Haters Gonna Hate: Music Stars' Biggest Beefs of 2014

BB42 Biggest Beefs: Diplo and Lorde

With Twitter, Instagram and elevator cameras documenting music stars’ every move, there was nothing secret about the industry’s nastiest beefs.

Iggy Azalea v. Snoop Dogg
When Snoop posted a meme dissing Iggy’s looks, she tweeted retaliations until mentor T.I. intervened. Snoop later apologized.

Kesha v. Dr. Luke
The singer filed a lawsuit accusing her mentor of sexual and physical abuse, prompting the producer to countersue, claiming extortion.

Lorde v. Diplo
After the producer dissed Taylor Swift’s butt, her pal Lorde tweeted to her defense, “Should we do something about your tiny penis?”

Solange v. Jay Z
In their infamous post-Met Gala elevator scuffle, security footage showed Solange kicking her brother-in-law while Bey stood by.

Irving Azoff v. YouTube
Claiming it wasn’t paying royalties properly, the Global Music Rights founder demanded the site remove 20,000 songs.

Jean Kasem v. Kerri Kasem
The wife and daughter of the late Casey Kasem waged a messy legal war over the legendary DJ’s remains.

This article first appeared in the Dec. 20 issue of Billboard.


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