Social media has given fans more access to their favorite celebrities than ever before: the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's also given celebrities a channel to speak to each other directly and very, very publicly, free of any PR managers, interviewers, or dishonest editing. Most stars try to stay above the fray, but sometimes they just can't resist putting in their two cents or clapping back at a shady subtweet. These Twitter beefs got big enough to go viral, and this first-hand look into their personal battles is so sickly satisfying. Here are the 20 clapbacks heard round the world.
Twitter/@kanyewest via Daily Mail
Jimmy Kimmel spoofed one of Kanye West's radio interviews in 2013, so Kanye accused him of not having enough "good p*ssy" in his life. Kanye then asked, in all caps, if he should do a spoof about Jimmy f*cking Ben Affleck with the hashtags #NoDisrespectToBenAffleck and #AllDisrespectToJimmyKimmel. Kanye said he likes and knows Jimmy and even went to his family's wedding. Jimmy responded that he liked him too, and just kind of continued to troll Kanye as he went off about how Jimmy had insulted him on the phone *during* this Twitter rant and said Sarah Silverman was funnier than him. The feud was squashed when Kanye went back on Jimmy's show in 2017.
Twitter/@drakebell via Daily Mail
Drake Bell accused Justin Bieber of letting Lil Za take the fall for a cocaine possession bust for him, which started a whole thing on Twitter where Drake literally told a Belieber that he hoped she died soon. WTF. GossipCop has the insane receipts, or else it would be hard to believe a celebrity (even a D-list celebrity like Drake Bell) would say stuff like that to a random Bieber fan. The former Nickelodeon actor has also tried to get people to sign a petition to deport Justin back to Canada and made fun of Justin for wearing makeup at a photo shoot. The only way JB responded was by driving by one of Drake's album release parties so that all of Drake's fans would leave and swarm Bieber instead, which totally worked.
Tiwtter/@meekmill via Keedies Corner
This beef was squashed after three years in 2018, but before then, Meek Mill and Drake were constantly going after each other online. Meek accused Drake of using a ghostwriter, which is not the least common thing that is said about Drake, and said that his discovery of Drake's fake writing credits is why the Canadian heartthrob never tweeted about Meek's latest album. A *ton* of other rappers got involved, and Huzlers caught a tweeted-and-deleted response from Drake where he accused Meek of starting all this drama because Drake slept with Nicki. LMAO. All's well that ends well, right?
Twitter/@contrachloe via Knew Your Meme
Jake Paul is a monster *and* a thief. Congrats, dude! In 2018, he stole Chloe Woodard's amazing "Who Is She?" vine without giving her any credit. You know the one: a frizzy-haired girl bops to some music, then turns around and reveals she's wearing children's sunglasses. She's the GOAT. People were already not thrilled with Jake at this point, so Chloe tweeted at Jake to never use her content again because she doesn't want to be associated with him. Jake responded by copying her Vine again, then flipping her off.
Twitter/@alissaviolet via E Celebrity Facts
Alissa Violet and Jake Paul's Twitter war was sort of like the beginning of the end for Jake, except he still has fans for some reason. Alissa took to Twitter to accuse Jake of being a snake and emotionally damaging her, and Seventeen recounted a Snapchat video where she explained that Jake had evicted her from his Team 10 house. Jake defended himself on Twitter saying their relationship was real and she cheated on him with a close friend, and he posted a video where he supposedly "predicted" she was going to try to ruin his life and spread lies about him. Alissa then told Twitter that Jake habitually paraded girls in front of her, so their relationship was never real, and that Jake was emotionally abusive. This is really what led to other members of Team 10 revealing the abuse they'd faced by Jake in the house, and we all know how that turned out.
Twitter/@amandabynes via Daily Mail
Remember when Amanda Bynes was really going through it and we, as a culture, were collectively worried about her? This is a blast from that past. During a 2013 hotbed of Twitter feud activity for Amanda, she tweeted-and-deleted a bunch of truly horrible things about Rihanna. There's still evidence of them online, like in this Daily Mail article, because nothing can ever truly be deleted from the internet. Amanda said Rihanna looked ugly because she was trying to be white, then blamed Rihanna for being assaulted by Chris Brown. Rihanna's only response was, "Ya see what happens when they cancel Intervention?" Rihanna is our queen.
Twitter/@nickcannon via The Hook
This is one of those Twitter fights where everyone is in the wrong. Chelsea Hander tweeted a joke about Nick Cannon's comedy tour in 2010, asking who was going to be doing the comedy. Nick was understandably upset that his peer would say something like that, but less understandably, he ended up making it about how Chelsea allegedly slept with the head of E! to get her talk show and said she "looks like she got hit in the face with a hot bag of nickels." This feud never really ended and was reignited as recently as December 2018 when Nick included Chelsea in a group of retweets calling out white female comedians who received no backlash for homophobic jokes similar to those that got Kevin Hart ousted from Oscar hosting duties.
Twitter/@kanyewest via People
Kanye West is the king of saying sh*t on Twitter. His feud with Wiz Khalifa spurred the iconic Twitter rant where he listed 17 things wrong with the rapper after Kanye confused street slang for weed with a reference to his wife. Amber Rose got involved around his fourth and fifth points, where he said Wiz let a stripper trap him for 18 years with a baby, kind of like his lyrics in "Gold Digger." Amber's contribution was making fun of Kanye for liking women to touch his butthole, which is where the hilarious hashtag #FingersInTheBootyAssBitch was born. This feud was in 2016, but it was so funny that we remember it like it was yesterday.
Twitter/@souljaboy via Daily Mail
In 2017, Soulja Boy 'liked' a picture of Chris Brown's then-girlfriend Karrueche Tran on social media, so Chris called Soulja and told him he was going to fight him, which Soulja shared on Twitter. Complex's exhaustive timeline of the feud explains that both artists then took to Twitter and Instagram to threaten each other until Chris invited him to fight him in a boxing match sanctioned by professional troll boxer Adrien Broner. They trolled each other on social media for a few more days, then Chris canceled the fight because he said it was immature. Yeah, sure.
Twitter/@jeffreestar via Parhlo
Jeffree Star's beef with Huda Kattan isn't about her so much as it's about her brand, Huda Beauty, stealing its Easy Bake Setting Powder from a small indie brand called Beauty Bakerie that is run by a single mother and cancer survivor. He included Huda in a video called "A Full Face of Brands That Hate Me" and called the brand out for stealing the entire packaging concept and marketing campaign without even acknowledging the backlash it caused in the beauty community. He then tweeted about the situation and posted screenshots of him directly messaging Huda about why he's heated. Huda responded by saying he allegedly lied about her blocking him and that she was unhappy he posted their private conversation online, but still didn't address the controversy. So, Jeffree called her a horrible person and a thief, and he brought up her issues with people of color and the LGBTQ community creating poison in the beauty world. Okay, go off then.
Twitter/@50center via Miss Xpose
Rick Ross and 50 Cent's war goes far beyond Twitter, but they've definitely taken their eight-year beef onto the social networking site in the past. What started with one dude looking at the other sideways one time became one of the biggest feuds in rap. They started out the usual way, trading diss tracks, then took it to Instagram where 50 would post weekly cartoons depicting Rick during his days as a correctional officer. Shockingly, rappers don't generally love law enforcement. 50 even stalked Rick's mom for a music video without her knowledge, an absolute savage. Then, 50 released Rick's baby mama's sex tape and took his other baby mama and his son to Floyd Mayweather's house. The battle came to Twitter in 2013, when 50 made fun of Rick for crashing his car while being shot at and implied it was staged. This beef is still ongoing, BTW.
Twitter via Daily Mail
Amber Rose lashed out at Kylie Jenner on a radio show for allegedly dating Blac Chyna's ex, Tyga, when she was only 17-years-old, so Khloe Kardashian took to Twitter to remind Amber to keep the family name out of her mouth. Khloe tweeted that while Amber was stripping at 15, Kylie was a businesswoman with her sh*t together, so Amber should ignore the Kardashians like the Kardashians ignore her. Instead of backing down, Amber said she was a wh*re at 15 to support her family and that Kylie is being a wh*re to support her's. Reminder, this was a 31-year-old calling a 17-year-old a wh*re. Real classy. Khloe clapped back that it only took ten minutes before using their names to get attention and that calling someone a wh*re is the easiest jab to throw.
Twitter/@chrissyteigan via Best Life Online
Stephen Amell got a little heated while watching the 2015 Seahawks/Packers Super Bowl when sports reporter Erin Andrews interviewed cornerback Richard Sherman who continued playing after injuring his elbow because she didn't ask why he stayed on the field despite being a physical liability. Stephen's Arrow costar Katie Cassidy jumped into the conversation by asking why Erin wasn't doing her job, which was rude. Turns out Chrissy Teigan also thought it was rude and happens to be good friends with Erin. Chrissy came to her BFF's defense on Twitter by pointing out that at least Erin has a job, and said that Katie didn't. Things got really passive aggressive from there, and it ended with Katie saying our queen Chrissy had negativity inside of her. Um, yes, that's why we love her.
Twitter/@lupefiasco via DJ Booth
People generally agreed that Kid Cudi is a bit of an asshole according to DJ Booth, but that doesn't mean that Cudi calling Lupe Fiasco a Poopé Fiasco on Twitter wasn't the funniest sh*t you've ever seen. The pair have been feuding for, like, forever, and Lupe decided to bring it up again onstage in 2015 when he forgave all of his enemies except Kid Cudi. He said, "If I see him in the streets, it's getting motehrf*cking ugly," but then turned around and said their beef was dead. The next Sunday on Twitter, he turned around *again* and said he was still a "f*cking sucka" and called him "all foul."
Twitter/@iggyazalea via Buzzfeed
Buzzfeed has followed Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks's feud since it started way back in 2012. Like... usually Iggy Azealia is the crazy one when she picks fights, but she was 100% in the right when she question Iggy's placement on the XXL Freshman List after Iggy made comments calling herself a "runaway slave master" and used black Atlanta culture to make her name. T.I. got involved and said the only reason Azealia had time to beef was because she was poor AF, and even Azealia pointed out that she had an actual reason to come at her instead of making sh*t up like she usually does. Does this make Azaelia the rapper who cried wolf or nah? In 2014, Azealia was back at it again pointed out that "Igloo Australia" (LOL) benefits from black culture but stayed silent during the Black Lives Matter movement, and Iggy brushed her off again instead of, oh IDK, actually saying something to benefit BLM. Iggy finally snapped after Azealia gave an interview calling Iggy an emblem of cultural smudging, and Iggy called Azealia a bigot, which is the most ironic sh* I've ever seen.
Twitter/@whats_ur_sign_ via E!
Raven Gates from Nick Viall's Bachelor season is a great friend, so any Tia Booth haters are going to need to deal with her. Raven got wind of Bekah Martinez of Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season allegedly talking sh*t on Tia and Bachelorette Becca Kufrin, probably around the time that Tia decided to call dibs on one of Becca's suitors, an unknown young fellow named Colton Underwood. Raven was not happy, and she accused Bekah of trying to undermine her friends to get more Twitter followers. Bekah clarified that she was only talking sh*t on Tia and Colton because the way they did Becca dirty wasn't cool, which Raven didn't disagree with so long as Bekah kept her opinions to herself. Raven accused Bekah of telling Tia she would stop feuding with her right before Bekah went on Jimmy Kimmel Live and bad mouthed her again, and she said she has receipts. Raven blocked Bekah, and she replaced her original tweet with a subtweet.
Twitter/@zaynmalik via News Central Blog
Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson broke One Direction stans' hearts when they went for each other on Twitter for the weirdest reason. A producer named Naughty Boy tweeted a picture of himself with Zayn telling 1D to "replace this" after Zayn left the band. Louis decided to get involved and made fun of the filter on the photo, comparing it to a photobooth picture kids would post in middle school (...he wasn't wrong). Zayn stepped in and asked Louis, "Remember when you had a life and stopped making b*tchy comments about mine?" Looks like the One Direction breakup wasn't exactly a conscious uncoupling.
Twitter/@diplo via Daily Mail
Looks like there's not a lot of PLUR between Diplo and Zedd who have been feuding since 2015 when Diplo called True Colors poop and said Zedd's relationship with Selena Gomez was fake. Bitter, much? Diplo came for Zedd again in 2016 when he accused Zedd's M&M commercial of stealing Flume's style. Deadmau5 pointed out that Diplo had just hopped off Justin Bieber's d*ck to accuse Zedd of being too commercial, and Zedd called Diplo a jealous little b*tch. Diplo also said he had f*cked Zedd's girl, and it's truly disgusting how many of these feuds use women's bodies as a weapon or a comeback. The beef never dies, and it came back in 2018 when Zedd agreed with a tweet calling Diplo a giant p*ssy d*ck and Diplo made fun of Zedd for making a song "with Walgreens or a tampon company or whatever it was."
Twitter/@chloegmoretz via MTV
Sl*t shaming is never a good idea. Sl*t shaming one of the most famous women in the world is an even worse idea. Chloe Grace Moretz tweeted at Kim Kardashian that her nude selfie made her a bad role model for young women, so Kim clapped back by pointing out that Chloe had posed in just a cardigan for her Nylon cover. Kim also pointed out that no one knows who Chloe is, so she made two good points that day. Not one to let things go, MTV noticed that Chloe was among the people on Kim's sh*t list that she sent a KKW perfume to for Valentine's Day in 2018, along with Taylor Swift, Bette Midler, and Blac Chyna.
While Tana Mongeau is best known as Bella Thorne's (now ex-)throuple partner and the figurehead of TanaCon (a.k.a. the Fyre Festival of YouTube), she also got in the middle of a massive feud between fellow YouTubers Bryce Hall and Zack Clayton after Zack posted a picture to Twitter of his face after being beaten by Bryce over a girl. Tana took to Twitter to curse out Bryce for being the worst, so Bryce decided to tell Twitter that Tana had sex with him while she was talking to Zack, which really just proved Tana's point. Tana then called out Bryce for cheating on multiple women, and he said she had "f*cked everyone and their dad." Tana called Bryce out for sl*t shaming, denied having sex with him, and for some reason accused him of peeing on her. Meanwhile, Zack low-key stayed out of it, and he just posted a description of Bryce beating him while he was defenseless in a bathtub, so Zack definitively won this battle.