Musicians Who are the Worst People


The Top Ten

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

I agree with what visitor said. The music industry hates black men so much that they hire teenage woman to pretend to be sex abuse victims. R. Kelly is an innocent legend, and the white supremacists need to stop antagonizing him. This is just one big conspiracy, and all his haters are in on it.

Women are the most hated people in music, not black men. Black men are and have been well-represented (very overrepresented, actually) in American music.
Women are preyed on by every other man who gets a little power it seems. - emraldYE

Stop defending him black supremacists.

How dare he be black? What is it with these white supremacists these days? Just because he's a different skin color doesn't mean he's a horrible person.

Child pornography, underage sex & urinating on a 13-year-old; sexual abuse and beating of several women; marriage to 15-year-old Aaliyah. - emraldYE

2 Ian Watkins Ian Watkins Ian Watkins is a Welsh singer and convicted sex offender, best known as the former vocalist for the rock band Lostprophets.

He's definitely a terrible person. He did so many bad things. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

Child pornography, attempted rape of a baby, sexual assault of a child. - emraldYE

3 Dahvie Vanity Dahvie Vanity David Jesus Torres, better known by his stage name Dahvie Vanity, is an American singer-songwriter and rapper born on September 5, 1984, who is best known as one half of Crunkcore duo Blood on the Dance Floor and as the face and creative mind behind Industrial project Sinners are Winners. He is also more.

How is this dimwit not added yet? He's an objectively bad person. He's a rapist and he makes horrible music. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

He's makes the worst music lyrics and he's a huge rapist. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

He is the worst rapist alive. - Userguy44

Sexually assaulted a girl - ElSherlock

4 Rick James Rick James

Held a woman hostage for three days, tortured her, sexually abused her, and burned her dozens of times with a crack pipe. - emraldYE

5 Wade Robson Wade Robson

If you didn't know, Wade Robson has actually released a few albums of instrumental songs. Not only are the instrumentals terrible, but he is as well. This man is a liar and a fraud - ShrekTheGoat

I get that there’s no proof that MJ committed any crime, but there’s also no proof that Robson lied. Neither men should be on this list in my opinion. - emraldYE

6 XXXTentacion XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (born January 23, 1998), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

Feel bad for this guy's death, but oh my god! - Userguy44

Home invasion, robbery, aggravated battery, expelled from school for fighting, beat cellmate, beat girlfriends, threatened to penetrate girlfriend’s vagina with barbecue fork; threatened to cut out girlfriend’s tongue; put knife to girlfriend’s throat; strangling on several occasions; abuse and trapping of pregnant girlfriend. - emraldYE

7 6IX9INE 6IX9INE Daniel Hernandez, known by his stage name 6ix9ine, also known as Tekashi69 or simply Tekashi, is an American rapper.

Robbery at gunpoint, attempted murder, use of a child in a sexual performance, choking of a 16-year-old. - emraldYE

8 John Phillips

Of the Mamas and the Papas; Incestuous relationship with daughter; shot her up with drugs - emraldYE

9 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.

Stabbed his girlfriend to death. - emraldYE

10 Phil Spector Phil Spector Phil Spector is American record producer known for his work with Leonard Cohen, Ramones, John Lennon and The Beatles. He was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison for the murder of Lana Clarkson in 2007.

Murdered actress Lana Clarkson. - emraldYE

What is that hair - SpectralOwl

This guy is a creep. - jazzbea

The Contenders

11 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.

Beat Rihanna, and is racist towards dark skins. - Luckys

He is the definition of a douchebag - ShrekTheGoat

Viciously beat girlfriend Rihanna, violent outbursts and fights, punched manager in the face, hit-and-run, threw rock through mother’s car window, kicked out of rehab center for violent behavior, anonymous accusations of sexual assault and rape. - emraldYE

12 Cardi B Cardi B Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality and more.
13 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.

Child pornography, statutory rape, attempted rape, indecent assault. - emraldYE

14 Suge Knight Suge Knight

Physically assaulted girlfriend, stole car and shot at its owner, aggravated assault, punched a naked woman, robbery, fatal hit-and-run. - emraldYE

Possibly murdered both eazy and tupac - ShrekTheGoat

15 Logan Paul Logan Paul Logan Alexander Paul is an American social media entertainer and actor. He first gained fame through videos shared on the internet video service Vine, in which the athletic Paul engages in physical comedy, including slapstick pratfalls and public splits.
16 Jake Paul Jake Paul Jake Joseph Paul is an American actor and YouTube personality who rose to internet fame on the now-defunct video application Vine. Paul is known for playing the role of Dirk on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark.
17 Ike Turner Ike Turner Izear Luster "Ike" Turner, Jr. was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer.

Vicious abuse over a period of several years of wife Tina Turner; caused Tina to attempt suicide. - emraldYE

Tina soared once she was able to get away from this evil bastard. - jazzbea

18 Jonathan King

Sexually assaulted multiple teenage boys. - emraldYE

19 Kodak Black Kodak Black

Armed robbery; rape; punched & kicked a stripper. - emraldYE

20 Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer.
21 Courtney Love Courtney Love Courtney Michelle Love is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and visual artist. A notable figure in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love's career has spanned four decades.

She killed Kurt Cobain. - Userguy44

22 James Brown James Brown James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul".

Regularly beat wives, dated underaged Tammi Terrell and physically and verbally abused her. - emraldYE

23 Leadbelly

Murder, stabbing, stabbing & attempted murder. - emraldYE

24 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.
25 MC Ren MC Ren Lorenzo Jerald Patterson, better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an American rapper from Compton, California. He is the founder and owner of the record label Villain Entertainment. His moniker is derived from the middle letters in his first name.

Raped and impregnated a 16-year-old girl. - emraldYE

26 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.

She killed millions of people, with her awful singing, of course.

She is not anything like what it said in the backup and what kind of meaning is it to be. With this kind of thing a person could not go to the end unless they were forced to it.

Getting over to another part, she can only be there when it is easy to do. Never has there been a way to go.

She sang for trump, so she should be first

27 Jimmy Page Jimmy Page James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Nothing wrong with it if she wanted to do it.

13-year old girlfriend who he kidnapped and kept as a virtual captive at his house, though she was a fairly willing participant.

28 Bing Crosby Bing Crosby Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him the best-selling recording artist of the 20th century, having sold over one billion records, tapes, compact discs and digital downloads around the world.

People idolized his holier than thou persona. He played so many lily-white roles making it hard to believe that behind closed doors he was abusing and torturing his family. - jazzbea

Beat his kids until blood appeared; caused depression in two sons who later committed suicide. - emraldYE

29 Vince Neil Vince Neil Vincent Neil Wharton is an American vocalist and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of glam metal/ hair metal band Mötley Crüe.

Killed someone and injured others in drunk driving accident; did not learn from the accident and has done countless drunk driving since; beat wife so much her breast implant exploded. - emraldYE

30 Ted Nugent Ted Nugent Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and far right activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes, a band formed in 1963 that played psychedelic rock and hard rock.

Adopted a 17-year-old to have sex with her without kidnapping charges; allowed a 12-year-old Courtney Love to perform oral sex on him; many racist outbursts. - emraldYE

Courtney Love?

31 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an 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. more.
32 Ameer Vann Ameer Vann
33 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.
34 Submarine Man Submarine Man

No he's good. He is also a very nice person. - Userguy44

A total narcissist - ShrekTheGoat

35 Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. was an American soul singer-songwriter and performer. A tenor with a four octave vocal range, he was nicknamed "Mr. Excitement", and was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul.

Attempted rape of Patti LaBelle. - emraldYE

36 Mystikal Mystikal Michael Lawrence Tyler, known professionally as Mystikal, is an American rapper and actor from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kidnapped and raped a woman; sexual battery. - emraldYE

37 Afrika Bambaataa

Molested several young boys. - emraldYE

38 Tupac Tupac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was more.

Convicted of gang-raping a woman alongside 3 other men. - emraldYE

What?! - Userguy44

39 Cee Lo Green Cee Lo Green Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, known professionally as CeeLo Green, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor.

Drugged and raped a woman, then claimed it wasn’t rape since she was unconscious. - emraldYE

40 Tripp Eisen

Sex with underage girl; kidnapping and sexual assault of 14-year-old girl. - emraldYE

41 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He died on 18 March 2017.

Molested girls, trafficked a 14-year-old girl across state lines, installed spy cams in the women’s bathroom of his restaurant. - emraldYE

42 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.
43 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

Michael was brilliant but had serious mental health problems. And, as his song says "It don't matter if you're black or white" Just like John F Kennedy, there was money to protect his secret life and wrongdoings. - jazzbea

NO! He did nothing bad. Don't believe the lies of Wade Robson! - ElSherlock

He was innocent 100%. Wade Robson is the one who should be behind bars for defamation - ShrekTheGoat

What a disgrace he was.

44 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time.

Had an affair with wife’s 15-year-old niece, made her pretend it was her daughter; allegedly beat wife, held knife to her throat, and forced her to perform sexual favors for his friends. - emraldYE

45 Wilson Pickett Wilson Pickett

Beat son, forced son to share line of coke with him at 14, beat girlfriends, threatened peers with guns. - emraldYE

46 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur born on February 18, 1965 in Compton, CA. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

Abused several women; choked them, attempted to throw them down stairs, gave them black eyes. - emraldYE

47 Miles Davis Miles Davis Miles Dewey Davis III was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th century music.

Wife-beater and pimp. - emraldYE

48 Tommy Lee Tommy Lee Thomas Lee Bass, best known as Tommy Lee, is a Greek-American musician and founding member of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.
49 Tim Lambesis Tim Lambesis Timothy Peter Lambesis is an American extreme metal musician and producer, best known as the founding member and lead vocalist of American metalcore band As I Lay Dying.
50 Joe Jackson Joe Jackson
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1. Dahvie Vanity
2. Phil Spector
3. Sid Vicious
1. R. Kelly
2. XXXTentacion
3. Rick James
1. Wade Robson
2. Suge Knight
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