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4. 50 Cent: The songs "Piggy Bank" and "How to Rob" have gotten him into beefs with practically every rapper in the industry. The guy disses his own crew routinely, and steroids have made him little more than a hip-hop bully. He flat-out promised to retire if Kanye West sold more records than he did, and when Kanye did outsell him, 50 went back on his word. If folks can't trust you, they won't like you, and that's just a part of why 50 gets the hateration treatment.
3. Diddy: Consider this a hateration of the global variety. You know those sweatshops in Honduras and Burma where your Sean John clothing lines are made, Mr. Puff Daddy (or P. Diddy or whatever you call yourself these days)? The people there would like to make more than 25 cents a day — and they'd appreciate maybe a bathroom break once or twice a week. Or potable water and an end to mandatory pregnancy tests. Human rights come before profits, mogul man. When you let poor people in the Third World suffer under chattel slavery, folks who stand for certain rights, like child labor laws and fair trade, are going to hate you. Sure, you throw a mean party. But way to leave Shine hanging on that gun charge.
2. Karrine "Superhead" Steffans: For starters, your nickname is "Superhead," and you're proud of giving better fellatio than any other video groupie in history. Hey, taking pride in your work is understandable, but don't you think your 9-year-old son wishes you wouldn't boast about this? Kids are cruel in general, and when your mom actually markets herself as the best sucker in hip-hop, the kid is bound to wind up in therapy. Plus, you brag about being the "other woman" that broke up Bobby and Whitney, Usher and Chilli, eventually Shaq and his wife, Shaunie, and who knows how many other relationships. Hip-hop wives across the country can't stand you, and it's what lands you at the number two spot on this list.
1. Suge Knight: Suge Knight has been a menace to hip-hop for a long time. Many folks think he had a hand in Tupac's murder, and he certainly led him down a darker path than necessary after Tupac signed with Death Row. Since Tupac is like the Black Jesus, you might as well call Suge Pontius Pilot. He fueled the senseless East Coast versus West Coast beef that ruined hip-hop's golden era, and after hearing, the words "Suge shot me" at the beginning of Tupac's Don Killuminati: 7 Day Theory album, lots of rap fans have been cheering for his demise. (I'm going to need a bulletproof vest.)