Whether it’s a rumored feud or real “Bad Blood,” these celebrity duos have endured plenty of speculation about their relationship status. From Hailey Baldwin Bieber addressing the rumor that she ‘stole’ her husband Justin Bieber from Selena Gomez, to Weird Al Yankovic’s initially poorly received Coolio parody, these famous faces have all decided to build a bridge – and get away with it. to put back !
Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez
Following Hailey’s explosive conversation about the call her daddy podcast in September where she addressed rumors of a feud between her and Gomez, the two were pictured together at the 2nd Annual Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Gala looking as close as they could get in a series of cuddly and friendly photos .
Weeks before, Baldwin Bieber had appeared on Alex Cooper’s podcast and denied rumors that she “stole” ex-girlfriend Gomez’s husband Justin.
Over the years, the two women have seemingly tried to shut down rumors of ill will between the two of them, and this time Hailey directly stated that it was “not [her] character to ruin someone’s relationship,” and explained that it’s “all the love” between her and Justin’s former partner.
“I can say, period, point blank, that I was never with him when he was in a relationship with anyone – that’s the end of everything,” Hailey said of the timeline of her romance with Justin, whom she married more than four years ago.
Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo
After months of song-fueled speculation about the Disney stars’ relationship status (and ex-rumors), Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett posed together on the red carpet for the season premiere of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
The friendly photo shoot surprised fans, who had been following their supposed fallout (to recap: the two met while playing love interests in the 2019 musical high school the franchise spin-offs, which would have turned into a real-life relationship; the two have never confirmed a romance or separation).
Despite their silence on the matter, Rodrigo’s Grammy-winning single “driver’s license,” released in January 2021, was widely speculated to be about his alleged breakup with Bassett.
He revealed in December that he and Rodrigo hadn’t spoken since the song’s debut despite his attempts to reach out, and fans analyzed his own lyrics for any sign of a response to Rodrigo. Their red carpet reunion put an end to any lingering rumors of resentment.
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift
These two no longer have “Bad Blood” after years of back-and-forth culminating in a literal olive branch.
Taylor Swift and Katy Perry had been friends in public and on social media since 2008, and the vibe remained friendly – until Taylor Swift’s interview in September 2014 with rolling stone before the release of 1989.
Swift revealed that the song “Bad Blood” is about another female pop star who she says tried to “sabotage an entire arena tour” by hiring Swift’s tour dancers. “I was like, ‘Oh, we’re just outright enemies.’ … So now I have to avoid it. It’s awkward and I don’t like it.
Although she didn’t name any names, internet sleuths pointed the finger at Katy Perry, and shortly after the interview, Perry tweeted a mean girls reference: “Beware of Regina George in sheepskin clothes…”
In May of that year, Perry recorded his version of the story during his Carpool Karaoke segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden, telling the host that Swift started their feud. “There’s a situation. Honestly, it really feels like she started it, and it’s time for her to finish it,” she said, explaining, “It’s about accompanying the dancers, there were three attendants. I tried to talk to her about it and she wouldn’t talk to me.”
Four years later, Swift received a surprising gift from Perry ahead of her Reputation tour: an olive branch and a sweet letter from Perry.
“Hey Old Friend – I have reflected on past communication issues and hurt feelings between us,” Perry wrote in the partially obscured letter, in which she also wrote that she was “deeply sorry” and wanted “ clear the air”.
More than a year after the olive branch, the couple shared a second peace offering: a plate of cookies, frosted to say “Peace at last” and surrounded by two peace signs. Perry posted a photo on Instagram and tagged Swift, though it’s unclear who sent and who received the cookies.
“feels good @taylorswift,” Perry captioned the Instagram photo; Swift responded by commenting on 13 pink heart emojis – her lucky number that she often refers to.
Then, finally, in July 2019, Perry made an appearance in Swift’s star-studded music video for “You Need to Calm Down,” dressed as a cheeseburger and giving a big hug to a fries-clad Swift.
“This meal is BEEF FREE,” Perry wrote on Instagram. Swift, meanwhile, called the two “a happy meal.”
In 2020, after Perry welcomed her first child, daughter Daisy Dove, with fiancé Orlando Bloom, she revealed that Swift sent her a hand-embroidered pink blanket for Daisy.
“Miss 🌼🕊 loves her miss @taylorswift 😩😩😩 hand embroidered cover,” Perry wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of the cover along with a May 3 note from Swift.
Rose and Christina Aguilera
Pink and Christina Aguilera worked together (along with Mya and Lil’ Kim) on the song “Lady Marmalade” for the 2001 film red Mill — but it turns out the project was where their alleged feud began, as Pink explained in a VH1 behind the music special released in 2009.
“[Label executive] Ron Fair entered. He didn’t say hello to any of us and said, ‘What’s the highest part? What’s the funniest part? Christina is going to play that role,” she recalled of a first meeting between the musicians and the leaders. “I got up and said, ‘Hi. How are you? It’s so nice to introduce you. I am Pink. She won’t take that part. I think that’s the point of this fucking meeting. ”
In August 2017, Pink responded to a user on Twitter who thought her 2001 music video for the song was the only “relevant” music video from her nearly 20-year career, even calling Pink an “Xtina backup dancer”. She added, “I want to highlight a terrible new phenomenon from the last 10 years. We can’t be happy for each other anymore,” Pink tweeted, adding, “I [heart] Xtina, we made amends…”
Although there were some “she said, she said” about a night they spent together at a nightclub years ago (Pink said Aguilera tried to shoot it, the “Ain’t No Other Man” singer denied doing so) the two appeared to bury the hatchet.
They reunited publicly in 2016 when Pink served as an advisor for Team Christina on the tenth season of The voice.
In 2019 during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy CohenAguilera officially buried the hatchet with Pink, saying, “She’s a different person now…she’s a mom. She’s cool.”
Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj
Swift’s minor 2015 tiff with Nicki Minaj seemed to be the product of a misunderstanding.
After Minaj’s “Anaconda” video was snubbed for Video of the Year at the 2015 VMAs (in favor of nominations for Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson, Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar), Minaj responded on Twitter that she had been rejected for the aesthetics of her video.
“If your video celebrates women with very thin bodies, you will be nominated for video of the year”, Minaj tweeted at the time.
Swift seemed to take this personally and replied to Minajsaying, “I’ve done nothing but love and support you. It’s not you to play women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your place ..”
Minaj fired back saying she called Swift at all.
“Huh? You shouldn’t read my tweets. I haven’t said a word about you. I love you just as much. But you should talk about it.” minaj wrote.
Swift quickly called a truce, answer“If I win, please come with me!! You’re invited to any stage I’m on.”
On the night of the awards show, both viewers were shocked when Swift made a surprise appearance during Minaj’s set.
Swift took the stage in a shimmering red number and spoke some Minaj lyrics before joining the rapper frontstage for a surprise rendition of “Bad Blood,” proving their recent Twitter feud is a thing of the past.
Coolio and Bizarre Al Yankovic
Despite a tough time in the late 1990s, Weird Al Yankovic and Coolio were in friendship heaven a decade later.
Although the two seemed cordial when presenting the award for Favorite Alternative Artist at the 1996 American Music Awards — with Yankovic even sporting Coolio’s signature hairstyle — the parody artist seemed to take the imitation too far.
Yankovic’s 1996 parody song “Amish Paradise,” inspired by Coolio’s 1995 Grammy-winning single “Gangsta’s Paradise,” initially did not sit well with the rapper.
“I don’t agree with that…I think my song was too serious…I really don’t appreciate him profaning the song like that,” Coolio told a reporter at the 1996 Grammy Awards. , according Vulture. “His record company asked my permission, and I said no. But they did it anyway.”
By the early 2000s, however, Coolio seemed to have reconsidered his stance on Yankovic’s parody, which is one of the accordionist’s biggest hits.
“I sat down and really thought,” Coolio told students at the Production and Recording Institute in 2011, according to Yahoo! New. “I was like, ‘Wait a minute.’ I was like, ‘Coolio, who do you think you are? He did Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson didn’t get mad.’ ”
Following Coolio’s death in 2022, Dan Ozi shared an excerpt from an interview he once did with the rapper, during which he asked the late rapper about any lingering resentment towards Yankovic – to which Coolio replied that he “dropped that so long ago “.
“Let me say this: I apologized to Weird Al a long time ago and I was wrong,” he said in the interview. “You all remember that, anyone reading this s—. Real men and real people should be able to admit when they’re wrong and I’ve been wrong, bro.”
The two publicly reconciled at the XM Satellite booth at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Vulture reported, adding that Yankovic said of the meeting, “I don’t remember exactly what we said to each other, but it was very friendly. and after a minute he was gone. i turned to the next person in line and said, did this really happen?
Following Coolio’s sudden death at age 59 on September 28, Yankovic shared a photo of the two embracing and the message, “RIP Coolio.”