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Celebrities Fighting Celebrities! 27 Famous Feuds We’ll Never Forget

// Hilton Kardashian

Mar. 24 2020, Updated 2:42 p.m. ET

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We don’t like it when beautiful celebs get ugly and start brawling with each other—but we can't seem to look away either! Whether it’s Taylor Swift vs Kanye West or Kanye West vs Jay-Z, once the gloves are off, anything goes.

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Whether it’s over something small or big, it’s like watching a car crash as celebs tear into each other. He said, she said, they said—then either words or fists fly along with anything else that’s close at hand.

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Some of them have kissed and made up. Some of them still need security guards around if they see each other. But all 27 of these epic celebrity feuds can't be forgotten—read on and remember who hates who and why!

27. Kanye West vs Taylor Swift

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How It Began: In 2009, Taylor was giving her acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs for Best Female Video when West leaped on stage, grabbed the mic from her hands, and shouted that Beyonce should have won.

What Happened Next: In 2016, West released an album with the lyric “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that b***h famous." He then released a tape showing he’d called Swift for her permission to use that line—but she disputed him asking her if he could call her a b***h.

This feud is far from over.

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26. Katy Perry vs Taylor Swift

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How It Began: It could have its roots when Katy Perry began dating Swift's ex-boyfriend John Mayer around 2012, but it really kicked into gear when Swift hired three dancers away from Perry—who then hired them back from under her.

What Happened Next: Unbelievably, it all ended when a literal olive branch was given to Swift by Perry in May, 2018.

The feud seems over.

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25. Paris Hilton vs Kim Kardashian

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How It Began: They’d been BFFs and then Hilton called out Kardashian, saying her butt looked like “cottage cheese inside a big trash bag.”

What Happened Next: It was revealed that the reason behind the diss might have been tied to the fact that Kardashian would sometimes give dirt on Hilton to In Touch magazine.

The feud is on a low simmer.

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24. Orlando Bloom vs Justin Bieber

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How It Began: It was rumored that Orlando Bloom's then-wife Miranda Kerr had been sexting Justin Bieber.

What Happened Next: Bloom began dating Bieber's ex Selena Gomez (this was before she got back with Bieber...then became his ex again). But it didn’t stop there. Bloom threw a punch at Bieber in Spain but, according to reports, missed.

The feud is on a low simmer.

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23. Bette Davis vs Joan Crawford

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How It Began: The classic case of what happens when you put bros before besties, the feud ignited in the 1930s (before MySpace) over an actor called Franchot Tone. Tone dated Davie then moved on to Crawford.

What Happened Next: Bette Davis won an Oscar for a role that Joan Crawford had said no to, turning the rivalry up to eleven. And when Crawford died, Davis’ response was to say “You should never say bad things about the dead, only good. Joan Crawford is dead. Good.”

The feud may be continuing on in the here-after.

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22. Debra Winger vs Shirley MacLaine

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How It Began: It all blew up on the set of Terms of Endearment, where, according to accounts, they didn’t much like each other from day one. And they were playing mother and daughter.

What Happened Next: Apparently Winger tried farting in MacLaine’s face. As recently as the early noughties, Winger appeared on The View and it was clear she was still angry with MacLaine.

The feud is on a low simmer.

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21. Axl Rose vs Tommy Hilfiger

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How It Began: It’s an unusual celebrity death match up, but it happened. In 2006, at an event in L.A., Axl allegedly moved Tommy Hilfger’s girlfriend’s drink. According to reports, Hilfiger got so enraged he threw a punch.

What Happened Next: According to Kid Rock who witnessed the whole thing, their fight was “totally Detroit.”

The feud in on a low simmer.

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20. Blac Chyna vs Rob Kardashian

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How It Began: On July 4th, 2017, Blac Chyna thought it would be a great idea to sent her former fiancé Rob Kardashian a video of her in bed with another dude.

What Happened Next: Rob posted explicit pictures of Chyna on his Instagram account and also accused her of both infidelity and drug abuse. She, in turn, took to Snapchat and told people Rob had beaten her and that she’d had to get a restraining order against him.

The feud is ongoing.

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19. Soulja Boy vs Chris Brown

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How It Began: In January 2017, rapper Soulja Boy posted a smiley face emoji on an Instagram photo of Karrueche Tran. Later that night, Soulja tweeted that Chris Brown—who, let’s face it, isn’t known for his calm demeanor—had threatened him for liking it.

What Happened Next: They agreed to fight it out a three-round pay-per-view boxing match in Vegas. Brown pulled out at the last minute citing a whole bunch of random excuses. And ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran took out a restraining order on Chris Brown after she allegedly received death threats.

The feud is on a simmer.

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18. Kanye West Vs Jay-Z

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How It Began: At one of his shows in November 2016, West launched into a 10-minute rant about everything bothering him, including Jay-Z and Beyonce. West was upset Jay-Z didn’t visit him in person when Kim Kardashian had been robbed at gunpoint in Paris.

What Happened Next: Jay-Z released a track called Kill Jay-Z that referenced West in a not-very-flattering way.

The feud is on a low simmer.

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17. Arsenio Hall vs Sinead O’Connor

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How It Began: In 2016, shortly after Prince’s untimely passing, Sinead O’Connor posted to Facebook that it was Arsenio Hall who had provided Prince with drugs.

What Happened Next: Hall filed a $5million libel lawsuit—but ultimately dismissed it.

The feud is on a low simmer.

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16. 50 Cent vs Vivica A. Fox

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How It Began: In 2015, 50 Cent threw shade at Vivica Fox's TV show Empire, saying it had a ratings dip due to “gay stuff.”

What Happened Next: Fox went on “Watch What Happens Live” and responded to those comments by intimating that ex-boyfriend 50 Cent is gay.

The feud is on a low simmer.

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15. Solange Knowles vs Jay-Z

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How It Began: In May 2014, something—we may never know (or Beyonce’s Lemonade may have hinted at it) —set her sister Solange off.

What Happened Next: Solange beat the seven bells out of Jay-Z in an elevator at the Manhattan Standard Hotel. They’ve since both apologized and Jay-Z accepted the blame for the attack.

The feud is on a low simmer until Jay-Z does whatever he did again.

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14. Chris Brown vs Drake

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How It Began: In 2012, while at a club, Drake threw shade at Chris Brown over Rihanna—both men have a romantic past with her.

What Happened Next: Fists flew, bottles were thrown, and Chris Brown wound up with a gash on his chin.

The feud is on a low simmer.

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13. Bill Murray vs Chevy Chase

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How It Began: Chevy Chase has reportedly long had an ego and back in 1976, he was appearing as a host on SNL’s second season. He quickly rubbed Bill Murray the wrong way and, depending on who you believe, fisticuffs flew or just angry pushing.

What Happened Next: Happily, they made up—but both have gotten into verbal spats with other stars since then (Murray reportedly fought with Lucy Liu on the set of Charlie’s Angels and Chase reportedly fought with almost everyone on the set of Community.

The feud is long since over.

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12. Val Kilmer vs Tom Sizemore

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How It Began: While on the set of the 2000 film Red Planet, things began heating up when Sizemore began making demands that angered Kilmer.

What Happened Next: Sizemore punched Kilmer in the chest and knocked him over. Sizemore claims they’re now friends.

The feud is most likely on a simmer.

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11. Bill Cosby vs Tom Smothers

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How It Began: In 1977, at a party at the Playboy Mansion, Tom Smothers complimented Cosby on his show, saying it was a really good effort. Yeah. That’s literally how this started.

What Happened Next: Apparently Cosby couldn’t tell the difference between a genuine compliment and sarcasm so blew up. After some four-lettered language was hurled there and back, Smothers walked away. But Cosby then punched Smothers in the back of his head, knocking him down, then continued to yell at him. Hugh Hefner had to separate them.

The feud has most likely been on simmer for 40 years.

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10. Jamie Foxx vs LL Cool J

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How It Began: On set of 1999’s Any Given Sunday, stars Jamie Foxx and LL Cool J were filming a fight scene that got out of hand when LL Cool J allegedly took things a bit too far. Blows were thrown and they had to be separated.

What Happened Next: Cool J released a track that stated Foxx wasn’t as funny as Chris Rock. Foxx made fun of Cool J’s large head and penchant for licking his lips during a stand-up special.

The feud is supposedly over.

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9. George Clooney vs David O’Russell

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How It Began: Mega movie star and mega movie director came to blows on the set of Three Kings. Clooney saw O'Russell yelling at an AD and it all went south.

What Happened Next: O'Russell was apparently just yelling to be heard over the noise (they were shooting with helicopters, explosions, etc). Clooney misunderstood and came to the AD’s defense—and the next thing you know Clooney and O'Russell had grabbed each other. They were quickly separated.

The feud might be over.

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8. Neil Patrick Harris vs James Woods

// Neil Woods
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How It Began: James Woods seems to enjoy saying rancorous things and held nothing back when he tweeted a picture of a family supporting their son at a Pride event. He wrote “Wait until this poor kid grows up, realizes what you’ve done, and stuffs both of you dismembered into a freezer in the garage” which certainly suggests more about Woods’ state of mind than it does an innocent child.

What Happened Next: Neil Patrick Harris tweeted back “Utterly ignorant and classless, Mr. Woods. I'm friends with this family. You know not of what you speak, and should be ashamed of yourself.”

The feud is on. Oh, it’s on.

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7. Martha Stewart vs Gwyneth Paltrow

// Martha Gwyn
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How It Began: The war of very nice white women began in 2013 when Stewart threw a little shade at Paltrow's lifestyle website Goop. Stewart told Bloomberg that she was the one who began this “whole category of lifestyle.”

What Happened Next: After Stewart used the phrase “conscious uncoupling” in her magazine, Paltrow posted a “Jailbird Cake” recipe—an obvious dig at Stewart's time in white collar prison for fraud.

The feud has rattled teacups everywhere.

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6. Amber Rose vs Khloe Kardashian

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How It Began: Amber Rose threw shade at Kylie Kenner in February 2015.

What Happened Next: Khloe Kardashian came to Kylie’s defense, bashing Rose's past as a stripper. Rose bashed right back tweeting about Kim Kardashian in a similar light.

The feud is on simmer.

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5. Rob Kardashian Vs Tristan Thompson

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How It Began: After Tristan Thompson’s cheating scandal broke, Rob Kardashian stepped in to protect his sister Khloe, calling Thompson an “a**hole.”

What Happened Next: Rob stepped up the remarks suggesting Khloe dump Thompson, despite having his baby. He’s also reportedly said that Khloe needs to reunite with Lamar Odom. For his part, Thompson has remained publicly silent.

The feud is most likely starting to build.

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4. Prince Vs Michael Jackson

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How It Began: In 1982, both had competing albums in the charts (1999 and Thriller) which spilled over into a major professional rivalry.

What Happened Next: Prince turned down a role in Jackson’s Bad video (which went to Wesley Snipes). He then played a guitar in MJ’s face during a concert.

The feud is most likely now over until a medium says otherwise.

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3. Biggie Smalls Vs Tupac

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How It Began: After Tupac Shakur was robbed and shot five times in 1994, a week later Biggie Smalls—AKA The Notorius B.I.G. —was alleged by a reporter to have known about the attack a week in advance. No connection was ever officially confirmed but their beef was off to the races.

What Happened Next: Rhetoric was amped up and up between both camps. It became an East Coast vs West Coast thing. Tupac was killed in 1996; Biggie died in 1997.

The feud is most likely now over.

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2. Jennie Garth Vs Shannen Doherty

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How It Began: It was on the set of Beverly Hills 90210 in the ‘90s when things began boiling over between the two stars. Said Garth, “There were times when we wanted to claw each other’s eyes out.”

What Happened Next: According to Tori Spelling, who also had a contentious relationship with Doherty, both Doherty and Garth got into a physical fight.

The feud is over.

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1. Donald Trump vs Rosie O’Donnell

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How It Began: Rosie O'Donnell criticized Donald Trump for not firing a Miss USA (Tara Conner) for alleged drug and alcohol abuse.

What Happened Next: Trump’s infamous thin skin was showing as he instantly began calling O’Donnell a “real loser” and a “pig.” Once Twitter came along, Trump used the platform to denigrate O’Donnell whenever he could (clearly one of his favorite pastimes).

The feud is still raging. Just ask Twitter.

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