Top 10 Worst Music Moments of 2024

The year 2024 has been a wild ride so far. Beyoncé and Charli XCX have released albums that are already considered classics. Sabrina Carpenter has cemented her status as a pop star.

However, this year has also had its low points. These include bad releases, publicized beefs, meltdowns, and serious allegations.

What do you think is the worst moment in music so far?
The Top Ten
1 Diddy's sexual trafficking allegations

They all started in November 2023 when Diddy's ex-girlfriend Cassie Ventura accused him of abuse, rape, and sexual trafficking. Since then, a lot more women have accused him of sexual misconduct.

Some of the accusations are very serious and remind me of the whole R. Kelly situation. I hope justice will be done!

2 Nicki Minaj's beef with Megan Thee Stallion

In January, Megan Thee Stallion released "Hiss," an angry rap song that indirectly dissed Nicki Minaj through the "Megan's Law" bar, referring to a federal law that requires law enforcement officials to make information about registered sex offenders publicly available.

Nicki Minaj, whose husband and brother are registered sex offenders, took this bar very personally. In response, she released "Big Foot," a horrible diss track toward Megan where she basically threatens and slut-shames her and even taunts her deceased mother.

Megan hasn't responded to Nicki, but "Big Foot"'s negative reception among critics and fans has been so overwhelming that the track is currently ranked at #2 on RateYourMusic's bottom singles of all time chart, behind "You Done Goofed" by BOTD.

3 "Facts" by Tom MacDonald and Ben Shapiro charts in the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100

"Facts" entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #16, becoming Tom MacDonald's highest entry on the Billboard Hot 100. The song as a whole was panned by critics for its rage-baiting lyrics, especially Ben Shapiro's verse.

Many people also considered Shapiro hypocritical for appearing in a rap song after having previously stated that rap was not real music.

4 Drake releases “Taylor Made Freestyle”

This track, which was released in the midst of Drake's well-publicized feud with Kendrick Lamar and was originally meant as a diss track towards him, became controversial for another reason.

In fact, it features AI-generated 2Pac vocals, which eventually prompted Pac's estate to urge Drake to take down the song from all platforms for personality rights reasons. Thankfully, he removed it. Please don't let any more artists use the vocals of deceased legends through AI. It's definitely worse than lazy sampling.

5 J. Cole releases “7 Minute Drill”

In March, Future and Metro Boomin released "Like That," a song where Kendrick Lamar disses Drake and J. Cole in his verse. J. Cole decided to release a Kendrick diss track called "7 Minute Drill" in response.

Not only was it a weak track, but it's also clear that J. Cole released this track for clout because he deleted it from streaming platforms afterward.

A few months later, he appeared on "Grippy" by Cash Cobain, which is probably his worst verse ever. This once-great rapper has definitely fallen off this year.

6 Damon Albarn's onstage meltdown during Coachella

While Blur was performing their hit "Girls and Boys" during their set at Coachella 2024, Damon Albarn became irritated when the audience did not sing along to the song's chorus.

However, when they performed "Song 2" (their only hit in the US), everyone was singing along. Sorry, Damon, but insulting the crowd when they do not sing along is just plain bad.

7 Courtney Love takes shots at multiple female artists
8 Drake made a surprise appearance in Snowd4y's parody song "Wah Gwan Delilah"

Not only is this song a plain bad rendition of "Hey There Delilah" by the Plain White T's, but many people questioned the authenticity of Drake's appearance, with some claiming it was AI-generated.

9 Justin Timberlake's return is sabotaged by Britney Spears fans
10 Kyle Gass makes a joke about the Trump assassination attempt during a Tenacious D show

Hours after the assassination attempt of Donald Trump, during a Tenacious D show in Sydney, Jack Black asked bandmate Kyle Gass what his wish was. He made a joke about it and said, "Don't miss Trump next time." This resulted in tons of backlash and caused Tenacious D to cancel the rest of their tour. Kyle's talent manager severed ties with him as well.

I don't support Trump, but that joke took things too far and was very inappropriate, especially since a guy lost his life trying to defend his family.

The Contenders
11 Jennifer Lopez cancels her tour
12 Katy Perry releases her single “Woman’s World”

This song should've been Katy Perry's comeback, but instead, it was a reminder of why she fell off. The song also became controversial even before it was released when it was announced that Dr. Luke, who was accused of sexual assault and rape, produced it.

As for the song itself, it's not just a desperate attempt at harking back to Katy Perry's earlier hits. It also has a message that feels outdated and reductive. It's also tanking in the charts worldwide and hasn't even charted on the Billboard Hot 100 upon release. This song will surely go down in history as one of the biggest comeback fails of all time.

13 Ingrid Andress' disastrous performance of "The Star Spangled Banner"

Country singer Ingrid Andress performed the national anthem during the 2024 MLB Home Run Derby in Arlington, Texas. Her performance received tons of criticism and was even compared to Fergie's rendition at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

Andress subsequently apologized and admitted that she was "drunk" during her performance and now intends to go to rehab.

14 Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign release “Vultures 1”

A new Kanye release is not without its controversy. Not only did this album have some of Ye's laziest and most reprehensible lyrics, but some of the samples were used without the authors' consent.

As a result, people such as Ozzy Osbourne and Donna Summer's estate and family sued Ye for copyright violations (RIP Donna Summer). To add insult to injury, the album topped the Billboard 200 for 2 weeks and also topped the albums charts in 17 additional countries.

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