Celebrities who apparently hate Beyoncé

Beyoncé Knowles rose to fame as a member of girl group Destiny's Child, then skyrocketed to another level as a solo artist, business boss, and better half of rap mogul Jay-Z. According to iHeart Radio, Beyoncé has been named the highest paid black recording artist of all time; the most nominated woman in Grammy Award history; and the first social media influencer to command a value of more than $1 million per post. In other words, she's kind of a big deal.

Though she may have millions of fans around the world, this superstar also has her fair share of critics. From iconic singers to entertainment industry hopefuls to the president of the United States, there are some notable men and women who apparently hate Beyoncé. Find out who's unleashed on this seemingly untouchable woman, and who dared to literally touch her — as in bite her in the face! 

But be warned, if you're going to come at the Queen Bey, be prepared to feel the sting of her Beyhive of protective fans. Buckle up because here we go…

Beyoncé doesn't do much for Kid Rock

Singer Kid Rock got in big trouble with the Beyhive after he trashed Beyoncé's music in a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone (via Entertainment Tonight). "Beyonce, to me, doesn't have a f****** 'Purple Rain,' but she's the biggest thing on Earth," he told the magazine. "How can you be that big without at least one 'Sweet Home Alabama' or 'Old Time Rock & Roll'? People are like, 'Beyoncé's hot. Got a nice f***ing ass.' I'm like, 'Cool, I like skinny white chicks with big t**s.' Doesn't really f***ing do much for me.'" To put a finer point on it, Kid Rock said he was "flabbergasted" by her fame.

Beyoncé's fans responded by swarming his Instagram account with thousands of bumble bee emoticons and some brutal comments. The buzz eventually got so bad, Kid Rock was forced to retaliate by posting a picture of Raid insect killer, though that did little to slow the swarm. 

Wendy Williams compares Beyoncé to a fifth-grader

Talk-show host Wendy Williams has never been one to curb her opinion. That's especially true when it comes to Beyoncé. Williams has thrown shade multiple times over the years, but perhaps her biggest slam occurred in 2012, when Williams took issue with the way Beyoncé spoke during a preview of her HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream

"I am a Beyoncé fan," Williams began during one of her signature "Hot Topics" segments (via Vibe). "I'm going to be watching this documentary — because fortunately one of the TVs in our kitchen has closed captioning, so I'll be able to understand what she says." Burn!

The insults continued, amid gasps from her audience: "You know Beyoncé can't talk," Williams said. "Beyoncé sounds like she has a fifth-grade education." Though she continued to reiterate that she was a fan, Williams said, "We have to call a spade a spade." To that end, we're going to go ahead and call Williams a Bey hater.

50 Cent says Bey 'bugged out' at him

50 Cent has never come out and said the words "I hate Beyoncé," but during multiple interviews over the years, the rapper has implied he's not the biggest fan of Queen Bey or her husband, Jay-Z. 

Speaking to People (via the Independent) in 2015, 50 Cent defended the Grammys' decision to award album of the year to Beck over Beyoncé, saying, "[Beck] produced [his] record, he wrote the record. There's eleven producers on Beyoncé's album." That's a fair analysis and not necessarily an insult, but let's dig a little deeper.

A year prior, as Beyoncé and Jay-Z tried to move on from leaked security footage showing Beyonce's sister, Solange, attacking Jay-Z in an elevator, 50 Cent publicly recalled a time that Beyoncé allegedly confronted him inside a Las Vegas nightclub. "One time [Beyoncé] jumped off of a ledge and came running over cause she thought me and Jay had issues," he told radio station Power 105.1 (via the Daily Mail). "And I'm like, 'What the f***? Did she really just jump and run up on me like that? … She bugged out at me."

Rudy Giuliani was super offended by the Super Bowl

Rudolph Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York City, took issue with Beyoncé's 2016 Super Bowl Halftime Show. During the performance, she debuted her single "Formation" and paid homage to the Black Panthers, Malcolm X, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Giuliani interpreted her show as an affront to law enforcement.

"This is football, not Hollywood," Giuliani told Fox & Friends (via The Washington Post) after the big game. "I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive." Giuliani argued that the Super Bowl is for Middle America and that the NFL should be providing "decent, wholesome entertainment" to that audience rather than political messages. 

Giuliani's criticisms of Beyoncé received some bad reviews of their own. Included on that list: former Destiny's Child group member, Kelly Rowland, who said in an interview with Us Weekly that "Giuliani should just shut up."

Donald Trump doesn't like Beyoncé's 'so-and-so'

Speaking of Beyoncé, political figures, and the Super Bowl: Donald Trump took a number of jabs at Queen Bey over her first appearance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2013. Appearing on The Howard Stern Show that year, the man who was still just a reality TV star — not the leader of the free world — completely dissed Beyoncé's performance. What was his big issue? 

Beyonce "thrusting her hips forward in a very suggestive manner," Trump said (via The Washington Post). "If someone else had done that it would have been a national scandal. I thought it was ridiculous." He added, "The way the so-and-so was thrust forward continually, I was like 'gimme a break!'"

That's right, Trump referred to a part of Beyoncé's anatomy as her "so-and-so." This is the same guy who once gloated that his fame allowed him to "grab [women] by the p***y." (You can't make this stuff up.) 

Keri Hilson is still feeling the sting over a slight

Singer Keri Hilson was accused of shading Beyoncé in the remix of her 2009 single, "Turning Me On," because Hilson's lyrics seemingly referenced the hook in Beyoncé's hit single, "Irreplaceable." Hilson sings, "Your vision cloudy if you think that you're the best … She can sing but need to move it to the left … She need to go have some babies." 

Hilson has adamantly denied that those lyrics were about Beyoncé, so you'll have to be the judge and jury on this one, but here's one more piece of evidence to consider: On the red carpet at the 2011 Soul Train Awards, Juicy Magazine asked Hilson to hold its latest issue and give the mag a shout-out. Hilson seemed game until she saw who was on that cover — Beyonce and Jay-Z. "No, I'm sorry, I can't do that," she says.

Years later, Hilson said she was still being tormented by the Beyhive over the alleged diss, tweeting (via HuffPost): "It's TOO much!! Please! Is everything I tweet gonna be 'intentionally misinterpreted' as a statement about someone/drama I know nothing about? You have no idea what your hateful words could do to someone's spirit. Years of verbal abuse from strangers all day long. Enough is enough! … God has dealt with me." 

Keyshia Cole may have been punching above her weight

One person who won't be bowing down to Queen Bey anytime soon: Keyshia Cole. The R&B singer took to Twitter to share her two cents after Beyoncé released snippets of the song, "Bow Down/I Been On" (which eventually became "Flawless") online. That track sells Beyonce in full Sasha Fierce mode — an image Cole allegedly wasn't buying.

"Can't stand when people all self righteous when it's convenient it makes them look good. Lmao! But can still talk s**t when convenient 2 FOH," Cole tweeted, followed by, "First 'Women need to Stick together' now b****es better Bow. Smh."

That was in March 2013, yet those tweets are still haunting Cole. In August 2018, as Beyoncé made headlines for gracing the cover of Vogue, Cole was somehow still making the news right alongside her — for all the wrong reasons. When HuffPost ran an editorial celebrating Bey's history-making Vogue cover story, writers Julia Craven and Taryn Finley enjoyed a comical exchange at Cole's expense:

"Surely, the devil cowers at the energy, love and light that this Creole goddess emits," says Finley.

Keyshia Cole is indeed somewhere SHAKING," replies Craven, followed by, "Sorry, I'm showing out.

"You can show out, sis," says Finley. "Sister Cole's fish fry business could definitely use the promo." Ouch.

Etta James has a biting sense of humor

Beyoncé earned arguably the best reviews of her movie career playing legendary singer Etta James in the 2008 flick Cadillac Records. She even attended the Los Angeles premiere of the movie with James, suggesting the two were on friendly terms, at least professionally. Apparently, that wasn't the case. 

During a 2009 concert, James — who died in 2012 — made it very, very, very clear that she was not happy about Beyoncé singing James' iconic 1961 song, "At Last," at President Barack Obama's Inaugural Ball in 2009. "I tell you that woman he had singing for him, singing my song, she gonna get her a** whipped," a 71-year-old James reportedly told a stunned crowd. "The great Beyonce … I can't stand Beyonce." James said Beyoncé "had no business up there singing. Singing on a big ole, big ole president day and going be singing my song that I've been singing forever."

James later told the New York Daily News that her comments were "funny" and not meant to do harm. However, she also confessed to "feeling left out of something that was basically mine." Could she have done a better job singing her own song than Beyoncé? "I think so," she said. "That's a shame to say that." 

Khia was very sour over Beyoncé's Lemonade

One-hit-wonder Khia went in on Beyoncé after Lemonade dropped. "F**k her. First of all, the video was tired, and through, and long and it made black people look bad as hell," she ranted on a radio show (via Vibe). "B***h, you walking around with this blonde long a** hair, but you want African queens and kings in your video."

"[Beyoncé had] Serena Williams as her g**damn jester, dancing and stripping for her. I can't believe Serena got on there and was Beyonce's prop, twerking in a body suit in this long a**, black, slave a** video," she continued. "Here you is, black as a black juicy berry, and you getting in front of this hoe and letting her have her legs gapped open in the chair, while you twerking for her like the slaves masters had us doing … Why was Serena humping on the floor? After all the years of tennis training with her father, how in the hell did she end up on the floor stripping for 'Behosay?'"

That wasn't the first time the "My Neck, My Back" rapper came for Bey's shine. In 2013, the Beyhive had a field day when Khia went on a Twitter rant against Queen Bey. Khia slammed her for "[charging] $2000 a ticket to watch her Tootsie roll the same routines." She said she'd be a believer "when I can see that hoe on @ least '1' of her writing credits."

Azealia Banks says Bey is a 'poacher'

Beyoncé was the target of one of many of Azealia Banks' Twitter rants — before the controversial emcee was banned from the social media platform completely. In May 2016, Billboard reported that Banks went after the "Daddy Issues" singer's Lemonade album, as well as her marriage to Jay-Z. 

"Don't think for a second that beyonce was intelligent enough to come up with any of those ideas on her own," Banks tweeted (via Billboard). "She's not an artist, she's a poacher. She takes food out of darker skinned women's mouths and pretends to be inspired." Banks was just getting warmed up: "Beyoncé spent her entire career purposefully avoiding 'blackness' but now that it's a trend she's trying to capitalize on it"

As for Jay-Z? "You been singing about this n***a for years and he still playing you. That's not strength that's stupidity," Banks tweeted.

Banks may still be a little sour from her legal scuffle with Beyoncé in 2014. Bey's lawyers filed a copyright claim against Banks when the rapper released a remix of "Partition" without permission.

Joseline Hernandez calls the Queen Bey a 'hoe'

In July 2014, Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta star Joseline Hernandez — wife of Stevie J — was caught on video in a recording booth struggling to string a freestyle rap together that dissed not only Beyoncé, but also several other top-tier stars. "Beyoncé, Lady muthaf*ckin Gaga, Rihanna, you got Queen Bee Beyoncé, you got Nicki Minaj, Little Kim, Katy Perry, you [are] hoes." 

Though Hernandez apparently had most of the video footage scrubbed off the internet, she didn't get all of it. The ugly moment feels even more ludicrious considering Hernandez's 2013 interview with Hip Hop Wired. When asked to name female artists she respects, the realitly star says, "Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga Katy Perry, they set up a bar real high for them … I'm a one-woman show, I'm a solo artist. If I do and when I do duets with anybody, it will be some of the ladies I just named. I don't work with the help." 

Something tells us "the help" probably doesn't want to work with her anyway. 

Piers Morgan thinks Beyoncé makes bank off black lives

In April 2016, Piers Morgan dedicated an entire op-ed in the Daily Mail to dissing Mrs. Carter. "Jay Z's not the only one who needs to be nervous about Beyoncé, the born-again-black woman with a political mission," Morgan wrote, noting that he did not appreciate Beyoncé appearing alongside the mothers of Mike Brown (an unarmed 18-year-old black man and killed by a police officer in Missouri in 2014) and Trayvon Martin (an unarmed, 17-year-old black boy shot and killed by a local vigilante in Florida in 2012) in her visual album, Lemonade

"I have huge personal sympathy for both women and there is no doubt that African-Americans have been treated appallingly by certain rogue elements within the country's police forces. But I felt very uneasy watching these women being used in this way to sell an album. It smacks of shameless exploitation," Morgan said.

LIV is sorry not sorry

Rapper LIV claimed in August 2014 to be a "side chick" for Jay-Z, even releasing a song about their alleged connection. In that track, titled "Sorry Mrs. Carter," Liv spits, "You know what / I was gonna respect you / But since you crossed over into my lane / It's time to check you / The man? He likes model chicks. He likes all naturally flawless model chicks, like me. What up, Jay?" 

The scantily-clad emcee raps, "Me and Jay never screwed / We connected on some hip hop sh*t / He could be hisself with me and he dig that s**t / Us two attracted like some magnets and us crossing paths was no accident / When I stepped out his life I took a piece of his heart ? I know he still close his eyes and see me in the dark." 

LIV told Hollywood Life she met Jay-Z while shooting a Budweiser commercial in Miami in 2008. She claims, "one of his bodyguards approached me and said, 'Jay wants your number. He's gonna call you when he's back in town.'" LIV's response? "I was like, that's so wrong. One, that's really immature to send the bodyguard to get my number. Two, I'm not somebody that would just get a call when he's in town." She added, "I wasn't going to disrespect B like that."

Apparently, she opted to disrespect her in a music video instead.

Rachel Roy has good hair and she don't care

Rachel Roy — the ex-wife of one of Jay-Z's business partners – took a swipe at Beyoncé after Lemonade dropped, captioning an Instagram post with, "Good hair, don't care," leading many to believe she was the elusive "Becky with the good hair" that Beyonce mentions in her hit song "Sorry." Roy allegedly had a history with the Carters and with Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles. Radar Online reported that Solange and Jay Z's infamous elevator brawl at the 2014 Met Gala stemmed from his alleged flirtation with Roy. 

The Beyhive reportedly went on the attack, but an insider told Page Six that Roy loved making headlines at Beyonce's expense. "She loves the attention and being in the headlines. I'm not surprised she would jump on this, especially after [what happened after] The Met,” the source alleged. "It's embarrassing, but Rachel loves press." 

Did Sanaa Lathan take a bite out of Beyoncé?

Actress Sanaa Lathan was accused of flirting with Jay-Z and biting Beyoncé in the face at a party in December 2017. Wait, what? We can explain, maybe.

Comedian and Hollywood snitch Tiffany Haddish told GQ that an unnamed actress was getting too close for comfort to Jay-Z at a party, so Beyoncé allegedly intervened, and by intervened, we mean she supposedly said, "'Jay! Come here! This b***h…' and snatched him." At least, that's how Haddish remembers it. Haddish said one of Beyonce's friends later told her that "this b***h just bit Beyoncé." 

The chomper's identity remains a mystery, but the Beyhive thinks it's cracked the case. Fans cross-referenced Haddish's gossip with dirt Haddish reportedly dished during a stand-up routine. Hadish supposedly identified the biter as someone who used to date rapper French Montana — Lathan has been linked to Montana in the past. Apparently, that coincidence was enough for a lot of folks. Page Six even ran a headline declaring: "Sanaa Lathan confirmed as star who bit Beyoncé."

After the story went viral in March 2018, Lathan tweeted, "Y'all are funny. Under no circumstances did I bite Beyoncé and if I did it would've been a love bite." So perhaps Lathan doesn't qualify as someone who hates Beyoncé . Maybe she just has a funny way of showing affection.

Alex Jones thinks Bey and the CIA are in cahoots

InfoWars creator Alex Jones believes Beyoncé has either conspired with been used as a pawn by the government to start a race war. Really.

In a video he uploaded to his Facebook page (via Gawker), Jones connects Beyoncé's 2016 Super Bowl performance and her video for "Hold Up" to big media companies that are "hooked up with the CIA, and the criminals that have hijacked the Defense Department that are engaging." According to Jones' "research," this is all part of a campaign against guns and families that is "paid for by taxpayers." 

Back to Beyonce: "So then she sits there wish this rage. You know, great actress, like, 'Grrrr, Police. Grrr, you're the enemy of my people.' And baseball bats and everything. So young people go out and act like maniacs, it's happening, and try to start a race war in this country." He continues, "And this is just to get people to act like total morons, so they can basically get beat up, arrested, and put in jail … And so people that are like, 'Yeah, Beyonce. Smash the police. Smash the men.' This is to get us all at each other's throats, when we're all Americans getting screwed over by the NSA, and the foreign banks and derivatives. We're all getting our kids attacked and aborted, and shot up with vaccines and GMOs. We're all in this together."