So. Keith and I had a fight, because that’s 99% of our friendship. He called me a robot, which wouldn’t be so bad, but later he would not accept that Nessie is better than Mothman. We got into a very, very heated, cryptozoological discussion, and then I plastered his room with fanart, then he stole this laptop and flooded our blog with Mothman pictures. We have resolved this conflict, and will try not to get into any more feuds. -Pidge
The Difference Between “Slamming” Someone and Standing Up for Yourself
Last night, Taylor Swift won a Grammy for Album of the Year for her pop album 1989. In her speech, she thanked her team and then spoke directly to young girls, stating:
“As the first woman to win album of the year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there: there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you’ll know it was you and the people who love you who put you there and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
It was a message of female empowerment and of course, a nod to Kanye West’s lyrics on his new album which revealed that Kanye feels he is responsible for Taylor’s fame. This morning we were not surprised to see that most major article headlines were about Taylor’s win and her acceptance speech. We were, however, shocked to see the language used in the titles. “Taylor Swift Slams Kanye West”, “Taylor Swift Fires Back at Kanye West”, “Taylor Swift Inserts Kanye West Dig Into Acceptance Speech”.
In our opinion, Taylor did not diss anyone, and she certainly didn’t name names. What she did do, was stand up for herself. She decided not to let her voice be silenced, and used her platform, after winning a Grammy award off of her own merits, to say, I put in the work, I got myself here, and how dare you try to claim credit for something you had no hand in? How dare you attempt to devalue my hard work and my talent?
While her message was pointed, and it was as close as Taylor will probably get to addressing Kanye’s remarks head on, it wasn’t a diss or a petty attempt to start a feud. Taylor’s talent and value was insulted in a very sexist way, and all she did was stand up for herself and for women everywhere who are constantly being torn down by those who think that because their voices are louder, that it means that what they have to say is more true or more important.
So how about this for a title: “Taylor Swift Wins Grammy for Album of the Year, Empowers Women To Be Proud of their Accomplishments”.
We Got Kitty Pryde to Interview Hopsin, Her Least Favorite Rapper
I pride myself on my eternal optimism. The only condition to my permanently positive attitude is the need for a scapegoat; I can turn basically any frown upside-down as long as I have one solitary being to blame all the frowns on. I’m not sure why I chose Hopsin to play Rap Game Satan for the past year, but ever since I hit like 10,000 followers on Twitter I’ve been trying to cultivate a very public rap beef between us, and he’s been infuriatingly unresponsive to every dis. Not a single tweet, never a head-nod; when I saw him live in Orlando (a show where he was booed, dropped by a crowd of bros during a crowdsurfing attempt, and eventually arrested) he didn’t even glance a corny anime-club eyeball my way. On my birthday, I had the opportunity to interview him over the phone. I knew it could go one of two ways—either he would call me out for being needlessly bitchy online, or he would have no idea who I was and give me the opportunity to trick him into saying something really stupid. I read and researched. I knew exactly what he’d say. I anticipated feeling really good about myself after the entire ordeal. I was gonna go out for dumplings afterward. Instead, I was forced to do what my Sunday school teacher called “soul-searching.” Because it turns out that Hopsin is actually really nice.
[Thought Commentary in Italics]
Noisey: Hi Hopsin, it’s Kitty Pryde from Noisey. [I got all clammy at the prospect of actually saying his name out loud.] What’s up Katie, how you doing?
[I smiled. He had no idea who I am.]
I just have a few questions to ask you. I think you’re really really interesting. [Diss. I tried.] Thanks!
First of all, where did you get your rap name? How did you think of it?[I prayed he would give me the same answer he’d given so many hip hop magazines- "I am the hip-"HOP” “SIN”-ister – That’s where my name came from.“ In reality, Hopson is his actual last name, and he made up that corny line. This was my first call-out plan.] It’s my last name; my rap name is my last name. Keeping it simple, I just figured cause it has the word hop in it, and hip-hop…so it has a nice little ring to it, so I just stuck with Hopsin.
Th….that’s cool….it reminds me of….bunnies….do you ever think about that? [Obviously, I wasn’t prepared to hear the truth. In a state of confusion and panic, my mind went straight to bunnies. Not surprising.] Bunnies. [laughs] I hop around a lot as well so it works to my benefit…sorry if you can’t hear me; theres a lot of wind over here.
No it’s ok, I do this a lot. I also just wanted to ask you how you started rapping? [No, I’ve never done this, ever. I also don’t care how you started rapping, but I didn’t know what to ask next and this is the question that every dumb blog interviewer asks me right off the bat. I hoped for a long boring story that would leave me time to plan.] It was back in 2000, 2001, I was just making a lot of parody songs, parodies of songs that were already out on the radio and stuff. I would watch MAD TV and Saturday Night Live and just do what they did. I actually developed lyrical skill over time, and I just started writing originals, and it was a lot of fun so I just decided it was something I wanted to do with my life and I just started doing it, back in high school.
[That’s when it hit me- he was trolling me. He knew exactly who I was, and he was going to give answers mirroring my own from every interview I’d ever done. He was plotting something more evil than I could have ever dreamt up on my own, and I had no idea what it was. My heart sank…my hate-magnet was beating me at my own game.]
How old were you? How old are you now, actually? [If he answered "13,” "15,” or, “Don’t worry about it"….that’s how I would know for sure.] I’m 27. When I started it was 13 years ago; I was 14.
So you’ve devoted half your life to the game? Yeah I have.
That’s admirable. [It was. I was half impressed, half ashamed for being impressed. I thought about punching myself in the face, but I was surrounded by VICE writers, so I knew it would show up online somewhere. You have to think about these things.] I love it though, it’s fun.
Do you ever get in arguments? I know you had that whole Odd Future thing but I’m not talking about that, I’m just talking about anybody else that you have beef with? [I plucked petals from an imaginary daisy. He hates me….he hates me not….he hates me…] Nah, not really. I don’t have any beef with any rapper.
“i don’t appreciate a god damn thing you’ve ever done for anybody, because ever since i walked through the door of that damn company in 1995 you son of a bitch, all you did was see fit to fuck me over, screw me around, try to yank every fucking title i ever won from you, and then every time stone cold started to go up, you’d try to bring me down. you’re a fucking asshole you son of a bitch, and i don’t appreciate a god damn thing you ever did for me because in my eyes, you’re a lying sack of shit, and that’s the bottom line, ‘cause stone cold said so.“
So Demi Lovato has involved herself once again in something that is none of her business. If you haven’t heard she basically accused Taylor Swift’s “squad” of not having "normal" bodies (whatever that means.) Demi V Taylor is only one of the many hollywood feuds we’ve had throughout the years. Here’s a list of some of the most iconic ones from the earlier years.
Mariah Carey V Jennifer Lopez
It all started when Mariah was asked her opinion on several different pop stars. When she was asked about Jennifer her reply was “I don’t know her.” Since then this phrase has become iconic. Though J Lo says Mariah definitely knows her and she must be “forgetful”, Mariah still denies it to this day saying they’ve met but it was just “hi I’m so and so and then move on.”
Lauren Conrad V Kristin Cavallari
This has to be one of the most iconic television feuds of all time. And what was the cause? Stephen Colletti. If you were a fan of reality television back in 2004, you know exactly who these two stars are. Kristin dated Colletti back in high school and who did Lauren happen to have a huge crush on? Stephen. Easy to say these two did not get along very well but it sure was entertaining to watch. Luckily the two moved on. They’re both happily married and Cavallari even has 3 kids with her current husband (and no he is not Stephen). So what do they think of each other now? In a Page Six interview earlier this year Cavallari admitted “I haven’t seen or spoke to [Conrad] in a while, but if I saw her I would give her a big hug.” So there you have it, this feud is officially “dunzo.”
Paris Hilton V Nicole Richie
These best friends turned enemies made headlines in 2005 when Paris admitted that her and Nicole were no longer friends. They even went as far as to separately film the 4th season of their hit reality show The Simple Life. So what brought on the intense feud between the former bf'fs? It’s never been confirmed. All Paris had to say was “Nicole knows what she did and that’s all I’m ever going to say about it.” Though neither have spoken out about the truth, it’s been rumored that Nicole invited a bunch of friends over to watch Paris on SNL, but instead played them Paris’s infamous sex tape that sky rocketed her to fame. Luckily the girls made up a year later and remain on good terms. I guess we’ll never really know what went down between these two but I sure am glad they reunited.
Hilary Duff V Lindsay Lohan
If you were the #1 Hilary Duff fan in the early 2000s like I was, then you’ll surely remember this one. Hilary and Lindsay’s feud began with one very famous teen heartthrob back in 2003. Aaron Carter, every young girl’s dream boy. Duff dated Carter then Lindsay dated Carter then duff dated Carter again. Then Lindsay allegedly called Chad Michael Murray to spread lies about Hilary and then made fun of her on SNL. So basically the same as every other young hollywood feud caused by some overrated teen boy. No say as to if this feud ever ended but being that Hilary’s on yet another hit tv show, Younger on TV land, and spends her time off hanging with her adorable son Luca, I have a feeling she’s moved on from the Lindsay/Carter Drama. Meanwhile Lindsay’s still working on getting her life back on track after years of being in and out of rehab. Good Luck Lindsay we still love you! This feud is officially declared so yesterday.
Lauren Conrad V Speidi
And Lauren finds her way back on our list with yet another feud, this time with her The Hills costar and former BFF, Heidi Montag, and her current husband Spencer Pratt. The Hills was the further successful Laguna Beach spin off. If you were hoping for another feud about two girls ripped apart over a guy then congrats that’s just what you’re getting. If not then sorry you’re out of luck :( Lauren and Heidi were the best friends that anyone could have that was until Spencer Pratt ripped these two apart. Their friendship first started falling apart when Heidi was spending more and more time with Spencer and less time with Lauren. Jealous much? But that wasn’t the only problem. After Heidi made the decision to move out of the apartment she was sharing with Lauren and into her own place with Spencer, it all came crashing down. A rumor about a sex tape Lauren had made with her former boyfriend and Celebrity Rehab star, Jason Wahler was spread throughout hollywood and every celebrity gossip site in practically the entire world. And who was believed to be at the start of this rumor? No one other than Spencer Pratt, who to this day denies his involvement and alleges it was Jason who started the rumor. But that didn’t matter to Lauren because she was sure it was Spencer. Heidi though, wasn’t so sure. She took Spencer’s side and that was it for the two of them. These two never did reconcile but have learned to “forgive and forget.”
Mariah Carey V Eminem
Last but certainly not least, The Mariah and Eminem feud. Possibly more legendary than Mariah’s feud with Jennifer Lopez, this one started back in 2002 when Eminem rapped about Mariah on his track Superman which contained the lyrics “What you trying to be? my new wife/what, you mariah? fly through twice.” Carey denied dating him though on larry king claiming they’d only hung out 4 times and she doesn’t consider that dating. The feud continued on until Mariah ultimately ended him in her 2009 hit Obsessed. Anything Eminem has set afterwards is irrelevant because nothing can compete with this legendary drag. Mariah 1 Eminem 0.
Though all my favorite feuds have come and gone, we can all be sure Hollywood will never be feud free and we can continue to savor petty feuds for all of eternity
I’m so thankful that Azealia Banks’ Twitter account is finally suspended because audacious, obnoxious, disrespectful and racist cyberbullies like her don’t deserve to get the opportunity to work in the music industry. She has continuously created unreasonable feuds with numerous celebrities and thrown aggressive and racial slurs at them just to prove her points and now she has decided to insult an actress who’s younger than her by 11 years and her innocent mother… I just couldn’t think of a valid reason why she acts so harshly and bluntly towards fellow artists, fans and people in general because she’s at a age where she’s supposedly old enough to comprehend that her rude attitude is definitely going to affect her career (and possibly social life) in a negative way since people wouldn’t consider purchasing her music or attending her concerts or even simply encountering her anymore because arrogance and disrespect destroy every celebrity’s image, she might obtain a pitiful recognition for consistently fighting with people on social media but nobody from the music industry or the general public will ever respect her unless she decides to show some repentance and be a kind person with positive manners and attributes. Hopefully someday she’ll gain some maturity and take responsibility for the hurtful things she has said so far.
As a fellow reality star, Kathy would like to extend free tickets to her upcoming Broadway show to reality-star Sarah Palin and her reality-TV crew. Kathy supports all reality stars regardless of what they say about her.
Kathy Griffin’s publicist, in response to the former governor of Alaska calling the funnywoman “a 50-year-old adult bully, really…kind of a has-been comedienne.”
(On his rivalry with one time tour mate Prince) I always felt our competition was healthy, although I was jealous when he started getting big, more than jealous, I was pissed, because here was this little short ego’d out fukker who I had a feeling didn’t like people of his own race and wanted to be white and taller. While on the road, I never saw Prince hang out with black men or black women. In fact, his demeanor was like that of a short uppity white boy.
A few years later when James was performing at the Universal Amphitheater. The second night of the show, Rod Stewart and his wife Alana came to the show. James decided to have them sit in front row seats that belonged to Prince.
From the stage, I could see Prince’s attempt to throw Rod and Alana out of the seats. Alana told Prince to kiss her ass. Then, during a performance with the Mary Jane Girls, James saw Prince being carried around the venue in his bodyguard’s arms just to get attention.
After the show, when Prince saw Rick and Rod backstage, he jumped over the stairs and fled. Allegedly, Rod told Rick, “I hate that little prikk.” Rick was pissed and called Prince all kinds of little bitches. Rick said, “Had Prince not jumped over the stairs and ran, I swear I would have kicked his ass.”
James heard later that Prince went to see Michael Jackson’s concert and tried to disrupt it. When Michael allegedly found out that Prince was in the house, he came out badder than ever and Prince left the show before it was over.
Rick adds, “I always thought of Prince as a great player and a very innovative person but as far as himself as a person, he could use a good ghetto ass kicking.”