Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Lorde & More: Who Won the Internet in 2014?
Katy Perry knows her Mean Girls (and shade).
That was just one revelation fans learned this year thanks to the star's Twitter account. But it was far from the only one. This year on social media, stars got in touch with their inner-fangirls, settled feuds, let the public know they had a sense of humor, and even managed to shut down a rumor or two.
As part of our Best of 2014 coverage, we highlighted a handful of the biggest music stars' best social-media moment of the year. You'll note they are all women -- guys like Justin Bieber, One Direction and more certainly have their Twitter fans (duh), but it was the women who really used the platform to its best potential.
Read the roundup below, and then vote on who you think had the best social media moment of 2014.
Although she didn't name any names, her tweet about "a Regina George in sheep's clothing" was widely interpreted as being about Taylor Swift, who namelessly called out a female entertainer in her song "Bad Blood."
Watch out for the Regina George in sheep's clothing...— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) September 9, 2014
Marriage rumors were flying around the tabloids, but Beyonce couldn't be bothered to issue a statement -- beyond a picture on her Instagram. They say a picture is worth a thousand words anyway. Any questions?
Taylor was already Tumblr's queen, but in 2014, she actually joined Tumblr, which made the mutual lovefest even more delightful. Case in point? When Taylor referenced a popular meme about a girl, Becky, who tried marijuana at a party, along with an old photo of Swift. Swift got in on the fun by mentioning it on her own Tumblr, not to mention wearing a T-shirt that said "no, its becky" around NYC.
Friends don't let random DJs attack their friends. So when Diplo started a fund to get Swift a booty, Lorde perfectly shut things down in one simple tweet.
@diplo should we do something about your tiny penis while we're at it hm— Lorde (@lordemusic) November 13, 2014
The rapper was in her share of feuds this year, but our favorite post may be her 2014 Halloween costume, from the movie White Chicks. She knows what everyone says about her!
First the bad news: It wasn't really very cool when Bette Midler called out Ariana Grande when discussing young artists who she feels make "a whore" out of themselves "to get ahead." But Grande's response -- including once again calling out her love for First Wives Club -- was pitch perfect.
all love here pic.twitter.com/BocrzJEgUj— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 25, 2014
and I will still quote first wives club every single day of my life lmao— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 25, 2014
Who won the Internet this year?