8 Most Controversial Musicians of the 2000s

So far, musicians in this millennium have provided endless fodder for the water cooler with outrageous publicity stunts, questionable political stances, and medical and legal issues. Here’s a look at the eight most controversial musicians of the 2000s.

Kanye West

Kanye West truly seems to thrive on controversy. His most talked-about moment yet was at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards show, when he grabbed the microphone from Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech for Best Female Video to inform the crowd that Beyonce’s video for “Single Ladies” would’ve been a far better choice. Even President Obama was quoted as saying “He’s a jackass.” about West regarding the incident.

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  • Amanda

    Stating Feminem “projects a highly chauvinistic attitude” is putting it extremely mildly. He’s an outright f’ing misogynist!

  • Guest

    Lady Gaga is controversial? Nah, she’s just a fashion victim and attention seeker.

    For me, being controversial implies there is a thought behind it. Something you want to get across to the viewer, to make them think, not for sake of shock value, she is too shallow and fame hungry to assume anything she does is ever controversial.