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10 Most Controversial Celebrity Beefs of All Time
Many people tend to forget that celebrities are regular humans and they hurt and get upset like everyone else. A lot of those times they are actually angry with other celebs. The only difference in these feuds versus someone who is not famous is that the world gets to witness every moment.
Sometimes, these celebs take their altercations to entertaining levels. We’ve watched friends become enemies, rappers attack each other with entire albums and even some tragic endings. Here are some of the most epic celebrity beefs of all time.
1. Tupac and Biggie
This feud is one of, if not the most, infamous celebrity beefs ever. Rappers Tupac Shakur and Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace, represented two different sides of the country. Tupac hailed from the West coast and Biggie from the East coast.
The feud took place in the early to mid-90s when the coastal hip-hop rivalry was at its peak. The two had actually been friends at a point of time but many rumors surfaced about the falling out. There was one rumor about Tupac declining Biggie’s offer to take the place of his then current manager, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, and manage him.
The rivalry got heated when both artists began to make music tracks attacking one another. This tragic feud ended with heinous crimes that caused two legends to lose their lives within months of each other.
2. Jay-Z and Nas
Speaking of rappers beefing, who can forget when Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Nasir “Nas” Jones decided to go head-to-head with each other. Both rappers are natives of New York yet they grew up in different parts. The feud started with some subtle jabs at each other on a track here and there.
Then, it escalated to influence some of the greatest hip-hop celebrity beef songs, including “Takeover” and “Ether”. The feud went on for about a decade before the two were actually able to come together and shake hands to end the long-lasting controversy.
3. Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie
These girls may not be rappers but their celebrity beef was just as entertaining as any rhyme slinging musician. Paris and Nicole were best friends and even co-starred with each other on their very own show “The Simple Life”. This dynamic duo were two peas in a pod so the news of their relationship gone sour was shocking to many people. The two had a falling out in the early 2000s and the reason is still unclear.
There are a few rumors about why they stopped speaking to each other. Some stated that Nicole showed Paris’ sex tape during a party celebrating Paris hosting Saturday Night Live. Although their relationship has never returned back to the way it was in the old days, Paris and Nicole seem to be on good terms.
4. Eminem and Mariah Carey
Eminem feuding with Mariah Carey was one of the most unexpected celebrity beefs ever. It got heated when Eminem released a track entitled “The Warning” that made threats about him exposing pictures and voicemails that Mariah left him. Mariah fired back with her popular song “Obsessed”, detailing how Em was lying about interactions between the two and how he was delusional.
The beef got more complicated when Mariah’s husband, Nick Cannon, interjected himself to defend his wife and took shots at Eminem. The rivalry has since calmed down between the three of them.
5. Kanye and Taylor Swift
The infamous Kanye West has put himself in a negative limelight plenty of times when it comes to arguing with other celebrities. Perhaps the most entertaining celebrity beefs that Kanye has had was with Taylor Swift.
Kanye started this rivalry during the 2009 VMAs when he interrupted Taylor while she was receiving an award and stated that he was going to allow her to finish her speech but “Beyonce had the best video of all time”. Kanye even shocked Beyonce, which is hard to do. West made many attempts to apologize after that but Taylor has taken a few shots at him since.
6. Taylor Swift and Katy Perry
Taylor didn’t only have it out with Kanye. She also has had some complications with her friend Katy Perry. Although the two have never admitted to a feud, there have been plenty of hints and rumors via subliminal tweets and backup dancers. Taylor released a song called “Bad Blood” in 2014 that most people, including Katy Perry, believe was about her rivalry with the pop star. In 2017, Katy made a song entitled “Swish Swish” that seems to throw some backhanded comments Taylor’s way as well.
7. Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall
These lovely ladies played best friends on the hit sitcom “Sex and the City”. Somewhere along the way, the two co-stars began a celebrity beef that confused many fans. Rumors point to the controversy starting around the discussion of a SATC part three film. Cattrall didn’t seem interested and went on to voice some opinions of her television girlfriend with allegations of Parker being a “mean girl”.
The situation escalated when Kim’s brother passed away earlier in the year. Cattrall responded to Sarah’s reaching out by stating via Instagram that her and her family would not allow Parker to exploit their tragedy. They believed Parker was attempting to restore her “nice girl” persona.
8. 50 Cent and Ja Rule
You’ll remember this one if you were old enough to follow celebrity beefs in the early 2000s. Ja Rule and his record label, Murda Inc., were on top of the world when a new artist named 50 Cent came on to the scene with his bunch, G-Unit. The two bumped heads quite a few times. The feud took off when someone robbed Ja Rule, who then spotted 50 with the alleged robber.
The feud went on for years and spanned across multiple albums and birthed many popular songs, including 50 cent’s “Wanksta”. It even escalated to twitter.
9. Mariah Carey and J.Lo
Mariah Carey has always been a bonafide diva and she comes with a side of shade. This celebrity fight has never escalated beyond a few interviews. However, there was some clear underhanded statements thrown J.Lo’s way in a 2000 interview that Carey did. This is the interview that Carey stated the infamous line “I don’t know her” when asked about Lopez.
It may seem innocent enough when you read about it but we know how posh Mariah can be when it comes to voicing her opinion about people she has a distaste for.
10. The Carters and The Wests
This fight between families has been a more recent feud. Beyonce Knowles-Carter and her husband, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, are known for their private ways and lavish lifestyles. However, over the past few years, confirmations of Jay-Z cheating and marriage problems have come to light.
The problems started between them and the Wests, Kanye and Kim, when Mr. West went on stage during a concert and called Jay-Z and his wife out for not attending his wedding. The dynamic duo has recently addressed this on their 2018 joint album in a song entitled “Friends”, in which Jay-Z states that they did not attend the ceremony due to marital issues. He says they weren’t meant to be friends if [Kanye] didn’t understand that.
Are Celebrity Beefs Needed?
These feuds keep people entertained and attentive to the lives of celebrities. We’ve seen them happen to tons of celebrities. Maybe they’re necessary to keep entertainer careers alive when things fall flat. But have these celebrity friendship fights and enemy feuds become toxic?
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