The alleged Katy Perry feud stems from when 3 of Swift’s backup dancers ditched her, mid tour, in favor of Perry. Some reports claim Swift considered the dancers “to be family” and was furious at Perry for “poaching” them—However, others claim the dancers had actually worked for Katy first, signed up with Taylor because they needed cash, and then gave her 30 days notice after Perry announced her tour. “Taylor got so pissed she fired them on the spot,” TMZ reports
Evidence of the alleged Carrie Underwood feud seems pretty damn tenuous, even by tabloid standards. It’s purported to stem from The Country Music Awards 5 years ago, which Underwood co-hosted, and was perceived as dissing the then 19-year-old Swift—who had swept the board that night, picking up all 4 awards she was nominated for. "How 'bout that? Nineteen-years old...Congratulations, Taylor. What a night. I can't even imagine a better...." co-host Brad Paisley gushed, at which point the American Idol alum cut in, "And how were we? We were awesome!"
Equally tenuous, and from around the same time, is the purported Winona Judd feud, which is alleged to stem from a 2009 USA Today interview in which Judd opined that Swift was too young to be deserving of the Entertainer of the Year CMA. "You want my honest comment? It’s too much too soon. Time is God’s way of keeping everything from happening at once. It’s just too much of a good thing too soon,” Judd said. "My thing is, being a home-school mom, I want kids to earn it, and I think some time...'cause mom and I rode in a car for the first year of our career to visit radio stations. There was a making of the star, there was a rising up, and the fans went with us...Now it’s over coffee breaks, the success, almost."
Taylor’s supposed feud with Jessica Hart is alleged to have hatched from an interview with Women’s Wear Daily, following Swift’s performance at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret fashion show. In response to being asked if Swift could make it as a VS Angel, Hart reportedly replied in the negative, explaining, "I think, you know what, god bless her heart. I think she's great. But, I don't know, to me, she didn't fit. I don't know if I should say that. I think what you find is that for a lot of us, we've been working for 14, 15 years; what it takes to make it here comes from experience and confidence and knowing how to be confident with yourself. I think it comes with age. It's definitely the benchmark of all jobs." Hart was quick to deny a feud however, insisting her comments were misinterpreted
The Kanye West alleged feud is one we actually feel we can really get behind. It all kicked off back at the 2009 MTV awards, when Swift beat out Beyonce, to scoop Best Female Video award. Halfway through her acceptance speech, Kanye stormed the stage, grabbed the mic and ranted, "Yo Taylor. I'm really happy for you, I'm going to let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.” West subsequently called Swift to apologize, and she graciously accepted, But, Yeezus being Yeezus, he just can’t let it go. Last year Kanye not only raised the subject again, railing mid-concert against Swift’s Grammy win, "Taylor Swift beat Beyonce at the Grammys? Beyonce be dancing in heels and shit!” But, also claimed in an interview with the NY Times that he has zero regrets over publicly humiliating Taylor, and he only apologized because he had “fallen to peer pressure”
The alleged Miley Cyrus feud is said to have been sparked back in 2012 after an E! News reporter bitched about how Cyrus is held to different standards than Swift. Ken Baker tweeted a pic of the two, captioned, “[Miley] is called a slut or bitch every day. Has been with the same guy for more than three years and is engaged to him, [While Taylor] is called sweet, elegant, inspirational. Has been with more than 13 guys for the past three years!” Miley immediately retweeted, adding, “haha :) this made laugh. thanks for making me smile I needed it love u kb” Following with, “people are idiots and call me a SLUT when I am engaged at 20 cuz I am madly in love with ONE man. Just happy someone admitted it.” However, after the feud headlines started hitting, Cyrus denied she had beef with Swift, tweeting, “haha there is no tweet heat! Don’t go trying to make this look like I started any kinda drama. I laughed because I know”
The alleged Tina Fey/Amy Poehler beef can be traced back to the 2013 Golden Globes, hosted by the comediennes. “And you know what, Taylor Swift,” Fey quipped during a faux-drunk skit, “You stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son!” [Sam Fox, who was Mr. Golden Globe] “Or go for it,” Poehler chimed in. “No, she needs some ‘me time’ to learn about herself,” Fey added. Swift seemingly addressed the diss, when, during a Vanity Fair interview, she mused, “You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people, because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’” However, just like Kanye before her, Fey insisted on getting the last word, “I love you, and there’s a special place in hell for you” she proclaimed during this year’s Globes after Poehler won Best Actress in a Comedy. A cheap dig that Taylor—reportedly—thought “wasn’t very classy”
Not surprisingly, given the subject matter, reports of the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler alleged feud continued to grow until eventually they encompassed Michael J.Fox himself. What started as a Golden Globes punchline at the expense of Taylor and Fox’s son, Sam, soon morphed into a purported fully-blown, war-of-the-words between Fox and Swift. The feud-report flames were fanned yet further after Fox told Vulture, “[Taylor] writes songs about everybody she goes out with, right? What a way to build a career … I wouldn’t even know who she was.” Ouch! However, the singer was quick to don her firefighting hat and extinguish all the feud reports—assuring the world all was good once again in Fox-Swift land, with her tweet, “Hey everybody, Michael J. Fox got in touch with me today and we are good. Thank you for having my back”
The feud-fueled rumor mill went into overdrive in 2013 after Lorde called out Tay for being “too perfect” in an interview with New Zealand’s Metro Magazine, saying, “Taylor Swift is so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don’t think it’s breeding anything good in young girls. ‘I’m never going to be like Taylor Swift, why can’t I be as pretty as Lorde?’ That’s fucking bullshit.” The two quickly laid the rumors to rest though by becoming firm BFFs—and Lorde subsequently addressed the unwarranted diss, writing on Tumblr, “TS was the first person I thought of, which I regret, She happens to be good looking, but I think she actually uses her other imperfections in an incredibly powerful and relatable way. Taylor Swift has a unique vision, which I admire...I will probably never be the kind of role model for my fans that TS is for hers. I admire her very much for this reason"
Accusations of a Rihanna feud first hatched after reports surfaced of RiRi slamming Swift at the 2013 MTV VMAs. US Weekly alleged the Barbadian-born beauty took umbrage at Swift singing-along during the award show, and that Rihanna was overheard complaining about Taylor, griping, “She’s making a scene. She ain’t cute"
It’s no secret Taylor draws creative inspiration from past romances—however, according to a number of reports, things took a decidedly darker turn following her split from One Direction heartthrob, Harry Styles. If the tabs are to be believed, Taylor and Harry’s relationship went from love, to breakup, to all out WAR, as they became engaged in a post-dating battle that would rival even The War of The Roses
Reports of a Jennifer Lopez—Taylor Swift rift first surfaced in Star magazine last year, with claims the two singers majorly butted heads when J-Lo was a surprise performer at Swift’s August 23rd LA concert. Star alleged Lopez was “rude” to Swift’s friends, demanding they not look at, or, talk to her—and, even went so far as to claim Taylor had vowed never to work with Lopez again, or invite her to any future concerts. Those rumors appear to have been firmly debunked though, after Lopez and Swift were snapped posing happily together at the VMAs last month. J-Lo even instagramed a snap of her and Taylor, smiling broadly, captioned, “Love her!”
Allegations of a feud between Taylor and Vicki Kennedy started gathering force back in the summer of 2012, whilst Swift was dating Patrick Kennedy. The Boston Herald set the rumor mill in motion with the claim Vicki had barred Taylor from staying overnight at the Kennedy family mansion in Hyannis Port, claiming it would ruin their tax-exempt non-profit status
The John Mayer feud reports were sparked after Swift released the song Dear John. Although never confirmed, it was widely believed to be a scathing takedown of Mayer, penned in anger, following their brief relationship and bitter breakup. Mayer addressed the rumors in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone, accusing Swift of "cheap songwriting" and claiming, “It really humiliated me at a time when I'd already been dressed down”
The alleged feud between Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift has been raging for some time now. The two purportedly butted heads all throughout 2013, mainly over Bieber’s on-off-on relationship with his girlfriend, and Swift’s BFF, Selena Gomez. Reports have run wild with accusations of Taylor hating on the Biebs—with a passion—and that Justin’s song, All Bad, was aimed at Swift with the line, “You know females/And how they like to run their mouths"
Finally…even Taylor’s BFF isn’t immune from the feud rumors. Swift was alleged to have fallen out with Selena Gomez over—surprise, surprise—Justin Bieber. Reports about the two not seeing eye-to-eye over Selena’s relationship with the Biebs were fueled even further after Gomez carried out an Instagram purge, unfollowing everyone, even including Swift! However, whether they ever were actually real or not, any purported troubles now appear to be firmly behind the girls, with both gushing about each other on social media (where else?!!)