Low End Derrick

May 8, 2014

The following is a comprehensive list of all the musical artists that have engaged in problematic behavior or have problematic content. This list isn’t complete (yet, but I’ll add your suggestions). This list also doesn’t tell you how you should respond to these artists and songs, that’s up to you. This is for your informational purposes so you can decide that your playlist, show, karaoke performance doesn’t accidentally get you in trouble. If you promote or perform one of these artists/songs, be aware of what message you MIGHT be sending to listeners by your endorsement. The original intent of the artist doesn’t really matter in this context, unless EVERYONE in the audience knows that context. Otherwise, the trauma inflicted by hearing such words still occurs.

Notes: There are no claims made about artists on this page, just links to publicly-available claims. The list is focused on the U.S. (where I live) and artists that perform in English (since I don’t have translation skills).

Some notable names:

Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones: Had sex with a 17-year-old girl.

I wonder why there is/was a clamor to "cancel" some and not others...