9 Shocking Celebrity Twitter Feuds
Twitter has changed the way that celebrities interact with their fans — and their fellow celebs. For the first time ever, stars and their followers are able to communicate directly with each other on a daily basis. But while the social media site has afforded some incredible moments, it has also seemed to become a breeding ground for celebs to fight with their fellow A-list brethren. Read on to see some of the most surprising celebrity Twitter feuds.
Miley Cyrus vs. Katy Perry
When Miley Cyrus surprised Katy Perry with a little makeout sesh during one of Cyrus’ Bangerz Tour shows, the ‘Dark Horse’ singer was slightly taken aback and later went on camera to throw some shade at the ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer, commenting: “God knows where that tongue has been.” That was all it took for Cyrus to slam Perry (and her ex, John Mayer) in one of the most epic burn tweets we’ve ever seen:
Girl if ur worried abt where tongues have been good thing ur ex boo is ur EX BOO cause we ALL know where THAT “tongue” been pic.twitter.com/IO6KwRzw2y
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 6, 2014
While Perry could’ve easily retorted back with an equally nasty response, she took the high road and instead joked right back to Cyrus: “Oooo gurrrl I’m gonna give you the BIGGEST spanking when I see you in the UK bb!” she responded in a tweet that has since been deleted.
Justin Bieber vs. Patrick Carney
Justin Bieber and Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney began feuding after Carney said that the Biebs didn’t need to worry about being snubbed at the 2012 Grammy Awards because he was rich. Soon enough, Bieber weighed in on the scenario with his two cents, writing:
the black keys drummer should be slapped around haha
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) February 12, 2013
But Carney soon swung back in full force, trolling the millions of Beliebers who began angrily tweeting the musician. Carney even went as far as to change his picture to a photo of Bieber and pretended to be him:
The drummer needs to be slapped. don’t forget to buy believeACOUSTIC RT @carminha_js: @patrickcarney Do you like The Black Keys?
— Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney) February 17, 2013
Fortunately, this celebrity Twitter feud died down after a while, but not before Carney spent many precious hours taunting Bieber’s fans.
Kanye West vs. Jimmy Kimmel
In September 2013, Kanye West went OFF on Jimmy Kimmel via Twitter after the late night host made a parody video of West’s serious BBC interview. In a series of caps lock rants (which have since been deleted), Yeezy slammed Kimmel every which way, even going so far as to call out Kimmel’s ex, Sarah Silverman, on being funnier than he is.
“SARAH SILVERMAN IS A THOUSAND TIMES FUNNIER THAN YOU AND THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS IT!!!” West tweeted at the time.
But the genial host (who only made light of the situation) and the hot-headed rapper soon patched things up on ‘Kimmel,’ and even hugged it out on air. Aw.
Rihanna vs. Joan Rivers
Rihanna and Joan Rivers got into it on Twitter after the brash comedienne watched Rihanna’s 2012 interview with Oprah, in which the singer claimed she still loved her ex, Chris Brown. Of course, Rivers had to chime in with her own opinion (and one unsavory joke):
Rihanna confessed to Oprah Winfrey that she still loves Chris Brown. Idiot! Now it’s MY turn to slap her.
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) August 24, 2012
Rihanna then fired back:
@Joan_Rivers wow u really do get slow when you’re old huh?
— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 24, 2012
Kelly Osbourne later joined in on the celebrity Twitter feud, though her tweet was much less harsh:
W/ the greatest of respect 2 a young lady of whom I love please get a sense of humor @Joan_Rivers paved the way 4 all us opinionated ladies!
— Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) August 27, 2012
Adam Levine vs. Lady Gaga
Ugh..recycling old art for a younger generation doesn’t make you an artist. It makes you an art teacher.
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 20, 2013
I unabashedly love writing and performing pop music for both myself AND everyone around me. That’s It. It doesn’t need any extra sauce.
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 21, 2013
While the dig at Gaga was subtle at best, Mother Monster felt that the ‘Voice’ coach’s tweets were directed at her, and she responded:
uh oh guys the art police is here
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 21, 2013
@madelinemonster thats us, changing the world. twisting the panties of one popstar at a time
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 21, 2013
Can’t we all just get along now, kids?
50 Cent vs. French Montana
The beef between 50 Cent and French Montana is not a new thing, but it came back with a vengeance in November 2012, when French Montana challenged 50 to an album sales contest.
“@50cent if u really about Dat life lets drop our album da same day and see who sell more u had your turn old man,” Montana taunted the rapper at the time, in a tweet that has since been deleted.
But 50 didn’t take the tweet lying down, firing back:
LMAO @Frenchmontana gonna find out what we already know. Puffy gonna run like a b!tch you on ya own boy.
— 50cent (@50cent) November 30, 2012
However, the two have since put aside their differences and Montana even hinted that the two may be collaborating in the future. All’s well that ends well!
Rob Kardashian vs. Rita Ora
Rob Kardashian did not hold back his contempt for ex-girlfriend Rita Ora after the two broke up in December 2012. When the two called it quits, Kardashian lashed out in a series of nasty tweets, accusing the singer of sleeping with over 20 men and much more. (The tweets were deleted soon after Kardashian posted them.) Ora, for her part, did not take the bait and instead maintained that their relationship was never serious.
Kardashian later explained his rash actions in a later episode of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians,’ saying: “I posted what I posted to keep myself from taking her back. Every time she messed up, I took her back for over a year now. I just had to do that to make her hate me.”
Chris Brown vs. Frank Ocean
By now, it’s public knowledge that Chris Brown and Frank Ocean have had their fair share of beef, which culminated in Brown punching the singer during a parking lot brawl in 2013. However, their feud started in 2011, after Brown tweeted an alleged compliment to the singer, which Ocean viewed as an insult.
After Ocean went off on Brown, the controversial singer fired back:
“I was tryna help yo sales n—-. You f—– clown! You and @f—tyler would be casted great for planet of the apes!”
While the two later got into a real fight, Ocean later declined to press charges and instead decided to move on with his life.
Nick Cannon vs. Chelsea Handler
The Chelsea Handler/Nick Cannon Twitter feud has been going on for years. The social media fight started in 2010 when the comedienne dissed Cannon, saying:
I just heard nick cannon is starting a comedy tour. Who’s going to do the comedy?
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 14, 2010
Cannon didn’t take too kindly to the tweet and lashed out at the outspoken TV host, even going so far as to allege that the only reason she got her E! hosting gig was because she slept with someone at the network. Dayum! Even though it’s been several years, the feud is still going strong. At the beginning of this year, Cannon once again fired off at Handler after he heard about derogatory comments she made about the actor in an issue of Ebony magazine.
I didn’t hear what @chelseahandler said about me because I don’t watch her show. (NO ONE DOES) What channel is it on, Public access?
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) January 14, 2014
Looks like this is one feud that just won’t go away.