Cat Fighting Created By A Man’s World: False Female Celebrity Feuds
American culture is notorious for categorizing women and putting them up against each other — creating fictional feuds between the two.
We’ve compiled a list of moments in pop culture when female celebrities were feuding… but not really! These cat fights were created by society and various media platforms!
Brandy vs. Monica
The moment Monica came on the music scene right after Brandy in the mid-1990s, these ladies were compared to each other! And rumors spread these two young divas didn’t like each other. But Brandy and Monica quickly dismissed these rumors with a hit song, which was the thing to do. The two collaborated on “The Boy Is Mine.” It was Jerry Springer scenario-like song, thank goodness — only to get their point across and to pay tribute to Michael Jackson’s with Paul McCartney hit, “The Girl Is Mine.” They did have real drama though, but it occurred after the media said it did, in some type of physical altercation both of the women have vowed not to discuss. Since then though, the two have remained friends and did a follow up song together, “It All Belongs to Me” in 2012.
Christina Aguilera vs. Britney Spears
People should have known better, but it did not stop media platforms from fueling rumors these two didn’t like each other. But they were on “The Mickey Mouse Club” together and were friends who kept in touch! These two appeared at the 2000 VMAs together to show their friendship.
The ladies later tweeted each other in 2011, Aguilera congratulated Spears on her Femme Fatale album and Spears congratulated Aguilera on “The Voice” — hoping to hear her powerhouse vocals on the show as well.
Penelope Cruz vs. Eva Longoria
Longoria dated Cruz’s brother Eduardo. And Cruz apparently didn’t like this! According to Latina, rumors spread Cruz called Longoria a bad B-list actress who was fame hungry and rebounding from her previous relationship.
But Cruz dismissed these nasty rumors she wanted her brother to breakup with Longoria. A source said Cruz welcomed Longoria into the family. But Longoria and Eduardo did have an on-again, off-again relationship before it finally ended permanently.
Beyonce vs. Rihanna
They have been rumored to be feuding basically since Rihanna debuted in 2005 — working under Beyonce’s then boyfriend Jay Z. Both celebrities have created hits with Jay Z. But their “alleged” feud stems from allegations that Hov was having an affair with Rihanna. Absurd! A young woman with a dream can’t work with someone without sleeping with them?!
Since then, shade supposedly has been thrown from RiRi about Yoncé on social media. Beyoncé didn’t invite RiRi to her visual album release party since she doesn’t like her and supposedly Rihanna even more recently had an affair with Hov. Neither one of these ladies have directly addressed their feud — probably because it doesn’t exists. These are ALL rumors. So we’re calling this “feud” a fake!
Whitney Houston vs. Mariah Carey
Carey has been compared to Houston for years! Houston debuted in 1985 and Carey followed in 1990. They both had distinct powerful voices, a pool of mega hits and divatudes.
But these two showed up at the 1998 VMAs together and presented Best Male Video — shutting down rumors there was a diva feud between them. A couple of months later they commercially released their hit together, “When You Believe” from the Prince of Egypt soundtrack.
Anne Hathaway vs. Amanda Seyfried
Celebrity feuds from movie sets aren’t uncommon or at least rumored ones aren’t. But apparently Hathaway and Seyfried battled it out over Oscar dresses after starring in Les Miserables together. And Seyfried cleared up those rumors with a tweet to Hathaway, “I love you, Anne!” Hathaway did release a statement, “It came to my attention late Saturday night that there would be a dress worn to the Oscars that is remarkably similar to the Valentino I had intended to wear, and so I decided it was best for all involved to change my plans,” she said. “Though I love the dress I did wear, it was a difficult last-minute decision as I had so looked forward to wearing Valentino.” But there wasn’t a feud with her co-star.
Katy Perry vs. Lady Gaga
“Glee” even did an episode dedicated to the two pop stars! The episode was titled, “A Katy or A Gaga.” Well, it doesn’t matter which one you are because they are getting along just fine. Last year, when the two were releasing new albums, “Wanna grab some shovels and f–k up some hackers?” Gaga said. “@katyperry excited to hear your ROAR, sorry to hear about your truck!” she added in reference to a car accident involving Perry’s promotional truck for her album, Prism.” And Perry responded with, “@ladygaga what a WILD weekend so far…claws out, paws up! Looking forward to puttin my hands up & making them touch too!” Gaga also explained, “we both just happened to want to put our singles out within a week of each other,” she said. “And it’s not necessarily convenient for everyone and may be a little bit awkward…But we don’t need to force-feed this negativity into it until everyone explodes.”
Selena Gomez vs. Demi Lovato
When you are female celebrities of the similar age, race, gender, music, film or TV you are bound to be compared and false accusations will surface because of these comparisons — even when you are clearly friends. And that’s what happened to Gomez and Lovato. The two were said to be feuding in 2010 and no longer friends. Both dismissed such rumors! Gomez told El Paradiario: “Many people believe that there is some rivalry between us, whether because of our age, our music or the programs that we do, etc. But there is no rivalry. Demi and I have been friends since we were six years old when we first met while working on the TV show “Barney.” She is my best friend.” Lovato also said, she loves Gomez and always will.
Jennifer Hudson vs. Fantasia
Hudson lost to Fantasia on “American Idol” season three. And apparently these two feuded in 2006 over Dreamgirls since Fantasia auditioned, but didn’t get the part beginning a who’s win war!
But in 2008, these two simply dismissed rumors by working together. Fantasia was featured on Hudson’s “I’m His Only Woman” in true Brandy and Monica fashion.
Aretha Franklin vs. Patti Labelle
They might be the queens of shade, reading and cat fighting on the fictional YouTube series, “Got 2B Real.” But when it looked like Franklin played off Labelle at the White House Women of Soul Concert, rumors started spreading that Franklin didn’t like Labelle. A satirical website, said Labelle had been arrested for fist fighting Franklin. A rumor that clearly wasn’t true. But people were gullible enough to believe. Franklin wrote, “I’ve never heard anything crazier—regarding myself and Patti allegedly fighting on March 20, in Atlanta. On March 20, I was in New York City readying for my birthday patty (Sorry. LOL. Laughing at my typo error). I meant PARTY, which we all had one fabulous time. Patti and I are cool and we always have been. I enjoyed her at the White House. Classic Patti.” Franklin sued News Nerd for $10 million for publishing the fabricated story.