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 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.