When a celebrity takes to social media they generally acknowledge that their lives are put under a little more scrutiny than the average person; they have to watch what they say on social media like Twitter and Facebook. Generally a celebrity will use social media to give fans some insight into their lives such as hobbies, what television shows or movies they themselves like, and let people in on their daily routines. Comedians will often use Twitter as another avenue to entertain, generally posting humorous observations and witty one-liners. A musician or film director might use it to update fans on the progress they’re making with a new song or movie.
Unfortunately things don’t always stay so rosy and ordered and like everyone else a celebrity can take to the Internet and start beef with another. The bad thing about this is given the public forum, everyone gets an opportunity to see a celebrity’s aired dirty laundry. Sometimes it’s entertaining and other times it can be embarrassing for everyone involved. Either way, since we can share, like, and re-tweet, everyone can get in on and be a part of the unfolding drama. Perhaps that’s why we seem to like it so much.
Without further ado, here are some of the best of the many celebrity altercations that have unfolded on Twitter.
10. Amanda Bynes Vs. Rihanna
A more appropriate name for this list item might be Amanda Bynes Vs. Everyone. A whole list could be compiled on Amanda Byne’s Twitter vitriol alone but that will have to wait for another day. Before her recovery from whatever it is she was doing or whatever it was she was going through, she seemed to just seek out other celebrities and attack them for no real apparent reason.
Case in point: Amanda tags Rihanna with what many would consider a pretty racist comment: “You look so ugly tryin to be white.” Rihanna makes a comment about interventions and moves on. Amanda however keeps picking at her. Even making it known she’s met her in person as if to say “I’m a celebrity too! Remember?”
9. Drake Vs. Chris Brown Vs. Meek Mill
This Twitter feud makes the list because it ended in a real-life brawl. It’s hard to make out exactly what is going on here due to a combination of writing in dialect, net-speak, and slang. The lack of context doesn’t make it much easier. Apparently what started as a little tiff between Chris and Drake over Rihanna somehow ended up as a three-way that included Meek Mill. Though Mill denies a relationship with Rihanna, that didn’t stop the latter two gentlemen from bringing the beef out of the Twitter arena and making it physical with each other. It seems the only ones to actually exchange blows however were bodyguards and entourage members of the two rappers.
8. Farrah Abraham Vs. Kourtney Kardashian
This feud was very brief but the punch-line delivered by Kourtney Kardashian is absolutely hilarious.
Farrah Abraham, a star of MTV’s Teen Mom (and leaked videos), felt she needed to comment on Kourtney Kardashian’s pregnancy with Scott Disick – both of whom appear on the widely popular Kardashian series of reality programs on the E! Network. Farrah tweets:
“I’m shocked Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant. Didn’t she learn anything from Teen Mom?”
Scott steps in with some vulgarity but it’s Kourtney that delivers the kicker:
“Why Would I have anything to do with Teen Mom? I’m 32 years old!”
Kourtney is a wealthy adult. She’ll be fine. Farrah might need to go back into her glass house and take a nap!
7. Lolo Jones Vs. Everyone
It’s amazing sometimes that in in these times people can be so oblivious to the power of words, especially when the person is in the public eye and using a public forum. You don’t have to be bigoted on Twitter. You can just as easily not post.
During the widely publicized Trayvon Martin case, Trayvon’s friend Rachel Jeantel testified in court as she was the last person to speak to Trayvon before his untimely death. She was visibly shaken and angry. Could anyone blame her?
Who knows what compelled Lolo Jones to compare Rachel Jeantel to Tyler Perry‘s Madea character? Heck, who would want to make any kind of negative comment towards a teenage girl grieving for the unnecessary death of her good friend? Luckily, some folks on the Internet got together and put Lolo in her place. The quip about Rachel and Lolo having the same number of Olympic medals deserves a medal itself!
6. Kathy Griffin Vs. Demi Lovato Fans
The strangest thing to come out of this Twitter feud is that now Demi Lovato fans actually know who Kathy Griffin is. The average Lovato fan probably wasn’t privy to Griffin’s work on NBC’s Suddenly Susan.
The whole mess started when Griffin, a comedian mind you, was asked on Twitter who she eltf the “douchiest” celebrity is. Griffin replied with “Demi Lovato”. The answer only drew one retort from Demi herself but Demi’s fans, who call themselves “Lovatics” began sending a barrage of death threats and vile insults towards Griffin. To the point where Twitter themselves had to remove Griffin’s initial post.
Griffin took things in stride but things eventually became so hostile that cops actually contacted Griffin in response to the threats. When the cops are calling you that might be a sign that things have gotten out of hand. Fortunately, it was Demi that asked her fans to stop and not the police.
5. Charlie Sheen Vs. Brooke Mueller
Everyone remembers Charlie Sheen‘s infamous 2011 meltdown. Fast-forward two years later and things still hadn’t levelled out for the former Two and a Half Menstar. After the meltdown Charlie and Brooke were in a nasty custody battle over their twin sons. Charlie took to Twitter saying some pretty nasty and juvenile things about his ex-flame. What judge wouldn’t rule in favor of a man who says things like:
“Happy Bday Brooke. When you’re done s***ing off the parking lot at Home Depot why don’t you ‘blow’ out this candle” to which he posted a picture of a grenade on top of a birthday cake.
After the judges ruling Sheen went on to tweet that Brooke is “a chubby weirdo” and that she would “lose at every turn trying to get between him and his boys”. The tweets were removed which is probably a good idea considering he was in the midst of a custody battle.
4. Miley Cyrus Vs. Sinead O’Connor
It’s a wonder why Sinead O’Connor would take to the internet to attack Miley Cyrus. The former “Nothing Compares To You” singer hasn’t been relevant in entertainment in quite some time. How she didn’t think it would erupt into a “thing” is surprising.
After Sinead wrote an open letter to Miley Cyrus shortly after her 2013 VMA performance Miley came back with a quick jab on the current state of Sinead’s career; that being Miley is too busy to write open letters because she still has a career.
3. Justin Bieber Vs. Kevin Kristopik
Bieber gets enough flack these days so how about a story where he did something kind of funny?
Who is Kevin Kristopik? Just an average Michigan teenager that decided to hack a Twitter account belonging to a friend of Justin Bieber. Kristopik thought he’d be sneaky and use the account to somehow get Justin Bieber’s phone number. Unfortunately for Kristopik, Bieber had the last laugh when he posted Kristopik’s number as his own. Shortly after, Kristopik was inundated with nearly 10,000 text messages! That’s some sweet revenge on Justin’s part!
2. Perez Hilton Vs. Will.i.am
This little spat took place on more than just Twitter. The celebs posted videos in regards to the tussle as well. For whatever reason Perez decided to take to Twitter to report an assault by Black-Eyed Peas member Will.i.am instead of doing the normal thing and calling the police. He continued making posts claiming he was bleeding in his hotel room and asking followers to call the police on his behalf. Perez claimed he was in shock, possibly the reason he couldn’t call the police, but one has to assume if he could tweet he could use a phone. Will says as much in his video response and also claims it was a fan who hit the infamous blogger while they minced words outside of a Toronto night club.
1. Kendall Jenner Vs. Frances Bean Cobain
Here’s a couple kids you wouldn’t expect to ever have beef.
After Kendall tweeted that she wished “life could be easier sometimes” daughter of Courtney Love and deceased Nirvana front-man decided to respond to Jenner’s “woe is me” attitude. Frances points out that there are much bigger problems in the world that Kendall probably couldn’t understand being a privileged celebrity. Bean goes on to insinuate that Jenner is self-absorbed. Jenner did respond with an acknowledgment that she was aware people in the world have bigger issues and her tweet was “relative to her environment”.