We Found Them: The 29 Most-Hated Musicians In History

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There are all kinds of reasons why people start hating certain musicians, but one thing is for certain: as long as you keep buying their music, they'll keep making it. It's easy to hate on Chris Brown's lame music, but the real reason he is one of the most-hated musicians alive is because he beat ex-girlfriend Rihanna and the world saw the photographic evidence. Shock rocker Marilyn Manson begs to be loathed, and most people are happy to oblige. Madonna has become increasingly desperate to remain relevant, which prompted her to pull stunts like kissing Britney Spears onstage and try childlike rapping in songs such as "Give Me All Your Luvin'." Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst "did it for the nookie," but we wish he'd just stop. Nicki Minaj is a difficult celebrity to like: she's obnoxious, has an irritatingly nasal voice, and is abrasively cocky. U2 lead singer is a philanthropist and a long-time champion of human rights, but, for many people, he comes across as preachy, overbearing and pretentious. Creed fused butt rock with Christian-inspired lyrics, and the result was some hellish growling and crunching guitars. Some of the other most-hated musicians of all time include Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Coldplay, Courtney Love, Pitbull, Drake, Sammy Hagar and many more.

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