14 of the Juiciest, Cattiest, Most OMG-Worthy Celebrity Feuds of 2015
By John Boone
We’re not so easily impressed by a celebrity feud.
When you’ve been in the business as long as we have, it takes more than a shady @reply to pique our interest. We need fighting words. We need things to get personal -- in public. We need receipts. As we look back on 2015, here are 14 of the juiciest celebrity feuds between pop stars and rappers, reality stars and models, athletes, politicians, and so many more.
What Was the Beef About? Nicki called out MTV for not nominating "Anaconda" for Video of the Year at the VMAs because she wasn't a "different 'kind' of artist" (i.e. skinny and white), to which Taylor took personal offense and tweeted that it was "unlike" Nicki to "pit women against each other."
@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..
Winner: Nicki, who clarified that it had, "Nothing to do with any of the women, but everything to do with a system that doesn't credit black women for their contributions to pop culture as freely/quickly as they reward others.”
2. Nicki Minaj vs. Miley Cyrus
What Was the Beef About? In an interview with the New York Times, Miley accused Nicki of trying to start a “pop star war” with her Video of the Year comments and called the rapper “not very polite.” This resulted in a live dragging, when Nicki called Miley out during the VMAs, taunting, "And now, back to this b*tch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. Miley, what's good?"
What Was the Beef About? During a Twitter rant, rapper Meek Mill (who also happens to be Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend) claimed that Drake “don’t write his own raps!” Instead of engaging on social media, Drizzy eviscerated Meek on not one, but two diss tracks, “Charged Up” and “Back to Back.”
What Was the Beef About? Zayn seemed to depart 1D fairly amicably earlier this year...until he and former bandmate Louis Tomlinson started subtweeting on Twitter. It actually started as a feud between Louis and producer Naughty Boy, before Zayn chimed in with, “remember when you had a life and stopped making bitchy comments about mine?"
@Louis_Tomlinson remember when you had a life and stopped making bitchy comments about mine ?
What Was the Beef About? There was at least one notable absence from Magic Mike XXL, and Alex, who starred in the original Magic Mike, claimed it was, “Because Channing Tatum does not like me.” The actor recalled how he rented an apartment from one of Channing’s friends but didn’t pay rent. "I got a very negative email from Channing,” he alleged. “Saying, ‘Don't f**k my friends. You owe money. Pay the fu**ing money. Don't be a clown.’”
What Was the Beef About? Alicia Florrick (Margulies) and Kalinda (Panjabi) -- one-time best friends on The Good Wife -- did not appear in a single scene together for three seasons, so it was a big deal when they reunited for one finale scene as Archie was set to leave the series. Except they didn’t. They shot it separately, sparking rumors that the two actresses had an off-screen feud.
For her part, Julianna said, “People just like to have gossip” and claimed Archie was filming another series, The Fall, at the time. Which prompted Archie to finally speak out, tweeting, “I was in New York ready to film the scene!”
Winner: No one. Not until we know what really went down here!
7. Vivica A. Fox vs. 50 Cent
What Was the Beef About? When asked on Watch What Happens Live what she thought of her ex, 50 Cent, saying that Empire’s ratings dipped because of the “gay stuff,” Vivica shot back, “First of all, you know, um, pot calling kettle black is all I’m saying.” She went on to say that she doesn’t actually think he is gay, but did call him a “booty snatcher.”
To which Fiddy responded, “Now she thinks I'm gay because I let her lick my Ass. LMAO. Wait, I didn’t want her to, she forced me, my hands were tied. 50 shades of grey.”
8. Giuliana Rancic vs. Zendaya
What Was the Beef About? After Giuliana joked that Zendaya's dreadlocks made her look like “she smells like patchouli oil or weed,” the Disney star called the comments “outrageously offensive.” "There is already a harsh criticism of African American hair in society without the help of ignorant people who choose to judge others based on the curl of their hair,” she explained. (And then Fashion Police imploded.)
Winner: Zendaya. Giuliana was quick to apologize though, saying, "I didn't intend to hurt anybody, but I've learned it's not my intent that matters. It's the result.”
What Was the Beef About? This actually should have been a Amber versus Kylie Jenner feud, after the model criticized the then 17-year-old KUWTK star’s relationship with 25-year-old Tyga, saying, "She's a baby, she needs to go to bed at 7 o'clock and relax.”
Instead, big sister Khloé blasted Amber on Twitter, saying, "'I was a stripper since I was 15 years old,' Amber Rose told Foxx. Please don't worry about my sister who has a career & her sh** together at ONLY 17.”
Winner: Amber. While Khloé later pointed out that she wasn’t trying to slut-shame Amber (“I am not one to slut-shame, I have done slutty behavior myself."), Amber took the higher road and said, “I don’t hate Khloé,” adding that she would “absolutely” like to work things out with the reality star.
10. Erykah Badu vs. Iggy Azalea
What Was the Beef About? While hosting the Soul Train Awards, Erykah joked that rappers were not welcome, then pretended to take a call from Iggy, and said, “Hey! No, no, no, no. You can come, ‘cause what you’re doing is definitely not rap.”
With shots fired, Iggy took to Twitter to say, “We are days from 2016, but i came online today and saw its still cool to try and discredit my 2014 accomplishments. LOL, f**king hell.”
Winner: Erykah, who is so delightfully petty that she retweeted Iggy and added, “...Well that'll be the LAST time I send an uber for you! I can guaran DAMN tee you THAT.”
11. Donald Trump vs. Megyn Kelly
What Was the Beef About? Following the Republican debate, the presidential nominee said he has “no respect” for the moderator and Fox News host, and that she had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her... wherever.” (Trump claimed by “whatever,” he meant “nose and or ears.") He later retweeted messages calling her a “bimbo.”
Winner: Megyn Kelly, who refused to engage Twitter trolling, and instead let Fox News defend her as “the very best of American journalism.”
12. Ronda Rousey vs. Justin Bieber
What Was the Beef About? The UFC fighter declared that she was no longer a Belieber after he was “really rude” and “totally snubbed” her 16-year-old sister at Cannes. She recalls, "I walked over there and said, 'Excuse me,' and he turned to me and goes, 'I've already taken a billion pictures today, okay?'”
Smartly, Bieber apologized when ET asked him about it, saying, "Supposedly she asked for a picture with her sister and I guess I said no. I don't remember this happening but, Ronda, I'm sorry. Don't kick my ass."
What Was the Beef About? After Biebs’ nude pictures leaked online, his dad tweeted, “what do you feed that thing. #proud daddy." Rightfully disgusted, Bette tweeted, "@justinbieber dad tweeted he's proud of his son’s penis size. I think the biggest d**k in this situation is the dad who abandoned his son."
Justin responded, saying, "This Britt Meddler, I don’t even know who that is, honestly. I wanted to immediately say 'Who is this lady?,' but then I'm just fueling this negativity.”
Winner: Bette. Always Bette. Especially since she responded, “Britt Meddler! I don't know who that is either! But damn that bitch!”
14. Ariana Grande vs. America
What Was the Beef About? While visiting a Wolfee Donuts shop, the pop diva licked (and thus contaminated) a tray of unpurchased, perfectly good donuts, then declared, upon seeing a different tray of donuts, "What the f**k is that? I hate Americans. I hate America. That's disgusting."
Ariana went on a donut-gate apology tour afterwards, claiming, "I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American.” She insisted her problem was with childhood obesity: "The fact that the United States has one of the highest child obesity rates in the world frustrates me.”
Winner: We’re not sure. But we know who the loser was: The donuts.
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