4. Chris Brown & Rihanna
In 2009 hip-hop stars Chris Brown and Rihanna made headlines when she was hospitalized after a post-Grammys argument with Brown became physical. His arrest and trial as well as their continued on-again-off-again relationship after the incident illustrated how the cycle of violence continues and how often the victims of abuse return to their abusers. The situation is still sparking controversy today after the NFL chose not to play this season’s Football theme song, Rihanna’s Run this Town, during a Baltimore Ravens game, stating that in light of the Ray Rice controversy it didn’t set the right tone.