We all love R&B music, but for some, the love of R&B scandal and failure ranks even higher. There’s no doubt that the latest music video will cause us to rush to our computer and launch VEVO with animated vigor, but we’re just as easily programmed to latch onto the latest drug charge, public sexacapade, or cell phone pic uploaded to Media Take Out.
And unless you were born a child prodigy, it’s impossible to remember every epic fail in R&B history–from Ne-Yo’s bald mugshot to Toni Braxton’s bankruptcy–so Complex magazine has done the heavy lifting for you.
Complex has compiled a list of R&B’s 50 Worst Fails of All-Time. From the embarrassingly innocent (Marques Houston wears a see-through raincoat to the MTV Awards) to the downright shameful (Akon dry humping a 15-year-old girl on stage), the list will definitely take you down memory lane.
Even if the memories are best forgotten.
You can check out the entire Top 50 list here.
And if you want to know the Top 10 R&B fails of all-time, the list is as follows:
10) Akon Freaks 15-Year-Old Preacher’s Daughter On Stage (2007)
9) R. Kelly Marries A 15-year-old Aaliyah (1994)
8) Raz-B Accuses Ex-Manager of Sexual Abuse, Denies It, Denies The Denial (2007 – 2010)
7) Rick James Kidnaps And Burns Victim With Crack Pipe (1993)
6) Mariah Carey’s Meltdown On “TRL” (2001)
5) Janet Jackson’s Nipplegate (2004)
4) Whitney Houston Marrying Bobby Brown (1992)
3) Michael Jackson Admits To Sleepovers With Underage Boys (2003)
2) Chris Brown Beats Down Rihanna (2008)
1) R Kelly Allegedly Makes A Sex Tape With A 14-year-old Girl
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