It’s not always rainbows and butterflies in Hollywood and the music industry. Sometimes, a storm erupts between the most famous, sending the rest of the world into a complete meltdown. From rap king, Jay-Z vs sister-in-law Solange and besties Katy Perry vs Taylor Swift, we’re about to take a look back at some of the biggest celebrity feuds of all time…
1. Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West
The famous feud between Taylor and Kanye is definitely one to go down in history. It began at the 2009 VMA awards where the pop-princess was accepting her award for Best Female Video. Kanye was quick to interrupt and say: “Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!”
The controversial pair made up and it looked like they were going to take over the world together until Yeezy released his 2016 track, Famous where he raps “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.” Yikes! Kanye said he and Taylor spoke for an hour and she gave her approval although her reps insisted that she wasn’t made aware of the full lyrics before agreeing to it. After much deliberation, an angry wife, Kim decided to step in and defend her husband by calling out Taylor for lying about her knowledge of the song (with proof of the recorded telephone conversation). The buzz around the feud eventually died down but the hatred still lingers strong to this very day.
2. Chloe Grace Moretz vs. Kim Kardashian
After the selfie queen posted nude snaps on social media and broke the internet, she received a backlash of hatred from viewers. Actress, Chloe Grace Moretz decided to jump on the bandwagon to back up Bette Midler and took to Twitter to “slut-shame” and tell Kim “I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than just our bodies”. Kim smartly undermined Chloe by biting back with “lets all welcome @ChloeGMoretz to Twitter, since no one knows who she is. Your nylon cover is cute boo.” Turns out the said “nylon cover” showed Moretz looking nearly naked, too. 5 points to Kim.
3. Miley Cyrus vs. Nicki Minaj
This celebrity fight is undeniably one of biggest jaw-dropping moments. The Anaconda star called out Miley live on air by saying “And now, back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press” she fired, before delivering one the biggest standout lines of 2015, “Miley, what’s good?” Nicki decided to do this after Miley had labelled the rapstress as “not nice” due to her public catfight with Taylor Swift. Talk about celebrity drama!
4. Iggy Azalea vs. Snoop Dogg
Snoop shockingly took to Instagram in 2014 to openly diss Iggy by comparing her to the main character of the movie, White Chicks and a person with albinism. The female rapper replied via Twitter, writing, “Why would you post such a mean pic on insta?” and “I’m disappointed you’d be such an ass for no reason.” This only gave potty mouth Snoop ammunition to continually insult the rising star. After heaps of nasty Instagram posts and a video where he called the Aussie star a “f–king c–t,” the rapper later reached out on Instagram, saying “sorry” for his attacks.
5. Khloe Kardashian vs. Amber Rose
The Kardashians are renowned for their unbreakable family bond. When model, Amber Rose dissed the youngest of the clan, Kylie Jenner, live on air in February 2015, Khloe was quick to jump on Twitter and take down the former stripper. Amber fought back with “@khloekardashian I’m happy u brought up the fact that I was a stripper at 15….@khloekardashian I’ll be that lil whore to support my family like ur older sister is a whore 2 support hers,” dissing her sister Kim Kardashian. This celebrity Twitter fight trended for days but it soon came to an end when Kim and Amber took a notorious selfie together, putting the feud rumors to rest.
6. Justin Bieber vs. Orlando Bloom
If we had to name two celebrities who don’t like each other, it’d certainly be these two. In July 2014, the Purpose singer was almost punched by Orlando Bloom after provoking him about his ex-wife, Miranda Kerr. This comes as no surprise after the pair were caught flirting at the Victoria Secret’s Fashion show in 2012, whilst she was still wed to dreamy Bloom. The major bust-up which involved flying chairs and punches soon came to an end but that didn’t stop Bieber from stirring the pot even further. The troubled popstar posted pictures of Orlando crying on his Instagram account and even uploaded a photograph of Miranda in a bikini.
7. Taylor Swift vs. Katy Perry
This pair went from mad love to bad blood in no time. After a love fest on social media for about a year, the two had fallen out because two backing dancers left Taylor’s Red tour to join Katy’s Prism tour. Taylor later told Rolling Stone that “Bad Blood” was about another female singer who is a “straight-up enemy”.
From dating each other’s exes to calling one another a “Regina George in sheep’s clothing”, it seems Taylor and Katy’s bad blood is still flowing strong. In Taylor’s recent Look What You Made Me Do video, she even appears to mimic Katy in a paparazzi scene, indicating how it all might have begun.
8. Solange vs. Jay-Z
This was probably the most talked about piece of footage EVER! A shocking security video leaked in May 2014, showing Beyonce’s sister, Solange physically attacking Jay-Z in an elevator after the Met Gala. The leaked video contained no sound which sent fans into a frenzy creating scenarios and theories. It was reported that Solange “flipped out over something Jay said”. The truth has never been released about what went down in the elevator with the Carters that night.
9. Chris Brown vs. Drake
When it comes to men fighting, the cause is usually a pretty lady, with one trying to up the other. This is too close to the truth with hip-hop stars Breezy and Drake. Back in June 2012, the pair were involved in a nasty brawl that left five people with minor injuries and Brown himself with a large cut on his chin. The big bust-up reportedly started when Chris sent a bottle over to Drake’s table at a Manhattan nightclub. Drizzy was quick to send the bottle back with a note saying “I’m still F***ing Rihanna” – Harsh!
10. Nicki Minaj vs. Taylor Swift
Communication error 101! After not being nominated for Video of the Year in 2015, the queen of rap, Nicki took to Twitter to say that the show “celebrated women with very slim bodies”. (Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Beyonce and Mark Ronson were the four that bagged themselves a nomination). Hot-headed Taylor wasn’t pleased and quickly shut down Nicki by tweeting “@NICKIMINAJ I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot…”
Of course, the spat didn’t end there with a trail of tweets flying back and forth. Weeks after, the pair buried the hatchet and performed together at the 2015 MTV VMAs. Swift later confirmed in an interview with NME that she “sends text messages now” – that’s probably a smart move Swifty!
11. Meek Mill vs. Drake
The beef between Meek Mill and Drake turned into such an extensive rap battle, it was as though we were reliving scenes from Eminem’s 8 Mile. It all began when Meek created a narrative that Drake didn’t write his own tracks. He later wrote a series of explosive tweets that grabbed even more Twitter attention. In true Drake style, he laid-low until the Toronto rapper had enough of the abuse and released not one, but two diss tracks against Meek Mill. The pair continued to spat with lyrics until they both confessed in separate interviews in 2017 that they should have handled the beef differently. There’s no sign of reconciliation anytime soon though.
12. Rihanna vs. Chris Brown
This inseparable pair seemed crazy in love until reports flooded our screens showing a beaten and bruised Rihanna back in 2009. It was claimed that the lovers had got into a massive fight over Brown’s previous infidelities that happened early on in their relationship. The singer was later arrested for physically assaulting the Fenty pop idol. In his 2017 documentary Welcome to my Life, Chris revealed that he felt like a “monster” after reflecting on his relationship with RiRi; although she too beat him, he confessed to feeling disgusted that he laid his hands on a woman.
From lover’s fights, bar brawls and Twitter spats, these popular celebs show us that they too are human and get into major misunderstandings – the difference is that they don’t seem to kiss and make-up very easily.
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