10 Celebrity Feuds That Continue To Persist
The world of celebrity is a funny one. On the one hand, you're given an excellent platform to promote your career, set an example to others and perhaps even air some of your personal beliefs. Yet some seem more concerned with getting one over on their contemporaries and thanks to the online world of social media; that's never been easier.
Yes, rather than air their grievances in a private manner many have used Instagram and Twitter to air their dirty laundry in public although some have been more ruthless in their approach. With that in mind, we've profiled 10 long-standing celebrity feuds and the reasons behind them.
1. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
When a fresh-faced and relatively well behaved Justin Bieber found himself in a whirlwind relationship with the actress and singer Selena Gomez, many people thought they were witnessing the beginning of Hollywood's new power couple. But things changed quickly in Tinseltown, and it seemed they were no exception.
After mutually ending their relationship, it seems the former couple never managed to reconcile their differences, a point that was perhaps illustrated best after Gomez publicly commented on one of Justin Bieber's Instagram posts. Bieber, who pleaded with his fans to limit the hate towards his new beau Sophia Ritchie found himself in a public spat with his ex after Gomez wrote, "“If you can’t handle the hate, then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol- It should be special between you two only,”
Of course, this led to the Biebs hitting back, writing, "“It’s funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love.”
2. Big Sean and Naya Rivera
If you've ever wondered who the girl behind Big Sean's spiteful lyrics in his smash hit, "I Don't Fu*ck With You" is then you'll be interested to know it's none other than the Glee star Naya Rivera. As you can imagine the song, which includes lyrics like "And I just dodged a bullet from a crazy bit*ch" is pretty self-explanatory, so it's hardly a shock to know they are no longer on speaking terms following Naya's claims that she saw the rapper and ex-fiance cheating on her.
Not that she seemed too affected. In less than a year, Naya responded to the heartbreak by getting hitched to the actor Ryan Dorsey, while Sean continues to hear his signature song blasted out in the rooms of every seething ex-boyfriend.
3. Taylor Swift and Katy Perry
What started out as a feud over backup dancers quickly turned into one of Hollywood's nastiest spats- with two of the industries most prominent figures, no less. It all started when the seemingly angelic Swift called out the Firework hitmaker in a Rolling Stone interview over the stealing of her dancers. Responding, Perry indirectly referred to the article by tweeting about "a Regina George in sheep's clothing."
So, what did two of pop's biggest female acts do? They continued to diss each other. But not face-to-face. That would be too awkward. Instead, Swift assembled her 'squad' to perform a music video entitled 'Bad Blood' which was Swift's way of saying: Don't mess with me otherwise I'll set the lanky Karlie Kloss on you.
Katy never filmed a video of her own, but she has tweeted in support of various celebrities who've found themselves on the receiving end of Swift's wrath, with one tweet cryptically siding with Calvin Harris during his break up from the star. "Time, the ultimate truth teller," she wrote.
4. Eminem and Mariah Carrey
Anyone who upsets Eminem can expect to be on the receiving end of his lyrical genius but when that person happens to be Mariah Carey, one of the music industries most prominent solo artists, it was never going to end well. Undeterred, Shady turned his seething anger into a creative diss released over the course of three songs. In Bagpipes From Baghdad," for instance, a bitter Eminem attacks not only her but also her husband, Nick Cannon, rapping, "wh**e" and Cannon is a "pr***."
In true Hollywood form, Mariah fought back with a song of her own entitled, "Obsessed." Depicting Eminem as dishevelled and laden in hoodies and baggy pants the actor stalks Carey throughout the video as Mariah sings the lyrics, with include lines that appeared to be alluding to Eminem's drug problems. "It must be the weed, it must be the E Heard you get it poppin', you get it poppin' she sung.
But Carrey wasn't the only one upset. The television presenter Cannon said he would challenge Eminem to a fight which led Eminem to a release yet another track, this time titled, "The Warning."
5. Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus
Award shows are supposed to be times of love and celebration for fellow artists and nominees, but that didn't stop the flamboyant hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj from having a go at host Miley Cyrus after collecting an award. Citing an interview, Miley did with The New York Times; the singer upset the Anaconda hitmaker due to the way she responded to a question relating to the Twitter spat between Nicki and Taylor Swift. "What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki, is not too kind," Miley was reported to have said.
Unsurprisingly, the New York native, when on stage to collect a VMA, retorted, "Now back to Miley, this bi*tch had a lot to say about me in the press."
6. Kings of Leon and Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy is the co-creator of the wildly successful teen series 'Glee' yet he arguably became more known for his public spat with the Kings of Leon after they refused to grant him permission to use their songs on the show. Bitter, angry and outraged at the band, Murphy said, "F*** you Kings of Leon. They're self-centered a**holes and they missed the bigger picture."
The band's frontman, the uber-cool Nathan Followill, swiftly replied to Murphy in a follow-up tweet that proved quite the comeback. "Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra."
After the storm had settled, both parties apologised, leading the Glee co-creator to tweet a more measured response. "I completely understand when artists don't want a show or another artist to interpret their songs. In fact, I respect it."
7. Daniel Craig and The Kardashians
Let's face it, we've all watched an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians and the various spin-offs and wondered: "They're wealthy and famous because?..." Even the most ardent of Kardashian fans will admit that, but when you're a celebrity saying such things is bound to cause controversy.
Indeed, while Craig may not have a licence to kill in the real world, he certainly has one to offend others, just like the time he spoke out against the family in a British edition of GQ. Commenting on the fame and the rise of reality stars, Craig referred to The Kardashians and said, "You see that, and you think, 'What, you mean all I have to do is behave like a f--king idiot on television and then you'll pay me millions?'"
Kris Jenner wasn't having anyone of it, however, and demanded an apology- not that Craig gave them one.
8. Donald Trump v. Rosie O'Donnell
Is there anybody this guy hasn't upset? While that's certainly debatable, one person who has been offended by his words on many occasions is Donald's long-time nemesis, Rosie O'Donnell.
The first feud started following the presidential hopeful's remarks he made against one of the Miss USA contestants. Angering many, the cantankerous billionaire suggested the contestant Tara Conner attend rehab classes to help her overcome her drug and alcohol dependency if she wished to stay in the Miss USA contest. Rosie O'Donnell didn't like this, however, and labelled Trump, a "snake-oil salesman."
Fighting back, Trump, who used to be friends with the television personality, fired back and said in an interview with People magazine, "Rosie's a loser. A real loser. I look forward to taking lots of money from my nice fat little Rosie."
Stay classy, Donald....
9. Jennifer Aniston and Bill O'Reily
The arriviste Fox News presenter Bill O'Reily is accustomed to getting into heated disputes, yet it still came as somewhat of a shock when he criticised the opinions of America's sweetheart Jennifer Aniston for her views on single mothers.
Promoting her new film "The Switch", Aniston said in one interview that, "women are realizing more and more that they don't have to settle with a man just to have a child." Seeing her comments as an attack on the American nuclear family, Reily attacked Aniston for "Throwing a message out to 12-year-olds that, 'Hey, you don't need a guy. You don't need a dad!' That's destructive to our society."
The actress later addressed the issue on The Today Show. "Of course," she admitted, "the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age. Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth. And of course many women dream of finding Prince Charming, but for those who've not yet found their Bill O'Reilly, I'm just glad science has provided a few other options."
We couldn't have put it better ourselves, Jen!
10. Taylor Swift and Kanye West
Kanye West didn't know it then, but his interruption during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at 2009's MTV Video Music Awards would signal the beginning of one of Hollywood's longest-running feuds. In typical Kanye fashion, the obnoxious rapper declared- even after Swift had won Best Female Video- that "Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. Of all time."
However, the rapper was quick to apologise and would admit to Jay Leno on his show that his "hurt" over his mother's death "caused someone else's hurt."
While things were evened out, a dispute that looked to have been settled was re-ignited seven years later when the songstress criticised West for calling her a "bit*h' on his Life of Pablo track "Famous." But it wouldn't be Kanye who responded this time- at least, not initially. It would be his wife. Recording a conversation Kanye had with the star which seemed to suggest that Swift had agreed to the contentious lyrics, Kim Kardashian released the video online, leading Swift to claim she still didn't consent to the word 'bit*ch.'
Still, incesnsed, Kanye would later include a nude waxwork of Taylor Swift in the music video for the track, which, as you may have expected, only angered her more. In this case, it appears this celebrity feud is beyond repair.