If celebrities had it out with each other in the olden days, it was mostly done in private or through gossip pages. These days, celebs can just pull out their phone and say what they want using Instagram, Twitter or any other platform on social media for the world to see. And boy, do they say what they want.
The likes of Nicki Minaj, Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber regularly explode online. But virtual celeb-on-celeb violence is never pretty and no matter how attractive a star is, their hatred sometimes comes rushing to the surface in an ugly way.
Take a dive into the gallery to see some of the biggest spats and feuds on Instagram.
1. Nicki Minaj vs. Meek Mill.
In December of 2018, Meek Mill was asked about his thoughts on Nicki Minaj’s new flame Kenneth Petty. But then when Mill went to check out her Instagram, he saw that Minaj had blocked him. Minaj later went on to defend Petty when it was revealed that he was a registered sex offender who’d also served time for manslaughter from 2006-2013. Oopsies.
2. Kourtney Kardashian vs. Younes Bendjima.
Kardashian and Bendjima were a happening couple after her end with Scott Disick, but Bendjima’s insecurity might have gotten the better of him. Why else would he post, “Thats what you need to show to get likes?" when Kardashian posted a picture of herself in a bikini? Their Instagram relationship — as did the one in real life — ended shortly after.
3. Nicki Minaj vs. Drake.
What is it with Nicki Minaj? Minaj and Drake went from a close friendship to nothing when she unfollowed him on Instagram in 2018. No one is quite sure why. Was it because Drake reconciled with Meek Mills? Either way, the internet was up in arms about it.
4. Kim Kardashian vs. Tristan Thompson.
Another Kardashian, another Insta-beef. This one erupted when Kim K discovered that Tristan Thompson was cheating on her sister Khloe just days before she was set to give birth. Kim Kardashian described it as “so f--ked up,” which caused Thompson to block her. But she had the last laugh. A few months later she asked him to unblock her — which Thompson did. She responded with “Now the question is, should I follow you?”
5. Nicki Minaj vs. Cardi B.
After a physical fight in 2018 at the Harper’s Bazaar Icons party that stemmed from Minaj saying not-so-nice things about B’s parenting style, Cardi B put up a detailed thread on Instagram calling Minaj out. Things got very ugly until they both agreed to stop talking about it in public and called a truce in October of 2019.
6. Justin Bieber vs. Selena Gomez.
Justin Bieber was chastising his Insta-fans for ganging up on then-girlfriend Sofia Richie when ex-Selena Gomez stepped into the fray. She commented, “If you can't handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol -it should be special between you two only.” Bieber responded with, “It's funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love." And it all went pear-shaped from there.
7. Tati Westbrook vs. James Charles.
When Charles put a sponsored post up on Instagram talking up SugarBearHair gummy vitamins, close friend Tati Westbrook lost it. Turns out she has her own brand, Halo Beauty, so the knives came out. It started escalating and other beauty vloggers got involved. A lot of beauty vloggers got viciously ugly ridiculously quickly.
8. Dwayne Johnson vs. Vin Diesel.
Dwayne Johnson — or “The Rock” depending on what stage of his career he’s in — got into it on Instagram with Vin Diesel in 2016. Johnson’s post called out some fellow male costars as “candy asses” and in 2018 announced in an interview that during The Fate of the Furious he and Diesel did not shoot their scenes together. The Rock has since deleted the post.
9. Snoop Dogg vs. Iggy Azaela.
A multi-platform feud erupted after Snoop Dogg began comparing Iggy Azaela to Marlon Wayans’ character in White Girls, as well as a woman with albinism and topped it off by calling her a “f--king c--t” on Instagram. He eventually apologized — and Azaela responded on Twitter saying in part "Let that be that people, time to focus on the positive things I've got going on. no time to dwell on the negative."
10. Kim Cattrall vs. Sarah Jessica Parker.
Everyone knew Cattrall and Parker weren’t on the best terms to begin with. But things went into overdrive when Parker posted on Instagram a message sending her “love and condolences” over the passing of Cattrall’s brother. Cattrall snapped back with a post that read, "I don't need your love or support at this tragic time.” She added, “You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona."