The most iconic Twitter celebrity wars

When behind a screen, celebrities can easily type their anger away


Founded in 2006, Twitter is an online social media site that allows users to post and interact with other people’s tweets. According to Statista, as of 2017, Twitter has an average of 328 million active monthly users. With a large user base, tweets are easily shared at lightning speed, especially celebrity Twitter wars.

E! News, an entertainment television show and website, highlights a few notable Twitter wars: Amber Rose vs. Khloe Kardashian, Calvin Harris vs. Zayn Malik, and Nicki Minaj vs. Farrah Abraham.

In 2015, Amber Rose, American model and actress, commented on Kylie Jenner’s relationship with Tyga. She called Kylie a baby who “needs to go to bed at 7 o’clock and relax.”

Khloe Kardashian, American television personality, supported her sister by commenting, “please don’t worry about my sister who has a career and her life together at ONLY 17. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” The nasty feud continued when Khloe commented on Amber’s inappropriate past. After tweeting back and forth, Amber tweeted nastily by mentioning her intimate past relationship with Kanye West which ended the Twitter war between Amber and the Kardashians.

In late 2014, Taylor Swift removed her songs from Spotify which sparked a Twitter war between her former boyfriend Calvin Harris and former One Direction member Zayn Malik. Zayn retweeted a post that implied that Taylor Swift was selfish and greedy for removing her songs from Spotify. After seeing this post, Calvin commented, “You’ve made your money? Cool…[expletive] the 99% of musicians who depend on these services to survive right? Yeah [expletive] em.” He continued to defend Taylor and tweeted ferociously, “If u don’t get what it means when a successful artist uses their celebrity to benefit every other musician and songwriter in the industry…stay out my [expletive] mentions pls.”

Zayn Malik sensed Calvin’s anger and responded through a series of humorous tweets saying, “ha you just made an absolute fool of yourself mate. You clearly didn’t understand what I just said either. So i suggest you calm your knickers before them dentures fall out.”

The Twitter war ended when Calvin tweeted, “all good, it was the quote not you personally mate…best of luck, genuinely. You’ve got a great voice.”

In a tweet, Nicki Minaj expressed her thoughts about Farrah Abraham in an episode of Teen Mom, “Farrah is a [expletive] to her mother… Be happy she’s helping. Stop talking to your mom like that on tv!” states that Farrah Abraham, American television personality, did not take Nicki’s comment lightly. She blasted back by tweeting, “Cause your a parent right? To be clear my mom doesn’t help me I help her. I love & care for my mom. Stop disgusting talk. I slay I have no time for rerun watching ignorant minions like @NICKIMINAJ worry about your family.” Despite being a bit nasty on the drama-filled show to her mom, Farrah defended her mom and put Nicki in her place.

Known for having the last word in Twitter wars, Nicki tweeted back, “Instead of dragging your mother, learn the difference between ‘you’re’ & ‘your’, dingbat.”

It is clear that celebrities are not to be messed with on Twitter, especially Nicki Minaj. Lately, Twitter has become an outlet for celebrities to criticize, troll people online or to garner publicity. Sophomore Annalise Gellene states, “I think most people engage in twitter wars because they want to become Twitter famous or they want more retweets and likes.”