In a recent interview with The New York Times, the always-humble Kanye West called himself the Steve Jobs "of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump." The self-worshiping speech prompted a smackdown from Grammy-winner Diane Warren, a hit-making songwriter for decades of stars including Beyonce, Jessie J, Aerosmith and LeAnn Rimes. "Note to Kanye," the veteran artist tweeted, "the true greats don't usually publicly talk about how great they are. But thank U for letting us know!" Ouch.
Though we expect the man who has reached "complete awesomeness" will find a way to feel special about being singled out, he's not the first music star to get dissed on Twitter. Katy Perry recently called out rapper Chief Keef, tweeting: "Just heard a new song on the radio called 'I hate being sober' I now have serious doubt for the world."
The offended performer responded with some X-rated and violent tweets of his own, prompting the probably-petrified pop princess to offer a quick apology. Katy's backtracking was accepted by the teen, and thankfully earned her an "I'm sorry too" tweet.
Late in 2012, "American Idol" alum Adam Lambert offered his Twitter critiques of the movie "Les Miserables," which left only eventual Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway unscathed. "The score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers," he wrote, adding "...why not cast actors who could actually sound good?"
This kicked up a firestorm of debate, including a reply from one of the film's stars, Russell Crowe, who defended their performances as "raw and real." The glam singer later clarified his comments, but bemoaned the dust-up: "You can spend a whole year praising artists for inspiring work, but one critique gets all the attention."
"American Idol" was involved in a Twitter kerfuffle this year as well, when music icon Mariah Carey threw some shade at fellow judge Nicki Minaj, saying on-air that "not everyone has" a number one record. The controversial rapper took to Twitter for her reply, calling her diva rival "INSECURE, and bitter" and insinuating that "AI" was looking to replace Mariah with J-Lo. Unfortunately for fans and stars alike, the Twitter-bashing and TV catfights seriously tanked this season's ratings and potentially harmed the show's future.
Even Sasha Fierce gets dissed on Twitter. The latest was from R&B singer Keyshia Cole, who took issue with Beyonce's newest tune, "Bow Down / I've Been On." Not liking the diva's switch from women sticking together to bowing down, the annoyed vocalist tweeted: "Can't stand when people all self righteous when it's convenient it makes them look good. Lmao! But can still talk sh-- when convenient 2." While the rant may have caused Cole to lose future work with a potential producer, she claimed that was "fine," adding confidently, "Im on my 6th album..."
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