1. I Don’t Know Her! Best Diva Feuds EverSource:Getty
Divas are known to take up quite a bit of space. Their presence can fill up arenas of adoring fans, but sometimes, when two get too close, explosions can occur. Here are a few diva feuds where one party barely survived.
2. Jennifer Lopez vs. Mariah CareySource:Getty
Perhaps one of the greatest diva feuds ever. It began in the early ’00s when Carey was asked about J.Lo and created an instant feud when she simply replied, “I don’t know her.” Years later, at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, cameras caught J.Lo checking her Instagram during Mariah’s performance despite the fact that she was sitting in the first row. Shade!
3. Madonna vs. Janet JacksonSource:Getty
This feud began when Madonna bad-mouthed the king of pop’s sister. Janet promptly clapped back when asked about Madonna’s sex book and responded, “I could take off my clothes and hitchhike on the highway, and people would look at me too, but would that make me an artist?” She doubled down in 1994, telling Vibe magazine, “Hate is a strong word. I never said hate, but if I did hate her, I’d have valid reasons.”
4. Iggy Azalea vs. Nicki MinajSource:Getty
It began at the 2014 BET Awards, when many speculated Minaj’s acceptance speech called out Iggy for allegedly using ghostwriters on her debut album. Azalea came back with a tweet saying she was generally “unbothered by anything that happened at the BET awards,” but later claimed that Minaj calling her out for having ghostwriters is hypocritical.
5. Lil Kim vs. Nicki MinajSource:Getty
The beef allegedly began after a track they recorded together got shelved. After that, Kim said Nicki got nasty when they were around each other and to add to that, Nicki started dissing her in songs: “Every single record she’s made was coming at me.” Kim has also voiced her anger over the fact that Nicki never payed homage to her, going so far as to call the chart-topping femcee an overrated rapper.
6. Fantasia vs. Keyshia ColeSource:Getty
This beef began when Keyshia was hosting “106 & Park” and introduced Fantasia as “the girl that won American Idol.” Fantasia didn’t appreciate those remarks. In return, Keyshia said she didn’t like Fantasia’s attitude. Fantasia apologized, which could have been the end of it. That was not the case though, as the two allegedly nearly came to blows one night backstage at a Kanye show.
7. Brandy vs. MonicaSource:Getty
The rumored beef began after their hit duet “The Boy is Mine,” but Monica put the ‘beef’ to bed after an interview with HuffPostLive, saying, “We played up the dramatics of it all, but I’m like, ‘Guys, we were 16 and 17.’ We’re 35 and 36 now. There was no boy and no beef.” Adding, “”It started off as brilliant marketing, and what started to happen was people started creating these skits, and then our fans divided.”
8. Tamar Braxton vs. K. MichelleSource:Getty
Braxton allegedly started this one by saying that K. Michelle was making up lies about suffering from physical abuse in a subtweet which read, “Oh have fun and let this girl sell her fairytale.” A year later, the two exchanged jabs over Twitter once again. K. Michelle says she’s done with the beef, but reiterated that she won’t stand for any disrespect saying, “I always win arguments…doesn’t mean I start them.”
9. Mariah Carey vs. MadonnaSource:Getty
Things have been cold between the two divas for years, ever since Madonna reportedly said that Carey wasn’t that bright. This allegedly came right in the middle Carey’s meteoric rise in the mid ’90s, while Madonna’s career was slumping. Then Carey reacted by saying that she hadn’t paid attention to Madonna since the seventh grade. Shade!
10. Rihanna vs. CiaraSource:Getty
This one started in 2011 when Ciara remembered a less-than-pleasant run-in with Rih on “Fashion Police.” Rihanna responded on Twitter, “My bad Ci, did I forget to tip you?” MTV tried to restart it just last week by tweeting during the BMAs, “Luda, you know Ciara won’t say Rihanna’s name.” Ciara quickly deaded it by tweeting, “Thought She Was Amazing.1 Of The Best Performances Of The Night.”