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If there’s one thing that’s for certain, it’s definitely that controversy sells. But as more and more stars stage beefs and fights to drum up publicity, it’s getting harder and harder to tell the real from the fake. Click through the next slides as we get down to business as to whether these celebrity beefs were staged just for attention or not.
Nicki Minaj vs. Miley Cyrus
Viewers tuned into this year’s MTV VMAs were left with their mouth’s gaped open during Nicki Minaj’s acceptance speech. The Young Money princess called host Miley Cyrus out of her name over the comments she made in an interview leading up to the awards show. Minaj became a trending topic for calling Cyrus a b*tch live on the air, but many felt the entire scene was concocted to spice things up for the awards show. Last year’s ratings were down nearly two million viewer’s from the previous year. Neither camp has commented on the incident, but MTV VMAs executive producer Vin Toffler said, “It was [real]. In no way was any of that planned.”
You know what they say, you are not to bite the hand that feeds you. One because it goes against basic survival skills and two because it’s just bad business. But perhaps the following celebrities didn’t learn this lesson from their parents because they sure were talking greasy about the people who stood to get them paid.
Right after Drake did Future a solid by allowing him to join him on his 39 city Would You Like A Tour tour, Future played the fool and dissed Drake’s latest album, Nothing Was The Same. He got too comfortable and started talking slick about the album. He told Billboard magazine:
“Drake made an album that is full of hits but it doesn’t grab you. They’re not possessive; they don’t make you feel the way I do.”
Umm… I know you’re trying to promote yourself right now but no need to piss on Drake’s work when the very album you dissed was going to put $40,000 in your pocket…$40k per show.
Naturally, when Drake got wind of the Future’s comments, he wasn’t too happy and threw Future off the tour. There were threats of Future filing a lawsuit and probably for the good of all involved the two were able to squash the beef and make that bread together.
It’s a small world after all.
According to Radar Online, the queen that is Chaka Khan at one point earlier in the year decided to check herself into rehab. Khan has been open about the fact that she struggled with drug abuse and alcoholism in the past, and according to reports, in an effort to keep herself in check, she checked in to the Cliffside Malibu rehabilitation center in California. Of course, we know that after being moved from the Betty Ford Center, actress Lindsay Lohan, 27, was moved to the same facility to finish up her 90-day court-ordered rehabilitation, coming in soon after Khan. According to a source who spoke to Radar, and attended the same facility, Lohan was a pain in Khan’s behind very quickly, as she was for many of those in the program. Lohan was allegedly disruptive, doing things for attention, and at some point, the two women bumped heads (not literally thank God). Here’s what the source says happened:
“Chaka was really cool about everything at Cliffside, but Lindsay just pushed all of her buttons to the point where she was aggravated and tired of Lindsay’s s**t.
Lindsay was just doing stupid stuff for attention, so Chaka told her she was childish and told her to grow up. She never lost it, but started yelling at Lindsay. Told her to knock it off, asking her if she came to rehab to get well, or just to piss around.
Chaka was so annoyed with Lindsay. It got so bad that she refused to get in the same car with her or go to the same meetings with Lindsay…Cliffside had to change everything up schedule wise so the two were never together.”
According to this same source, Khan decided to leave rehab a weak early than she planned because she tired of the troubled actress and her antics. But the source claims Khan received what she was looking for from the program so that she could maintain her strength and stay on the straight and narrow:
“Chaka’s a strong woman and her time at Cliffside did help her get a lot better. She’s a positive lady and quite interesting, in a good way. She just needed the strength and at the end of the day she got what she was looking for.”
Khan, nor her people, have commented on the reports as of yet, but with Lohan’s past, I can believe she turned that place inside out before finally settling down and getting the treatment she needed. What do you think?
Although things seemed to calm down for a bit, it looks like Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are back to their catty antics. A couple of nights ago on American Idol, Nicki pulled a Q-Tip out of her purse and offered it to Mariah, telling her that she needed to clean out her ears. A little later on, Mariah seemed to subtly shade Nicki for never hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Nicki has actually never made it pass No.3 on the charts. Of course, Mariah has a medium-sized handbag full of No.1 hits. This clearly didn’t sit well with the “High School” rapper and when celebrity blogger Perez Hilton insisted that Mariah “burned” her with the comments, Nicki quickly responded, tossing a bit of shade Mariah’s way in the process.
And of course, Nicki’s “Barbz” joined in on the phone, hurling insults Mariah’s way. The mama Barb ended the Mariah slam session by laughing at how “shady” her fans are.
Here’s my question: Why does being famous mean tossing all forms of maturity and professionalism out of the window? I mean really, these women are both at least thirty years old. They’re ultimately at Idol because they have a job to do. There are plenty of regular folk who have to work with people they don’t like everyday, but because they’re mature adults, they suck it up and deal with it. Unfortunately, Nicki and Mariah seem like they have yet to receive the memo.
What do you think of Mariah and Nicki still going at it?
So 2012 was basically the year of the squabble. Twitter, as usual, got people caught in their feelings too easily, and beefs over everything from domestic violence, to women, to reality TV and the origin of the word “vamp” were argued about. Seeing that we work in media 24/7, we had to watch many of these beefs come to light and often fade to black, and because there were so many to laugh at because they were so random, we decided that we’d run down the lamest ones that went down this year.
Tamar And Jill Scott
These two talented songbirds exchanged words over Twitter earlier in the year and I’m pretty sure everyone who caught word of their quick spat was just as surprised as we were. Jilly from Philly is our girl! And Tamar, you know, she’s talented and funny for the most part. But after Jill Scott asked her followers to watch Mary Mary’s reality show, saying, “Please watch Mary Mary on WE tv. Finally a real representation. Yay!!!!!!!!!” Tamar Braxton for some reason took her comment about “a representation” as a jab and replied with the following:
“Of freakin what?
*gets in her feelings* She won’t go there*she won’t go there*she won’t go there* she won’t go there*she prays and waits* “
I’ll be honest with you, I’m usually behind on a lot of pop culture things. I’d never heard of the word “ratchet” until I started writing for this site; I’m still not sure if I’m working my twitter correctly (but I’ll pub it ’til no tomorrow though @kkoger!), and I honestly just found out who Kat Stacks was 6 months ago.
So when I was taking a break from work and scrolling on the internet, I came across the Chris Brown and Drake bar brawl. Feeling exasperated that I was late again, I looked at the time and saw that these reports were posted just 20 minutes before I saw them. Sadly, I was excited that I was finally first in the know, but then when I started reading more and more about what happened, I got really disappointed. But, don’t cry for me, Argentina. I was more sad for these talented men who allowed something that I’m pretty sure could have been settled without bottles thrown; and to realize that innocent people were hurt in the cross hairs of such… irresponsibility on all parties who were concerned.
But, seeing all of this made me wonder, what other beefs have I missed out on? While researching, I found some of the most side-eye beefs ever. A caveat, this isn’t a normal list of beefs. Some of these beefs are ideals, some of these are people vs. their own situations, and so on. But, I hope you enjoy this trip down down beef lane.