23 Celebrity Twitter Feuds That Went Viral
For the most part, celebrities on Twitter are terrible at handling criticism - especially if it comes from other celebrities. Any perceived shade that comes their way is liable to start earth shattering, ocean boiling, beef. While a lot of actors and musicians try to stay busy, some celebs spend all of their online time embroiled in twitter feuds. You wouldn’t be wrong if you thought that they were using the celebrity twitter fights as a means of getting free publicity. Although some Twitter fights seem like they would have happened regardless of the medium, and it’s probably better that it happened in 140 characters on the Internet instead of at a club in person. That being said, some of the online beefs have spilled over IRL, where things tend to get physical. These celebrity Twitter beefs are like a car crash - you can’t look away.As you’ll soon find out, some of the celebrities that are catalogued on this list are seasoned pros at the art of the Twitter fight. They can duck and run, or lash out like a prizefighter – all in a string of 140 character posts. Each celebrity has their own style when it comes to Twitter beef. If you’re Kanye, you don’t even let your opponent get a word in edge wise, and if you’re Donald Trump you make the craziest statement you can think of and let your opponent do the rest. Take a look at the most entertaining celebrity twitter feuds and find out which style you prefer.
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Russell Brand Gets Ponderous About Donald Trump
.@realDonaldTrump are you drunk when you write these tweets? Or does that foam you spray on your bald head make you high?— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) October 16, 2014
We don't know why Donald Trump started beef with verbose comedian Russell Brand, but things got real immediately. Basically Trump dumped on Brand out of nowhere, not expecting Brand to start linking to articles about Trump's terrible business league. It was kind of like watching a child box with Mike Tyson.
- 2363 VOTES
Lorde Hits Diplo Where It Hurts
Someone should make a kickstarter to get taylor swift a booty— Diplo ⚡️ (@diplo) November 12, 2014
Diplo seems kind of like a jerk, but he's a millionaire EDM producer so what do you expect? When he hopped online to ask the world to give "Taylor Swift a booty," Swift's friend Lorde wasn't even about to have any of Dip's cheeky misogynist BS and shut the super producer down.
- 3325 VOTES
John Cleese and Piers Morgan Get Into an Old Man Twitter Fight
Piers Morgan writes that I didn't recognise him in a restaurant in New York.I did.I just didn't want to speak to someone I truly detest— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) June 5, 2015
It's safe to say that no one likes Piers Morgan, the stuffy, verbose, one time host of Piers Morgan Live. But one person who really hates Morgan is Monty Python member John Cleese. These two argumentative Brits got into it on Twitter, and by the time Morgan brags about being in the Entourage movie the whole thing becomes as sad as it is entertaining.
- 4132 VOTES
Azealia Banks And Lana Del Rey Fire Cheap Shots
Banks. u coulda been the greatest female rapper alive but u blew it. dont take it out on the only person who had ur back.— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) October 9, 2018
Allegedly, it all started when Azealia Banks took to Instagram at the end of September 2018 to lambaste Lana Del Rey for speaking out against Kanye West and for doing, what Banks claimed, was "bootleg witchcraft." It was nearly two weeks before Del Rey finally responded via Twitter, saying: "Banks. u coulda been the greatest female rapper alive but u blew it. dont take it out on the only person who had ur back."
Banks fired back immediately, and on an otherwise calm afternoon on October 9, the internet sat back and watched as the two music artists lashed out at each other with a barrage of petty shots and insults. Del Rey threatened to "f*ck you the f*ck up," then Banks responded that she felt "powerful," cryptically plugged her line of soap, the followed it up with some detailed body shaming, accusing Del Rey of having plastic surgery - but not enough of it - and advising her to invest in appetite suppressants. Del Rey, in turn, clapped back, announcing she would give Banks the number for her psychiatrist and creating a new trending hashtag, #uneedanewcocktail, in the process.
The fued has not yet been resolved, but some have speculated it's actually a promotional strategy for a new joint album between the women. One can only hope this is the case.
- 5194 VOTES
Azealia Banks Calls Out Lady Gaga
Back in 2013, sometimes rapper, all the time pot stirrer Azealia Banks called out Lady Gaga for allegedly stealing the title "Red Flame" from a demo that Banks sent the singer at an unknown point. Whether or not this beef is real or all in Banks' head is still to be seen.
- 6299 VOTES
Amanda Bynes Goes Full Crazy on Rihanna
First of all, yikes. For some reason, Amanda Bynes started going after Rihanna on Twitter, and when Rihanna clapped back, Bynes got weirdly racial and started calling the "Diamonds" singer a dog. As of 2016, Rihanna is doing fine and Bynes is probably somewhere wearing a tinfoil hat.