Chris Brown and Ten Other Famous Wife-Beaters

​In 2009, a teenaged Chris Brown was arrested for beating the crap out of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. It was an ugly scene and everyone will always remember him as one of the most famous wife-beaters of all time.

Certainly, though, Brown is not the only male musician with anger management problems. From Ike to Yanni, there's been plenty of bad behavior in the lives of musical talents. In a business filled with giant egos, boozing, and drugs, it's no surprise that a few assholes have ended up throwing fists at their ladies.

In recognition of the Chris Brown show at the American Airlines Arena next week with T-Pain, Kelly Rowland, and Tyga, Crossfade is taking a look at ten other domestic abusers in music, two of the most famous sharing a surname with Chris. This can also serve as a who-not-to-date guide for the ladies out there.

10. Ike Turner

RIP Ike. For real. But this guy was really terribly brutal according toward his leggy songstress wife according to What's Love Got to Do with It. Tina was not only beaten endlessly for being more talented than Ike, but also emotionally abused. Ike, man, not good.

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9. Nick Carter

OK, so part of you thinks it's perfectly acceptable to knock around Paris Hilton. But it's not. Though unconfirmed, the rumor was this Backstreet Boy manhandled the heiress leaving her with some bruises. It's possible they were sexjuries, but we won't know until the video evidence hits the web.

8. Bobby Brown

Oh, Bobby. Bobby, Bobby, Bobby ... We know you were probably smoking crack when you slugged lovely Whitney in the face. But that's no excuse. Hopefully, those anger management classes worked.

7. Yanni

This famous New Age nerd was charged with domestic abuse for striking his lady in Florida. It's one of those little facts that you can always remember in horror when you're riding the elevator, faced with 20 seconds of the torture that is "The Storm."

6. James Brown

This particular Mr. Brown made things funky in his relationship when he got in trouble with the law for allegedly getting a little violent with his honey. Charges were dropped.


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