Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus - Katy Perry's History of Dissing Her Peers

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Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus - Katy Perry's History of Dissing Her Peers
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The opinionated pop star, Katy Perry, has never been one to mince words. Scheduled to collaborate on a song with BFF, Rihanna, Perry spoke out against "Beautiful Liar," a 2007 duet between new mamma, Beyonce, and "Loca" singer, Shakira.

Beautiful Liar?

Although Perry paid homage to Beyonce's hubby, Jay-Z, by performing a version of his hit with Kanye, "N-as in Paris, she was not as complimentary about her competition. She reportedly told England's BBC Radio 1, about her forthcoming project with Riri, "I want it to be like that Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin song 'Sisters Are Doin It for Themselves,' not 'Beautiful Liar.'" Ouch! Can someone say, "catty"?

Perry quickly flew into damage control by hitting Twitter and making an eloquent rebuttal which read, "F--k all y'all (press) dat thinks I dissed anyone, puhlez, u havin a slow news day or what?! Get a life, cuz it's not mine! #hoodratcominout."

Cheap Fart Jokes

Of course, this isn't the first time Perry has been vocal against a fellow pop songstress. Soon after Lady Gaga's video for "Alejandro" was released, Perry posted on Twitter: "Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke."

Although Perry didn't mention Gaga directly, Gaga's use of religious imagery in the video, which includes dressing as a nun in a latex habit and swallowing rosary beads, could be what Perry was referring to. Then again, some might argue Perry's use of whipped cream shooting bras, barely-there getups and multi-colored wigs are "as cheap as telling a fart joke," but who's to judge?

Miley Tweet Fail

Then, there was the onstage Miley Cyrus quip, which was posted on YouTube. Dressed in a blue metallic bra top and booty shorts, Perry said, "Listen, I don't know if you follow me on Twitter, but Miley Cyrus said something really profound the other day. I swear, and then I had to unfollow her."

On a visit to Howard Stern's show Perry talked about her relationship with Cyrus. She told Stern, "Sometimes people have started stuff, like, with me and Miley Cyrus but, really, we're gonna meet for coffee and we text each other back and forth."

Swift Role Envy

The foot-in-mouth antics don't end there. While shooting promos for the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Perry was envious of Taylor Swift's role in the "West Side Story" skit they were shooting together. She was quoted as saying, "I play Anita. Although I know I should be playing Natalie Wood['s part, played by Taylor Swift], because I've got the big eyes and the brown hair. But everyone keeps telling me Anita is hotter, cooler and sluttier. So I can relate to that!" That statement may have been more tongue-in-cheek than true contempt but, judging from Perry's dis record, the jury is still out.

American Idol Mess

The jury is also out on whether Perry's relentless ribbing of Kara Diogaurdi, during Perry's "American Idol" guest judging stint, was all an act or typical catty Katy. Even master-of-mean judge, Simon Cowell, appeared saintly compared to Perry.

Linda Perry Strikes First

On the flip side, Perry has also been on the receiving end of some heavy handed criticism. Former 4 Non Blondes singer and songwriter, Linda Perry (no relation), made scathing comments against Katy when asked about the state of the music business today. Regarding Katy's music, Linda said, "She's not reinventing the wheel; she's not giving substance; she's just giving microwave popcorn for you to feast on right at this moment."

And the pop world continues to go around, one scantily clad singer and booty-shaking beat at a time.

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