Why You So Mad Over 140 Characters?! Celebrities Who Are Way Too Sensitive On Twitter
Gone are the days when celebrity managers and publicists tweeted on behalf of their clients. Now, many celebrities have taken control of their Twitter accounts and pure drama has ensued. Some stars have been successful in keeping their Twitter beef to a minimum, while others seem to be way too sensitive to do the same. These fifteen celebrities are the type to interpret an innocent tweet as insulting; transfer their real-life drama to Twitter or from Twitter; and take tweet-beef way, way too seriously.
After achieving somewhat mainstream fame on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, K. Michelle did what most celebrities do these days – engage in Twitter beef. And the fact that this particular Twitter beef was started because of K. Michelle’s claims of being abused by her ex-boyfriend – who just happened to be rap producer Memphitz – made the whole thing all the more terrible. The feud began with on-camera fighting between K. Michelle and Rasheeda over the claims, but quickly transferred to Twitter. Early on in the feud, K. Michelle tweeted:
This is my life not a high school musical. Ive kept it 1000 this far and will continue to, and don’t care who likes it. Im not scared.
It wasn’t long before Memphitz’s wife, Toya Wright, and Braxton Family Values star Tamar Braxton jumped in the drama, causing K. Michelle to go on a Twitter rampage, tweeting to Toya:
@ToyaWright I’m not crazy enough to not have custody of my son, but I am crazy enough to slap the sh– out of u. On sight.
What a mess!
Joe Budden’s Twitter sensitivity seems to mostly involve the ladies, or ex-ladies, in his life. After Knicks basketball player J.R. Smith exchanged flirty tweets with Budden’s on-again/off-again girlfriend Tahiry (who was seemingly an off-again girlfriend at the time), Budden quickly inserted himself into the Twitter convo to block the connection. In doing so, he may or may not have stopped the hookup, but he definitely started some Twitter drama. In response to Smith calling him homie, Budden tweeted:
@TheRealJRSmith @TheRealTahiry I’m not your homie. Tahiry tryna get the NBA dikk
And that’s not all. While dating Love and Hip Hop’s Somaya Reece, Budden exchanged hostile tweets with Fabolous, who had been carrying on a mini-spat with Somaya over subversive comments she had made. Other of Budden’s Twitter feuds (not involving his relationships) have been with Raekwon, Marlon Wayans, Lil B and Chris Brown. Plus we can’t forget the young lady he recently kicked out of his concert for tweeting something negative about his show. His sensitivity knows no bounds.
Nicki Minaj is sensitive to comments made off Twitter, but on Twitter it seems her sensitivity levels spike – particularly when her real life drama is rehashed in tweet form, as was the case with her Mariah Carey/American Idol drama. The rapper tweeted (which was clearly directed at Mariah):
All I do is compliment u. That’s not enuff? Ur a legend, cheer up. U don’t have to run down ur resume or feel intimidated. Shady McGrady…
On top of this, the rap star has had electronic beef with others… many others. There was Cher, Azealia Banks, and most recently Steven Tyler; another of her American Idol co-judges.
Oprah Winfrey has kept her cool for years conducting difficult interviews and responding to criticism, but when one fan took to Twitter to call her out on her charitable endeavors, it was on. The Twitter user asked Oprah when she planned to give back to ghettos in America, to which Oprah quickly responded with a snippy comment about having put “500 African American men thru college.” At this point, another Twitter user jumped in on the Oprah bashing, asking “What about women WINFREY?” Calmer, Oprah replied that she had “lost count of the women”, then threw out her accomplishments with the girls’ school in South Africa and hinted at the fact that more charity work on her part was to come.
Chris Brown has been in Twitter wars with everyone – fans, comedians, fellow celebrities (lots of fellow celebrities)… Although many of these wars were started by the mean comments of others, they were ignited by Brown’s own hyper-sensitivity. Whenever anyone says anything negative about Brown on Twitter, he fires back with 100 times more venom. There was the Chris Brown/Brian McKnight beef in June of this year: after McKnight made a sarcastic comment about Brown’s violent assault on Rihanna, Brown responded with a slew of insults, calling McKnight irrelevant and his newest song “trash.”
And who could forget Brown’s most recent Twitter war with comedian Jenny Johnson? Jenny had clearly been antagonizing Chris for months which was totally foul, but when Chris finally flew off the handle, his tweets were utterly misogynistic and downright disgusting:
@JennyJohnsonHi5: take them teeth out when u su— my d— H–.
Rihanna shares many similarities with her on-again/off-again beau Chris Brown; one being having a strong presence on social media, and another being sensitivity to negative tweets. The Bajan star has become infamous for her quick-witted responses to critical Twitter comments made by fans and celebrities alike. When one Twitter user commented that “Makin a song w/ the dude that beat your face off is not a good look”, Rihanna sassily replied, “neither is your avi #clapback.”
Rihanna has carried on feuds with Joan Rivers, Karreuche Tran, Teyana Taylor and Piers Morgan, among many others. Rihanna even “unfollowed” Chris Brown back in May after it seemed he had dissed her in a song.
Wale’s sensitivity has been long-established from his 2010 beef with two Baltimore radio DJ’s and a rapper, that ended with a frantic call-in rant from Wale about the DJs inciting beef and violence in hip hop. Anyway, this past August Wale got into it with video model Rosa Acosta after she sent out some slightly insulting tweets.
@Wale went into the crowd and some security had to save him #CreativeIdeaFail #RedStarAccess
Her comments may have been mild, but Wale’s reaction was pure fire. The DC rapper took to Twitter to call Rosa an “industry slide”, declaring that her “talent” is her “areola.”
If ur talent is ur areola…. then u don’t deserve an opinion. Shoutout my sisters w/ that ambition n drive 1st. #salute
Back in 2011, a tweet sent by 50 Cent asking how many of his followers would like him to be their pimp, incited Ciara to send out a tweet of her own, cautioning people that tweets are indicative of a person’s character – an alleged dig at 50 Cent. In an unmistakably directed at Ciara response, 50 Cent affirmed that his tweets do in fact reflect his character – his sense of humor. In the same tweet, he then urged the R&B songstress to “get one.” Perhaps Ciara should have just minded her business and remembered their relationship was over. The exact tweets:
Ciara: “The things people tweet say a lot about their character, pay attention!”
50 Cent: “Yea I tweet things that reflect my character b—h. I have a sense of humor get one.lol that’s why your 3 mill followers behind me.”
TI may have carried on a month-long Twitter beef with both 50 cent and rapper, Azealia Banks, but his social media beef is in no way exclusive to Twitter. It seems his most sensitive rants have played out over photo-sharing site, Instagram:
After noticing a disrespectful message posted by a young man under one of his stepdaughter Zonnique’s photos, Tip set the Instagram user straight: responding explosively with a bevy of expletive-laced threats. After that debacle, TI uploaded a photo of himself and his wife Tiny, to which a brave Instagram user posted a critical comment about Tiny’s face – eek! Still heated from his previous exchange, TI exploded yet again with more threats, and declared:
This past summer, Meek Mill’s involvement in the Drake/Chris Brown bar fight morphed into Twitter drama when Mill responded to Roscoe Dash’s disapproving tweets. It started with Dash denouncing the events of the bar fight and all of its participants, calling their actions not “gangsta at all.” Mill quickly directed a tweet at Dash advising him to “stay in ya lane.” The drama eventually blew over.
But not long after that beef concluded was another one started: this time between Meek Mill and Cassidy. Cassidy retweeted a seemingly innocent fan’s comment asking why Mill had never collaborated on anything with Cassidy. Feeling insulted, Mill sent out a string of tweets that basically called Cassidy a hater, among other things:
And ya swagg corny as sh– u don’t even represent Philly ni—s right n—! @CASSIDY_LARSINY paced the way!
Lady Gaga hasn’t been seen out much lately, but that hasn’t stopped her from having Twitter beef. After South African rap group, Die Antwoord, released a video for their song “Fatty Boom Boom” which, in addition to a lot of other freaky things, included a man dressed as Lady Gaga, the real Gaga jumped on Twitter to express her anger. Essentially, she told the rap group that “Fatty Boom Boom” was a fail in comparison to her own success:
i fink u freaky but you don’t have a hit. hundred thousand tIckets sold in SA #thatmysh–
But that wasn’t the extent of Lady Gaga’s sensitive tweeting. Days later, the pop star responded to an interview in which Scottish DJ Calvin Harris kind of threw shade at her. On Twitter, Gaga defended her music and her rightful place in the industry. The two have half-heartedly made up since.
Azealia Banks is a close third behind Chris Brown and Rihanna in number of Twitter feuds and degree of sensitivity. The “212” rapper is known for taking tweets out of context and engaging in nasty Twitter drama. Early this year, after rapper Kreayshawn innocently retweeted a link to one of Banks’ songs (the link was from a Adult Videos site), Banks flew off the handle, calling Kreayshawn a “dumb b—h” among other insults:
@KREAYSHAWN You’re a dumb b—h. And you can’t rap. I’ll sit on your face. … Fall back sl–t.
After realizing the retweet was innocent, Banks apologized – 7 whole months later. Who else has the Harlem rapper and her over-sensitivity caused beef with? –Iggy Azalea, TI, Nicki Minaj, and her own management, to name a few.
In 2011, Frank Ocean mistakenly and sensitively responded to a tweet sent by Chris Brown that compared him to James Fauntleroy and Kevin Cossum. In response, Ocean insultingly tweeted that Brown reminded him of “a young Sisqo or Ike Turner.” When Ocean realized that Brown’s intent in making the statements may not have been malicious, he tweeted:
I just don’t like underhanded comments.
Remember that huge fight between Ray J and Fabolous in 2011 in a Las Vegas nightclub? Did you know that whole fiasco started because of a tweet? Yes, apparently Fabolous sent out a joking tweet about Ray J playing piano and singing “One Wish” in Floyd Mayweather’s home. Ray J was so angered by this tweet that upon seeing Fabolous he – allegedly – punched him in the face. The drama surrounding this altercation went on for days, with each man claiming to be victor in what was clearly an unnecessary fight. Eventually the madness subsided. Here are the infamous tweets from Fabolous that started it all:
Nah but Floyd saying we havin a concert in my living room & the camera cuts to Ray J singing ‘One Wish’ on the piano had me in tears!!
Get it..? Ray J concert in the living room!! *Lil Wayne voice* N—- Ray J doin a concert in his living room… Lmaoooooo.
Lil Kim may have avoided Twitter beef with fellow female rapper Azealia Banks in 2012, but in 2011, a tweet composed by Keyshia Cole saying that her and Lil’ Kim were not “friends,” but had just “made wonderful music” sent Lil’ Kim into a flurry. The rapper exploded with tweets that expressed both her anger and hurt:
Only someone who’s trying to build a sincere relationship does shows 4 free & supports. u did not pay me a dime 4 none of that.
That warrants some type of loyalty and respect.
In the end, there seemed to be no resolution.