Hip-hop is a competitive sport. Rappers seem to have the need to be better than the next MC as if it’s coded into their DNA.
Some of the greatest rap beefs of all time, like the Bridge Wars between KRS-One and MCs like Shan.
Other beefs have unfortunately spilled out of the studios and into real violence, but thankfully, most of them stick to the music or a war of words. And oftentimes, the disses are over before fans know it.
There are other rap beefs that were over fast but also had genuine animosity within them.
Beefs within rap that ended quickly
Canibus vs Joe Budden and Royce 5’9″
In 2011, after Joe Budden’s light jab on Twitter (he tweeted, “I promise y’all that if I got high, I would smoke Canibus”), Canibus fired back at Joey on “Lyrical Law vs Joey Cupcakes.” Canibus mentioned Royce 5’9″ and hinted at a possible feud between Slaughterhouse and HRSMN a.k.a. The Four Horsemen. Instead, Ras Kass, a member of the latter detached himself from the issue and shortly announced his departure from the supergroup. Shortly after, Canibus went on record and deaded the beef.
50 Cent. vs. T.I.
50 Cent and T.I. almost got into a huge beef in 2011, because of Twitter miscommunication. When 50 dropped his two cents on what Tiny should have done in Tip’s court case for 2010 drug charges, the ATL native responded by saying, “I’ma tell you, 50 Cent and anybody else, we not gonna have no discussion about what my ole lady should, would, coulda did for anything as it pertains to me.”
Never one to hold his tongue, the Queens native fired back on Twitter to voice his opinions again and said, “don’t get emotional over your lady. It a get you in some shit you don’t want to be in.”
A mutual friend got 50 and Tip on the phone together soon after and they squashed the beef.
Drake vs. Common
Hugely popular rappers tend to automatically be a target for beef, depending on their attitude, and never know when another artist will take shots. On the 2011 album The Dreamer, The Believer, Common has a song titled “Sweet,” on which he goes at artists who sing, and are “soft.” These are two of the most common criticisms regarding Drake. When pressed, Common originally made it seem it could be about anyone, without outright saying he wasn’t aiming at Drizzy.
The Toronto rapper responded in the lyrics on Rick Ross’s “Stay Schemin” in January of 2012. Drake laid into Common, questioning his toughness, possibly hinting that Com was actually upset because they both previously dated tennis legend Serena Williams. Drizzy then topped it off with the threat, “You like the fuckin’ finish line/We can’t wait to run into you.”
Common responded days later over the same beat, but it was clear that Drake put him away. The two then crossed paths at the NBA All-Star Game in Orlando on Feb. 12, 2012, then at the Grammys two weeks later, where the beef was officially squashed.
City Girls vs. Nicki Minaj
In a beef that was over before most people knew it even existed, Nicki Minaj and Florida rap duo City Girls had an issue, which was revealed in February of 2022. After being asked on a radio show if she would collaborate with the City Girls, Nicki made it clear she would never team up with them. The reason: because Nicki knew they didn’t like her. She based this on comments that both members, JT and Yung Miami, made in the past via social media.
JT tweeted that she wanted Cardi B to overtake Nicki’s spot in rap in the past, and then said she was beefing with Nicki in a car freestyle video. Yung Miami responded to a question about working with Nicki in 2018 The Breakfast Club interview, by sharing her loyalty to Cardi B, Nicki’s foe at the time. Nicki saw all of this as lines being drawn in the sand.
However, the same day Nicki made the comments about City Girls not liking her, she revealed later that day everything was straight between them. “Just had a great convo with @ThegirlJT & @YungMiami305. Let’s move on & make new memories y’all,” Nicki wrote on Twitter. A happy ending.
Drake vs Tyga
Young Money was definitely seen as one of the most tight-knit rap crews in the early-to-mid 2010s, but all of that changed with one interview. Tyga called Drake “fake” in a 2014 Vibe interview and made it clear he didn’t like Drizzy’s character but respected his music. Days later, Tyga dropped “Make It Work,” a song which is believed to subtly diss Drake, without mentioning his name.
Drake mostly didn’t entertain this beef, outside of posting him hanging with Tyga’s then-girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, on social media but the actual haymaker wouldn’t come until February of 2015. The final track on Drake’s surprise 2015 album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, is “6 PM In New York,” a four-minute-plus stream of bars, on which Drake gets everything off his chest.
Early on the track, he says, “Oh, you tried? It’s so childish calling my name on the world stage/You need to act your age and not your girl’s age,” a couplet that would immediately be tied to Tyga, and sufficiently ended the beef. Kylie, Tyga’s alleged girlfriend at the time, was only 17 then, which is underage in a lot of states. Drake took the jab at Tyga for that, and for even mentioning Drake’s name at all. Tyga never fired back, outside of a tweet. He and Drake officially put any differences aside as of 2016, thanks to a Kanye-orchestrated meeting.
J. Cole vs. Canibus
J. Cole has consistently mentioned Canibus as a major influence throughout his career, but the Ripper didn’t appreciate the honor. In 2011, Canibus felt disrespected because he thought Cole only showed love to his older music. He also felt that Cole spoke about him as if he’s “dead. He claimed the young MC’s form of respect is “underhanded and disingenuous.”
So, Canibus made a diss track called “J. Clone” that year. But instead of barraging the young MC, he mentions, “It’s more than that, we could’ve recorded the track/You could give me a stack for a verse just like that.” To make matters even worse, ’Bus then released one of the most disturbing YouTube clips by a rapper ever, in which he apologized to J. Cole. Canibus starts the fight and ends the fight without J. Cole ever actually getting involved.
Joey Bada$$ vs. Lil B
In 2013, the BasedGod Lil B and Pro Era head honcho Joey Bada$$ got into a war of words on Twitter. Lil B felt some type of way about the late Capital STEEZ’s jab on the song “Survival Tactics” (“They say hard work pays off/Well, tell the BasedGod don’t quit his day job,” STEEZ raps) tweeted to him by Joey Bada$$. The two began to go at it on Twitter for the whole world to see. They eventually dropped diss records against each other (Lil B’s “I’m The Bada$$” and Joey Bada$$ “Don’t Quit Your Day Job ”), and within a week or two, the beef was over and done with.
Lupe Fiasco vs. Chief Keef
A decade ago, Lupe Fiasco commented in an interview with radio station 92 Q Jams that he’s scared of the culture that young rappers like Chief Keef promote in Chicago. This all kicked off in 2012, and Keef got wind of the comments. He threatened to smack Lupe when he saw him. The two began to tweet each other (mostly Lupe tweeting Keef that he doesn’t stand for violence and Sosa’s message). Later, Keef claimed that his Twitter page was hacked. Lupe told fans that he’s ready to call it quits on his own rap career. The end.
Kanye West vs. Soulja Boy
This beef all started last year after Soulja Boy’s verse was removed from Kanye West’s Donda album track “Remote Control.” Soulja found out his lyrics on the song were dropped when the LP arrived last August. So, he engaged in a back-and-forth with Ye via text. Soulja was upset because Ye told him Soulja’s verse would be used, only to cut it with no heads up. After SB’s Twitter tirade about it, Kanye then did a Drink Champs interview and made it seem like the verse was subpar, which only worsened the static between the two rappers.
Reacting in his typical fashion, which usually means taking the most ridiculous route, Soulja Boy then ridiculed Ye for his wife, Kim Kardashian, leaving him and dating well-known comedian Pete Davidson. Considering this to be a step too far, Ye texted Soulja Boy, asking him to lay off talking about his wife. Once Soulja Boy revealed screenshots of this convo on social media, he also shared that he and Ye were back on good terms, as of this past January. All is well now, as Soulja Boy made it onto Donda 2, rapping on the song “First Time In A Long Time.”
Kodak Black vs Pooh Shiesty
It’s no secret that Pooh Shiesty is a Kodak Black fan. He’s publicly praised him in interviews as one of the artists he listened to on the come up. However, things turned sour between the two last year. Once Kodak got out of prison, he spent March of 2021 trying to get credit for trends he was a big part of or introduced. One of those trends was money spreading, where big bills are spread onto arms or legs like a fan. Originally, Yak wanted Lil Baby to give him his props, because Baby rapped, “Postin’ money on the ’Gram, I invented that,” on Lil Durk’s song “Finesse Out the Gang Way.”
In one of Kodak’s social media videos complaining that others were taking credit for the trend, he was spreading money and using Pooh Shiesty’s Choppa Gang ad-lib, “Blrrrd,” as he did it. Pooh Shiesty caught wind of this, which turned into a back-and-forth online between the two, that went from Instagram Stories to Instagram Live. This likely is why Pooh called out the former 2016 XXL Freshman in a post on his Instagram Stories, which said, “This shit here so lame to me lost all my respect @kodakblack.”
Thankfully, the dissing only lasted about a month or two. Last May, the two rappers met up and posted footage on Instagram of themselves hanging out together. The moment of peace ended whatever tension they had between each other.
Celebrity Babies Who Were Born In 2022
Start the year off positive, with this list featuring news of celebrity babies! Forget celebrity gossip; this list is all about celebrating celebrities who recently had babies in 2022.
Some stars like to keep their children out of the spotlight, and opt not to release the child’s name or photos of their beautiful celebrity babies.
Be sure to check back for updates regarding pregnant celebrities due in 2022.
1. Rihanna and Asap Rocky
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcomed their baby boy on May 13, 2022, according to report from TMZ. They have not yet shared the child’s name.
The pair revealed they were expecting with a photo shoot in January 2022.
Rihanna showed off her maternity style throughout her pregnancy. Though rumors of their relationship had swirled for years
Rocky first confirmed the relationship, and how serious it was, in an interview with GQ in May 2021.
2. Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott’s Son
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott welcomed a baby boy on Feb. 2, one day after daughter Stormi’s 4th birthday.
Jenner announced her son’s arrival on Instagram on Feb. 6, captioning a black-and-white photo of Scott holding the newborn’s hand.
They have not shared any other details, though a rep did confirm to People that they had welcomed a boy.
3. Post Malone
Post Malone announced on “The Howard Stern Show” on June 13 that he welcomed a baby girl. He also revealed that he got engaged to his longtime partner.
“[At] 2:30 in the afternoon, I went and I kissed my baby girl,” Post said, and when asked if he meant his girlfriend or daughter, he added, “No, that’s my daughter.”
The private star who has kept mum since moving from Los Angeles to Utah in 2019 – revealed he was expecting his first child in May 2022.
“I’m excited for this next chapter in my life. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been, and for since I could remember I was sad.”Told TMZ
4. Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn
Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn revealed in March that they secretly welcomed a second daughter.
“Want to let you all know we’ve had another beautiful baby girl. We are both so in love with her, and over the moon to be a family of 4 x,” Sheeran wrote, alongside a photo of baby socks.
The couple, who got married in 2019, welcomed their first child, daughter Lyra Antarctica, in August 2020.
5. Chris Brown and Diamond Brown
Chris Brown confirmed that he welcomed a daughter, Lovely Brown, in January 2022 with a post commemorating his baby girl turning three months old.
Though this is the first public mention Chris has made of his new daughter, Diamond has been posting since she welcomed her little bundle of joy.
On January 8, she shared an image of the newborn to Instagram, writing, “The princess is here! Lovely Symphani Brown.
My sweet babygirl, it’s been a whole day you’ve been in the world and have already shown me the true meaning of life. I promise to love and protect you always. Forever yours, mommy..”
The singer shares Lovely with Diamond Brown. He also has two other children: 7-year-old daughter Royalty, whom he shares with Nia Guzman, and 2-year-old son Aeko Catori, whom he welcomed with Ammika Harris.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo’s partner Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to twins in April 2022, but only one of the babies survived.
“It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel,” they said in a joint statement at the time.
“Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness. Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you.”
6 Tv characters killed in a show and were dead in real life
Tv shows and films keep us enticed and glue to our screens. In all the shows there are happy moments, love, complicated relationships and of course tear-jerking moments.
Scenes that have us looking for tissues due to tears is when your favorite actor or actress dies. Most of the time death is just a plot in the story or when an actor has taken up a
nother role so they are written off a story.
Checksome of the actorss and actresses who were killed in a Tv show or Film because they died in real life.
Fred Willard[Modern Family]
Willard died at his home in Los Angeles, aged 86 years, on May 15, 2020. This was from reports from his daughter and representative.
The Tv character’s cause of death was cardiac arrest and coronary artery disease. He also had myelodysplastic syndrome, which contributed to the cardiac arrest. His death was announced by Jamie Lee Curtis, whose husband, Christopher Guest worked with Willard.
Fred Willard, who played Frank Dunphy, died on the show from old age. His onscreen son Phil Dunphy [TY Burrell] is eulogized in the presence of his cast mates.
Helen McCrory[Peaky Blinders ]
McCrory died aged 52 from breast cancer on April 16, 2021, at her home in London. Her husband, Damian Lewis, announced her death on Twitter.
Lewis stated that Helen died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family.
Her death as Aunty Polly on the Peaky Blinders is revealed in the season 6 premiere, where she is killed by the Irish republican during the attempted assassination of Oswald Mosley.
Reports indicate that Luke died from a stroke.
The stroke was caused by an “ischemic cerebrovascular accident,” It occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel and prevents blood and oxygen from getting to a part of the brain.
On the Tv show, Fred Andrews dies when the culprit is George’s teen son Jeffrey, who confesses the entire story to Fred’s son Archie, explaining he took his dad’s car for a nighttime joyride, despite not having a license. His father, George, took the fall for the accident to save his son.
Carrie Fisher [ Star wars ]
Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack aboard a plane to Los Angeles. At 60 years old, she died on December 23, 2016. Her death was shocking as her mom died a few days later.z
She was playing Princess Leia in Star wars when she died. In her Star Wars death scene, Leia sensed the duel between Rey and Kylo Ren on Kef Bir.
Carrie used the Force to reach out to her son across the galaxy and call him by his birth name –Ben. This last act drained Leia [ Carrie] of her remaining energy and killed her.
Edward Herrmann[Gilmore Girls]
Herrmann died at 71 years, and his death was tough on his family and the Gilmore girls cast who had grown to love him. He died from brain cancer.
Corey Monteith died aged 31 years. He was found dead in his Vancouver, Canada, hotel room on July 13, 2013; it was only one day to his check out. Authorities on the scene stated that the actor died from a lethal drug overdose of heroin and alcohol. He was struggling with addiction problems; he had even been t rehabilitation centers.
These amazing actors are highly missed. They portrayed their characters well and were highly talented.
Celebrities who have opened up about their mental health battles
Mental illness, also called mental health disorders, refers to a wide range of mental health conditions disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior.
Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behavior
There’s an unfortunate stigma surrounding mental health that still keeps many people from talking about their own, especially in public.
Though it’s easy to think of the world’s biggest stars as having it all, the truth is that mental illness can affect celebrities and any person in general.
As it turns out, a lifestyle of money and fame does not automatically shield one from mental illness.
Facing enormous pressure to appear perfect, public figures once kept their struggles with mental health private, but this tendency has changed dramatically in the 21st century.
Today, actors, musicians, political figures, and even royalty have opened up about their battles with mood disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, and grief.
Below are celebrities who have opened up about battling depression .
1. Demi Lovato
A longtime advocate for mental health, pop star Demi Lovato has always been open about her struggles with depression and bipolar disorder as well as with substance abuse.
Since the age of 7, singer Demi Lovato has dealt with suicidal thoughts and depression.
On September 10, 2020, World Suicide Prevention Day, the pop star took to Twitter to share her history of mental illness with her fans. She assured them that “it is possible to see the light when you start the work on yourself.”
2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Dwayne Johnson popularly known as “The Rock” has opened up about his mental health issues.
“I found that, with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone,” he said in a YouTube video.
“You’re not the first to go through it; you’re not going to be the last to go through it.
And oftentimes it happens you just feel like you’re alone. You feel like it’s only you. You’re in your bubble.
And I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and [say], ‘Hey, it’s gonna be OK. It’ll be OK.’ So, I wish I knew that.”
3. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga established her Born This Way Foundation a nonprofit to help disenfranchised teens.
“When my career took off, I don’t remember anything at all. It’s like I’m traumatized. I needed time to recalibrate my soul.
“I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life, I still suffer with it every single day,” she said in a 2015 Billboard interview.
I definitely look after my well-being…I openly admit to having battled depression and anxiety and I think a lot of people do. I think it’s better when we all say: ‘Cheers!’ and ‘fess up to it.'”
4. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber shocked many his fans when he took to Instagram to detail the struggles he faced after he shot to fame as a 13-year-old.
In a social media post, the singer described how he began to believe the non-stop praise he received from the public, which led him to develop a sense of entitlement.
He explained that he lacked a sense of personal responsibility for his behavior and “abused” his relationships.
“I became resentful, disrespectful to women, and angry,” he wrote. “It also led me to become distant to everyone who loved me… I felt like I could never turn it around.”
Bieber has described how his religious faith and the support of his loved ones helped him turn his life around.
5. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez has been open about her mental health struggles. In an interview she revealed that she officially diagnosed with both anxiety and depression and getting the right treatment has been life-changing.
“I found out I do suffer from mental health issues. And, honestly, that was such a relief,” she explained.
I realized that there was a way to get help and to find people that you trust. I got on the right medication, and my life has been completely changed.”
6. Kanye West
Rapper, producer, and fashion designer Kanye West’s mental health problems have been public for years.
West has been open about receiving a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, a condition characterized by periods of mania and depression.
Recently, Ye opened up about his struggles with bipolar disorder, coming to terms with his divorce from social media icon Kim Kardashian, and struggling with suicidal thoughts, in his new documentary.
Kanye explained why it’s important for him to take his meds regularly. “If you don’t take medication every day to keep you at a certain state, you have a potential to ramp up.
7. Taraji p .Henson
Having suffered from anxiety and depression, Golden Globe-winner Taraji P. Henson has not only been vocal about her psychological problems but also about destigmatizing mental illness in the Black community.
Taraji P. Henson knows firsthand the importance of discussing mental health as a Black woman — especially when it comes to thoughts of suicide.
The host of Peace of Mind With Taraji revealed in December 2020 that she had grappled with suicidal thoughts during the pandemic.
In 2018, the “Empire” star started a foundation that focuses on mental health in the African American population.
Prayer, meditation, and therapy help Henson manage her depression and anxiety.
8. Nicki Minaj
Working hard for a dream can be utterly exhausting, and perhaps no one knows that better than Nicki Minaj.
She may be regarded as one of the best rappers alive today, but in 2011, she shared with Cosmopolitan that she became so depressed while trying to break into the industry that she had suicidal thoughts.
“It was just one dead end after another,” Nicki said of contemplating suicide. “At one point, I was, like, ‘What would happen if I just didn’t wake up?’ That’s how I felt. Like, ‘Maybe I should just take my life?’”
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