Criticised Artists of 2018
Most artists have received some amount of criticism, whether it’s about their lyrics, their fans, things they’ve done in the past or statements they’ve made on social media. Almost everyone has received some amount of criticism, but so far in 2018, there are a few people who have received the most.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I think we’ve all heard and seen Chris Brown being criticised for his domestic abuse against Rihanna back in 2009, a whole 9 years ago. Even though it’s been 9 years since the incident and he was remorseful, apologized to Rihanna and Rihanna forgiving publicly, people still hate him in 2018.
When he wished Rihanna a happy birthday on Instagram for her 30th people jumped on him for it and The criticism isn’t only aimed at Chris, it’s also aimed at anyone who decides to work with him.
In Lil Dickies new song ‘Freaky Friday’ featuring Chris Brown, if you haven’t seen the video it’s pretty funny. Kendall Jenner is seen at the very end of the Video for a few seconds. Kendall is literally in the video for 15 seconds, and that was enough for people to condemn her for being in the same video as Chris Brown. By the way, did you guys find that part of the video awkward and weird or was it just me?
Obviously, we couldn’t go through this list without mentioning Tekashi 6ix9ine.
6ix9ine is a New York rapper who has been heavily criticised for multiple reasons, one of those reasons are for calling out other gangs, whether it’s in Minnesota or LA. A fight broke between him and a group of guys in Minnesota and later shots were heard. Then again, another few weeks later another fight broke out in LA outside the airport. It’s gotten so crazy, people are pretty much waiting for something bad to happen to him.
Knowing that his rise in popularity is pretty much due to him calling out other people, claiming to be untouchable and the king of New York, is he going to continue to do this throughout his career?
Gucci gang, Gucci gang, Gucci gang! No, I’m joking, but that’s one of the reasons why he’s on this list. He has been criticised for making one of the shortest songs ever, lasting 2 minutes and 4 seconds long. He also hardly says any other words other than Gucci Gang. In total, he says Gucci gang 53 times throughout the song.
According to TMZ, Lil pump has now signed an 8 Million Dollar record deal with Warner Bros Records. Hopefully, with that amount of money, he can buy some more lyrics.
Lecrae is one of the most known unknown rappers who’s had a massive come up, the production of his albums have gotten better, even his lyricism has gotten better, but as I said at the beginning of the video, people always find reasons to criticise someone.
A large section of his Fan based started to criticise him for talking about Colin Kaepernick and Black Lives Matter. On social media a wave of fans threatened to stop listening to his music or buy his new album All Things Work Together if he continued to talk about social issues.
Back in 2014, his Anomaly album sold 88,000 copies in its first week and when comparing that to his most recent album ‘All Things Work Together’ after he was outspoken on social issues, it only sold between 20-23 thousand units, If you factor in streaming, the number bumps up to 28 to 32 thousand units. People criticising him for being vocal actually affected his pocket.
Before I talk about NF, I’m gonna this to his Fans, because I know hold loyal you guys are.
If you haven’t heard of NF where have you been? He reached number one on the Billboard charts with his latest album Perception and is now touring with Logic and Kyle on the Bobby Tarantino vs Everybody Tour.
NF is winning and I think he’ll stay winning for a while, but he still gets criticised for two things. Sounding like Eminem and two, having depressing themes for the majority of his songs. Now that he’s gaining a lot of new fans, many people are referring to him as Eminem lite.
Editor: Jean-Pierre Dinnall