Adele vs. Tony Visconti
Never one to mince words, the sassy star refuted the producer’s claims that computer manipulation powered her vocals. Visconti apologized soon after; maybe it’s all “Water Under the Bridge” now?
Kanye vs. The World
No one was immune to his ire. Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton, Jay Z, Taylor Swift — all were targets for the outspoken rapper.
Taylor Swift vs. Calvin Harris
Once Swift revealed she was a writer on her ex’s hit “This Is What You Came For,” he slammed her online. There might not be bad blood: He later thanked her for the help.
Elton John vs. Janet Jackson
Sir Elton claimed Miss Jackson lip-synched during her live shows, adding that he’d rather see a drag queen perform.
Justin Bieber vs. Selena Gomez
It’s way too late to say sorry: Their never-ending breakup raged on through their Instagram comments, with accusations of cheating.
Mariah Carey vs. Jennifer Lopez
Ten years ago in a TV interview, Carey dissed Lopez by claiming “I don’t know her.” But after J. Lo called Carey “forgetful” this year, the phrase was revived as 2016’s shadiest, funniest put-down.
Drake vs. Meek Mill
After Mill accused Drake of not writing his own raps last year, their beef continued in 2016, with Drake calling out his foe at a concert in Mill’s hometown of Philadelphia. Ouch.
Tidal vs. Apple Music
The battle of the streaming services continued: While Jay Z’s Tidal had exclusive releases from Beyoncé and West, Apple Music hit back with first looks at Frank Ocean and Drake. The losers? Consumers.