15 Musicians Who Received Backlash for Controversial Lyrics

For most artists, music is often a license to express themselves however they feel no matter how raunchy, violent, ignorant, disrespectful or taboo the subject matter might be, but for some listeners there are things that should never be said. More and more rappers and R&B artists are coming under fire for their inappropriate lyrics, but they’re not alone. The artists of various genres on this list found out all about it when they stirred up the pot with their controversial music.

Check out these 15 musicians who received backlash for their controversial lyrics.

Robin Thicke

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Song: Blurred Lines

After six albums and nearly two decades in the music business, Robin Thicke is finally at the top of the charts thanks to his single “Blurred Lines” off the album of the same title, but his success is not without its negativity. The song has received criticism for what many perceive to be misogynistic undertones. Tricia Romano of The Daily Beast described the song as “kind of rapey,” referring to lyrics like “I know you want it, but you’re a good girl…” but that hasn’t stopped listeners from making the song No. 1 on the Bilboard Hot 100 for seven weeks straight.

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  • Momma Dee Tha Q.U.E.E.N

    Marshall Mathers L.P. was the SECOND album for Eminem… the first was the Slim Shady L.P.