Top 10 SHOCKING Music Scandals

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    The music industry has no shortage of juicy controversies. Welcome to WatchMojo and today we’ll be taking a look at our picks for the top 10 Shocking Music Scandals. For this list, we’ll be looking into events like the Chris Brown assault charges, the Milli Vanilli lip sync scandal, 2 Live Crew’s obscenity scandal, R Kelly’s sex crimes, Michael Jackson’s child sexual abuse scandal, the Dixie Chicks backlash and much more. Did we miss any important or noteworthy controversies/scandals? Let us know in the comments below!
    #10: Payola
    #9: Dixie Chicks Backlash
    #8: 2 Live Crew-Arrested for Obscenity
    #7: Milli Vanilli Lip Sync Scandal
    #6: Norwegian Black Metal and The Murder of Euronymous
    #5: Chris Brown Assault Charges
    #4: Gary Glitter Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography
    #3, #2 & #1: ?

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  • Pandas are cool
    Pandas are cool 2 часа назад +1

    A rapper committing a crime isn't news. Or shocking for that matter.

  • Kkse 9504
    Kkse 9504 4 дня назад

    What about Lou Pearlman?

  • Michelle Castillo
    Michelle Castillo 10 дней назад

    I love the fact that Norwegian black metal is in the 6th place.

  • Barnell Anderson
    Barnell Anderson 22 дня назад

    It still bothers me what happen to the Dixie Chicks.

  • ladynikkie
    ladynikkie 23 дня назад +1

    After that documentary about R Kelly, they might as well move his sick ass to #1

  • Samuel Fawley
    Samuel Fawley 26 дней назад

    What about when John Lennon said those blasphemous comments about being more popular than Jesus and how so many people were burning Beatles records and Beatles memorabilia and such?

  • 2pacalypse Cult
    2pacalypse Cult 28 дней назад +2

    Most Americans hate O.J.for killing Ron and Nicole. Yet no one uttered a word when Robert Blake killed his wife, or when Phil Spector killed. Media truly can finagle anyone!

    • ladynikkie
      ladynikkie 23 дня назад +1

      Oh I remember that Robert Blake trial, I knew this guy was guilty as sin! His demeanor alone showed he hated his wife

  • Alexandros Simitzis
    Alexandros Simitzis 29 дней назад

    Sex abuse and Michael Jackson? Come on guys, these are allegations.

  • Esben M
    Esben M 29 дней назад

    I used to own the album Burzum, aka insane Norwegian black metal guy, made in prison. "Godkiller."
    I hate to say it, but it was his best one, way more melodic. He used a lot of sound bites from the HBO animated Spawn series, I'm assuming without permission. I got it in 8th grade I believe, so I had it for quite a while. I'm OK with losing it though and I'm not exactly looking for a new copy.

  • WhoKnownsAndWhoCares?
    WhoKnownsAndWhoCares? Месяц назад

    4:03 ok why is gorgoroth being played they had nothing to do with that scandal

  • Princess Marten
    Princess Marten Месяц назад +2

    R Kelly is now at the top of this list. (2019)

  • Mang Dingle
    Mang Dingle Месяц назад

    Chris Brown wasn’t remotely effected, hell, tons of fans blamed Ri-Ri and said they wished Browns would do that to them
    And Mili Vanilli got fucked; if they waited until the 1990’s no one would care

  • wednesdaysmooches
    wednesdaysmooches Месяц назад

    What’s the difference between milli vanilli and jlo? They’re black and She’s not.

  • Elidio Lopez
    Elidio Lopez Месяц назад +1

    It's a shame what they did to Dixie Chicks.

  • 23COH
    23COH Месяц назад

    The Ian Watkins one is THE worst...

  • Miles, The Creator
    Miles, The Creator Месяц назад +1

    Tekashi69 should be on here.

  • Yoshi Wall
    Yoshi Wall 2 месяца назад

    Ian Watkins deserved to be higher than #1, not sure why they only mentioned him in passing. One of the few humans in history where castration wouldn't be enough

  • kyle foster
    kyle foster 2 месяца назад

    I will never forgive Chris Brown for what he did to Robyn Rihanna Fenty.

  • Lynn Leigha
    Lynn Leigha 2 месяца назад

    I miss Casey Kasum and his soothing voice rip

  • Summer M
    Summer M 2 месяца назад

    Am I the only person who found Michael Jackson a bit creepy??

  • Killerkon H
    Killerkon H 2 месяца назад

    Chris brown dropped his album on this day haha

  • Aidric Yates
    Aidric Yates 3 месяца назад

    What about Britney Spears's 2007 phase?

  • Jerry Yawning
    Jerry Yawning 3 месяца назад +1

    Jimmy savile

    TROYE SIVAN FAN UNICORN 3 месяца назад

    Michael was doing the zoom challenge 9 years before it came out

  • Natalia Pola
    Natalia Pola 3 месяца назад

    Since country music is orginated from consertative/republican backgrounds, it's not a suprise the dixie chicks got so much backlash. To most republicans, Bush is a hero.

  • Rii Kean
    Rii Kean 3 месяца назад

    Dear Michael, I'm so sorry for the world treats you so bad even after your death like in this video :'(((
    Maybe that's the reason why you left so soon :'((( I hope you're happy now in your new world... No more pain. Thank you so much for sacrificing yourself to bless this dirty world. RIP 🙏 🙏

    For people here who's still accuse him, please open your heart and mind. You guys have been brainwashed by trash medias that always release any news against Michael. If you guys take time to read court transcript and FBI report, you'll understand why he's innocent. Stop slandering him please :'(( Search the truth before you judge someone. Imagine someone slander you and ignoring the truth... It hurts... Really really hurts. This false allegation is a big part that killed Michael.
    Please don't slander him again and other people around you who are innocent. You can be a killer just by pointing your finger at someone life. Please treat someone like you want to be treated.

  • Bigtrek34
    Bigtrek34 3 месяца назад

    Clue #1 the name Gary Glitter.

  • Allison Linner
    Allison Linner 3 месяца назад +1

    With regards to the Dixie Chicks speaking about their disapproval of our war and President at the time, a quote comes to mind. This was one of Thomas Jefferson's favorite quotes that he held near and dear to his heart during the conception of the United States.
    *"I may disapprove of what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."*
    (Commonly attributed to Voltaire)

  • Healer Force
    Healer Force 3 месяца назад

    i use to like micheal before he admited to sleeping with kids am i the only one that thinks pedophila will be legalized soon btw

  • Irina Tavera
    Irina Tavera 3 месяца назад

    I sm ashamed the POTUS is not just from New York City but from the borough I grew up in, Queens. On behalf of all Queens New Yorkers, we are deeply sorry.

  • Ali Abdullah
    Ali Abdullah 3 месяца назад

    Sinead did right thing at the time

  • *Ligma Richard*
    *Ligma Richard* 3 месяца назад +2

    I truly wish people would stop shaming Chris brown. He was high and drunk and it was a fucked up thing to do but c'mon. And riri and Chris has since rekindled and are actually close now. He still says he's jealous of her with other men because since then he's never forgiven himself and still loves her. Like legit year after he still gets shamed and beaten on for this bullshit. I hated him at the time to but he managed to stay relevant for YEARS AFTER. Since 2016 he's legit back on superstar status and doing a whole project with Joyner Lucas and made like 20 songs that have topped the charts for like the past year. But because of this he hasn't been able to sell many albums he has a net worth of 25 million. And somehow he can't sell albums. Well this past album reached #6 on the charts so when I say he's making a comeback he really Is. And he's extremely talented man. Raps sings plays multiple instruments and acts in movies. He's one of the most unbelievably talented MF's in the industry. And HE TURNED HIMSELF IN!! He didn't even try to run because he knew he was wrong!

  • :Y Frank
    :Y Frank 3 месяца назад

    Diddy got pac killed

  • Jennifer ODell
    Jennifer ODell 4 месяца назад

    It's disgusting that MJ was #1 he's dead, and they're rumors.

  • Logan Bloo Hoodie
    Logan Bloo Hoodie 4 месяца назад

    I thought the controversy On Tupac’s death would be on here , and how people thought Notorious B.I.G did it

  • Titnibler 210
    Titnibler 210 4 месяца назад

    Sinead O'Connor was pretty much right...

  • Pls WaLuigi Dom Me
    Pls WaLuigi Dom Me 4 месяца назад +1

    The Dixie Chicks controversy is so silly looking back. Yeah what they said was a bit stupid, but the boycott was ridiculous

  • Tameka P
    Tameka P 4 месяца назад

    what ever he asses her to say . the word is ask geez .

  • donald deluxe
    donald deluxe 4 месяца назад

    what's wrong with texas? i'm in DFW for most of my lifeand its alright

  • pepelishis
    pepelishis 4 месяца назад

    Milli Vanilli case very easily explained : Music business = currupt. Both People were handsome, the backround singers were good singers. Handsome people + good voices = a commercially fake sold successful group of the 90s

  • J Tenn
    J Tenn 4 месяца назад

    Because #4 Gary Glitter and #3 R Kelly were back to back I truly thought Micheal Jackson was going to be #2.

  • Tom Ace
    Tom Ace 4 месяца назад

    Wasn't just Gary glitter. England is fucked. BBC was insane

  • RusCus
    RusCus 4 месяца назад

    R Kelly the leader of a sex cult? That's the kind of shit I expect from an episode of South Park.

  • Eddie Alv
    Eddie Alv 4 месяца назад

    Shit mili vanily was just an excuse for all them artist that still to this day are lip singing

  • Craig Browning
    Craig Browning 4 месяца назад

    Unfortunately the Dixie Chicks were smarter than their base.

  • NejiHina100
    NejiHina100 4 месяца назад

    No Milli Vanilli song is even good. How did they get famous?

  • Misell Márton
    Misell Márton 4 месяца назад

    And MJ accused with fake shit again. I don't know how could he handle all this bullshit during his life. He is dead, at least leave him alone now and educate yourselves.

  • Bryson Smith
    Bryson Smith 4 месяца назад

    I would have said Kesha and her record producer

  • none ya biz
    none ya biz 4 месяца назад

    The girl from the Dixie chicks has such a short neck looks Sooooooooo strange

  • RyuTempest
    RyuTempest 4 месяца назад +1

    Watchmojo should be ashamed having Michael Jackson at #1. Accused is the keyword. You literally have this list of everyone on here besides the Dixie Chicks, that actually did terrible things. If they had bothered to do research, they would come across evidence of the mother of the kid that said Michael was inappropriate with him, has a history of lying and setting up businesses for money. Her own Husband admitted that she would tell her kids what to do to and say to get money through false allegations. Don't have to take my word for it, look it up.

  • ladymay30
    ladymay30 4 месяца назад

    I don't blame the guys from Milli Vanilli for the scandal I blame the producer for this.

  • Ali M . A
    Ali M . A 4 месяца назад

    Dude just leave me alone
    STOP doging me

  • Vortex Shadow
    Vortex Shadow 5 месяцев назад

    People are talking about U2 and Apple Music but, i mean... hey... at least it's a free album, i mean i don't like U2 but if you did, free stuff!

  • Set Fire to the Whole Damn House
    Set Fire to the Whole Damn House 5 месяцев назад

    mili vanili is German?

  • Anime_Box_Ve
    Anime_Box_Ve 5 месяцев назад

    The Ian Watkins thing was so outreageus because Lostprophets were such a good band.

  • Jeremy Thain
    Jeremy Thain 5 месяцев назад

    Why would you put Sinead o Connor on the same list as Phil Spector especially when she was correct about child abuse in the catholic church?

  • jackieee m
    jackieee m 5 месяцев назад +4

    Michael Jackson never did it!!!

  • daryl cuquet
    daryl cuquet 5 месяцев назад

    While I agree about all of these being on this list, how was the black metal scene not top three? Those dudes burned down churches.

  • Hoffer Puffer
    Hoffer Puffer 5 месяцев назад

    Say what you want about Chris Brown, but he has some sweet beats

  • Hoffer Puffer
    Hoffer Puffer 5 месяцев назад +3


  • Jimmy Thomas
    Jimmy Thomas 5 месяцев назад

    I hate that Chris brown is still around after beating Rihanna.. such trash

  • Potato Boy
    Potato Boy 5 месяцев назад

    What about The Doors Miami incident?

  • Vicki Miller
    Vicki Miller 5 месяцев назад

    Media can talk about Chris Brown "losing everything" after he physically and psychologically abused Rihanna, but there's never any mention of the fact that he literally got it all back. He's back on the charts, making millions, being admired and looked up to, like nothing ever happened. His career should've been over 100% the second the news broke about what he did to her. It just goes to show how fucked up our society is that he's back on top again after what he did. (Meanwhile, people still won't shut up about Michael Jackson, who was genuinely innocent and undeserving of the gate.)

  • Strange Panda
    Strange Panda 5 месяцев назад

    Mj innocent ok

  • Strange Panda
    Strange Panda 5 месяцев назад

    I love mili vanili ok 👌

  • Marie Hermans
    Marie Hermans 5 месяцев назад

    Indicator unless promote iuaefv occupy demonstration instead overall counseling.

  • Dbd
    Dbd 5 месяцев назад

    I realllllly try not to judge famous folks based on what we see, but man does R Kelly seem like a piece of shit.

  • Ivory Holliday
    Ivory Holliday 6 месяцев назад

    Chris Brown beat Rihanna, was convicted, and still has a music career. Even lil dicky idolized him in a video. Michael Jackson was never convicted and is still demonized. It’s so sad

  • Bastard Cat 89
    Bastard Cat 89 6 месяцев назад +1

    @watchmojo....YOU NEED TO RE DO THIS LIST. THERE A MORE SHOCKING NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL EVENT. The suicide of original mayhem singer Per "Dead" Olhm. Blew his brains out with a shotgun. Left a note that said "Sorry for the mess." And the bassist made a necklace from his teeth and skull. Also Dead enjoyed to bury himself for hours beforw shows to retain an earthy corpse like smell. Chew on that and redo this list.

  • Betty James
    Betty James 6 месяцев назад +2

    The biggest conspiracy with the Dixie Chics is not necessarily what they said, but where they were when they said it. You don't go to another country to dis the president. Nobody would have cared if they were in any state in the US and they said that.

    • Brandy Mincey
      Brandy Mincey 3 месяца назад

      Betty James id have to disagree, when they made those comments there was still sensitivity to the war because of 9/11. I think the fact that it was in another country stung more, but I think it would’ve still been just as worse if they said it in America.

  • my_shoes_are_ purple
    my_shoes_are_ purple 6 месяцев назад +3


  • JP Mackey
    JP Mackey 6 месяцев назад

    I’m surprised R. Kelly isn’t #1.

  • KCkfd heeeh
    KCkfd heeeh 6 месяцев назад

    Marring your cousin is a scandal? WTF ?

    • Karen Murray
      Karen Murray 10 дней назад

      Yes it is. Especially if it is a first cousin.

  • lucas santos
    lucas santos 6 месяцев назад

    4:08 I was waiting for this

  • Becky
    Becky 6 месяцев назад

    Michael Jackson couldn't even have sex. He was chemically castrated as a child by his father so his voice wouldn't get lower at adolescence and ruin his singing career. I mean look at his 'children' - Caucasian kids with straight hair.

    • Diana Kulicoff
      Diana Kulicoff 6 месяцев назад

      Becky Wecky Doctor ? Really ? That Doctor is the reason Michael is gone ! Again all about the money, media destroyed Jackson , don’t be brainwashed by the media !

    • Becky
      Becky 6 месяцев назад

      It's true - his Doctor confirmed it. Do your research, i didn't just pluck this information out of thin air

    • Diana Kulicoff
      Diana Kulicoff 6 месяцев назад

      Becky Wecky This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard , FYI his real voice was pretty deep , yes he’s mostly known for his high voice , but he also used his deep voice vocally and when he was talking

  • Will B
    Will B 6 месяцев назад +1

    That Dixie Chicks example. In the land of the free and home of the brave you can't criticize a political figure without receiving death threats. Reminiscent of that incident with the Beatles years ago when the bible belt called for violence and record burning for an off the cuff remark make by JL. Backwards double standards in America, especially during the Bush jnr presidential years.

  • Dante Corey
    Dante Corey 6 месяцев назад

    #10 is still going on!!!

  • Spice Wonderland
    Spice Wonderland 6 месяцев назад

    Um what about the Kesha v Dr. Luke case??? Katy Perry is now thrown into the mix, so you might as well mention it.

  • Jonathan Gillings
    Jonathan Gillings 6 месяцев назад

    The Dixie chicks did a great thing speaking their mind, buuuuuut they had to offend Texas, cmon keep it simple

  • Kate Templeton
    Kate Templeton 7 месяцев назад +4

    What about Britney's meltdown in 2007? I mean, it was huge, everybody still remembers it.

  • Kel Green
    Kel Green 7 месяцев назад

    Phil Spector needed to go to jail for all of those bad wigs if not murder.

  • Baptiste Barre
    Baptiste Barre 7 месяцев назад

    Trend editor earth meaningful unable Christian distinction.

  • bluefal
    bluefal 7 месяцев назад +4

    MJ was and is innocent!!!

  • engrade 90
    engrade 90 7 месяцев назад

    Cardi = payola

  • Rock God
    Rock God 7 месяцев назад +11

    The Dixie Chicks were right. Ironically, Bush is hated now, even by Republicans

  • Wayne Dane
    Wayne Dane 7 месяцев назад

    Why does it goes from black to white artist back and fourth

  • Daliah Rios
    Daliah Rios 8 месяцев назад


  • Joshua S
    Joshua S 8 месяцев назад

    I'm sorry but given what goes on today. They should been looking at Jared fogle not Michael Jackson back then.

  • Rudy Melendez
    Rudy Melendez 8 месяцев назад

    Rip x

  • Christine Comacho
    Christine Comacho 8 месяцев назад

    Ummm, the beatles proclaiming they were bigger than jesus,the most important one you forgot

  • Carol Tamion
    Carol Tamion 8 месяцев назад

    I never understood this backlash with dixie chicks,c'mon Bush was such a terrible president, she didn't say anything wrong

  • glorialoreto
    glorialoreto 8 месяцев назад +2

    Sinead was right
    Fight the real enemy!👊

  • heh water is bad for you
    heh water is bad for you 8 месяцев назад

    well thats buzzfeed, you might as well shit on a carpet and call it proof 911 didn't happen

  • knight099159
    knight099159 8 месяцев назад

    Kids go wacko for jacko....

  • M. Firza Fadma Putra
    M. Firza Fadma Putra 8 месяцев назад

    2 Live Crew is a Most Controversial, Harmful, Threat rap group ever since NWA
    Milli Vanilli sucks, due to bad lip sync, but this duo has been closed since 1990

  • Melissa Haletky
    Melissa Haletky 8 месяцев назад

    The comment Natalie made was not a good idea. But it did not warent death threats. Good god. How are the people who wrote the death threats any better?

  • goatinthefog309
    goatinthefog309 8 месяцев назад

    how tf was the norwegian black metal scene only number 6? didnt even mention the church burnings

  • Chelsea Darnell
    Chelsea Darnell 9 месяцев назад

    1:44 To think speaking about politics was so scandalous at that time. Now, it’s commonplace in Hollywood.

  • What The F Blog
    What The F Blog 9 месяцев назад

    For yall saying the dixie chicks would be applauded nowadays?
    I sure as hell hope not. :-/ No matter HOW they felt about Bush and us going to war they didnt really condemn the President! Instead they talked shit about our military and called our soldiers murderers. :-\ These men and women were giving their lives and we LOST A LOT OF PPL during the early part of the war!
    Again...if they had JUST condemned the president they wouldnt have got the backlash they did.
    But one thing you dont talk shit about our soldiers! And i PRAY yall are wrong and PRAY that that would still not be ok today!

  • Equaldust 493416
    Equaldust 493416 9 месяцев назад

    What was the guy in the thumbnails name again? I completely forgot about him! Lol