Hate is a constant in hip-hop. If you don't have haters, your rap career doesn't matter. No one wants to win on consensus; the biggest rappers have always courted controversy. From Ice Cube's "N***a You Love to Hate" to Nas' "Hate Me Now," hip-hop stars need that love-hate tension in order to achieve any measure of success.

For some artists on this list, like Big Sean, strong feelings either way can actually help propel a career further. For others, the hate raises questions about race, class and gender, the very fault lines that continue to define our culture's most important discussions. And sometimes, rappers are just weird, annoying or provocative people.

These are the 17 Most Hated On Rappers (Right Now).

Written by David Drake (@somanyshrimp)

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