When you are a celebrity in Hollywood, always in the spotlight, it becomes a bit of a package deal to have feuds and rivalries with other celebrities.
It could be the backstabbing, social media hating, man stealing, fake relationships, jealousy and the constant competition of who will finally manage to outcast the other!
Here’s a look at 13 of the most heated celebrity feuds of all time!
Taylor Swift VS Katy Perry
We long for the days in the early 2000s when Taylor Swift and Katy Perry were the best of friends. Both coming into fame around the same time, created a strong solid bond between them – or so we thought?
Perry – Swift fans smelled beef when Perry found love in Swift’s ex-boyfriend, John Mayer in 2012. But what triggered the drama between them was when Swift took a trio of dancers who were at that time working under Perry’s show, leaving Perry with a few dancers left for her number.
Perry, stood her ground and hired her dancers back leaving Swift claiming that Perry was sabotaging her tour and causing more stir in the heated ‘friendship’ .
Since Swift, loves to sing about her life and break-ups, she released the song Bad Blood in 2014, which all fans took it as smack talk against Firework singer, Katy Perry.
Katy Perry didn’t miss the opportunity to get back to Swift, by releasing the Swish Swish song which was obviously dissing Swift; some of it quoting:
Cause you’re a joker
And I’m a courtside killer queen
And you will kiss the ring
You best believe
If the girls ever try to reunite, put the past behind them and become BFFs all over again, we are all sure that they’ll try to write a song about it!
Kanye West VS Taylor Swift
West and Swift share one of the heated on-off feuds in the entertainment industry. The fire was set in September 2009 at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Radio City Music Hall in New York, when the 19 year old Taylor was awarded the Best Female Video Award for You Belong With Me.
West infamously jumped on stage and interrupted Taylor’s mid-acceptance speech saying that Beyonce should have won that Award:
Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!”
The audience was shocked, Swift cried her way backstage and Beyonce was left puzzled. Since Taylor’s thunder was stolen, Beyonce later called Swift back to the stage to have her moment and finish off her speech!
However, a few years later Swift and West decide to bury the hatchet and by 2015 Kanye revealed that he was working on a music project with Taylor. A year later, in 2016, when Kanye released his song Famous, the We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together singer was upset, once again, as it made Taylor seem one of Kanye’s sexual conquests.
Taylor argued that Kanye’s song Famous portrayed Taylor as a singer that climbed the famous ladder by sleeping with Kanye, causing a big stir and spout between the two singers. The catfight between those 2 continued, until Kim uploaded certain videos of Kanye and Taylor where Taylor was approving the lyrics and whilst also giving Kanye the green light to go for the song.
Kimmy to the rescue!
Jay Z VS Kanye West
Kanye West was at some point, under Jay Z’s wing, after Mr Knowles hired Kanye as a producer on his Roc-A-Fella Records label. Their collaboration was seen to be going strong, when they released Murder To Excellence, Clique, Never Let Me Down and so many other successful hits.
Jay Z even called Kanye his brother and Kimye even invited the billionaire power couple into their very exclusive wedding in Italy in 2014.
However, the Jay – Z and West relationship went south when Kanye decided to rap and call out the frustration he had with Jay Z, at one of his tours, in Saint Paolo, in Sacramento in 2016.
Apparently West was expecting at least a phone call from the Knowles family, after Kim got robbed at gunpoint, in Paris. Kanye was more upset with the fact that their kids, haven’t had a playdate for quite some time and Kanye, thought his concert was the perfect setting to blab it all out!
Jay-Z didn’t set at defiance and rapped back in the song Kill Jay-Z, and according to an interview he gave to New York Time, Jay Z stated that bringing in his wife and family into the public spat, was not appropriate, no matter what the circumstances or the situation was. Jay Z went forth to insinuate that probably competition drove him in throwing down a challenge across his face.
And that is how you end a long, brotherly friendship!
Chloe Grace Moretz VS Kim Kardashian
The spat between the Brain On Fire actress started when Chloe decided to criticize a nude selfie, which was posted on West’s Twitter Account, by the Selfish Queen, Kim Kardashian, in 2016.
Moretz tweeting. “There’s a huge difference in respecting the platform that you’re given as a celebrity and ‘slut shaming,’ something I never have done and — would never do.”
Kim, who never seems to take any kind of criticism well, hit back to Moretz’s claims tweeting, “Let’s all welcome @ChloeGMoretz to twitter, since no one knows who she is. Your nylon cover is cute boo.”
Moretz tried to let it go and didn’t give any further depth to the Twitattack, by not replying to the comments. Moretz stated that she thought it wasn’t worth going into it and claimed that this incident would teach her a lesson to always speak her mind and never be scared of anyone’s difference of opinion.
And the world thought that this was the end of the feud.
Nothing could be further from the truth as Kim decided to post a video of showing the list of all her haters, who were about to receive her new fragrance, called The Kardashian’s Hater Fragrance list.
Of course Chloe was very much on the list, but Chloe again tried to dismiss the hits coming her way. She described how funny, she thought, all this was and that she didn’t want to give too much credit on the fragrance not on the incident itself.
On the contrary, she decided to re-gift it, and later gave it to her manager! Enjoy then, Chloe’s manager!
Nicki Minaj VS Cardi B
A very bad blood has been going on between the 2 rival rappers, for some time. In the beginning, where speculations had just surfaced, both singers were able to brush everything off saying that it was just rumours and that the media should stop making a fuss over nothing!
The future however, was about to prove that the worst was yet to come between the two rappers. At New York Fashion Week, in September 2018, the pair had a grinchy altercation, when Cardi B wanted to confront Nicki about the lies she was spreading and for leaking her phone number on social media.
Before Cardi knew it, she was elbowed in the head by a security guard and locks of hair were flying everywhere! Cardi B returned the fire by throwing a shoe at Minaj, whilst screaming and shouting. The all-time-classy ladies, did not fail to exchange some not so flattering names against each other, while being escorted out of the room.
The rant wasn’t meant to stop there, as Minaj gave an interview about the incident, for Queen Radio, claiming that her friend Rah punched Cardi B about eight, nine times and that she had told him off about it, because the blows very hard on her.
The rant continued via Instagram and Twitter, where the 2 rappers started bashing on each other until Cardi B decided to be the bigger woman, and tried to put a stop to the feud, by saying that she was tired of all this saga and wanted peace.
However, Nicki Minaj was nowhere close to putting this case at rest! She tweeted in response, that Cardi B has never written a single verse she raps, undermining her talent and achievements.
So we are guessing the feud is still living and thriving!
Sir Elton John VS Madonna
Two of the biggest names in their industry and certainly one of the most Awezzome voices, have been frenemies for years.
It all started, in 2002 when Sir Elton John failed to keep his opinion to himself. The first incident took place when Madonna had just released Die Another Day and Elton John stated that it was the worst Bond tune ever. To make matters worse, he accused her, more than once, for lip-syncing – once during her Re-Invention Tour and once at the Superbowl.
When Madonna called lady Gaga reductive, Sir Elton John took it very personally, as Lady Gaga is the godmother of his two sons. He defended the mother monster by calling the Queen of Pop a nightmare and that she looked ‘like a f*cking fairground stripper.
Even though Madge managed to keep it very civil and never publicly provoked Elton, Elton struck, yet again at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards, when Carson Daly asked John who he thought would win the best original song category.
When Daly started naming the nominees one by one and got to Madonna’s name, Sir Elton obnoxiously commented that she didn’t have a f—-ing chance of winning.
Madonna was a lady once again, and it seems that keeping it together actually pays off. Madonna was able to shut Elton John down by winning and taking home the award later that night!
There are however, some terribly upsetting news that Madonna and Elton John have managed to let bygones be bygones and they are back to being friends again, after they met up at a restaurant in France!
Let’s just wait and see then!
Maria Carey VS Jennifer Lopez
When there are 2 divas fighting, you might want to sit back and enjoy the blows coming back and forth.
It was around the early 2000s, when Mariah Carey was giving an interview for foreign TV when she was asked to comment on some pop-stars. When she was asked about Beyonce, her response was righteous and the We Belong Together singer characterised Beyonce as nice and a good writer.
When she was later asked to comment about Jenny from the Block, Mariah gave a cocky, brassy and flippy answer that shocked both the viewers and the reporter. Whilst having a smirk on her face and nodding her head, all she said was I don’t know her.
And that is how Mariah belongs in the gifs and memes!
At the aftermath, diva Jennifer tried to pull down to the sarcasm across her face. J Lo said that since those two had never met before, it was probably a case of taking a sentence out of context, and Mariah may have misinterpreted what J Lo might have said about her in the past: Like, we don’t know each other. I think it’s kind of from word of mouth of things that have happened in the past that I’m not really aware of.
The All I Want For Christmas Is You singer, did not try to set Lopez right and when she was asked again about this incident, years later, Mariah insisted that she wasn’t intending to be humorous, funny nor caustic.
On the contrary, she was emphasizing on the fact that her answer was utterly honest and she was adamant that she didn’t know her!
Ouch Jeniffer! It must have hurt!
Tyra Banks VS Naomi Cambell
Naomi Cambell, is undoubtedly one of the most iconic models and one of the very first African American supermodels who became one of the biggest names on the catwalks.
However, when Tyra Banks made her first baby walks on the catwalk, high tempered Naomi, instantly became green-eyed with envy, as everyone started comparing the two models. Naomi was quickly left to feel that she was about to fizzle out, by a younger version of herself and that Banks was there to upstage her and steal the show.
That is when Campell became a real rumormonger and decided that the best way to go about her new competition was to bully Banks, during catwalks and get her fired from jobs! – So mature!
Magnanimous Banks says that she does not condone Campell’s behaviour, on the contrary, she is able to understand where was coming from.
However, Banks does not hide the fact, that the time of the feud was one of the lowest points in her life and Campell was the only reason for getting more involved with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit and Victoria’s Secret, as a means of avoiding Campell altogether.
Campbell does not seem to recollect such incidents, but makes reference that such behaviour between two models of color should not be eminent and that she is very proud of Tyra’s work.
This leaves us believing that all is well now, between the two beautiful models!
Justin Bieber VS Orlando Bloom
When Lord Of The Rings actor, Orlando decided to take off his wedding ring and call it quits with Victoria Secret model, Miranda Kerr, he never anticipated he would someday become an angry man!
When Orlando Bloom found out that this then wife had been sexting with Justin Bieber, in 2012, while they were married, it made Bloom go ballistic. What made him even more angry was that after they had officially separated, Miranda and Bieber had a short fling.
Somewhere along the line, blows started to come and go, between the two men.
What added fuel to the fire, was when Bloom, 37, was seen sharing a cigarette with Bieber’s ex-sweetheart Selena Gomez, 22, in Los Angele in 2015, right after they had been on a date.
This furiated singer Bieber and sought vengeance and so he did! He posted a sexy photo of Kerr on Instagram, leaving Bloom with overwhelming emotions that kept piling up.
Orlando eventually burst out when the Love Yourself singer crossed his path, at a restaurant, when Kerr, her then boyfriend Parcker and Bloom were enjoying – what they thought it was – a relaxing dinner.
It wasn’t long before Bieber started yelling “What’s up bitch” across the restaurant, adhering to Kerr. Bloom lost it and went at full blast against Bieber, before getting stopped by Bieber’s bodyguards.
Is this over yet? No!
Bieber then uploaded a picture of Bloom wiping his eyes, insinuating that Bloom was acting like a cry baby.
50 Cent VS Rick Ross
One of the biggest feuds of the history of celebrity feuds! The 2 rappers were trying to destroy each other, until 1 ended financially broken, with only a few cents in his name!
The feud between the rappers began in 2008 when, according to Rick Ross, 50 Cent gave him some weird looks at the B.E.T awards. This was later denied by 50 Cent and the world thought that the drama was over.
This was further than the truth, as Rick Ross took this as a very great offence and seemed to have held it in, for a few months, until he started attacking in full blow, in January 2009! That is when Rick Ross released Mafia Music where he accused 50 Cent of burning his child mother’s house!
50 Cent hit back and rapped to another song slamming Ross with the song Officer Ricky, accompanied with an animated picture of Rick’s stint dressed, as an officer.
In an interview with Ricky Ross, the rapper tries to laugh off 50 Cent’s attempts in humiliating him and whilst adhering to him, he said that he gives 50 Cent 48 hours to come up with something better.
50 Cent calls his challenge and makes a series of animated cartoons of Rick and a few days later 50 Cent even uploaded a video where he threatens that he will ruin Ross’ life! – If only he knew!
That is when 50 Cent called one of Rick’s baby’s momma, Tia, for an interview before treating her to a shopping spree. This was a clear attempt to ridicule Rick, as it had Tia stating that her ex used to rent jewelry and lease cars.
Furius Ricky, raps about how 50 Cent is gay and the punches kept coming and going for everywhere!
At some point the feud escalated so much and took a very ugly twist! Somebody was playing with fire and someone was meant to get burnt!
50 Cent released a sex tape of Rick and his other child momma, Lastovia Leviston. Lastovia later sued him and won the lawsuit for the emotional distress the rapper has caused and the unauthorized use of her name or image.
After the lawsuit, 50 Cent’s bank accounts plunged to the point of declaring bankruptcy.
However, you would think that the lawsuit would finally bring some peace and quiet between the 2 rappers, but the feud kept going strong.
One of the recent raids amongst them, took place in January 2015, where 50 Cent sued Rick for $2 million for rapping over “In Da Club” for his Renzel Remixes mixtape.
It seems that the beef between those two will continue until eternity!
Tom Cruise Vs Brooke Shields
Blue Lagoon actress, Brook Shields was suffering with postpartum depression when she had her first child. The actress wanted to share her experience with the world and decided to release a memoir Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression.
Shields decided to be very transparent with her condition and became very candid with her experience and even admitted to taking medication to fight her demons.
He Endless Love co -star, Tom Cruise took the initiative to publicly place his opinion over this matter, condemning and scrutinizing Brooke’s need to take medication.
Depressed Shields, decided to strike back stating “Tom should stick to saving the world from aliens and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatment options are best for them.”
Top Gun actor apologised for being so vocal and the two were able to bury the hatchet when Cruise’s then fiance, Katie Holmes decided to step in and put out the fire when she personally invited Brooke to their 2006 wedding in Italy.
Oh well! It’s all water under the bridge now!
David Letterman VS Jay Leno
In 1992 when Johnny Carson announced he was retiring from the NBC The Tonight Show, no one knew that his replacement could make a man this bitter and bring so much tension in the entertainment world!
Everyone believed that the obvious call would be David Letterman, who had already been hosting the Late Night With David Letterman on the same network.
NBC network decided to surprise the fans, as the place of the presenter went to Jay Leno, a comic who had been a guest Letterman’s show, a few times before.
Letterman in an attempt of congratulating Leno for his hosting position, he delivered a venomous compliment not failing to show his disagreement over their choice. He proceeded to comment that Leno was one of the funniest people, yet one of the most insecure people he knew!
It is very safe to say, that Leno was a better choice for the show, as he always beat Letterman in the ratings for the coveted 18-49 demographic.
After decades of tension, Letterman decided to step up and claim peace between the two rival hosts.
That is what grown ups do, anyway!
Martha Stewart Vs Gwyneth Paltrow
Believe it or not, Martha was the first one to initiate beef between the two masters of lifestyle. When Gwyneth Paltrow decided to start her own lifestyle business in 2014, Martha was the least excited of all.
Famous chef, Stewart started slamming the Shakespeare In Love actress by saying to the Porter magazine. that: She’s a movie star. If she were confident in her acting, she wouldn’t be trying to be Martha Stewart.
Martha was seen pushing for more bad blood when she named one of her pie recipes conscious coupling which was a mockery for the divorce between Chris Martin and Paltow. The couple decided to re-invent the word divorce and called their situation as conscious uncoupling.
Paltrow may had lost her cool back then, but never her humour! After Martha got arrested and did some time in prison for fraud charges, the actress posted a similar recipe for calling it jailbird cake!
Some feuds were able to pass the test of time, whilst others seem to be going strong until the end of time!
From Taylor Swift to Katy Perry and to Martha Stewart and Gwyneth Paltrow, all celebrities have shown their claws at some point of their careers!