Over the years, musicians have been directly or indirectly involved in scandals or controversies ranging from murder to fraud and sex. Here are the top 5 music scandals of all time:
Michael Jackson Accused of Child Abuse
Although Michael was among the most talented and influential musicians and performers, he was accused of child molestation. In 1993 Michael was accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy damaging his reputation globally.
R Kelly is a Pedophile
In the mid-1990s, 27 years old R Kelly married 15-year-old Aaliyah illegally. In the early 2000s, R Kelly’s lewd tapes started to emerge, and in 2017 he was accused of running a sex cult involving minors by multiple women.
Chris Brown Assaults Rihanna
Chris Brown and Rihanna were seen as the power couple. However, after an altercation in 2009, Brown assaulted Rihanna, leaving her with numerous facial injuries and visible marks that required hospitalization.
Phil Spector Commits Murder
Phil Spector was an incredible record producer working with the Beatles, Ronettes, and the Righteous Brothers. However, in 2003 actress Lana Clarkson was found dead in his mansion, and he was convicted of second-degree murder in 2009.
Gary Glitter Caught with Child Pornography
Glitter was arrested in 1997 because he had downloaded pornographic images of children and teens on his computer. It turned out that Glitter was sexually assaulting children and teens worldwide and was convicted. Glitter is serving a 16-year sentence for child pornography, indecent assault, and attempted rape.