Sure, Taylor Swift has quite a few female celebrities in her #girlsquad, but NGL, a LOT of other stars aren’t her biggest fans. The 27-year-old went from being ~America’s Sweetheart~ to one of the most hated people in the country, all thanks to Kim Kardashian. But even before KKW exposed the former country crooner for lying about her involvement with Kanye West‘s song, “Famous,” she had beef with quite a few celebs…particularly those who she collaborated with in the past.
Many of Tay’s former friends/musical partners dropped her like she’s hot, and some even went so far as to publicly diss her! Since the timeline of all this drama is so confusing, we did some digging and found all the info you need on T.Swift’s former duet partners who threw majooooooor shade.
If there was a world championship for celeb feuds, the one between T.Swift and Katy Perry would come out victorious. The two used to be besties — back in 2010, they performed KP's song "Hot and Cold" together on stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. They were allll about the love...back then. So why have these former friends have been going at each other's throats since 2012?
Two years after their performance in L.A., the 32-year-old started dating John Mayer, the 27-year-old's ex and the subject of the song, "Dear John." Katy also allegedly stole some of Tay's background dancers during Taylor's tour to perform on her own stage. #Savage. Tension hit an all-time high when the "Bon Appetit"crooner started throwing shade on Twitter in September 2014.
The older woman recently released the tune "Swish Swish," which is pretty much all about being bullied by the former country cutie. The girls are definitely NOT friends by any means, but KP says she's ready to take the beef off the grill and end the feud for good. Tay, the ball's in your court!
We know what you're thinking — How can Taylor Swift have beef with an ENTIRE girl band? We suggest you look at her track record.
In 2015, TayTay brought 5H on stage with her during a show on her 1989 World Tour. While the girls were extremely in sync during the performance of "Worth It," Taylor was never super close with all the members of Fifth Harmony. According to a source close to the band, the blonde was "only nice to 1 out of 5" of the girls — Camila Cabello.
Other fairly credible sources (like the girls' families) claimed that the country cutie was trying to tear the group apart, tweeting things like, "I always knew @taylorswift13 was a SNAKE!" and saying that Taylor was "trying to break up my girls & use [Camila Cabello] as her protégé."
Since then, CC has, in fact, left the band to pursue a solo career. Well... this is awkward.
Back in their ~glory days~, T.Swift and MiCy were the best of friends. Not only did Taylor write and sing (and perform!) a song in The Hannah Montana Movie ("Crazier" — good times), but the two also performed together at the 2009 Grammy Awards!
Flash forward to 2015 when the 24-year-old set the record straight, stating that she is not part of her ex-bestie's friend group.
She explained, "I'm not trying to be in the squad. None of my friends are famous and not because of any other reason than I just like real people who are living real lives, because I'm inspired by them." Well... that clears things up.
Remember the Jonas Brothers, but, like, when they were a band? Yeah.... us too.
In the summer of 2008 (whoa), Taylor Swift dated Joe Jonas and the musicians decided to perform together at the group's Burning Up Tour. The acts sang her song, "Should've Said No," side by side, and the crowd went crazy for the seemingly in-love couple.
That fall, not long after their performance, the pair called it quits. She made her devastation rather public, telling people that he did it over the phone in a record-breaking (and now, legendary) 27 seconds. Needless to say, it didn't go over well with the middle Jonas Bro.
The now-27-year-old eventually defended himself on Myspace (#TBT). Here's what he wrote:
"For those who have expressed concern over the '27 second' phone call, I called to discuss feelings with the other person. Those feelings were obviously not well received. I did not end the conversation. Someone else did. Phone calls can only last as long as the person on the other end of the line is willing to talk."
Joe was clearly implying that Taylor twisted the truth to make him look like the bad guy. The exes eventually got past their differences (with the help of Gigi Hadid) and they're now super friendly.
Nicki and Taylor used to be tight AF. When the rapper's smash hit "Superbass" first came out, Tay was obsessed, and she made sure everyone knew it. Later, NM surprised fans at T.Swift's Speak Now Tour stop in Los Angeles and the two performed the song side by side!
Four years later, Nicki's video did not get nominated for a Video Music Award, but the 27-year-old's did. The 34-year-old responded to the event by tweeting, "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year," followed by lots of sarcastic smiley faces. Taylor was extremely offended by the remark and tweeted back, "I've done nothing but love & support you. It's unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot..."
Nicki played dumb, as though she wasn't talking about Taylor. But we all knew what was really going on. Shade thrown. The girls eventually made up and performed together at the award show.
Everyone knows that Calvin Harris is one of Taylor's most recent exes, but the actual timeline of their love (and falling out) is a little more elusive. Here's the lowdown:
#Talvin started dating in March 2015, only 10 days after they met. Shortly after, they began co-writing "This Is What You Came For" for Rihanna, except Taylor used a pseudonym in the credits so that her real name wouldn't distract fans from the actual music. The couple split approximately a year later, before the 27-year-old broke the news to the public that she helped write the track.
Tons of drama ensued, leading the DJ to go on a Twitter rant about his ex. One of the tweets read, "I know you're off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy ETC but I'm not that guy, sorry. I won't allow it." Every Instagram they ever posted together has been deleted and, needless to say, they no longer speak.
T.Swift and RiRi may have never directly worked together, but she was the female vocalist on "This Is What You Came For," so they have somewhat of a history. After the collaboration had already begun, Rihanna dissed Tay by saying that she has absolutely no desire to be a part of the blonde's #girlsquad.
"I just don't think that makes sense," the 29-year-old said. "I don't think our brands are the same; I don't think they match," she said.
We were definitely hoping for something a little juicier following her rejection of the #squad, but hey — a diss is a diss.
John and Taylor dated wayyy back in 2009, and although they had a large age gap, everyone thought they were pretty cute (especially when they recorded "Half of my Heart" together for the older man's album — *swoon*).
A year later, after the couple called it quits, Tay released a song called "Dear John," which turned out to be a very detailed account of how she felt when they first broke up.
In 2012, the 39-year-old finally broke his silence about the tune, saying, "I didn't deserve it. I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do." OUCH!