Songs Where Celebs Call Out Other Celebs By Name


“Touch My Body” still slaps.

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Mariah Carey called out Wendy Williams in “Touch My Body”:


Wendy was known (and still is) as being really invasive and nosy in her radio and TV interviews — especially her one with Mariah in 2001.


Taylor Swift called out John Mayer by name in “Dear John”:

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Taylor and John dated when she was just 19. He was 32.


When Nas intensely called out Jay-Z in “Ether.”


When Jay-Z called out Kanye (aka ‘Ye) on “Kill Jay Z.”


When country singer Gretchen Wilson said Paris Hilton gets under her skin in “California Girls.”

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Turns out, he was using her name as wordplay to mean “see why.” The reference was purely benign and pretty clever.


Jay-Z called out Miley Cyrus in “Somewhere in America” after her viral twerking, rapping, “Feds still lurking / They see I’m still putting work in / ‘Cause somewhere in America / Miley Cyrus is still twerkin’.”

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Rick Ross called Nicki Minaj untrustworthy in “Apple of My Eye,” rapping, “I told Meek I wouldn’t trust Nicki. Instead of beefing with your dog, you just give him some distance.”

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Logic called out Katy Perry and Harry Styles in his song “44 More,” singing, “Sold more albums my first week than Harry Styles and Katy Perry / If that ain’t a sign of the times, then I don’t know what is.”

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And then Drake responded in “Summer Sixteen,” calling out Jay-Z and Kanye:


50 Cent wrote a whole song, “Officer Ricky,” about Rick Ross, which criticized Rick’s past career as a corrections officer:


And lastly, Lana Del Rey dissed Lady Gaga in a leaked song called “So Legit.” She sings, “Stefani, you suck / I know you’re selling 20 million / Wish they could have seen you when we booed you off in Williamsburg.”

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Do you have a favorite diss song that calls out another celeb by name? Let me know in the comments below!

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