A History of Nicki Minaj's Beefs: Celebrities Who Have Found Themselves on the Rapper's Bad Side

Nicki Minaj's Beefs: A History of all of her Celebrity Feuds
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05/05/2016 AT 07:00 PM EDT

If there's one vital lesson the music world has taught us over the years, it's don't mess with Nicki Minaj.

The 33-year-old rapper has cemented herself as a wig-loving, expletive-laden-lyric-delivering, no-nonsense force to be reckoned with. So, naturally, she's had her fair share of feuds with other celebs.

The "Anaconda" rapper has sparred with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey and more.

However, Minaj told Ellen DeGeneres that she regrets her past feuds with fellow stars – "I'm a sweet person, and I don't wanna be mean to people," she said.



Here are a list of stars who have gotten on the rapper's bad side.

Taylor Swift

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It all started with a tweet. Swift, 26, and Minaj found themselves in a heated exchange on the social media site after the rapper spoke out about her lack of a nomination for video of the year at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, attributing the snub to racism in the music industry.

Swift, who was nominated, responded to Minaj's tweet, accusing the star of pitting "women against each other."



Minaj noted that she made no mention of the "Style" singer and Swift soon called a truce in a follow-up post, writing, "If I win, please come up with me!!" (Swift ended up taking home the award.)

The "Blank Space" singer later tweeted an apology to the rap star, writing that she "missed the point" of Minaj's tweets.



The two put all the "Bad Blood" behind them, and Swift joined Minaj on the VMA stage in a show-stopping performance.

Miley Cyrus

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Proving that she is not one to back down, Minaj confronted Cyrus at the VMAs (Cyrus hosted the award show) after the "Wrecking Ball" singer called her "not too kind" while commenting on the Minaj-Swift exchange in an interview with the New York Times .

"Now, back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press," Minaj said after taking to the stage to receive the award for best hip-hop video. "Miley, what's good?!"

Cyrus quickly tried to defend herself, telling Minaj, "We all do interviews. And we all know how they manipulate."

Minaj addressed the still-unresolved feud in her cover story for the New York Times Magazine's Culture issue in October.

"You're in videos with black men, and you're bringing out black women on your stages, but you don't want to know how black women feel about something that's so important?" Minaj said of Cyrus.

Mariah Carey

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During her stint as a judge on American Idol, Minaj warred with fellow panelist Carey – an Idol source told PEOPLE then that Carey doesn't think rapper Minaj can sing and "doesn't think she should be judging folks."

"Mariah has been saying little things to jab at Nicki from day one of shooting," the source said.

Although other insiders said Carey did not provoke Minaj, a profanity-laced outburst (caught on video and posted by TMZ) suggested that Minaj was fed up.

The once cordial stars, who have not publicly patched things up, announced their departure from the show on the same day in 2013.

Farrah Abraham

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Farrah Abraham

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Earlier this year, Minaj went head-to-head with 24-year-old Abraham in a NSFW Twitter feud after the "Superbass" rapper criticized the reality TV star's relationship with her mother on Teen Mom OG.

"Farrah is a c--- to her mother," Minaj tweeted while apparently watching an episode of the MTV show.



Abraham hit back at the rapper, writing, "Cause your [sic] a parent right? Your [sic] videos look like porn Horrible good luck being negative #Godbless busy making TV."



The spat continued with Minaj urging Abraham to treat her mother better: "Be happy she's helping!" Minaj tweeted

Although Minaj seemed to wash her hands of the feud, a Twitter video surfaced, in the days following the feud, of Abraham's daughter Sophia calling Minaj a "total loser."

Lil' Kim

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Lil' Kim

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The Queen of the Barbs was at odds with the Queen Bee early in her career. Kim told New York radio station The Breakfast Club 105.1 that the rapper stole her sound and her style.

The feud made headlines when Minaj dissed Kim in tracks on her Pink Friday album, and Kim responded with a mixtape pointedly titled Black Friday.

The diss tracks began flying in the femcee feud, with Kim delivering Minaj-aimed tracks like "Identity Theft."

The rap feud died down for some time but was reignited in 2013 when she dissed Minaj again in her own remix to Beyoncé's Minaj-assisted "Flawless" remix.

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The most recent of Minaj's beefs has been quite one-sided.

Lovato, 23, sent a jab the rapper's way after Minaj failed to mention her in a recent Instagram photo from the 2016 Met Gala on Monday.

"When you aren't mentioned in a post but didn't do s--- to the person …. "Lovato wrote on a Snapchat photo, according to E! Online. (Both Lovato and Minaj were dressed in Moschino by Jeremy Scott for the event.)

Lovato took to Instagram, uploading a photo of Minaj seemingly sending her a sharp look on the lavish gala's red carpet.



"This pretty much summed up my first and probably last Met," Lovato captioned the picture. "I'm obviously laughing at the fact that 1. I look incredibly awkward and 2. That the shade being thrown in this picture actually gives me life."

Minaj has not commented on Lovato's statements.



Shortly after the short-lived drama, Lovato slammed critics in a late-night Twitter rant – "sometimes there's more to the story" she began.

"Sometimes there's more s--- going on than you see," she wrote. "Maybe you DON'T know every aspect of my life so maybe you shouldn't assume you know."
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