Top 10 Music Artists with the Worst FanbasesMusic, like any art form, is subjective. What one person may consider the magnum opus of an artist might just be noise to another. That being said, it isn't always the music itself that causes a stir, but the people who love it.
When we say 'worst fanbases', what we really mean are the fanbases that, for one reason or another, have gained a notorious reputation for their attitudes, their behaviors, or even their sheer fanaticism. Often, it's these groups that cast a shadow on an otherwise talented artist, turning casual discussion about music into a toxic battleground of extreme opinions.
So, how does one determine which fanbases truly deserve this infamous label? Well, you're the judge here. You're the one who gets to vote, and your opinion is as valid as anyone else's. Whether you've had personal experiences with a fanbase that left a sour taste in your mouth, or you've observed their antics from a safe distance, you're the one who can tip the scales.
Justin Bieber is best known for his songs "Baby" and "What Do You Mean". He currently has seven videos that exceed 1 billion views on YouTube, which are "Baby", "What Do You Mean?", "Sorry", "Love Yourself",... read more
I wouldn't say that the fans of The Beatles were as aggressive as the Beliebers. There is a big difference between cheering for singers that are great and cheering for Bieber, Lil Wayne, or The Insane Clown Posse. Fans of The Beatles were cheering for real musicians. The Beatles could write great tunes because they were creative. Also, The Beatles did not use auto-tune or pretend to sing when they were performing. Dumb fans of Bieber think that he's a great musician when he isn't, and his fans verbally attack people for saying that he's terrible. Also, I don't recall hearing about people that cut themselves for The Beatles.
Haters are worse, but his fanbase acts as if everything he touches turns into gold. For example, if he made a death metal song, his fans would still love it regardless of it sounding different. He just made a mumble rap song, and his fans will still praise it as if it were a gift from Jesus. He isn't as bad as people have been ranting about him, but he is also far from greatness.
Perverts, dummies, and nepotism made her one of the most overrated celebrities.
Arianators occasionally attack Lady Gaga and Little Monsters. They have this superiority complex, thinking their idol is the main reason for someone's success.
If he wasn't a white rapper, at least half of his ignorant fans would not care about him. His career benefited from the same thing that made Vanilla Ice, Macklemore, and the Beastie Boys very famous rappers. Most of their fans are racists. The only reason Eminem is given more praise by racist fans is because he released more big singles than Vanilla Ice, Macklemore, or the Beastie Boys. The fanbase of all those overrated fools would call Nicki Minaj a divine goddess if she were a white rapper.
Their fans think that Eminem is superior, and they attack every kind of new school music. The fact that Eminem isn't even close to being one of the best rappers of all time but he is voted as the GOAT on various websites tells how bad his fanbase is.
His fans really need to quit blowing on this guy. He's not that good. Many people, even Eminem himself, know that if he wasn't white, more than half of his fans would not even care about him. Eminem has the worst blowhard fanbase of any rapper.
It's pretty amazing that Chris Brown would still have a fanbase after the brutal beating. Then again, Ike Turner was still able to record music after that movie showed what he had done when he wasn't singing nor playing the guitar, and Ike did that to a much bigger pop star. The music business is really twisted. At least Chris Brown isn't half as liked as he was before that beating. It's really twisted that his most loyal fans would say that Chris Brown can beat them up any day.
His fans believe he's the next Michael Jackson and defend him when he abused Rihanna... Enough said.
He has fans who said he could beat them up any day. His loyal fans are terrible.
The worst of the worst, they won't allow you to dislike that garbage BTS band. They always use the race card to defend them. They have threatened people, promising to sue them if they say something negative about them, and they will mass join your tweets/comments as soon as you criticize them. They also are frauds because they fake streams to give them "hits" that nobody besides them listens to.
Worst fanbase ever, almost reminds me of religious cults, and they try to defend their so beloved band from any criticism. Even constructive criticism isn't allowed.
I click on every new music they release, but I don't consider myself as an ARMY because the term is now pejorative, especially due to some Korean citizens who are rude and toxic. It breaks my heart to say that, mainly because they have to complete military service, and they are great at what they do and their engagement. I like plenty of other artists like Sufjan Stevens or Axl Rose today as well. It's not my role to describe how big they are, but they are the most popular K-pop group, so people are mad about discovering K-pop. K-pop has been international since the 90s, and it has existed since the 50s.
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They're always crying and playing the victim because Nicki never won a Grammy or never had a solo #1 hit. I'm already tired of how they behave on social media.
Her fans are as terrible as she is.
They are so toxic.
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They defend his actions despite being objectively wrong. He claims he's the biggest rapper, the second Jesus, he said slavery is a choice and trashed Taylor Swift at the AMAs despite her song regularly winning.
Beyoncé is overrated, and she definitely should be at the top of this list. The fanbase of most of the other singers on this list is sane compared to the Beyhive. Her fans think that she's a wonderful singer, despite evidence that contradicts that. A truly wonderful singer wouldn't need to lip-sync or use auto-tune in their performances. It's also stupid that her fans say that she worked hard to get where she is. If dancing half-naked on stage is working hard, then strippers work hard every day. The big difference is that strippers get paid much less, and they're not lip-syncing something that was written by other people. The Beyhive even thinks that Beyoncé is a standard among female musicians. That's stupid since she wasn't even the first female musician that became famous for doing what she had done to become famous. Obviously, the ignorant Beyhive wants to pretend that Madonna never happened. I really think that the Beyhive would go as far as being fake when it comes to defending Beyoncé. She has the worst fanbase of any singer.
I've never seen someone so overrated. The music was so much better in Jackson Five. Freddy is 100% better than him. It's just that he didn't do pop and he was in a group. His fans don't know how toxic he is. It makes me hurt to say that because he is kind in the media, but I won't go back on what he is alleged. Hear his music, which sounds the same, his non-exceptional technique, and his dancing skills which consist always of the same. Michael's fans are, for some plus media, ignorant to think he is the best musical artist ever.
Honestly, I don't care how big he was. His fans need to learn how to handle an opinion. I like him a lot too, but as soon as someone doesn't see him as the greatest singer ever, they start mass hating really hard.
A thief, a poser, and a pedophile. His fans have a double standard when it comes down to him. I think if he had committed mass murder, his obsessed fans would still love him. Elvis is dead, and his music should be as dead as he is. He is the king of overrated losers.
That comment about Elvis is completely true. Elvis is a loser, and his fans do hold a big double standard for him. Also, racism played a big role in the double standard that surrounds him.
The fanbase is basically a cult these days. Elvis' real worth as an artist has been lost.
The band was comprised of Kurt Cobain (Vocals, Guitar), Dave Grohl (Drums) and Krist Novoselic (Bass).
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I love 5 Seconds of Summer and I am part of the 5SOS family. But I can admit that some (if not most) members of the 5SOS family can be annoying. Even I get annoyed by my own 5SOS family, so that might be saying something.
Why isn't she #1 when her fanbase is literally made up of the KKK!
The fans are incredibly split on almost anything. On the one side, you have the arrogant HT/Meteora fanboys who hate anything Linkin Park makes after those albums. On the other side, you have the fans who worship every single song by the band. Even if you don't like a certain song or a certain album, they consider you not a real fan. It's mind-numbing and annoying.
Because she sucks
Most pretentious fanbase without a shadow of a doubt.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against Radiohead the band, but their fans?
Ugh... Radiohead could put out an album of ten tracks of farts and their fanbase would hail it as the greatest album since their previous release.
It doesn't help that reviewers are too afraid to say anything bad about anything they do, out of fear of being verbally castrated by their fans.
Should be in the top ten.
The most obnoxious people. They will literally pray for you to go to hell and send death threats to you if you even say the slightest thing about Led Zeppelin. I've gotten so much backlash over this stupid band and its obnoxious fanbase.
Definitely top ten worthy. So many of them say it is "ridiculous" to even consider that another artist could be better. They also sometimes say that virtually every later artist would not have become successful without them. This is fairly annoying. No matter how many records they sold, they don't have to be the greatest music artists of all time automatically.
I remember seeing a comment on YouTube saying, "Whoever thinks the Beatles are overrated should get a lobotomy," which is incredibly harsh. Overrated doesn't exactly mean bad.
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Their fans are terrible, but at least Insane Clown Posse is not hugely liked. Can you imagine how horrible their fans would get around the web or in public if they were hugely liked? They would make the fans of Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, or even Beyonce seem tame by comparison. It's great that the fanbase of Insane Clown Posse is not that big.
The Insane Clown Posse sucks. Even with the dumb, devoted fans they have, I'm amazed they performed as long as they did.
It's very clear their fanbase is terrible when the feds called their fanbase a gang.
Kelly Clarkson sucks.
The band is set together between Maynard James Keenan (Vocals), Danny Carey (Drums), Adam Jones (Guitar) and since 1995 Justin Chancellor (Bass).
The band is known for their influences from electronic sounds and their overly complex and strangely structured songs.
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The band is good, but its fanbase is extremely insufferable. They are a bunch of pretentious people who think that they are smart and superior because they listen to Tool. The subreddit is filled with cringeworthy hero worship and an insane obsession over Maynard James Keenan. Tell a fan that Tool is a nu metal, and his reaction will tell you why Tool's fanbase deserves to be in the top 10.
Tried to get into them, then I saw "any diaper rockin' Tool fans here?"