The feud between Meek Mill and Drake started where so many beefs do: on social media.
“Stop comparing drake (sic) to me too (sic)… He don’t write his own raps!” Meek Mill tweeted in July 2015, which led to a dirty back-and-forth between supporters of both Drake and Meek Mill on social media.
Drake stayed mum, but replied through the lyrics of his songs “Charged Up” and “Back to Back,” in which he implied Meek Mill’s girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, is the only reason why the rapper has any success.
Things heated up for these two during the summer. It all started during an interview Cyrus gave in which she was quoted as saying, “Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite. I think there’s a way you speak to people with openness and love….”
Though Kris remained publicly supportive of Caitlyn’s transition during the past year, she was also very vocal about the fact that she felt extremely betrayed by her former spouse.
Besides the fact that the previously married couple were going through the divorce, Caitlyn also threw some disses in her famous interview with Vanity Fair, saying Kris mistreated her and was controlling and intolerant.
“He can go f*** himself! I honestly wish I never met this man. I mean, just f*** you, Bruce,” Kris said on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians in reaction to Caitlyn’s words about her in their marriage.
The origin of the Jenner/Chyna beef can be dated back to 2014, when Jenner started dating Chyna’s ex, Tyga.
Tyga, who was previously engaged and has a child with Chyna, started dating Jenner less than a month after breaking things off with his ex. The new relationship between Jenner and Tyga obviously angered Chyna, but things went atomic when Jenner posted a selfie of herself wearing a watch identical to the one Tyga had previously gifted Chyna.
Chyna responded by posting a throwback photo of herself with Tyga, as well as making sure the public knew she still had the watch Jenner was implying she had taken from her. She also posted screenshots of conversations between herself and Tyga on social media, in which Tyga said he wanted to get back together with her.
A back-and-forth Instagram feud ensued in which the two took cheap pot-shots at each other. Jenner called Chyna an “aging stripper,” and Chyna continually mocked Jenner’s lip injections.
Some fans theorized that this former friendship hit the skids when Perry started dating John Mayer in 2012, several years after Swift had broken things off with him. But things got super weird in 2013, when Swift booked three dancers for her Red tour who had previously been employed by Perry. Six months into the Red tour, the three dancers got a call from Perry and ditched Swift to hit the road with the Prismatic tour.
The two continued to take undercover shots at each other via social media and press interviews throughout 2014. Fast forward to 2015, and the beef is still alive and well. Swift and Perry continue to throw passive-aggressive blows at each other (Perry left some Swifty Easter eggs in her Super Bowl performance, and everyone is 99.9 percent sure Swift’s hit “Bad Blood” is about Perry) and hand out barbs via Twitter.
Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton
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Clinton and Trump are obviously going to have issues, considering they both want to be the next president of the United States. However, Trump took things to a whole new level when he dragged Clinton into a lawsuit with Univision, who dumped his Miss Universe pageant after he made disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants.
“While Univision has claimed in the media that its decision to cut ties with MUO came in response to certain comments by Mr. Trump during a June 16, 2015, campaign speech announcing his candidacy for President of the United States, the decision was, in reality, a thinly veiled attempt by Univision, a privately held company principally owned by longtime Clinton Foundation donor and current Hillary Clinton fundraiser, Haim Saban, to suppress Mr. Trump’s freedom of speech under the First Amendment as he begins to campaign for the nation’s presidency and, in recent weeks, has dramatically risen in the polls while expressing critical views of Mrs. Clinton,” says the complaint.
Rose, who previously dated Kanye West, has had issues with West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, for a while now, but in 2015, the feud leaked into Khloé’s life as well.
It started with Rose making critical statements about Khloé’s younger sister, Kylie, dating the much older Tyga. Rose called Jenner a “baby” and said that Tyga “should be ashamed of himself.”
Khloé was not cool with Rose publicly talking about her little sis and fired back on Twitter, quoting an earlier interview Rose had given about being a stripper.
Rose responded with a meme of Kanye West, which read, “When ur sister in law calls out your ex for being a stripper, but your wife has a sex tape,” to which Khloé responded, “Can’t even wait 10 mins before mentioning one of our names.”
On the red carpet before accepting her ESPN ESPY for “Best Fighter” in July 2015, Rousey took a jab at Mayweather, who was also nominated for the award, referencing his numerous past domestic abuse charges by telling a reporter, “I wonder how Floyd feels being beaten by a woman for once.”
“I haven’t really spoke to anyone about the Ronda Rousey situation, just to set the record straight,” he explained during an interview with Fight Hype. “I don’t have anything against MMA fighters. It’s just like boxing; you win some, you lose some. A true champion can take a loss and bounce back.”
“I don’t think it’s cool how everyone is trolling her on social media,” he continued. “Certain things you have to learn. People will love you on Friday, and then Sunday morning, it’s nothing but negative comments and people making jokes and people making fun about you, which I don’t think is cool. I’ve never been on the other side, so I don’t know how it feels. I’m pretty sure she’s a very, very strong person, but we still have to take into consideration that she has feelings,” Mayweather said.
Trump vs. Megyn Kelly
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Kelly and Trump’s feud started during Trump’s first Republican debate, which was moderated by Kelly, when he accused her of singling him out by asking questions about his views on women and referencing sexist comments he had previously made in public.
After the debate, Trump attempted to defend himself by making another sexist comment directed at Kelly. “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes,” Trump told CNN’s Don Lemon. “Blood coming out of her wherever.”
Trump has also bashed Kelly’s journalistic style and career on numerous occasions.
Kelly hasn’t responded with any low blows but has taken opportunities to defend herself.
“Mr. Trump is an interesting man who has captured the attention of the electorate. That’s why he’s leading in the polls,” she said on her show, The Kelly File, in August. “Trump, who is the front-runner, will not apologize. And I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism.”
Everything seemed pretty hunky dory between Azalea and Spears during the first part of 2015, when their new song “Pretty Girls” came out.
However, when the video and single for “Pretty Girls” flopped, Azalea blamed it on Spears and said they never stood a chance because Spears didn’t do enough promotion. When Spears’ fans came out in full force to defend their idol, Azalea backpedaled and blamed the media for twisting her words.
Spears never directly addressed Azalea’s diss, but did tweet, “Can’t wait to get back to Vegas. So thankful I have shows for the rest of the year to look forward to,” which was perceived by many to be a reference about Azalea’s canceled summer tour.
The trouble between Harris and Malik started when Malik retweeted a now-deleted image that criticized Swift’s choice to remove her music from Spotify as greedy. When Harris caught wind of it, he rushed to the defense of Swift, who he happened to be dating.
“You’ve made your money? Cool…f*** the 99% of musicians who depend on these services to survive right? Yeah f*** em (sic) While u kids are refresh voting teen choice awards there’s some poor f***er in a basement making your new favorite record trying to survive… Meaning… stay out of things you don’t understand,” Harris said in a string of angry tweets.
Malik hit back hard, implying that Harris misconstrued why he retweeted the pic and made a fool out of himself in the process.
“Ha (sic) you just made an absolute fool of yourself mate… you clearly didn’t understand what I just said either…so i suggest you calm your knickers before them dentures fall out… Oh and I write my own shit too dickhead,” Malik tweeted.
Surprisingly, Malik’s rude words caused Harris to instantly back down. “All good, it was the quote not you personally mate,” Harris tweeted. “Best of luck, genuinely. You’ve got a great voice.”
Delevingne was obviously annoyed by the run-of-the-mill questions presented and, to be frank, downright rude to the anchors. The Good Day Sacramento crew played nice for a couple minutes, but things went from bad to worse when one of them called out Delevingne and said, “First of all, I love the movie… With that said, I saw you in London talking about it a couple weeks ago on TV and you seemed a lot more excited about it than you do right now. Are you just exhausted?”
The anchors quickly cut off the interview not long after and proceeded to talk trash about Delevigne when she was no longer present to defend herself.
Everything was not copacetic between these two former roommates after Madison’s book, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, bashed both Wilkinson and the girls’ former boyfriend, Hugh Hefner.
“How could [Holly] want kids and [to] get married to him and then, next thing you know, say these types of things about Hef? It’s just out of revenge, and I feel bad for Hef. But you know what? He’s an amazing human being,” Wilkinson said to People magazine in June, adding, “Holly, you can tell, had this ulterior motive every minute being at the mansion, and that motive was — it was clear as day — she wanted Hef’s kids, she wanted a piece of Playboy and she wanted to marry Hef for, obviously, his will… That didn’t happen. So what do you think [is] going to happen? Revenge. So we’re witnessing some revenge here.”
Fast forward to 2015, and the Alley/Remini Twitter war rages on, despite the fact that Alley said she blocked Remini on the social media site two years ago. Alley is still clearly angry over Remini leaving the church, and the flames were reignited when Remini granted an exclusive expose interview to 20/20.
Pharrell and Robin Thicke vs. Marvin Gaye’s family
While the song “Blurred Lines” was a huge victory for Thicke and Pharrell Williams on the airwaves, it ended up being a huge loss for them in court.
Gaye’s family brought a suit against Thicke and Williams, saying it was a rip-off of Gaye’s 1977 hit, “Got to Give It Up.”
A judge ruled that “Blurred Lines” has enough similarities to Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” to go to trial. The Gaye family’s lawyers “made a sufficient showing that elements of ‘Blurred Lines’ may be substantially similar to protected, original elements of ‘Got to Give It Up,'” Judge John Kronstadt said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
To make matters worse, Thicke tried to shrug off any blame, saying he was drunk and high the entire time he was recording the song, as well as while speaking during any interviews promoting the single, and he blamed Williams for having written most of the song on his own. “None of it was my idea… [and] I’d say 75 percent of [the song] was already done when I walked in,” Thicke said.
The Gaye estate ultimately won a $7.3 million judgment over Williams and Thicke.