It seems like knowing someone is not a prerequisite for feuding when you’re famous. Many celebrities have started feuds with each other through the press or social media and have never actually met in person. Some may know each other, but come from completely different circles, so it’s just as random when one starts beef with the other. But it’s only fair for celebrities to criticize other celebrities, just like us commoners do. The only difference is that their opinions are heard by all, which certainly makes it more entertaining for the rest of us. Here are five totally random celebrity feuds we never would have expected.
Miley Cyrus vs. Sinead O’Connor
This one started out harmlessly enough. Miley Cyrus cited Sinead O’Connor‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U” video as the inspiration for her “Wrecking Ball” video. But O’Connor just couldn’t resist an opportunity to bash the music industry. After an open letter to the 21-year-old pop singer advising her to not be a “prostitute” for the industry, Miley fired back with a tweet mocking the Irish singer’s mental illness. That’s when the floodgates opened, resulting in two more letters, several more tweets, and O’Connor threatening legal action. In the end, the feud lost steam and both have publicly buried the hatchet.
Kanye West vs. Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel was all too happy to “finally be in a rap feud.” Kanye West, however, did not take it as lightly. After the late-night host made a parody of Kanye’s very personal interview with BBC Radio 1, Kanye went on one of his infamous Twitter tirades, spewing insults at Kimmel in all caps. The rapper allegedly even called Kimmel, warning him that he was “the most powerful voice in media.” I guess that’s true, if you consider his Twitter followers to be the media. Kanye has since deleted the tweets, which is the closest thing to an apology we can hope for from him.
Justin Bieber vs. Vanilla Ice
Nothng like an embittered one-hit wonder talking smack on today’s hottest act. Vanilla Ice recently told The Huffington Post that Justin Bieber will “be forgotten…it’s going to be entertaining to watch.” I would be careful if I were you, Mr. Ice, because I’m going to bet that Justin Bieber’s fan army is probably slightly larger than yours. Vanilla Ice has since denied the comments, and explains that, in fact, he meant the exact opposite.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck vs. Barry Manilow
In 2007, Barry Manilow was scheduled to perform on The View, but felt compelled to voice his opinions on one of the hosts, Elisabeth Hasselbeck. The “Mandy” singer called her political views “dangerous and offensive.” The show’s producers reportedly pulled the plug on his performance after he refused to appear unless Hasselbeck took the day off.
The Kardashians vs. Jon Hamm and Daniel Craig
Looks like the Kardashians’ biggest fans are not Hollywood’s dashing leading men. In fact, both Jon Hamm and Daniel Craig have coincidentally called the sisters “f*****g idiots.” It seems like both take issue with the fact that celebrities become famous not for a craft but for flaunting their personal lives for the world to see. Craig told GQ, “Look at the Kardashians, they’re worth millions….You see that and you think ‘what, you mean all I have to do is behave like a f*****g idiot on television and then you’ll pay me millions?'” Sadly, in this day and age, it seems like a winning formula.