You’d think that being a celebrity and publicly expressing your dislike for somebody as popular as Beyoncé would be totally terrible for your image. But even so, there are a whole bunch of celebrities who have not only suggested that they don’t like Queen B, but they’ve also gone so far as to diss her! While we’re over here wondering what it is about the superstar that anybody could possibly have a problem with, it seems there are a number of reasons the following 15 people aren’t feeling B as much as she is feeling herself. Some have had problems with some of her performances in the past, some just don’t get along with her husband and extend that bad blood to her, and some are actually interested in her husband, making it a bit of a jealousy thing! Here are 15 people who for one reason or another can’t stand Beyoncé.
15 Donald Trump
It’s hard to believe that Trump could become any less popular with the general public, but if it becomes common knowledge that he dissed the queen of the BeyHive, then he just might! Beyoncé lost Trump at the 2013 Super Bowl after she performed a crazy set and literally sent the place out of power. We personally think the performance was epic and can’t relate to Trump’s complaints at all, but he reportedly said that the performance was “suggestive” and “scandalous." Um, maybe he’d be less offended if he time-traveled back to the 18th century and listened to Mozart instead? Trump also suggested that he couldn’t believe he was the only one with his knickers in a twist and that more people should be complaining about the performance. He also stated it would have been referred to as a “national scandal” if he’d been caught dancing like B. This is true.
14 Lil Wayne
If you look at Lil Wayne’s history with Jay-Z, B’s husband, and then listen carefully to some of his lyrics, it’s easy to see how he really feels! The rappers have thrown insults back and forth through their songs over the years, but Wayne took aim at B in his song ‘It’s Good’. He raps on the track, “Kidnap your b*tch, get that how much you love your lady money.” This might sound like a whole lot of mumbo jumbo, but when you put all the pieces together, it certainly seems as if Wayne is talking about kidnapping Mrs. Carter and so forcing Jay to pay ransom money to get her back. To be fair, this is more of a Jay diss than a B diss, but Wayne is basically saying that as a person, Beyonce means so little to him that she’s an object to be kidnapped. Wow, talk about being extreme and intense!
Rumors were circulating for a long time that the rapper Liv had a thing with Jay-Z behind B’s back, and they apparently aggravated the rapper so much that she penned a track about them! In August of 2014, Liv responded to claims that she was Jay’s side chick, and stated the two had a real connection. Her song, which is called ‘Sorry Mrs. Carter’ features a bunch of suggestive lyrics detailing her relationship with Jay and even has these words for Bey: “You know what, I was gonna respect you, but since you crossed over into my lane, it’s time to check it. Your man he likes model chicks, he likes all naturally flawless model chicks like me. What up Jay?” Well, at least the girl is blunt in her insults! She is definitely not B’s number-one fan, though if she’s not careful, she might be the Hive’s number-one target one day.
12 Kid Rock
We are still trying to figure out how singer Kid Rock could make the following comments about Beyoncé and not cause a cosmic stir amongst her loyal fans! He basically disrespected B by suggesting that he does not understand how she is so famous in his interview with Rolling Stone. In the interview, he used the word “flabbergasted” to describe how he feels when he thinks about the level of fame Bey has reached. He did not leave things there, though, and went on to judge her based on her appearance. He basically insulted the way she looks and that her behind, as well as her curvy figure and skin tone, were not things he looked for in a girl. According to Kid Rock, what he likes are "skinny white chicks with big [chests]." What a dream boat! Somehow, we don’t think Kid Rock’s opinion matters too much to B.
11 Azealia Banks
Azealia Banks is the queen of feuds, so if anybody’s going to have a problem with B, it’s going to be her! She first came after the singer in May 2016 after the release of her Lemonade album. This is what she had to say about Bey’s songwriting abilities: "Don't think for a second that Beyoncé was intelligent enough to come up with any of those ideas on her own. She takes food out of darker-skinned women's mouths & pretends to be inspired." She then went on to target B’s marriage: “Beyoncé spent her entire career purposefully avoiding 'blackness' but now that it's a trend she's trying to capitalize on it…You been singing about this n***a for years and he still playing you. That's not strength that's stupidity." This opinion isn’t as controversial as you’d think, as lots of fans have encouraged B to leave Jay following his alleged infidelity.
10 Rudy Giuliani
The former mayor of New York City, businessman and public speaker was not impressed with B’s performance at the Super Bowl in 2016 at all! What is it with these politicians hating on Beyoncé’s Super Bowl shows?! This year, B’s performance clearly had a stronger message, and she used her song ‘Formation’ (as well as its supporting video) to comment on a number of issues plaguing America. However, Giuliani seemed to be offended by the whole thing, and said that the superstar was using the halftime show as a “platform to attack police officers.” Other words he used to describe the performance were “terrible” and “outrageous”. A number of other figures expressed their criticism over the messages in B’s 2016 performance at the Super Bowl, even starting the Boycott Beyoncé movement to stop people from seeing her on tour. As predicted, this had little to zero effect on her concert sales!
9 Etta James
This one was a total slap in the face to B! In the film Cadillac Records, Beyoncé played Etta James and sang a number of her songs. Then in 2009, she sang ‘At Last’ at President Obama’s Inaugural Ball. You’d think that any singer who watches Beyoncé performing their song would be flattered, but you’d be wrong. TMZ recorded James totally dissing B, so we know that this isn’t just rumors and fake inside sources that secretly don’t even exist! On the recording, James said, “I can’t stand Beyoncé. She has no business up there, singing up there on a big ol' president day, gonna be singing my song that I've been singing forever.” That’s certainly one way to put it! Of the Inauguration performance, she also said, "But I tell you that woman he had singing for him, singing my song-- she's going to get her a** whipped." Oh dear!
8 Keyshia Cole
Keyshia Cole joined the ‘those against Beyoncé’ club in 2013 after B released the controversial ‘Bow Down/I Been On’. The song does feature some pretty strong lyrics, which have notoriously caused offense to other female singers, and to be honest, we kind of understand how they’d be offended. Some of the lines in the song include “I know when you were little girls, you dreamt of being in my world, don’t forget it, don’t forget it, respect that, bow down b*tc*es.” Keyshia wasn’t having any of that and took to twitter to express her opinion. “First ‘Women need to stick together’ now b*tc*es better Bow. Smh,” she said of the provocative lyrics. She also tweeted, “Can't stand when people all self-righteous when it's convenient it makes them look good. Lmao! But can still talk s*it when convenient 2 FOH.” We’re guessing she won’t be sending the Carters a Christmas card this year!
7 Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan isn’t one to be intimidated about giving his true opinion, and he certainly gave it in April of 2016 in the Daily Mail. His biggest problem was with the fact that Beyoncé featured the mothers of slain men Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin in her Lemonade album. While some would think that this was totally consistent with B’s message about injustice and taking a stand, Morgan saw it as a vehicle for promoting album sales. "I have huge personal sympathy for both women and there is no doubt that African-Americans have been treated appallingly by certain rogue elements within the country's police forces. But I felt very uneasy watching these women being used in this way to sell an album. It smacks of shameless exploitation." He also wrote that "Jay Z's not the only one who needs to be nervous about Beyoncé, the born-again-black woman with a political mission.” Yikes!
6 50 Cent
This is another bit of beef that stems from Jay-Z and his rapping feuds! It’s no secret that 50 isn’t exactly Jay’s biggest supporter, and in 2008 he stated that Jay is only famous thanks to his marriage to B. Since then, a lot of shade has been thrown. Notable examples include when 50 tweeted a picture of a baby with Jay’s face photoshopped in at the arrival of Blue Ivy Carter. 50 has also said that B once confronted him at a Las Vegas nightclub, revealing in an interview that, "One time [Beyonce] jumped off of a ledge and came running over cause she thought me and Jay had issues." Then in 2015, 50 expressed his full support when the Grammys gave Album of the Year to Beck instead of Beyoncé, stating that while Beck did all the work himself, B had a team of professionals doing the work for her.
Azealia Banks and Piers Morgan weren’t the only ones to have a problem with B’s Lemonade! Singer Khia has recently commented on the album, and has not been afraid to say what she really thinks! Of the album, she said, “First of all the video was tired, and through, and long and it made black people look bad as hell. B*tch, you walking around with this blonde long a** hair but you want African queens and kings in your video.” We kind of thought that B intended to do exactly the opposite with this project, but anyway. Khia also wasn’t having any of the Serena Williams appearance in the ‘Sorry’ video, and said that she was “[Beyonce's] prop twerking in a body suit in this long a** black slave a** video." Khia has since been responded to by plenty of B supporters, including The Game, who gave her a piece of his mind!
4 Blu Cantrell
To understand the foundation of this feud, all you need to know is that Blu Cantrell is the ex-girlfriend of Jay-Z. It’s clear that Blu wasn’t entirely happy with the way she left things with her ex, and in her song ‘S.O.S. (Tell Me Where You At)’, she has lots to say about being “left for dead” by a lover, who many speculate is Jay. Sources say that she was actually the one to leave him, so we’re a little confused. But we’re definitely sure about Blu’s feelings on Jay and B’s daughter, Blue Ivy! After the baby’s name was revealed, Blu tweeted her congratulations, writing, "Of course I want to say congratulations to Jay-Z & Beyoncé on having a healthy, & happy baby girl!! I love her name :-)." While we agree that it is a huge coincidence, B and Jay have made it clear that blue is simply B’s fave color!
3 Farrah Franklin
Farrah Franklin was a member of Destiny’s Child super briefly back in 2000 after she replaced former members, LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett. Some claims state that she was kicked out of the group, and some say she left, but Franklin didn’t last long alongside Kelly, Michelle and B. Bey stated that Franklin was asked to leave the group because she “missed three major promotional tours.” Franklin, on the other hand, maintains that nobody in the group treated her fairly, and after they treated her poorly while she was sick, she’d had enough and quit. She also says that there were a whole bunch of problems with management, which we all know means that there were a whole bunch of problems with Beyoncé’s father, Matthew Knowles. When you put all this together, it’s clear that Franklin isn’t a huge fan of Queen B. And we’re guessing she’s even less of a fan of Mr. Knowles!
2 Keri Hilson
Singer Keri Hilson’s behavior is a little difficult to decode, but claiming that her Beyoncé diss was a simple misunderstanding was not enough to save her from the wrath of the Hive! Hilson put herself on the map for being a B hater when she released the remix to her single "Turning Me On" in 2009. In the song, she messed around with some of the lyrics and the hook from Bey’s hit "Irreplaceable", singing, “You can dance, she can sing but she needs to move it to the left, to the left. She needs some babies.” After the Hive came down on her and posted bee emojis all over her Instagram, Hilson stated that the lyrics weren’t meant to be a diss, but we’re not totally convinced! A couple of years later in 2013, Hilson refused to hold a magazine which had B on the cover. In this case, actions most definitely speak louder than words!
1 Wendy Williams
Despite claiming that she is a Beyoncé fan, talk-show host Wendy Williams comes in at the top of our list for the continuous jabs at Bey she’s made! Her biggest issue seems to be with the way B talks, and Williams has alluded to the fact that while watching the singer’s HBO documentary, she would need to turn on the closed-captioning in order to actually understand what B was saying. How mean! She’s stated that B talks like she only has a fifth-grade education. Unsurprisingly, Williams has also said that is not feeling Lemonade and believes it to be totally manipulative in order to make sales. She even said that she believes Jay and B paid Rachel Roy, who many believe was having an affair with the former, to fuel the drama for album sales. Williams just doesn’t seem to grasp that B is kind of a good hit-maker on her own. Geez!