Whilst she may be one of the most popular celebrities in the world right now, believe it or not, not everyone is a fan of Taylor Swift, and many of our favorite stars haven’t been shy when it comes to revealing their true feelings in public at countless awards shows, on social media and in some pretty candid interviews.
Here we’re taking a look at a little more ‘Bad Blood’ than ‘Love Story’ from a number of celebrities who have spoken out against the star, which will probably have Taylor seeing ‘Red.’ Take a look to find out which 10 celebrities, from Kanye West to Katy Perry and everyone in between, have publicly dissed the blonde beauty in a big way.
10. Katy Perry
How could we forget this infamous feud? Though these two pop stars always seemed to be having a whole lot of fun when they were snapped hanging out at numerous awards shows in the past, things turned sour between the former friends after a drama filled 2014.
Things reached boiling point for the twosome’s friendship after Taylor confessed in a very candid interview with Rolling Stone magazine that the track ‘Bad Blood’ from her album ‘1989’ was actually about a feud with another female pop star who “did something so horrible” that made them “straight up enemies.”
Though she never actually named Katy by name, fans of the pop stars speculated that it was the ‘This Is How We Do’ singer Taylor was referring to, and Katy appeared to confirm the speculation on social media after tweeting out “watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…”
Things certainly didn’t stop there. Earlier this year, Katy appeared to take yet another dig at the popstar following a Twitter spat between the ‘Blank Space’ singer and rapper Nicki Minaj. “Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman…,” she tweeted after the two exchanged some pretty heated tweets. Ouch!
9. Wendy Williams
Never one to mince her words, Wendy Williams had some pretty harsh ones for Taylor on her daytime talk show, The Wendy Williams Show. Wendy totally called out Taylor on a 2015 episode of the show, where she told her viewers that she felt the star was actually a bit of a “mean girl” at heart. “People like Taylor and I think the reason is a hidden secret of mean. I think she is probably meaner than Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian put together,” she said on the show. “In my mind, Taylor Swift is the Queen of the Mean. She’s sneaky and smart about doing it which makes her smarter than the other two.”
8. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
There was no love lost between Taylor and comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. Tina and Amy, who were hosting the big show, totally slammed Taylor during their opening monologue at the awards, joking that she needed to stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son, Sam Fox. But the star certainly didn’t take the diss lying down. The following year, Taylor hit back at the ladies in a candid interview with Vanity Fair when asked about the salty moment, with a little help from a quote sourced by friend and journalist, Katie Couric. “You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people”, she told the magazine in response to the diss, “Because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
7. Azealia Banks
After the Taylor/Nicki Twitter spat spilled out of control online earlier this year, rapper Azealia Banks couldn’t help but throw in her 2 cents about the star, and threw a little shade in Miley Cyrus’ direction just for good measure. “It’s so funny to wake up and see Nicki and Miley or Nicki and Taylor fighting when you ALL make basic a** music,” Azalea wrote on Twitter after seeing the remarks on social media. She then followed up her initial remarks by referring to all 3 ladies as “basic” and wrote “It’s a contest of the basics… basic, basic, basic.”
6. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley
Country stars Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley also teamed up to take down Taylor at an awards show. The twosome, who have hosted the CMA Awards together since 2009, joked about the star and her track ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ in their 2013 opening monologue, and Taylor didn’t exactly take the apparent diss quite so well.
“The greatest trade of the year had to be the Kennedy family. They somehow traded Arnold Schwarzenegger for Taylor Swift,” Brad joked during the opening skit following Taylor’s split from boyfriend Conor Kennedy. Carrie then whispered the news of the break-up into his ear, to which he replied: “Are they ever going to get back together?”
Carrie then answered, “Never, never, never… Never ever”, referencing Taylor’s hit song. When the New York Times later quizzed Taylor on why the camera never showed her reaction following the monologue moment, she simply replied: “they don’t pan to you if you’re not laughing.”
5. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has also taken aim at Taylor, and she brought Swift’s infamous squad into the diss equation. The ‘We Can’t Stop’ singer publicly spoke out against the star’s much publicized friend squad in an interview with People magazine earlier this year, where she confessed that she’s not exactly a great fan of Taylor’s “musician, actress, model [and] entrepreneur” crew that she so often shows off on Instagram.
“I’m not trying to be in the squad,” Miley told the magazine when asked if she’d like to join Taylor’s gang, “none of my friends are famous and not because of any other reason than I just like real people who are living real lives, because I’m inspired by them.”
4. Jessica Hart
Grab your angel wings, because this feud took things to the catwalk. Taylor allegedly failed to impress Victoria’s Secret model Jessica Hart when she performed at the annual fashion show for the iconic lingerie brand in 2013, as Jessica reportedly told Gawker that she “didn’t fit” the show. “God bless her [Taylor Swift’s] heart,” she said, “I think she’s great. But I don’t know, to me, she didn’t fit. I don’t know if I should say that.” But it looks like Taylor got the last laugh. While the star returned to the glittery catwalk the following year to perform another of her huge hits, Jessica was noticeably absent from the 2014 show.
3. Miranda Lambert
After taking home the Female Vocalist of the Year award at the 2014 ACM Awards, Miranda suspiciously (and famously) left Taylor out of her acceptance speech. “I was standing next to Sheryl Crow, complete and utter rock star,” Miranda began, “And Kacey Musgraves, I grew up with her. She wrote the single of the year this year. Carrie Underwood is my buddy and she’s a phenomenon”, the ‘Baggage Claim’ singer then concluded, but exited stage left before recognizing the only other artist in the category… Miss Swift. However, after icing out the star during her speech, Miranda told press backstage that Taylor’s name simply escaped her in the excitement of the moment, and the ladies have since performed together during Taylor’s 1989 World Tour.
Someone else who’s not exactly a Taylor fan? Diplo. The DJ, who’s worked with huge names in the music business, including Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Madonna and Justin Bieber, took some serious aim at the ‘Wildest Dreams’ singer on social media in 2014. But not one to just call out Taylor, Diplo even went as far as to call out a number of Taylor’s diehard fans.
All the drama started when he took to social media last year, and tweeted out that “someone should start a Kickstarter campaign to get [Taylor Swift] a booty.” After Taylor’s Swifties ran to her defence on the social media site, Diplo later took things one step further in an interview with GQ magazine, where he described Taylor’s fans as being “evil” and even called them “the worst people in the world.” Oh dear…
1. Kanye West
Probably the most famous Taylor Swift diss of all time, nobody could ever forget the scandalous moment Kanye West hijacked Taylor’s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Kanye infamously stormed the stage at the awards show after Swift was announced as the winner for Best Female Video for the track ‘You Belong With Me,’ believing Beyoncé was more deserving for her video for ‘Singles Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’. The rapper famously snatched the mic from an understandably shocked Taylor, and shouted, “I’mma let you finish… but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!”