The Most Hated Musicians in America
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Why He's Loved?UPDATE: After being roasted on Comedy Central, Justin seems to be geared towards a comeback. He came back strong on the charts with "Where Are U Now?", an EDM collaboration with Diplo and Skrillex.
The beloved teen heartthrob won hearts all over America, with his cute, humble, demeanor in the beginning of his career. Songs like "Never Say Never" made him a role model for kids everywhere, and tween girls couldn't control themselves. He seemed like a guy you could trust with your daughter. That was then...
Why We Hate Him
Before, it seemed as if people were just jealous of his success. Sure, his lack of singing ability and cheesy songs spawned a whole army of haters to go to war with the Beliebers, but his behavior off stage made it really hard for anyone to feel sorry for
him. His multiple attempts to come across as masculine--smoking weed, hanging out with "rappers", trying to grow a mustache--are laughable. Now, he just comes across as an arrogant little brat who has even managed to piss off former president Bill Clinton. And to make matters worse, two videos have surfaced of Biebs making racist remarks early in his career, so I guess he's been a douche for like...ever. Now, there's a petition out to have him deported (10,000 signatures and counting).
(For more on why we hate the Biebs, checkout the Douchiest Things Justin Bieber Has Ever Done)
- Genres (Music): Contemporary R&B, Pop
- Albums: One Time, Baby, My World, Under the Mistletoe, As Long as You Love Me
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Why He's LovedUPDATE: Chris' personal life is still in limbo. After ending his probation for that incident in 2009, he fathered a child, and is in a custody battle with the mother of that child. But still his music still warrants a countless number of hits, and his fans--unlike these hoes--have been very loyal.
A teen-pop sensation right out the gate, C-Breezy won the hearts of millions of girls everywhere, and drew comparisons to Michael Jackson and Usher for his impeccable dancing, boyish charm, and flawless smile.
Why We Hate Him
Like the Biebs, Breezy's thin vocal abilities earned him a small batch of naysayers, but he was still one of the biggest pop sensations of his time. Then one horrible incident with Rihanna later, he is still a target of comedic satire and ridicule. While his music manages to shift the focus for one minute, he can't stay out of the tabloids the next. Whether it be for his graffiti, his rocky love life or for throwing down with Drake, Frank Ocean, a photo bomber, or even a mirror.
- Genres (Music): Contemporary R&B, Hip hop, Pop
- Albums: Exclusive, F.A.M.E., Run It!, In My Zone, Graffiti
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Why Their LovedWhy We Hate Them
Uh, we're not sure why, but they are. They have certified gold and platinum records, and a devoted following called "The Juggalos".
How can we put this, politely: THEIR MUSIC FUCKING SUCKS!! And even worse, are their devout Juggalos, now seen as a gang; there have been a countless number of murders and robberies by people that claim to be Juggalos.
- Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap, Rap rock, Comedy hip hop
- Albums: A Carnival Christmas, The Wraith: Shangri-La, The Wraith: Hell's Pit, Forgotten Freshness Volumes 1 & 2, Carnival of Carnage
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Why He's LovedWhy We Hate Him
Let's face it: this man is pretty damn talented. A standout lyricist with an impressive musical ear, almost every Kanye album is considered either classic or excellent by critics. Every time he releases music, we're hooked. Every album he makes is always better than the last. And he's not afraid to speak his mind either.
He has something called a "lack of filter". And that character flaw has prompted him to calling out the president, and snatching the mic from Justice vs. SImian at the EMA awards, and more notably from Taylor Swift during the VMA's causing even more of a stir. The backlash only deepened when he began a relationship with Kim Kardashian, comparing her to Marilyn Monroe.
- Genres (Music): Hip hop
- Albums: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Late Registration, The College Dropout, Watch the Throne, Graduation
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Why Their LovedWhy We Hate Them/Him
After Korn, Limp Bizkit were seen as the champions of the nu-metal movement of the late '90s, early '00s. Fred Durst was an even bigger celebrity, thanks to his in-your-face attitude and rapping.
For many people, their music is waned and uninspiring. Durst in particular, has been called a "poser", and has an extremely obnoxious personality. He also has claimed to have slept with both Britney and Christina, with both pop princesses denying it profusely. Can you blame them?
- Genres (Music): Nu metal, Rap rock, Rap metal
- Albums: Significant Other, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, Three Dollar Bill, Yall$, Gold Cobra
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Why She's LovedWhy We Hate Her
As the lead vocalist in the band Hole, Love was praised and heralded as the "Princess of Grunge". Her attitude, style, and musical prowess has influenced a whole generation of young women in rock music.
While her attitude inspired many, it has also rubbed others the wrong way. Case in point: she has been known to hurl insults and objects at fellow celebrities (see her transparently "friendly" confrontation with Madonna at the 1995 VMAs). Many conspiracy theorists also blame her for her husband, Kurt Cobain's suicide--due to their public marital problems. And lest we forget, to the rest of Nirvana, she was another Yoko Ono. Nowadays she is known more for being drunk and high than for her musical legacy.
UPDATE: Courtney has been looking and sounding better, staying clean, and generally staying out of the spotlight. She's also building up an acting resume with appearance on Sons of Anarchy and Empire.
- Genres (Music): Noise rock, Grunge, Folk rock, Power pop, Post-grunge
- Albums: America's Sweetheart, 1993-09-08: Rock Against Rape Benefit, Club Lingerie, Hollywood, Los Angeles