EMINƎM is an American rapper, record producer and actor. Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States. Many of his songs have been in the headlines due to controversial lyrics. Along with facing controversy for his violent and explicit lyrics, rapper Eminem has seen staunch opposition from groups who claim that his music expresses and promotes homophobia. Some of his controversial songs are Shady CXVPHER, Kill You, Vegas, Roman’s Revenge, Kim and Nail in the Coffin.
# Dr Dre
Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is seen as a role model by many budding rappers because of his success and songs though some of his songs have been controversial. Songs like Fuck Tha Police, Straight Outta Compton, Lil’ Ghetto Boy, Medicine Man have faced controversies.
# Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is an American singer with a huge fan following. She is also known for making appearances in the newspapers every now and then. Many of her songs include political lyrics. Some them are Born This Way, Angel Down, Judas song, Government Hooker and The Fame. Due to her obsession with religion many of her music videos have been prey to controversies like Paparazzi, Bad Romance, Alejandro, Born This Way and Judas.
AC/DC is an Australian rock band, formed by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. AC/DC has many famous songs and has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. It has also made headlines because of some controversial songs. Some of its controversial songs are Night Prowler, Big Balls, Squealer, Given The Dog A Bone, Let Me Put My Love Into You and Cover You In Oil.
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter and an actress. She gave the industry many hit songs and was among the top singers of the 90s. She was famous for her bold songs and sometimes because of scandals and bans. The following: Papa Don’t Preach, Holy Water, Like a Prayer, Justify My Love have been famous but also controversial and some were banned by MTV.
# Kanye West
Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur and yes off course husband to a beautiful wife (KimK). He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide. His songs are no less controversial than his actions. Diamonds From Sierra Leone, Jesus Walks, All Of The Lights, Monster, No Church In The Wild and Famous are some of his works which led to controversies.
# Michael Jackson
Michael Joseph Jackson, the “King of Pop” was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actor, and philanthropist. His death was very unfortunate and triggered a global outpouring of grief. Michael was in the headlines very often in his days mostly due to record hits and health issues, and sometimes because of controversies related to his songs. Earth song, They Don’t Care About Us and Money are some of the songs that sparked controversies.
# Britney spears
Britney Jean Spears is an American singer with many of her songs being hits. She also had her share of controversial songs. Oops I did it again, piece of me, everytime, if u seek amy and I’m a slave 4 u made controversies when they were released but some of them went on to become her greatest hits like Oops I did it again.
# The Beatles
The Beatles was an English, all-time famous, rock boy band of the 1960s, formed in Liverpool. The Beatles are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 800 million physical and digital albums worldwide. They released some of the most controversial songs ever. Songs like Getting Better, Run for your life, Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?, Happiness is a Warm Gun and Maxwell’s Silver Hammer are a few controversial songs of The Beatles.
Prince was an American singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, dancer and record producer. Known for his raunchy lyrics and provocative behavior, Prince often stoked the fires of public controversy in the media with his music. Some of his notable controversial songs include Sister, Jack U Off, Erotic City, Darling Nikki and Orgasm.