16 Celebrities Who've Had Beef With Taylor Swift

Celia San Miguel | May 23, 2017 Celebrities
16 Celebrities Who've Had Beef With Taylor Swift
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She may market herself as America's sweetheart, but Taylor Swift has certainly had some relationships turn very, very sour. As her ongoing feud with Katy Perry intensifies by the minute, we're reminded of other celebs who have previously clashed with the singer.

Given all the celebs with whom she's had "bad blood," we'll have to wait and see if Taylor Swift can maintain her squeaky clean image intact! Here, a look at her most famous feuds.

  • Katy Perry

    Katy Perry
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    There used to be mad love, but now they've got bad blood — and lots of it! From 2008 to mid-2013, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift seemed like besties, regularly exchanging adulatory tweets. But, in 2014, Swift told Rolling Stone that her single "Bad Blood" was based on her relationship with another female artist. Though Swift never identified her rival by name, Perry's response was telling: In September of that same year, she tweeted, "Watch out for the Regina George in sheep's clothing..." Swift took the next jab, casting a brunette resembling Perry as the villain in her "Bad Blood" video. Now Katy is saying that she's "ready for that B.S. to be done" -- but her latest single "Swish Swish" (which she says isn't about anyone in particular) is all about karma, a "liberation from all the negative that doesn't serve you." Hmm. Your turn, TayTay.

  • Joe Jonas

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    Taylor Swift was so heartbroken after her 2008 split from Joe Jonas that she wrote "Forever & Always" about it. While promoting the single, Swift told the press how Jonas broke up with her during a 25-second phone call. He didn't appreciate having his dirty laundry aired. In a December 2013 New York magazine essay, Joe Jonas took a dig at Taylor, arguing that he'd never felt compelled to discuss the intricacies of past romances with the public. "I'm not going to openly say, 'This person is a b*tch, and she did this to me,'" Jonas wrote. "I don't feel the need to do that to sell records."

  • Nicki Minaj

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    In July 2015, when the MTV Video Music Award nominations were unveiled, a Twitter brawl erupted between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift. As Swift celebrated her "Video of the Year" nomination for "Bad Blood," Minaj questioned why MTV snubbed her "Anaconda" video, blaming the music industry's racism for the oversight. Minaj tweeted that only videos "celebrating women with slim bodies" received nods, which Swift interpreted as a personal attack. "I've done nothing but love & support you," Swift tweeted Minaj. "It's unlike you to pit women against each other." Minaj clarified that she wasn't alluding to Swift, and the two squashed the Twitter beef.

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  • Kanye West

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    When you're Taylor Swift and Kanye West, beef is definitely what's for dinner. The stars' rivalry began at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, when Swift was given the "Best Female Video" award over Beyonce. Kanye felt compelled to jump on stage, grab the mic, and declare that Bey had been robbed, in the process souring 19-year-old Swift's big moment. When Tay presented Yeezy with the Michael Jackson Vanguard award at the 2015 VMAs, it seemed like the perfect ending to their skirmish. But a truce was not in the cards. When Kanye released "Famous" in February 2016, Swift denounced a lyric that she said referenced her in a misogynistic manner. Kanye and wife Kim Kardashian insisted Taylor had approved the lyric. An epic he-said-she-said battle has ensued.

  • Jessica Hart

    Jessica Hart
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    Talk about a cat fight on the catwalk! After the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, model Jessica Hart said Taylor Swift's runway debut wasn't quite worthy of any Angel wings. "God bless her heart," she told reporters. "I think she's great. But I don't know, to me, she didn't fit." Though Swift didn't publicly respond to the comment, Hart was mysteriously absent from the 2014 VS show, over which the "Trouble" singer presided again. Sources claim Swift's team demanded that Hart be removed from the show lineup. Meow!

  • Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

    At the 2013 Golden Globes, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made Taylor Swift's boy-craziness the punchline of a comedic bit. Alluding to that year's Mr. Golden Globe, Sam Michael Fox, Fey said, "You know what, Taylor Swift? You stay away from Michael J. Fox's son." She then added that Swift needed some "me" time. Swift was clearly not amused: She told Vanity Fair, "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women." Fey and Poehler, meanwhile, turned the drama into comedic fodder. Tina Fey snuck a reference to Taylor Swift's "special place in hell" comment into an episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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  • John Mayer

    John Mayer
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    Dating Taylor Swift can be risky business — if things go south, you might just wind up being immortalized via song. In 2012, John Mayer told Rolling Stone he was "humiliated" by Swift's tune "Dear John," which she wrote after their brief fling in 2009. "I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that," Mayer said. "It was a really lousy thing for her to do." Their relationship has been frosty since. In February 2015, during an opening monologue for The Late Late Show, Mayer cracked a joke about Swift, saying, "You'll see me at the Grammys doing what I do best: being avoided by Taylor Swift." Awkward!

  • Kim Kardashian

    Kim Kardashian
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    Kim Kardashian is standing by her man! In February 2016, controversy arose over a lyrical reference to Taylor Swift in Kanye West's "Famous" song. "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex," Yeezy rapped. "Why? I made that b*tch famous." Swift's camp claimed she was horrified and blindsided by the song's content, while Mr. and Mrs. West insisted that she'd given her blessing to use the lyric. By July, Kim had grown tired of Swift's "playing the victim," so she backed up her claims with proof, taking to Snapchat and releasing videos showing a phone call between Taylor and Yeezy in which the lyric was discussed.

  • Calvin Harris

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    Remember the blinding rage Swift felt when Joe Jonas left her for Camilla Belle? Well, that's what Calvin Harris felt when, after 15 months of dating, Swift dumped him and started canoodling with actor Tom Hiddleston. In July 2016, Swift revealed she'd used a pseudonym to pen Harris's "This Is What You Came For," featuring Rihanna, and the DJ/producer went on an epic Twitter rant, accusing her of trying to taint his image. "If you're happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex bf down," he wrote. Recently, Harris partied with Kim Kardashian at J.Lo's birthday bash and was filmed mouthing the words to a track by Swift's nemesis: Kanye West.

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  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus
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    "I don't get the violence revenge thing," Miley Cyrus said of Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" video in Marie Claire's September 2015 issue. "That's supposed to be a good example? And I'm a bad role model because I'm running around with my titties out? I'm not sure how titties are worse than guns." A month later, when a feud ignited between Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus, Swift firmly planted herself in the "Anaconda" rapper's corner. More fire was added to the flame when Miley hosted an episode of SNL featuring a parody of Taylor Swift's Girl Squad. Insiders claim Taylor's been fuming since and plotting a clever way to enact her vengeance.

  • Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Underwood
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    While hosting the 2012 Country Music Awards with Brad Paisley, American Idol winner Carrie Underwood threw shade at Taylor Swift, mocking her failed romance with Conor Kennedy. Apparently, Swift was not laughing, and the resentment built up between the two singers. Sources claim that the two ladies requested to be seated far away from each other at the 2013 Grammys.

  • Demi Lovato

    Demi Lovato

    In February 2016, Demi Lovato was among the legions of female musicians supporting Kesha as she faced off against her producer and alleged sexual abuser, Dr. Luke, in court. Bothered by Swift's silence, Lovato tweeted that she was "ready for self-proclaimed feminists to start speaking out or taking action for women's rights." Though Swift quietly donated $250,000 to cover some of Kesha's legal fees, Lovato was disappointed that she didn't take a public stand against industry-wide sexism. In May, Lovato defended her position, telling Refinery 29, "There are women that I don't get along with, and that's fine. My thing is: Don't brand yourself a feminist if you don't do the work."

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  • Camilla Belle

    Camilla Belle
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    Take heed: Never, ever, ever date one of Tay Tay's exes. Actress Camilla Belle incurred the leggy blonde's wrath when she allegedly "stole" Joe Jonas back in 2008. Swift called Belle out in the 2010 song "Better for Revenge," which featured thinly veiled digs like, "Soon she's gonna find/ Stealing other people's toys/ On the playground won't/ Make you many friends." Both Swift and Belle are seemingly holding grudges: In the wake of the Taylor vs. Kanye war, Belle posted the following message on Instagram: "Those who hurt you will eventually screw up themselves & if you're lucky, God will let you watch."

  • Justin Bieber

    Justin Bieber
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    Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift have always had a strained relationship — largely due to the "Love Yourself" singer's rocky on-and-off relationship with Selena Gomez, Tay Tay's BFF. Just when it seemed like they had put their differences aside, Bieber inserted himself into the Taylor Swift/Kanye West drama by sharing a photo of himself FaceTiming with Kanye West on Instagram, adding the caption, "Taylor Swift what up." Safe to say he's #TeamKanye!

  • Diplo

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    EDM producer and rapper Diplo learned a valuable lesson about thinking before tweeting. In November 2014, the Major Lazer frontman tweeted, "Someone should make a Kickstarter to get Taylor Swift a booty." He was quickly attacked by Swift devotees — including Lorde, who snapped back, "Should we do something about your tiny penis while we're at it?" By March 2015, Diplo was waving the white flag, telling British GQ Style, "Don't get into a feud with Taylor Swift. She has, like, 50 million people that will die for her."

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