Biggest celebrity feuds of 2019: Showdowns include Trump vs Chrissy Teigen, Taylor Swift vs Scooter Braun and Jameela Jamil vs Kardashians
This year brags iconic feuds like that of Whoopi Goldberg slut-shaming Bella Thorne and Taylor Swift's ever so complicated music-custody battle with Scooter Braun
Remember last year when Cardi B threw a shoe at Nicki Minaj and ended up with a bump on her own forehead? Or when Pusha T outed that Drake had actually been hiding his child all these years?
Yeah, those were the times when we thought we had seen it all in terms of celebrity feuds, but each year keeps surprising us more. This year marked iconic feuds like that of Whoopi Goldberg slut-shaming Bella Thorne and Taylor Swift's ever so the complicated music-custody battle with Scooter Braun.
And if nothing registers, 2019 will always be known as the year POTUS lost it at "boring musician" John Legend's "foul-mouthed wife," so rounding all of that up, here are the biggest celebrity feuds of the year!
1. Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun
The man who gave the world Justin Bieber also managed to take all of Taylor Swift's earlier work away from her at the end of June, by acquiring her old record label. “Scooter has stripped me of my life’s work, that I wasn’t given an opportunity to buy," Swift shared on social media at the time. "Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it.”
This sparked off a whole other feud with the music industry splitting up to take sides in the feud. While the likes of Bieber and Demi Lovato sided with Braun, others like Halsey and Cher came out in support of Swift.
After a lot of back and forth subtle digs, Swift took the AMA 2019 stage to come forward about the shady business when she performed wearing a white shirt with the names of all the albums she doesn't own anymore, written in the prison font. So for those wondering, the feud is still, very much on.
2. Bella Thorne vs. Whoopi Goldberg
Also in mid-June this year, the entire entertainment industry was left mostly shocked and surprised when Whoopi Goldberg of all people slut-shamed Bella Thorne on live TV. Thorne had shared her own naked photos online, because a hacker was threatening to make them public. “U don’t get to take another thing from me. U can’t control my life, you never will,” Thorne had written in an open letter on Twitter.
While the entire industry was applauding Thorne, Goldberg addressed the issue on 'The View' and seemingly blamed her for taking nude photographs in the first place. “If you’re famous, I don’t care how old you are. You don’t take nude pictures of yourself." Thorne kept her clap-back quite short and concise this time, as she took to Instagram to comment on Goldberg's opinion, calling it “sick and honestly disgusting.”
3. Donald Trump vs. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
The U.K. has their Mountbatten-Windsor royals, but in America, the first family - or Royals if you will, that pop culture roots for are the Legend-Tiegen couple. Having taken social media by the storm with her quick wit, laidback quirks and takes on the Trump administration, Chrissy Tiegen is a household name beyond being just EGOT winner John Legend's wife.
But Trump took his new distaste for Tiegen's digs at him to a whole new level, when he tweeted about her and husband Legend, calling him a "boring musician" and her, his "foul-mouthed wife." Teigen's response to that, in her style, was a clear reminder of why she is the queen of social media.
The swimwear model, cookbook whiz, television anchor and mother of two tweeted: "Lol what a p***y a** b***h. tagged everyone but me. An honor, Mister President.” If you think this wasn't iconic, Teigen managed to get the hashtag #P***yA**President trending nationwide within seconds of tweeting it.
4. James Charles vs. Tati Westbrook
Ain't no year in the beauty and vlogging industry is complete without makeup moguls exposing each other and 2019 saw the massive fallout between long-time buddies, Charles and Westbrook. The 37-year-old Westbrook was a mother/mentor figure to the 19-year-old Charles, and would constantly promote his work on Instagram and even getting her wedding makeup done by him.
S**t, however, hit the fan - of sorts - when in April 2019, Charles promoted Sugar Bear Hair on Instagram - a health supplement brand that rivals Westbrook's Halo Beauty. Westbrook immediately posted on Instagram about this breach in loyalty, for which Charles responded with an apology post.
But then YouTuber Gabriel Zamora got involved with his unsolicited input into the drama, defending Charles, and Westbrook snapped. In a 40-minute tell-all video, Westbrook came clean about why she doesn't want to associate with anything related to Charles anymore - the prime reason being him coercing men into having sex with him, by threatening to ruin and embarrass them if they didn't cave in.
5. Jameela Jamil vs. The Kardashian-Jenners
'The Good Place' actress Jamil has made her distaste for everything the Kardashian's more than public since 2018. From criticizing their reckless promotion of products that adhere to society's preconceived norms of beauty to taking them on personally, Jamil's feud with the Kardashians heated when she criticized Khloe Kardashian for promoting Flat Tummy Shakes on her social media, to which the youngest Kardashian sister tried "clapping back to" but failed miserably.
But again in 2019, when Kim Kardashian-West's body foundation line came out, Jamil was visibly outraged by the stigma it propagated, surrounding people with skin conditions. Taking to Twitter, Jamil shared: “Hard pass...I’d rather just make peace with my million stretch marks and eczema.” Kardashian-West didn't engage in the conversation, but Jamil's crusade to take down the family's assertion of beauty norms is far from over.
6. Piers Morgan vs. Sophie Turner, and others
Piers Morgan has been known for blatantly inserting his unsolicited opinion on anything and everything under the sun, and this year, when the 'Good Morning Britain' host tried coming at celebrities, he was shut up by Sophie Turner. In January, Coronation Street’s Beverley Callard claimed celebrities are “trying to make mental health problems ‘fashionable’”.
In a rare occurrence, and as expected, Morgan sided with the soap opera star by retweeting the same interview, with the added caption: "She’ll be hammered for saying this, but it’s 100% true.” This agitated our Queen in the North, aka Game of Thrones' Sansa Stark - Sophie Turner.
The actress known for her hilarious satirical posts on social media retweeted Morgan's garbage opinion with the caption: "Or maybe they have a platform to speak out about it and help get rid of the stigma of mental illness which affects 1 in 4 people in [the] U.K. per year. But please go ahead and shun them back into silence. T**t."
7. Jim Carrey vs. Alessandra Mussolini
After spending decades defending her grandfather, the infamous Benito Mussolini's granddaughter, Alessandra, had a bone or two to pick with the king of comedy - the one and only, Jim Carrey. Off late, Carrey has been honing his skills as an anti-Trump cartoonist with displays he shares on his social media quite frequently.
While Trump has surprisingly remained quiet about the criticism, things took a whole different turn when Carrey shared his take on fascism by posting an illustration of Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci. The art shows the two figures hanging from a metal girder in Milan, right after their execution in 1945.
“If you’re wondering what fascism leads to, just ask Benito Mussolini and his mistress Claretta,” Carrey wrote. As a response, a raging Alessandra wrote to Carrey: "You are a b*****d."
8. Angelica Huston vs. Jacki Weaver
In May, Huston was asked why she doesn't act anymore, to which she replied with a subtle dig at Weaver and Diane Keaton's recent film, 'Poms'. “I’m looking for movies that impress me in some way, that aren’t apologetically humble or humiliating like, ‘Band of cheerleaders gets back together for one last hurrah,’ you know…an old-lady cheerleader movie. I don’t like that kind of thing. If I’m going to be an old lady—and I’m sort of touching old lady these days—at least I want to be a special old lady," the former Morticia Addams said.
When Weaver found out about this, she self-admittedly, "just laughed…and then said, ‘Well, she can go f**k herself' ... I would say she must be going through menopause, but she must have had that ages ago.” Ouch, right? But all is water under the bridge as since then, Weaver apologized for her profanity, Huston said that if she hurt someone's feeling through her remark, she hopes it comes back at her.
9. 50 Cent vs. Lala Kent and Randall Emmett
Back in May, again, rapper 50 Cent called out Kent's fiance, Emmett on Instagram, for owing him a million dollars. The 'Vanderpump Rules' star Kent immediately took offense with this very public, and personal dig and blurted out on an episode of Andy Cohen's talk show that she had receipts in the form of texts to bust 50 Cent. When the rapper found out about this, he called Kent a "drunk h*e" and a "crackhead." Since then, 50 Cent has gotten his money paid back, but the feud between him and Kent is nowhere close to being over.
10. Nils Lofgren And Anthony Scaramucci
You might know Lofgren as the E Street Band guitarist, but in 2019 he became known for the weirdest Twitter beefs in the history of Twitter fights, when he called Scaramucci - a former White House communications chief - an “a** wipe” for defending former White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Sacramucci got back at him, calling him a “10th Fiddle intellect", and “No one knows who he is. . . A complete joke.” While Lofgren took this viral moment to promote his new album 'Blue with Lou', he did have the last word in the feud, as he shot back at Scaramucci with the tweet: “There’s your problem moochster, I’m not worried about my profile. That’s your thing. I’m worried about this country that I love. Not working for this criminal enterprise you call a presidency.”
That's our wrap for the craziest, weirdest, and most bizarre top celebrity feuds of 2019. If you think we missed any, drop them in the comments section below!