The celebrity world has always been one that is about everyone for themselves. This means that most of the time celebrities have to resort to underhanded tactics in order to ensure they are the ones who are in the spotlight. This doesn’t always work out that way, of course, since many fans have now worked out when someone is intentionally trying to sabotage another star, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t something that happens often. Most of the time it happens because of jealousy or even envy that someone else has something that they want, so many stars believe that they can just take it.
If a celebrity knows that there is a way for them to gain something from using less than polite means then many of them will opt to be a little less honest to get what they want. It seems that money and fame are two of the biggest motivators that anyone could ever have in their favour, which is why many stars have been seen sabotaging others.
The following list looks at 15 occasions where close friends or even bitter enemies have felt the need to sabotage each other because they were either jealous of their career or the attention that they were getting at this point. The land of celebrities is definitely considered to be a petty one and you will see throughout the following list that many celebs have some incredibly stupid reasons behind their plots.
15. Chloe Grace Moretz And Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is set to become a firm fixture throughout this list, since it seems a number of other celebrities have stepped up to her over the past few years. The biggest feud that she had last year was when Kick-A*s star Chloe Grace Moretz took offence to the fact that Kim posted a revealing picture on her Twitter page and tried to pass it off as a post about body confidence.
Chloe stated that she was offended by this and thought that the image itself was inappropriate for social media. This led to Kardashian claiming that no one even knew who Chloe was, something that the actress claimed made her laugh. Many celebrities took offence to Kim’s photo and the fact that she passed it off as a post about feeling empowered when many thought that she just wanted a reason to share a picture like that of herself online.
14. Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have been the couple that many fans have wanted together for the best part of the last five years, so when the couple split and Justin tried to move on, it seems that his fanbase was not ready to allow it.
Justin uploaded a number of pictures of his new girlfriend online and was then forced to step in when the backlash reached a new level of crazy. Selena then decided to comment about how Justin probably shouldn’t share these images publicly if he didn’t want his fans’ opinions. This started a huge argument between the two that led to Bieber deleting his Twitter account, which means that Selena was once again the one who ended the argument on top. Somehow the former Disney star managed to make Bieber feel bad about moving on with his life. She may have played a witch on TV, but it seems that when it comes to Justin, she will always have some kind of power.
13. Katy Perry And Taylor Swift
It seems as though every day there is a new feud between two singers on social media because it really is a dog-eat-dog career. One of the most famous feuds has to be the one between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. Even though both women have become mega-stars in their own right over the past few years, Perry has never been able to match the success that Swift has had, despite the fact that Swift started off as a country singer.
Perry apparently tried to sabotage Swift during an arena tour as a way of gaining some revenge, when she took three of her backup dancers and caused Swift a huge headache when it was revealed that they could no longer join the tour. Swift talked about the incident back in 2014 where she stated, “It had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.” That’s definitely innovative.
12. Mariah Carey Didn’t Want Nicki Minaj As A Co-star
Big egos tend to cause problems in the celebrity world and even though Mariah Carey is one of the biggest and best-known singers in the world, it seems that she still worries about someone taking her place.
When Mariah and Nicki Minaj were added to American Idol as judges a few years ago, it seems that Mariah was a popular choice because of her experience while Nicki’s addition was seen as a way for her to introduce herself to a much more mainstream audience. It seems that Mariah didn’t want Nicki to be on the show from the beginning because she was scared that she would steal her spotlight. Obviously, the show’s producers didn’t listen to Mariah and put Nicki on the show, but it led to some awkward moments and a lengthy feud between the two throughout the series with obvious hatred embedded behind their fake smiles.
11. Lisa Vanderpump Tried To Sabotage Brandi Glanville’s Career
The acting world is thought to be even more deadly than the world of music when it comes to other stars attempting to sabotage your career. While many actors and actresses somehow manage to ruin their own career through their words or actions, it seems that many have a co-star to thank for their failures.
This was the case with Brandi Glanville and Lisa Vanderpump when they were both part of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The women started out as good friends at the beginning of the show before Lisa became more successful than Brandi and it seems that jealousy was the main reason that their friendship ended. Lisa then stated in a number of interviews that Brandi was a hard person to work and film with so she was happy she wasn’t returning to the show, something that has obviously affected her career ever since.
10. Courtney Love Crashed Madonna’s Interview
Madonna and Courtney Love had a hilarious feud back in the early 1990s after it seems that Courtney had actually once admired Madonna. One of the biggest parts of their feud was when Courtney decided to take the whole thing to the next level and crashed Madonna’s interview with MTV back in 1995.
Not only did she crash it, she crashed it in style by just throwing things into the frame, first her compact and then her shoe, which seemingly wound Madonna up but she managed to maintain her composure and responded, “Courtney Love is in dire need of some attention right now.” This feud continued for a number of years with Madonna later stating that she was aware that Courtney was actually trying to destroy her. Despite this being a huge feud three decades ago, it seems that the two women involved have since settled down and realized that there is no reason to sabotage each other anymore.
9. Denise Richards Got A Little Bit Too Close To Heather Locklear’s Husband
Issues between celebrities usually revolve around jealousy or money, so this one is a little different. It seems that Denise Richards and Heather Locklear‘s feud began because of a man. Incredibly, the two used to be the best of friends, with Locklear being the main person who supported Richards through her divorce with Charlie Sheen back in 2005.
A year later it seems that their friendship hit a rough patch when Richards was seen cozying up to Heather’s husband Richie Sambora. Obviously, this violates everything that being a best friend stands for and Heather was perhaps right to react in the way that she did, even though Richards claims that she never did anything wrong. Heather went on to divorce her husband a few years later after it seems that she finally saw that he was the one at fault. After all the badmouthing that Heather did a few years ago, it’s a shock that the two have managed to put it behind them.
8. Carrie Underwood Threw Shade At LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes will perhaps be remembered for having a successful singing career in the late 1990s, which lead to her performing on the soundtrack to Coyote Ugly back in 2000, but it seems that over the past decade an a half, LeAnn has become public enemy number one when it comes to her fanbase and fellow country singer Carrie Underwood.
Rimes technically started the issue when she claimed that Carrie shouldn’t have won Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2006 CMAs because she was so new to the business. Carrie has since held a grudge, which has only gotten worse since Rimes has failed to apologize for more than a decade. Not only is Carrie annoyed about the comment that was made earlier in her career but as a very religious woman, she is disgusted that LeAnn destroyed Brandi Glanville‘s marriage and even branded her a home-wrecker when her affair with her now-husband Eddie Cibrian was made public.
7. Kanye West Tried To Sabotage Kim’s Wedding
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are now married and have children together, but it seems that their marriage wasn’t always in the cards since Kim was married to Atlanta Hawks baseball player Kris Humphries for just 72 days. It seems that it was during this marriage that Kanye finally realized that he was supposed to be with Kim and tried to sabotage her marriage for his own gain.
This isn’t a surprise considering it’s Kanye West but he revealed that when he saw Kim in photos with this “tall guy” he knew that he had to do something. He said that this led to him purchasing his first ever cell phone back in 2011 and decided that he needed to “call her or something.” Whatever Kanye did it seemed to work since the two are now happily married and one of the most well-known duos in the world, so on this one occasion it seems that Kanye’s expert skills at sabotage actually worked out.
6. Mariah Carey Claimed She Didn’t Know Who J-Lo Was
Celebrities know how to play games and it seems that when they want the public to be talking about something, they always know the perfect way to make this happen. Jennifer Lopez is one of the most talented singers and dancers to have ever graced the spotlight, while Mariah’s voice will always be the thing that allows her to stand out.
Back in the early 2000s, Mariah and J-Lo had already been able to prove that they had what it takes to be where they were, but it seems that once again Mariah was worried about competition since she claimed that she didn’t know who J-Lo actually was in an interview. Whether this was her way of showing Jenny From The Block that she wasn’t as popular as she thought she was or just her way of throwing shade, it unknown, but what is known is that there is no way Mariah had no idea who she was back then. In recent years, their issues have continued to escalate. It seems that these two are not destined to be friends.
5. Cher’s Response To Madonna’s Birthday
Social media may have been the reason for a number of feuds between stars over the past few years, but it seems that Cher and Madonna prove that even before technology there were bitter enemies. Back in the 1980s, both women were at the top of their game fighting it out for the top spot in the chart without having to publicay tweet each other to get their message across.
Times have changed though and it seems that Cher decided to make use of her Twitter account in recent years when she was asked about Madonna and how she celebrated The Queen of Pop’s birthday. Cher responded, “I got a colonic.” For the people who have ever had a colonic or are unfortunate enough to know what one is, it seems that this was a nice way for Cher to confirm that she and Madonna have definitely not settled their differences yet.
4. Bette Midler’s Tweet About Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is a reality star whose main income comes from her presence online, which means that she needs to ensure that she is always trending and considered popular. Back in 2016, Kim shocked the world when she decided to pose for a revealing photoshoot and shared some of these images on her Twitter page.
Obviously, there are a number of famous stars all over the world who have worked much harder than Kim to get where they are, so sometimes Kim isn’t given the best feedback on her social media pages. One of the best reactions to her image back in March 2016 was when Bette Middler tweeted to say, “If Kim wants us to see a part of her we’ve never seen, she’s gonna have to swallow the camera.” It seems that this was a huge deal that hit Kim quite hard coming from a legend like Bette.
3. Nikki Bella Attempted To Stop Other Women Returning To WWE
Nikki Bella has somehow been able to become one of the most famous female wrestlers of the current generation, and even though her ascent to fame hasn’t been an easy one, it seems that she was happy to knock a number of women out of the way en route to it.
Back in 2013 when Nikki and Brie Bella were welcomed back to WWE after a short hiatus, it seems that the idea was pitched for Maria, Maryse and Kelly Kelly to all return to the company as well. Nikki and Brie told the women to hold out for more money and a better contract, something that they did while the Bella Twins went behind their back and signed deals with WWE while convincing the company not to rehire the others. They cost the women their jobs just to further massage their own egos and ensure that they became the faces of the Women’s Division.
2. Kanye West’s Famous Taylor Swift Interruption
One of the most memorable sabotages of all time happened when Kanye West decided to step up and share his opinion with the world at the 2009 MTV Music Awards. Taylor Swift had just won the award for Best Female Video when Kanye decided to invade the stage and state that Taylor was a wrongful winner.
He famously said, “I’m really happy for you. I’ma let you finish but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.” Obviously, this is something that Kanye became known for ever since and even Beyonce herself seemed taken aback by West’s claim. This was something that many people saw as Kanye attempting to sabotage Taylor but it seems that the only thing that happened here was that Kanye gained all the negative attention that he craved and Taylor managed to walk into a successful pop career off the back of it.
1. Coco Chanel Set Elsa Schiaparelli On Fire
Coco Chanel was revolutionary in her own right throughout her career in fashion, but even though she was smart enough to become an icon in her own right, she allowed her competition to get to her. There will always be other fashion designers, but it seems that Elisa Schiaparelli was someone that she saw as a real threat.
These two designers went on to have one of the biggest feuds in fashion history, something that later led to Coco being accused of actually going as far as trying to set Elisa on fire. It was reported that Eliza was once wearing a surrealist tree outfit when “with purposeful innocence, Chanel steered her dance partner straight into a chandelier ablaze with candles.” That was perhaps taking any kind of feud to a dangerous level, but thankfully Eliza wasn’t injured and this incident hasn’t gone on to become something that Coco became well-known for.