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30 of the Biggest Beefs in Hip Hop

Why can't we all just get along?

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    There have been some big beefs in the hip hop world over the years. Check out the biggest feuds from this year and years past!

    Iggy Azalea vs. Snoop Dogg

    After Snoop Dogg poked fun of Iggy Azalea in an Instagram post, Iggy reportedly responded in a tweet (which was deleted), calling Snoop "mean." But the Dogg didn't stop there. He posted more memes, comparing Iggy to Marlon Wayans' character in the film White Chicks, even telling Iggy to "cool out" in another post. Iggy addressed the feud on Twitter, writing that she only had a problem with the first meme Snoop posted, which was the image of a man with a caption reading "Iggy Azalea No Make Up." She also noted that Snoop's post shocked her because he acts differently when he's face-to-face with her.

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    Lil' Wayne vs. Scooter Braun

    Lil Wayne took shots at Scooter Braun in defense of Lil Twist. Weezy heard Scooter was running his mouth about Justin Bieber's buddy, and recorded a message with a few choice words for Braun. Part of his message included, "Anything you got to say, when you see me, say it to my motherf***in' face."

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    Floyd Mayweather vs. T.I.

    The rapper and pro boxer reportedly got into a fight while in Las Vegas over Memorial Day Weekend this year. The altercation was reportedly about T.I.'s wife Tiny, and as to who threw the first punch - both sides are telling different stories. In fact, T.I. announced he was done talking about the matter.

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    Kanye West vs. Jimmy Kimmel

    After Jimmy Kimmel spoofed a BBC Kanye West interview, the rapper took to Twitter to deliver an epic rant on the matter. The two eventually made up after Kanye was a guest on Jimmy's show. Kimmel even said, "We had a big dumb fight on Twitter but he was nice enough to come on tonight."

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    Kendrick Lamar vs. Rappers he dissed in Big Sean's song "Control"

    After Big Sean released his track "Control," the hip hop world exploded after hearing Kendrick Lamar's much-talked about verse. The rap basically gave off the idea that Kendrick was trying to kill (figuratively) his competition. Several of his rap buddies were less than amused to say the least.

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    Donald Sterling vs. The NBA

    The NBA was shocked and appalled after private recordings of Sterling making racist comments surfaced. Although he apologized, claimed he had "made a terrible mistake," and denied he is racist, he was eventually banned from the NBA due to the matter.

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    Donald Sterling vs. Rappers

    After private recordings of Sterling making racist comments surfaced, much (if not all) of the hip hop community and beyond were appalled. Several rappers voiced their opinions via video and social media, calling out the former Clippers owner and expressing their opinion on the matter and Sterling himself.

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    Chris Brown vs. Frank Ocean

    The two rappers were famously involved in brawl outside of a Los Angeles Studio. The fight was allegedly over a parking space, and after the incident TMZ reported Frank tweeted "got jumped by chris and a couple guys. lol. i only wish everest [his dog] was there."

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    Drake vs. Chris Brown

    While at W.I.P. nightclub in New York City, the rappers and their crews got into a fight. The brawl got so bad that bottles were allegedly thrown and Chris posted a photo the next day of him sporting a bloody gash on this chin. There was buzz at the time that the two were feuding over Rihanna.

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    Nicki Minaj vs. Iggy Azalea

    After an article surfaced in Forbes claiming that Iggy Azalea's quick rise in the charts has been putting her on top while Nicki remained "oddly quiet for months," Queen Barb spoke up. During an interview with "The Breakfast Club," Nicki said, "All Forbes needs to worry about is my finances and when I’m going to be selling Myx Fusions for $250 million. That’s all they need to worry about. We rely on hip-hop connoisseurs and blogs for that kind of information. So we appreciate it, but no thank you."

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    Katy Perry vs. Chief Keef

    The Chicago rapper threatened to "smack" Katy Perry on Twitter after the pop star referenced one of his songs. She tweeted that title "I Hate Being Sober" caused her to "have serious doubt for the world." Keef responded by saying, "Dat b---- Katy Perry Can Suck Skin Off my D---." He continued, "I'll smack The S--- out her."

    Katy apologized after tweeting, "Mr. Keef! I'm sorry if I offended you. I heard a lot of people guesting on the song & didn't even know it was you in particular." She went on, "I'm a fan of your 'Don't Like' video tbh. I was really just having a general opinion on our generations desire to be constantly intoxicated."

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    Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey

    Diva vs. Diva. The feud began while both judging "American Idol." The two got into a showdown and even briefly shut down the show's auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Kanye West vs. Ray J

    Kanye West may be married to Kim Kardashian now, but before the couple tied the knot, Ray J let the world know that he "Hit It First" via a song of the same name.

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    Kenya Moore vs. Porsha Williams

    While filming the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" reunion special this year, Kenya and Porsha were involved in the brawl of the century in a full-blown, hair-pulling, body dragging fight. Porsha felt bullied by Kenya, and after the scuffle, Porsha was eventually arrested and released on a simple battery misdemeanor charge."

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    The Notorious BIG vs. Tupac Shakur

    The biggest feud in the hip-hop to date. A battle of east coast vs. west coast ended ended horribly in 1996 with the murder of Tupac, and Biggie only a year later.

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    Foxy Brown vs. Lil Kim

    This goes beyond the term 'cat fight'. The girls took shots at each other on songs they were featured on, just about a decade ago. The feud intensified when actual shots were fired between crews, after the two ran into each other outside of a New York radio station. Any effort to make peace has been unsuccessful.

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    Nicki Minaj vs. Lil Kim

    The barb has consistently taken shots at the veteran rapper several times in her songs, causing Lil Kim to feel disrespected. Many rap titans have encouraged the girls to respect one another so they all can 'rap together' peacefully.

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    Jay-Z vs. Nas

    The two New York rappers attacked one another lyrically through song, starting over a decade ago. However, in 2005 the two hip-hop heavyweights made peace and have since then even collaborated with one another.

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    Rick Ross vs. Young Jeezy

    The rappers got into a scuffle backstage at this year's BET Awards.

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    Jay-Z vs. R. Kelly

    On a 2004 tour together, the feud hit a high point at Madison Square Garden in New York when Kelly stopped his performance after he noticed two people in the audience with weapons, and claimed that he was attacked with pepperspray by a member in Jay-Z's camp. After being kicked off the tour Kells filed a lawsuit against Jigga man.

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    50 Cent vs. Fat Joe

    It was a war of words after 50 released his song 'Piggy Bank', which was a blow to Joe. The big guy fired back with a track of his own and a magazine interview, adding fuel to the fire.

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    Ja Rule vs. 50 Cent

    The two have gone head to head over a few different things, but back in 2000, 50 fought with the Murder Inc. camp in New York suffering three stab wounds. Naturally, the rappers conitinued to take shots at each other via their music, failing to resolve their issues.

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    Ice Cube vs. NWA

    Ice Cube's decision to leave NWA in the late 80s started a battle of words between the rapper and his former group. The feud hit a high point when NWA member Eazy-E shot manager Jerry Heller.

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    T.I. vs. Lil Flip

    Beginning in 2004, the feud eventually led to both rapper's crews fighting in a Houston fast-food parking lot. Prior to the brawl, Flip said some nasty comments about T.I. while in prison. T.I. fired back at Flip onstage, causing Flip to make threats against his son.

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    Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J-

    Started in the mid 80s, the war between the two rappers began when Kool Moe accused LL of imitating his personal style. The two went went head to head with eachother, lyrically, until Moe's rap career slowly evaporated.

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    Canibus vs. LL Cool J

    The conflict between these two started in the late 90s after LL failed to remove a line (as promised) responding to Canibus, appearing on the track '4, 3 , 2, 1'. Canibus struck back by defaming the rapper in another recorded track, escalating a lyrical war between the two.

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    Jadakiss vs. 50 Cent -

    Featured on one of Ja Rule's tracks in 2004, Jadakiss took a shot at 50 Cent, causing the rapper to fire back with another song. Jada continued the lyrical fight with four songs attacking 50, before the feud dissipated.

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    Chief Keef vs. Lupe Fiasco

    The two exchanged words on Twitter because of street violence, especially after a young rapper's unfortunate death. At a live show Fiasco made an apology to Keef for the comments he made.

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    50 Cent vs. The Game

    Rapper Game and 50 threw a punches at each other, threw the use of photos, when Game featured the rapper's group G-Unit dressed as Ghostbusters on his mixtape. The two also fought over their documentary, and the battle resulted in a brawl involving guns outside of a New York radio station, after Game was kicked out of G-Unit.

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    Soulja Boy vs. Ice T

    The feud began when the veteran rapper took a shot at Soulja on a mixtape, attacking the young rapper's talent. Soulja Boy responded with a YouTube video in retaliation. Ice-T said he was sorry for the brutal words but made it clear he is still not a fan of Soulja's record.

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