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Any man who puts hands on a woman is a sucka. Nevertheless, throughout history and all cultures, there have been too many examples of domestic violence, Hip-Hop included.

For the record, there ain’t nothing Hip-Hop about a man physically assaulting a woman. However, it just so happens a bunch of rappers have been documented or credibly accused of doing so.

But probably more disturbing is that so many of these perpetrators have been allowed to go on with their careers, virtually unchecked and still allowed to flourish.

Why is that? We don’t have the answers, but we listed some egregious examples below. And before you even think of crying “defamation” these are all incidents that were documented in the reputable press or via court documents. It’s not defamation, if it’s true—or else they would have sued.

1. Sean Diddy Combs

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In November 2023, Cassie dropped a bombshell lawsuit accusing Diddy of sexual assault only to settle about a day later. However, more women have come forward with their own disturbing stories since—which Diddy is vehemently denying. 

Update: After video of Diddy assaulting Cassie in 2016 was released by CNN, Diddy dropped a faux apology for his actions

2. Lil Uzi Vert

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In February 2022, per TMZ, Lil Uzi Vert pleaded no contest to one count each of felony assault with a firearm and misdemeanor injury to his ex-girlfriend, rapper SAINt JHN. He best be on his best behavior since he was hit with 3 years of probation, 1 year of treatment for mental health and substance abuse, 1 year of domestic violence counseling, restitution and a 10-year criminal protective order.

3. Tyga

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Tyga was arrested on October 13 after his ex-girlfriend, Camaryn Swanson, accused the rapper of putting hands on her. He denies the allegations and actually turned himself in before promptly bailing out. 

4. Kevin Gates

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Gates served six months in jail for kicking a female fan in the chest back in 2015. He claimed it was self-defense but the video footage, and the jury, said differently.

5. NBA YoungBoy

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In early 2018, footage appeared of NBA YoungBoy slamming his girlfriend in a hotel hallway in Norcross, GA. The couple said it was horseplay. Yeah, okay.

6. Fabolous

Fabolous allegedly knocked out his longtime girlfriend Emily B’s front teeth during a fight and there was footage of him menacing her and her father. The Brooklyn rapper took a deal (he pleaded guilty to harassment) to avoid jail time.

7. Sheck Wes

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R&B singer Justine Skye outed the Harlem rapper as her abuser, which he vehemently denies. Word is his goons ran up on her and new boyfriend Goldlink, too.

8. G-Herbo

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In February 2019, G Herbo was arrested for felony domestic violence in Atlanta for assaulting his baby mama. Ya hate to see it.

9. Bow Wow

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Yeah, that Bow Wow was charged with assault and battery in February 2019 after getting into an altercation with Leslie Holden aka Kiyomi Leslie. Looked like he got the worst of it…not that it matters.

10. Tone Loc

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Remember Tone Loc? The “Wild Thing” rapper copped to gun and abuse charges in 2011.

11. XXXTentacion

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At the time of his untimely, death XXXTentacion was prepping for trial following accusations that he beat his pregnant ex-girlfriend.

12. Dr. Dre

Back in 1991 Dr. Dre physically assaulted journalist Dee Barnes. He’s since admitted to it and apologized to all the women he has hurt, but never specifically to Barnes, or Michel’le. Yes, Michel’le, too.

13. Gucci Mane

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Gucci’s glow up is legit but let’s now forget that during a darker time in his life he allegedly kicked a woman out of a moving car.

14. Famous Dex

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In 2016, Dex was captured on video brutally beating his now ex-girlfriend.

15. Trippie Redd

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In June 2018 the then 18-year-old was arrested for the aggravated assault and battery of a woman.