Biggest celebrity feuds
Debra Messing vs. Blake Shelton, Arsenio Hall vs. Sinead O'Connor, Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker Media, Kanye West vs. Amber Rose, the "Blurred Lines" copyright case and more: Reminding us that celebrities don't always play nicely.
Azealia Banks vs. Rihanna(Credit: AP; Getty Images)
Rapper Azealia Banks launched a social media beef against Rihanna in response to President Donald Trump's order to temporarily suspend immigration from seven predominately Muslim nations. Banks called out the Barbados-born Rihanna on Jan. 28, 2017, after the singer tweeted: "Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes!" People magazine reports Banks responded by noting that Rihanna isn't a citizen and can't vote. Banks added, "Stop chastising the president."
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson vs. Vin Diesel(Credit: AFP, Getty Images / Angela Weiss)
Dwayne Johnson, left, and Vin Diesel are reportedly at odds after Johnson's rant about unprofessionalism on the set of "Fast 8." In a Facebook post on Monday, Aug. 1, "The Rock" wrote: "Some [male co-stars] conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken [expletive] to do anything about it anyway. Candy [expletive]. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I'm not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling -- you're right." Diesel appeared to have responded, cryptically, to Johnson's claims in a new Instagram video, which he ultimately states "I will tell you everything."
Debra Messing vs. Blake Shelton(Credit: AFP / Getty Images)
Actress and outspoken Democrat Debra Messing and country singer and "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton got into a politically-charged spat over the presidential election after comments that Shelton made when he said that Donald Trump "says what he thinks, and he has proven that you don't always have to be so afraid." Messing later tweeted Shelton's girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, saying, "please talk to your man to not vote for the person who will STRIP you of your rights." After Shelton denied on Twitter that he was backing Trump, Messing deleted her Tweet and apologized . Shelton replied , "Thank you sis.. I don't endorse anybody. For this very reason!!"
Chris Brown vs. Soulja Boy(Credit: Getty Images for H&M / Michael Kovac; AP)
The trouble between singer Chris Brown and rapper Soulja Boy began on in January 2017 when Soulja Boy left a smiley face emoji under an Instagram photo of Brown's ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran. Soulja Boy tweeted that night that Brown threatened to fight him for liking the photo. Several more nasty posts followed. Ultimately, both hip-hop stars announced that they've signed on for a three-round pay-per-view bout that will take place in March in Las Vegas.
Kim Kardashian vs. Taylor Swift(Credit: Getty Images / Andreas Rentz)
Kim Kardashian stirred the pot of beef between Taylor Swift and Kanye West on Sunday, July 17, 2016, when on Snapchat, she posted video of a phone call between the rapper and pop superstar about his song "Famous," in which he rapped: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, Why? I made that bitch famous." This is another attempt by Kardashian to prove Swift knew all along of the lyrics, even though the "Shake it Off" singer continues to deny so.
Sinead O'Connor vs. Arsenio Hall(Credit: AP / Antonio Calanni, Richard Shotwell)
Comedian Arsenio Hall, right, filed a $5 million libel lawsuit against singer Sinead O'Connor on May 5, 2016, after O'Connor posted a Facebook status accusing Hall of furnishing singer Prince with drugs. Prince died Thursday, April 21, 2016.
Chris Brown vs. Marion "Suge" Knight
Former hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has sued singer Chris Brown and a Los Angeles nightclub over a 2014 shooting in which he was injured and required surgery. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, accuses Brown, who hosted the party, and the nightclub 1 OAK LA of having inadequate security that allowed at least one armed person to enter. The suit argues that special security precautions should have been taken because of Brown's "well-documented track record of hosting events and/or parties in which violence frequently erupted."
Madonna vs. Guy Ritchie(Credit: Getty Images )
A legal dispute between queen of pop Madonna and her filmmaker ex-husband Guy Ritchie, concerned their son, Rocco, who currently lives with his father in England. Madonna is fighting for him to return to her custody in the United States. The case has unfolded in New York, but Madonna also issued an application in England.
Sean Penn vs. Lee Daniels(Credit: AP / Joel Ryan (left), Paul A. Hebert)
Sean Penn, left, has filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against "Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels after Daniels compared Penn to "Empire" star Terrence Howard (who has two arrests stemming from accusations of hitting women) in an interview.
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams vs. Marvin Gaye's family(Credit: AP / Getty Images)
On March 10, 2015, a federal jury in Los Angeles ruled that singer Robin Thicke, far right, and producer Pharrell Williams, center, had committed copyright infringement by copying elements of Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up," to create their 2013 chart-topping single "Blurred Lines." Gaye's family had sued Thicke and Pharrell, and was awarded a walloping $7.4 million with the jury's decision.
Perez Hilton vs. Lady Gaga(Credit: Getty Images)
The former BFFs, pictured here in 2009, had a falling out when the blogger asked the singer "really terrible questions and was being very negative about 'Born This Way'" during an interview, according to the singer, who says she felt "betrayed." Their feud has played out on Twitter, with Gaga calling Hilton a "stalker" and him calling her a "real-life vampire."
Orlando Bloom vs. Justin Bieber(Credit: AP, Getty Images)
Actor Orlando Bloom was captured on video on July 30, 2014, punching singer Justin Bieber in a restaurant in Spain.
Nick Denton vs. Hulk Hogan(Credit: The Tampa Bay Times via AP / Eve Edelheit; AP / Steve Nesius, Pool)
A Florida jury sided with ex-pro wrestler Hulk Hogan, right, and awarded him $115 million in his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker Media, on Friday, March 18, 2016. (Gawker founder Nick Denton is on the left.) Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, sued the gossip-news website for $100 million for posting a video in 2012 of him having sex with his former best friend's wife.
Sinead O'Connor vs. Miley Cyrus(Credit: AP (2))
On Oct. 3, 2013, Miley Cyrus lashed out at the "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer on Twitter, posting photos of O'Connor's not-so-fine moments (including desperate tweets for psychiatric help following her suicide attempt in January 2012) after O'Connor wrote an "open letter" to Cyrus on her web site, saying she is "extremely concerned" for the 20-year-old.
Jimmy Kimmel vs. Kanye West(Credit: AP (2))
After a Sept. 24, 2013 "Jimmy Kimmel Live" skit poking fun at Kanye West, the rapper called the comedian to tell him Kimmel's life would be "much better" if Kimmel made a public apology, and referred to himself as the most powerful voice in media, Kimmel revealed during his monologue two days later. West went on an expletive-filled Twitter rant targeting Kimmel soon after the phone call. "Finally, I'm in a rap feud," the comedian said on his show.
Kim Kardashian vs. Katie Couric(Credit: AP)
Katie Couric told inTouch magazine "I don't understand -- why are they so famous? I think it's mostly teenage girls that are interested," when referring to the Kardashians. Kim Kardashian responded by posting a photo on Instagram of Couric's baby gift with the hashtag "#IHateFakeMediaFriends."
Sylvester Stallone vs. Bruce Willis(Credit: Getty Images (2))
In tweets announcing "Expendables" star Bruce Willis will not return for the franchise's third installment, "Expendables 3," Sylvester Stallone called Willis "greedy and lazy." On Aug. 6, 2013, Stallone, who co-wrote the first two "Expendables" films, posted, "WILLIS OUT... HARRISON FORD IN!!!! GREAT NEWS!!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!" followed by "GREEDY AND LAZY... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE." Sly's rep confirmed the tweets were referring to Willis, but did not elaborate.
Selma Blair vs. Charlie Sheen(Credit: AP)
One day after reports circulated in June 2013 that Charlie Sheen was pushing to have Selma Blair fired from his FX show, "Anger Management," on which she played his love interest, the show's rep confirmed Blair would not be returning. TMZ reported Blair had complained to the show's producers about Sheen's professionalism, and when word filtered back to Sheen, whose Estevez/Sheen Productions is a partner in the show, he demanded the actress be fired.
Madonna vs. Elton John(Credit: AP)
Or, really, Elton John vs. Madonna, as the British singer has lobbed insults at his former friend many times over the years. One of the worst: In a August 2012, John said Madonna "looks like a ---- fairground stripper." Whatever that is.
Axl Rose vs. Slash(Credit: Left: AP, Right:Getty Images)
Despite being members of Guns N' Roses, it is no secret that Axl Rose and Slash did not get along. Slash quit the band in 1996 and the two haven't spoken since. Still, for years, the two rockers have used the media to talk about their animosity.
Chris Brown vs. Drake(Credit: Getty Images)
Chris Brown and Drake's entourages reportedly got into a fight in a New York club on June 13, 2012. Brown tweeted a photo of himself with a gash on his face, but the image was deleted shortly after.
Paris Hilton vs. Nicole Richie(Credit: AP)
Once best friends and "Simple Life" co-stars, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie ended their longtime friendship for reasons neither would reveal. But Hilton's song "Jealousy" hinted what the reason might have been.
Denise Richards vs. Heather Locklear(Credit: AP)
Denise Richards and Heather Locklear ended their friendship when Richards began dating Richie Sambora, Locklear's husband of 11 years.
Christina Aguilera vs. Kelly Osbourne(Credit: Getty Images)
Christina Aguilera and Kelly Osbourne have feuded for years but the fight reignited when Osbourne called Aguilera fat on "Fashion Police" in 2011.
Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift(Credit: Getty Images)
Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 Video Music Awards to say that Beyonce should have won the award instead. The following year, Swift performed a new song, "You're Still an Innocent," to mock the rapper. In a separate feud, Taylor Swift got upset with Kanye West over his February release of "Famous," which includes the lyrics: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, Why? I made that bitch famous."
Chuck Lorre vs. Charlie Sheen(Credit: Left: Getty Images, Right: AP)
After Charlie Sheen was fired from "Two and a Half Men" for all the negative headlines he made in 2011, he verbally attacked producer Chuck Lorre. Ashton Kutcher eventually replaced Sheen on the show.
Kim Kardashian vs. Jon Hamm(Credit: Left: Getty Images, Right: AP)
"Mad Men" star John Hamm put down reality TV star Kim Kardashian in an interview with Elle UK by saying, "stupidity is certainly celebrated." Kardashian called Hamm's comments "careless."
Lil' Kim vs. Nicki Minaj(Credit: Getty Images)
The feud between the two rappers began in 2007 when Lil' Kim accused Nicki Minaj of copying her persona. Both females continue to take shots at each other through their music. In her song "Roman's Revenge," Minaj calls Lil' Kim a "has been." Lil' Kim fired back with the song "Black Friday," saying "You're garbage so I'm taking out the trash."
Brooke Shields vs. Tom Cruise(Credit: Left: Getty Images, Right: AP)
Tom Cruise criticized Brooke Shields for taking antidepressants to deal with pospartum depression after giving birth to her first child. Shieldsretaliated with an op-ed piece in the New York Times. Cruise eventually apologized.
Alyssa Milano vs. Shannen Doherty(Credit: AP)
The once co-stars began their feud on "Charmed." It was reported that Doherty was jealous of Milano. Eventually, Doherty left the show.
Mariah Carey vs. Eminem(Credit: AP)
Eminem and Mariah Carey began their long feud after the rapper claimed he dated the singer. After denying this, Mariah Carey mocked Eminem with her single "Obsessed."
Rihanna vs. Ciara(Credit: AP)
After Ciara said Rihanna "wasn't the nicest," on "Fashion Police," Rihanna fired back on Twitter. The insults went back and forth until Rihanna apologized.