28 Times Celebs Shaded Each Other in Songs

Here are 28 times celebrities shaded each other in songs.

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Nothing fuels rumors of a celebrity feud like some not-so-subtle shade. Here are 28 times celebrities shaded each other in songs.

1. "Top Off" — DJ Khaled, Jay Z, Future, Beyoncé

Who Beyoncé shaded: Kim Kardashian

Shady lyric: "I break the internet, top two and I ain't number two."

2. "Bad Blood" — Taylor Swift

Who she shaded: Taylor Swift

Shady lyric: "Did you think we'd be fine? / Still got scars on my back from your knife / So don't think it's in the past / These kind of wounds they last and they last / Now did you think it all through? / All these things will catch up to you / And time can heal but this won't / So if you come in my way, just don't."

3. "Swish Swish" — Katy Perry

Who she shaded: Taylor Swift

Shady lyric: "Your game is tired / You should retire / You're 'bout as cute as / An old coupon expired (woah, woah) / And karma's not a liar / She keeps receipts."

4. "My Way" — Calvin Harris

Who he shaded: Taylor Swift

Shady lyric: "Lie awake, two faced / But in my heart I understand."

Bonus shade: The video is full of Taylor references.

5. "Look What You Made Me Do" — Taylor Swift 

Who she shaded: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Shady lyric: "I don't like your little games / Don't like your tilted stage / The role you made me play / Of the fool, no, I don't like you."

6. "I Hit It First" — Ray J

Who he shaded: Kanye West

Shady lyric: "I had her head going north and her ass going south / But now baby chose to go West / We deep in the building she know that I kill 'em / I know that I hit it the best."

7. "Cry Me a River" — Justin Timberlake

Who he shaded: Britney Spears

Shady lyric: "You don't have to say, what you did / I already know, I found out from him / Now there's just no chance / With you and me."

Bonus shade: He cast a Britney lookalike in the video.

8. "You Oughta Know" — Alanis Morissette

Who she shaded: Full House star Dave Coulier

Shady lyric: "And every time you speak her name / Does she know how you told me / You'd hold me until you died / 'Til you died, but you're still alive."

9. "Love Yourself" — Justin Bieber

Who he shaded: Selena Gomez

Shady lyric: "My mama don't like you, and she likes everyone."

10. "Somewhere in America" — Jay Z

Who he shaded: Miley Cyrus

Shady lyric: "Feds still lurking / They see I'm still putting work in / Cause somewhere in America / Miley Cyrus is still twerkin'."

11. "Shout Out to My Ex" — Little Mix

Who they shaded: Perrie Edwards' ex, Zayn Malik

Shady lyric: "This is a shout out to my ex / Heard he in love with some other chick / Yeah yeah, that hurt me, I'll admit / Forget that boy, I'm over itI hope she gettin’ better sex / Hope she ain't fakin’ it like I did, babe / Took four long years to call it quits / Forget that boy, I'm over it."

12. "Where Are Ü Now" — Skrillex, Diplo, and Justin Bieber

Who Justin shaded: Selena Gomez

Shady lyric: "Now I'm all alone and my joys turned to moping / Tell me, where are you now that I need you? / Couldn't find you anywhere / When you broke down I didn't leave ya / I was by your side / where are you now that I need ya?"

Bonus shade: At one point in the video, "Where R Now, Selena?" flashes on screen behind Justin.

13. "I Don't F*ck With You" — Big Sean

Who he shaded: Naya Rivera

Shady lyric: ""And every day I wake up celebrating shit, why? / Cause I just dodged a bullet from a crazy b*tch."

14. "Bitch I'm Madonna" — Madonna

Who she shaded: Taylor Swift

Shady moment: Many saw the video as a shady response to Taylor Swift's celeb-filled "Bad Blood" video.

15. "Cold" — Kanye West

Who he shaded: Kris Humphries

Shady lyric: "And I'll admit, I had fell in love with Kim / Around the same time she had fell in love with him / Well that's cool, baby girl, do ya thang / Lucky I ain't had Jay drop him from the team."

16. "Getaway Car" — Taylor Swift

Who she shaded: Tom Hiddleston

Shady lyric: "I struck a match and blew your mind / But I didn't mean it / And you didn’t see it / The ties were black, the lies were white / And shades of grey in candlelight / I wanted to leave him / I needed a reason."

17. "Same Old Love" — Selena Gomez

Who she shaded: Justin Bieber

Shady lyric: "Take away your things and go / You can't take back what you said, I know / I've heard it all before, at least a million times / I'm not one to forget, you know."

18. "7 Things" — Miley Cyrus

Who she shaded: Nick Jonas

Shady lyric: "You're vain, your games, you're insecure / You love me, you like her / You make me laugh, you make me cry / I don't know which side to buy / Your friends they're jerks / And when you act like them, just know it hurts."

19. "Dear John" — Taylor Swift

Who she shaded: John Mayer

Shady lyric: "You paint me a blue sky / And go back and turn it to rainAnd I lived in your chess game / But you changed the rules everyday / Wonderin’ which version of you I might get on the phone, tonight / Well I stopped pickin’ up and this song is to let you know why."

20. "Paper Doll" — John Mayer

Who he shades: Taylor Swift

Shady lyric: "If those angel wings don't fly / Someone's gonna paint you another sky."

21. "Better Than Revenge" — Taylor Swift

Who she shades: Actress Camilla Belle , who dated Joe Jonas after Taylor.

Shady lyric: "She's not a saint and she's not what you think—she's an actress / But she's better known for the things that she does on the mattress."

22. "F*ck You" — Lily Allen

Who she shades: George W. Bush

Shady lyric: "Do you get a little kick out of being small minded? You want to be like your father, it’s approval you’re after, well that’s not how you find it."

23. "The Real Slim Shady" — Eminem 

Who he shades: Christina Aguilera

Shady lyric: "Christina Aguilera better switch me chairs so I can sit next to Carson Daly and Fred Durst, and hear ‘em argue over who she gave head to first. You little b****, put me on blast on MTV: ‘Yeah, he’s cute, but I think he’s married to Kim, hee-hee!’ I should download her audio on MP3 and show the whole world how you gave Eminem VD."

24. "You Suck" — Abigail Breslin

Who she shades: Ex-boyfriend and 5 Seconds of Summer singer Michael Clifford

Shady lyric: “I hate your dumb tattoos, I hope you fly to the moon.”

25. "Bridges" — Fifth Harmony 

Who they shade: Camila Cabello

Shady lyric: "We've come way too far in our stories, oh / To build these walls and to blind ourselves / And for every action, there's a reaction."

26. "Real Friends" — Camila Cabello

Who she shades: Fifth Harmony

Shady lyric: "I thought that I could trust you, never mind / Why all the switching sides? Where do I draw the line? / I guess I'm too naive to read the signs."

27. "Apple of My Eye" — Rick Ross 

Who he shades: Nicki Minaj

Shady lyric: "I told Meek I wouldn't trust Nicki, instead of beefing with your dog you just give him some distance."

28. "44 More" — Logic

Who he shades: Harry Styles and Katy Perry.

Shady lyric: "Sold more albums my first week than Harry Styles and Katy Perry / If that ain't a sign of the times then I don't know what is, man this s*** is scary."

Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.