15 Most Controversial Incidents That Changed Hip-Hop Industry Forever
A rapper is serving a 75-year sentence.

We all know that controversies and hip-hop run side by side. In the entire history of rap, there have been moments which have gone deeper than rap songs' lyrics. There have been many illegal cases in hip-hop surrounding some of the biggest rappers in the world. 

Some moments affected the hip-hop industry in the worst possible manner. They changed the lives of many artists while some of them lost their lives.

Here we have gathered a list of most controversial incidents in the hip-hop industry. These moments range from court trials, shocking performances, murders to anger of the artists. Some of them are still the most debated topics in the music industry.

So, let us take a look at them.

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1. Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift.

1. Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift.

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On September 13, 2009, Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift when she began her acceptance speech for Best Female Video at MTV Video Music Awards. Kanye West grabbed the microphone, and said, "Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you, Imma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!" After that, Kanye was asked to leave the show, and he did it.

2. Eminem arrested in the gun case.

2. Eminem arrested in the gun case.

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Eminem was charged with two-year probation in 2001 when he pulled a gun on the man who was kissing his wife, Kim Scott.

3. 2Pac arrested for sexual abuse.3. 2Pac arrested for sexual abuse.

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Tupac was arrested in 1993 on the count of first-degree sexual abuse. A 19-year-old fan reported that a group of men and Pac asked the girl to perform oral sex when they two were staying at Parker Meridien Hotel, NYC. Pac served an eight-month sentence at Clinton Correctional Facility in New York.

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4. T.I. found guilty in guns possession case.

4. T.I. found guilty in guns possession case.

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On October 13, 2007, T.I. was arrested after getting caught with three machine guns and two silencers with the help of his bodyguard, who became a police informant. The rapper was found guilty and had to serve one year in Forrest City Correctional Facility in Arkansas.

5. Snoop Dogg charged with first-degree murder.

5. Snoop Dogg charged with first-degree murder.

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In 1993, Snoop Dogg was acquited with first-degree murder of a man named, Philip Woldemariam. The man was involved in the beef with Snoop's crew and said some offensive things which hurt them. The altercation became severe, and Philip was shot. 

Snoop was not found guilty as his bodyguard, McKinley Lee was the shooter. 

6. Lil Wayne's arrest.6. Lil Wayne's arrest.

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On July 22, 2007, Lil Wayne was arrested by police when he was smoking weed in NYC near his bus. They found a .40 calibre semi-automatic pistol in his bag. Wayne served one year at Rikers Island in New York.

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7. Murders of 2Pac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.
7. Murders of 2Pac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.

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The murders of 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. are still mysteries, but they are the two major events that changed the hip-hop industry forever. 2Pac was shot dead in 1996 while Biggie was shot seven months after his death. People say that the East Coast and West Coast rivalry is one of the prominent reasons behind their murders.

8. Jay Z arrested for third-degree assault.

8. Jay Z arrested for third-degree assault.

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On December 2, 1999, Jay attended album release party hosted by Q Tip. During Q-Tip's interview, Lance "Un" Rivera was stabbed in the abdomen. 

The rapper denied any involvement but was pleaded guilty for stabbing. A third-degree assault charge was filed rather than a 15-year jail sentence.

9. Kanye West calls out George Bush during a live telethon.

9. Kanye West calls out George Bush during a live telethon.

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During a live telethon which was held for the disastrous hurricane which took place in 2005 in the United States, Kanye West talked about the failure of American government at that time and said that George W. Bush did not care about black people.

10. Max B arrested for kidnapping and murder.10. Max B arrested for kidnapping and murder.

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When Max B returned on the streets of New York City in 2006 after serving eight years on the counts of armed robbery, everyone thought that his life would be stable. But it did not happen, and he was again arrested on the counts of kidnapping, aggravated assault, and murder. He is currently serving 75 years at Bergen County Correctional Facility, New Jersy.

11. C Murder charged for killing a fan. 

11. C Murder charged for killing a fan. 

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In January 2002, a 16-year-old boy named Thomas who was the fan of C Murder was shot dead on the West bank of the Mississippi River, New Orleans. C Murder was found guilty by the court and was charged with second-degree murder. He was given a life sentence which he is currently serving at the Angola State Prison in Louisiana.

12. Jennifer Lopez and Puff Daddy arrested.

12. Jennifer Lopez and Puff Daddy arrested.

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On December 27, 1999, gun shots were fired at Club Manhattan in New York City. Jennifer Lopez and Puff Daddy were present at the club, and according to NYPD, they found a gun in their car. The police released Jennifer, but Puff and his bodyguard were charged with the counts of gun possession.

13. Elton John and Eminem perform together.

13. Elton John and Eminem perform together.

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After releasing two albums, Eminem was on the top of the world in 2001, but his songs' lyrics sparked protests, and many human rights groups called him misogynist and homophobic. So, to spark another controversy, Eminem performed with Elton John who is a gay artist at the 2001 Grammy Awards. No one expected this, and it left the whole hip-hop community shocked.

14. Suge Knight turns himself in.

14. Suge Knight turns himself in.

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In 2015, owner of Death Row Records, Suge Knight surrendered himself to police for running over a man and killing him. He said that he was escaping an attack on him and that's how he lost the control of his car and ran over the man. Currently, the trials in the case are going on.

15. Lil' Kim's lie in the court gets her into trouble.15. Lil' Kim's lie in the court gets her into trouble.

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In 2001, Junior M.A.F.I.A. and Lil Kim got into a shootout outside radio station named Hot 97. At a trial, Lil' Kim told the grand jury that she didn't know who Damion "D-Roc" Butler and Suif "Gutta" Jackson were, but a security footage revealed that they left the building together. So she was charged with three counts of conspiracy and one count of perjury. She served one year at Philadelphia Federal Detention Center in Pennsylvania.

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