Music Article

When Stars Attack...With Songs

Last week, Lily Allen's new single, "Sheezus," made headlines for calling out Gaga, Rihanna, Katy, Beyoncé, and Lorde — and reminded us how much the music world can be like a giant high school bathroom wall. Read on for some of the best sonic beatdowns in the business (minus rap, only because we'd need about eight more pages).

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Lily Allen
''Sheezus'' 2014
"We're all watching Gaga, LOL like haha/Dying for the art, so really she's a martyr.... Give me that crown, bitch"
Other Targets: Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Lorde
Burn Factor: [3]

Mariah Carey
''Obsessed'' 2009
"Got you all fired up with your Napoleon complex/Seein' right through you like you're bathin' in Windex/ Boy, why you so obsessed with me?"
Alleged Target: Eminem
Burn Factor: [4]

Taylor Swift
''Dear John'' 2010
"And I lived in your chess game/But you changed the rules every day/Wonderin' which version of you I might get on the phone"
Alleged Target: John Mayer
Burn Factor: [4]

Gwen Stefani
''Hollaback Girl'' 2005
"I heard that you were talking s---/And you didn't think that I would hear it.... So I'm ready to attack/Gonna lead the pack"
Alleged Target: Courtney Love
Burn Factor: [3½]

Justin Timberlake
''Cry Me a River'' 2002
"You don't have to say what you did/I already know, I found out from him/Now there's just no chance for you and me/There'll never be"
Alleged Target: Britney Spears
Burn Factor: [4½]

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