In a word, 2020 has been intense. Between the coronavirus, a presidential election, and the loss of beloved stars and public servants, this year has been really tough. Through it all, though, some were able to find a bit of normalcy in the new and continued feuds of their favorite celebrities and high-profile figures. Because, even while the world is ending, celebs still have to beef. As 2020 finally wraps up, we’re taking a look back at the biggest feuds of the year!
Taylor Swift Vs. Kim KardashianFor a brief moment, it didn’t feel like 2020 at all this year, mostly thanks to Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian. The two women reignited their feud in March when more leaked footage of Taylor’s infamous 2016 phone call with Kanye West seemed to corroborate Taylor’s initial claims that she didn’t give Kanye full permission to use certain unsavory lyrics about her in his song “Famous.” Taylor took to her Instagram Story on March 23, acknowledging the newly leaked footage and turning her comments into a call to action for donations to organizations and frontline workers during the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kim, however, had her own version to share. The SKIMS mogul took to Twitter the same day that Taylor posted on Instagram, sharing a series of tweets that further reiterated her and her husband’s stance on the issue. Kim explained that the full footage didn’t “change the narrative,” closing her tweets with, “This will be the last time I speak on this because honestly, nobody cares.” Taylor’s publicist, Tree Paine, even got involved in the reignited feud!
Megan Thee Stallion Vs. Tory LanezThis feud was difficult to watch play out under so much scrutiny. It all started in July 2020 when Megan Thee Stallion was shot in the foot after an alleged altercation with rapper Tory Lanez. For weeks, Tory denied ever shooting Megan. He even released a surprise album in September, detailing many of the allegations he was facing. Megan, however, stood her ground and received a swell of support from her longtime fans.
Tory was arrested in October and officially charged by Los Angeles prosecutors for shooting Megan back in July. His charges include one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. Megan rapped about the altercation in her song “Shots Fired” off of her new album Good News.
Isaiah Washington Vs. Katherine HeiglYet again, we were questioning what year it was when Isaiah Washington chose to reignite his old feud with his former Grey’s Anatomy co-star Katherine Heigl. The actor took to Twitter on November 17 and proceeded to post a photo of Katherine along with a scathing message. “This woman once proclaimed that I should ‘never’ be allowed to speak publicly again,” he wrote, referencing an interview Katherine gave to Access Hollywood in 2007.
“The world agreed with her proclamation back then and protested for my job and my head in 65 languages. I wish I was on Twitter in 2007 because I will NEVER stop exercising my free speech.” Yikes. There’s no telling what really prompted Isaiah to reignite the bad blood with his former co-star, but their feud dates back years.
Sacha Baron Cohen Vs. Rudy GiulianiThis was one feud that we definitely didn’t have on our 2020 bingo card. Just after critics were able to screen actor and writer Sacha Baron Cohen‘s sequel to Borat, footage from the subsequent mockumentary featured President Donald Trump‘s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, alone in a hotel room with the actress who plays Borat’s daughter — Maria Bakalova.
The scene showed Rudy in a rather compromising situation — seemingly laying on a hotel bed with the actress in the same room. What followed, once the movie hit Amazon, was the former mayor of New York City trying to explain the circumstances seen in the clip. Rudy claimed he didn’t do anything wrong and was “tucking in [his] shirt after taking off the recording equipment.” For his part, Sacha Baron Cohen kept up with his Borat persona, poking fun at Rudy. The actor also told Good Morning America, “I would say that if the president’s lawyer found what he did there ‘appropriate behavior,’ then heaven knows what he’s done with other female journalists in hotel rooms.”
Chelsea Handler Vs. 50 CentAs the election drew nearer, things got heated between Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent. The two, who briefly dated in 2010, had quite the Twitter spat after the rapper seemingly threw his support behind President Donald Trump. Chelsea, naturally, was none too pleased. “You used to be my favorite ex-boyfriend,” she told the rapper.
50, who could see that their spat was now hitting his “love life,” didn’t want politics to come between him and Chelsea. The rapper finally denounced the Commander in Chief just before Chelsea confessed that she might have rekindled their intimacy in order for him to change his views! “We had a nice conversation the other night for like 20 minutes, 25 minutes, and we talked about it, and you know he asked me if I was serious about promising him sex and I said, ‘Sure, why not? You know, I’m ready to have sex with people,’ ” she told Naomi Campbell.
Chrissy Teigen Vs. Alison RomanChrissy Teigen and Alison Roman‘s feud began when an excerpt from Alison’s New Consumer profile criticized Chrissy’s immense success, calling her business a “content farm.” Chrissy took to Twitter the following day, May 8, and expressed just how “bummed” she was about Alison’s comments. “I don’t think I’ve ever been so bummed out by the words of a fellow food-lover. I just had no idea I was perceived that way, by her especially.”
Alison issued an apology to Chrissy, as well as Netflix sensation Marie Kondo, whom she also criticized, on May 11. “I need to formally apologize to Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo. I used their names disparagingly to try and distinguish myself, which I absolutely do not have an excuse for,” she wrote on Instagram.
Nicki Minaj Vs. Meek MillWhile this feud was short-lived, it was no less explosive. Exes and rappers Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill really got into it in early February. Their Twitter war began when Nicki tweeted a photo of Meek with the caption, “Trigger fingers turn to #TwitterFingers,” along with some unsavory insults. Meek immediately fired back, and their disses at each other went from harsh to incredibly personal.
“You sad you willing to crash your man because you losing now and everybody in the industry know you a bad person,” Meek tweeted back at Nicki. “You picked a great time to be saying I ever put my hands on you… you full of hate and the whole industry know you full of hate… and ya bag getting low, so you wanna destroy me,” the rapper continued in a since-deleted tweet. The pair don’t appear to have reconciled.