Having millions of fans is a beautiful thing, but when you conjoin that with millions of haters, life can be very stressful at times. It seems like in this business of music, if you’re not worshiped like a God or Goddess, you’re one mistake away from a slumping career. Add a few more f**k ups to that pot and your luxury lifestyle could take a hard beating, leading to daunting results.
In our “5 R&B Singers Who Currently Receive The Most Hate” list, we spotlight artists, who were beloved by many during the launch of their careers, but a few incidents led to some career adversities.
We examined commenting on previous stories, social media postings, and hearsays to gather data on choosing our top 5. Hopefully, if a hater is reading this, they will have a lighter heart when judging someone else.
Check out our list!
Ciara is not a powerhouse vocalist, nor is she known as an outgoing, personable kind of artist, and for that, she receives some hate. When haters call you and your music "boring," it seems the scale of being loved or hate is tipped to one side.
Half of Ciara’s hate may be that fans and outsiders want more from her personal life, and they chastise her for not getting the return.
Nonetheless, CiCi packs a ton of talent, and “I Bet” she laughs at the hate while counting her Benjamins.
Does Ray J try too hard to be someone he’s not? That seems to be the consensus of most of the hate towards Brandy’s little brother. Although he logged some female points for his bedroom game in the infamous sextape with ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian, many haters still categorize him as “corny.” His 2011 fight with rapper Fabolous, which also led to a violent rant on Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club,” seems to continue to be a dark cloud over his head, even though he apologized. Now a cast member on “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood,” Ray continues to build his brand, but the show’s drama and his choice of women, may not be helping.
Since her allege beef with Queen Beyoncé, over lyrics from 2008’s “Turnin’ Me On” and a refusal to hold a magazine with Beyoncé and Jay Z on the cover in 2011, it seems like Keri Hilson can't do anything right without hate. Whether it’s a post on social media, a photo or a media story, Bey's BeyHive always seem to find a way to add some stink to it. Hilson receives a ton of hate on her performances, Instagram photos, album sales, etc.
Hilson had a Twitter breakdown in 2013 at the hands of the BeyHive:
"It's TOO much!! Please! Is everything I tweet gonna be "intentionally misinterpreted" as a statement abt someone/drama I know nothing about? You have no idea what your hateful words could do to someone's spirit. Years of verbal abuse from strangers all day long. Enough is enough!… As far as WHATEVER ur really mad about, I had my reasons. It's been yrs! Just chalk it up to your ignorance of my reality and LET…IT…GO. As for my mistakes, God has dealt with me."
Hilson may have started the drama, but best believe the BeyHive plans to finish it.
Since the infamous video, where R. Kelly allegedly urinated on an underage girl, he lost a ton of his fan base, and gained a ton of outside hate. With statements like “disgusting,” “grimy,” “Piece of sh*t,” “kiddie fiddler,” and plenty others, the Pied Piper of R&B lost his footing as the king of baby-making, but because of his undeniable talent of songwriting and producing, he is still able to tread the waters of superstardom. Kellz has built a strong core following over his career, and these fans continue to support his music endeavors.
Chris Brown probably receives twice the hate than the previous person on this list, and yes, most of it comes from his own actions. Since his infamous attack on superstar Rihanna in 2009, Brown has been hated on with extreme passion from peers, organized groups, and regular people of all ages. The troubled lifestyle that ensued post Rihanna, including fights, being around shootings, alleged gang relations, a rehab stint, jail time, bad choices while dating, and so on, gave haters a glass door into his world, and they took full advantage. Unlike many of the other artists on this list, Brown responds to some of the hate at times, which tends to worsen the situation. The hate is so disgusting that people are even talking about his 9-month old daughter Royalty, which he recently found out he was the father of. Let’s just hope this new addition to his life also brings maturity and understanding!