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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.