Top 10 Music Industry Scandals That Shook The World

AAnother term for the music industry is celebrity. Another thing that is often uttered with glory in the glamorous world is scandal. At different times, musical artists, sometimes deliberately and sometimes not, have been involved in scandals. The article will share the Top 10 music industry scandals that shook the world.

1. The Michael Jackson pedophile scandal

Undoubtedly, the scandals michael jackson participated to come first on the list. The King of Pop has made and broken many records. It shocked the world when Evan Chandler in 1993 complained that his 13-year-old son was preyed upon by Jackson and his sexual urges. Many such accusations have followed the incident over the past few years. This damaged his reputation as people started calling him a pervert and a pedophile.

2. Rihanna attacked by Chris Brown

It would probably be the most infamous scandal of the past decade. In 2009, Rihanna and her boyfriend Brown were involved in an altercation that turned into a physical altercation. Rihanna was seen with so many scars on her face. After that, Brown faced six months probation. He surrendered and decided to stay away from any public appearances. However, Brown could not repair his damaged reputation. Meanwhile, Rihanna has become a superstar.


3. Madonna hurt Christianity with the music video “Like a Prayer”

When Madonna released the clip’like a prayer‘ in 1989, she became the reason for the outrage of some Christian groups. They felt that the music video contained blasphemous use of Christian symbols that could harm Christian imagery. During this time, Pope John Paul II got involved and encouraged people to boycott all of his performances.


4. Lip Sync by Ashlee Simpson on Saturday Night Live

The show revealed Ashlee Simpson when the artist was found lip-syncing rather than performing live on stage. She was exposed with a cinematic revelation when the vocal track and the music played were different from each other. She was immediately caught red-handed. The upcoming singer has become a lip-sync singer in people’s eyes due to this event.

Ashlee Simpson

5. Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift

The verbal fight between Kanye West and Taylor Swift is something that everyone knows. This was sparked in 2016 when West released his latest album “The Life of Pablo”. In one song on the album, he used a line: “I feel like me and Taylor could still have sex / Why? I made that b–h famous”. It stirred the internet. Taylor Swift condemned the song and called Kanye West a misogynist.

Kim Kardashian

6. R. Kelly would be involved in sexual assaults

In 2002, a video became public showing the R&B singer R.Kelly urinate on an underage girl and force her into sexual abuse. Grammy winner Kelly had been accused of multiple sexual assaults by women. He must have suffered for several years. In 2008, he was found “not guilty” by Chicago police.


7. Drake accused by Meek Mill of not writing lyrics.

rappers Meek Mill and Drake created controversy over a tweet in which Meek claimed that Drake doesn’t write lyrics to his songs. He uses a ghostwriter to write his lyrics named Quentin Miller. The tweet went viral and was retweeted over 130K. Miler denied the entire claim made by Meek despite his name appearing in many Drake song credits.

Meek Mill

8. Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s on-stage scandal

Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake set the stage on fire during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show. While on the show, in 2004, Janet Jackson faced a moment of wardrobe malfunction. Just towards the end of their performance, Justin Timberlake exposed his chest to Janet just towards the end of the concert. Today’s event is popular with the name “Nipplegate” which prompted over half a million viewers to file a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission with a $550,000 fine.

Janet Jackson

9. Beyoncé lip-sync during Obama’s inauguration

BeyonceBarack Obama’s performance at the inauguration of the former President of the United States came under heavy criticism when the Marine Corps Band spokeswoman admitted she sang the song along with a pre-recorded song by she. Later Beyonce came with a statement, “…I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing along to my pre-recorded track, which is very common.”

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10. Miley Cyrus twerking on Robin Thicke

Miley Cyrus set the stage on fire by twerking at his co-performer Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. During Thicke’s song, “Blurred Lines” Cyrus twerked at him and the performance got a bit racy afterwards. This caused both of them immense criticism from the public.

Miley Cyrus

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