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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.

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Liz Tracy has written for publications such as the New York Times, the Atlantic, Refinery29, W, Glamour, and, of course, Miami New Times. She was New Times Broward-Palm Beach's music editor for three years. Now she plays one mean monster with her 2-year-old son and obsessively watches British mysteries.
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