad introduced me to them when I was around 8. Lol - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

41 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".
42 Big Sean Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan.

He swears a bit but his songs aren’t usually too bad, they have good messages sometimes. Some exceptions, like IDFWU.

I don't see whats so bad

43 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

44 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

If you stick to his stuff before 2010, you’ll be alright. But man, he’s gotten super inappropriate. Talks about sex in great detail with lots of swearing, calls women “b*****s”, and occasionally he’ll do a rap verse and mention gangs and killing. He also talks about different drugs and sharing them with other people.

45 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?

46 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.
47 Toby Keith Toby Keith Covel, known professionally as Toby Keith, is an American country music singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and actor.

Eh...he just sings about drinking beer a lot, nothing too bad compared to everything else that's out there. - DaWyteNight

48 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

49 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 "It Ain't Me". 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.

50 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!

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