Kanye West is no stranger to starting beef, and as his feud with Taylor Swift continues to heat up, we’re looking back at some of his biggest public fights. But which one was the worst? Relive them all and let us know what you think!
Taylor Swift, 26, isn’t the only celebrity Kanye West, 38, has gone back and forth with! He’s been in tons of epics feuds, and we’ve rounded up the seven biggest RIGHT HERE. Click through the gallery and check out the people (and companies) he’s fought with — you may have forgotten about some of these!
1. Taylor Swift
Okay, we’ve all been following this one pretty closely, but here’s a quick recap: He rudely interrupted her VMA acceptance speech in 2009, but they FINALLY made up at the 2015 Grammy Awards, and Tay even presented ‘Ye with the Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs last year. But Yeezy reignited things with his song “Famous,” in which he claims he “made [Taylor] famous.” She fired back in her Grammy Awards acceptance speech on Feb. 15, but that week, his SNL meltdown leaked, and we heard him call her a “fake a**.” Yikes — this might never be resolved!
Kanye and Amber’s back and forth has gone on for years after their split, but things escalated more than ever on Jan. 26, when Wiz called Kanye out for changing his album name to “Waves.” The pair went back-and-forth in a Twitter rant, and Amber got involved when Yeezy brought her and Wiz’s son into the mix. It didn’t take long for the whole thing to blow over, though: Kanye and Wiz had a chat, and Kim Kardashian, 35, invited Amber over to patch things up — and they took a selfie together, so you know it’s real! Stream Kanye’s music ad-free RIGHT HERE.
3. Jimmy Kimmel
This one began when Jimmy spoofed a crazy Kanye West BBC Radio 1 interview in 2013, and the rapper was NOT happy. Kanye went OFF on Twitter, saying Jimmy’s face “looks crazy,” along with tons of other disses, and Jimmy responded on another episode of his show. Just a few days later, though, they made up when Kanye appeared on Jimmy’s talk show…but he went on plenty of other long rants during the sit down that had people just as puzzled.
Even though Justin and Kanye share a mutual BFF in Jay Z, it didn’t stop ‘Ye from calling the singer out in concert. “I got love for Hov, but I ain’t f—ing with that “Suit and Tie,”” he said during a 2013 concert, referencing Justin’s hit. Days later, Justin performed with Jay on SNL, and changed his song lyrics from “Aww, s–t so sick, got a hit and picked up a habit,” to “my hit’s so sick, got rapper’s acting dramatic.” Oh man!
Kanye has been in a feud with Nike for what feels like FOREVER. He was supposed to partner with the brand in 2009, but the relationship became beyond strained. ‘Ye has claimed that the brand denied paying him any royalties because he’s “not a professional athlete,” and he has called them out several times since. Not to mention, he also partnered with their biggest competition, Adidas! This one is still going on to this day, and Kanye called the company out as recently as January in his song “Facts.”
6. Evel Knievel
Evel filed a lawsuit against Kanye after the rapper used his image in the song “Touch the Sky,” claiming Yeezy infringed on his trademark. He even called the video the “most worthless piece of crap I’ve ever seen in my life!” They patched things up, though, and the lawsuit was settled in 2007.
7. Chad Hurley (Creator of YouTube
Kanye was BEYOND mad when Chad uploaded a video of his marriage proposal to Kim on YouTube — and he sued the creator of the online video company for filming and posting the clip without consent. Chad lost the lawsuit and had to pay Kimye $440,000!
HollywoodLifers, which Kanye feud do you think is the worst!?