Celebrities Who've Gotten On Beyonce's Bad Side

The nickname "Queen Bee" is a title Beyoncé Knowles-Carter earned with hard work and iconic hits. Though she is considered royalty and dubbed "The First Lady of Music" by music legend Clive Davis (via Essence), Beyoncé has never let it go to her head. She's maneuvered through the industry with her mantra from the hit, "Formation": "Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper."

Even with her humble attitude and trademark silence in the media, that doesn't mean a few people haven't gotten on the Queen Bee's bad side. Upsetting Beyoncé is a rare and bold stance to take in public, but there's been a few celebrities who didn't mind having her as an enemy.

Beyoncé's list of foes isn't as long as her list of hits, but there's a few notable names on there. Here are a few people who will probably never get an invite to Blue Ivy Carter's next birthday party.

Sanaa Lathan's infamous love bite didn't go down well

When you think of the controversies Beyoncé has been involved in, none have been more shocking as the infamous Met Gala fight and that one time someone dared to bite her. It all started when Tiffany Haddish attended an afterparty and spilled the beans to GQ. Haddish revealed that while at the party one unnamed actress got overly excited and bit Beyoncé in the face. 

When the interview went viral, the BeyHive began piecing the story together and discovered the biting culprit was none other than Sanaa Lathan. Though Lathan took to Twitter at the time to deny being the biter, Haddish kept spilling the beans, confirming to Hollywood Reporter that it was Lathan. One interesting tidbit about the bite was Beyoncé's reaction. When Haddish wanted to fight in her honor, Beyoncé had an interesting explanation about Lathan's alleged behavior. "She was like, 'Tiffany, no. Don't do that," Haddish told GQ. "That b***h is on drugs. She not even drunk ... She not like that all the time. Just chill.'" 

Lathan may have been public enemy #1 during the bite saga, but she at least found humor in it all. ​​"I adore Beyoncé," she told Health magazine (Via Us Weekly). "I would never do anything malicious like that — to her, or to anyone. It's so bizarre." We're unsure if Haddish or Lathan will ever be invited to another party with Beyoncé there.

Beyoncé never liked Kim Kardashian

Keeping up with Jay-Z and Kanye West's on-again, off-again friendship has always been confusing. At the heart of their rumored feud has always been one alleged reason — Beyoncé was rumored to not exactly care to be friends with West's wife, Kim Kardashian. Despite US Weekly at the time reporting the two were bonding during the Watch The Throne tour, things still seemed awkward between them. 

Page Six reported the ladies never hit it off. "She is always a little icy to Kim," a source explained. "The last time they hung out, the minute Beyoncé could leave the conversation, she did. They always have lots of awkward pauses." In 2014, when Kardashian and West had their epic wedding in Italy, the Carters were noticeably absent from the big event, which seemed to further fracture their friendship with West.

In 2016, West took the stage during his Saint Pablo tour and had multiple rants about the Carters. During one performance, he blasted Jay-Z for not visiting them after the terrifying Paris robbery. West also called out his famous mentor for never letting their children have playdates together. "I can't take this s*** bro. Our kids have never even played together," he said according to the Daily Mail. Despite Beyoncé keeping it cordial with Kardashian in public, Radar Online reported that she had some not-so-nice words to say behind her back. A source told the outlet, "Bey does not like Kim at all. She's cool with Kanye, but can't stand Kim."

Keri Hilson told Beyoncé to move to the left

Being the Queen Bee in the music industry means someone is always coming for your throne. In 2009, Keri Hilson released a remix to her song "Turnin Me On" and the lyrics felt like a warning shot to Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. "Your vision cloudy if you think that you the best, You can dance, she can sing, but need to move it to the left," Hilson sings, making a subtle reference to "Irreplaceable". "She need to sit down, she fake, them other chicks ain't even worth talkin' bout."

In 2011, while on the red carpet for the Soul Train Awards, Hilson was asked by "Juicy Mag TV" to hold up their latest issue featuring Beyoncè and Jay-Z on the cover. Hilson declined which the BeyHive took as more Beyoncé shade. In 2013 the singer took to Twitter to express her frustration with the relentless hate from fans. She tweeted, "As far as WHATEVER ur really mad about, I had my reasons. It's been yrs!" 

In 2021, Hilson spoke about a positive interaction she had with the singer years after the drama. "She actually has introduced herself. It was a gracious moment," Hilson revealed to Persian Nicole. "I appreciated it. I feel like she understood what happened, what had transpired and there was a bit of healing in that moment when we met. I take her as a very intuitive kind of soul, as am I." For now, we're unsure if the Beyhive has forgiven her.

Wendy Williams kept shading Beyoncé

The Queen of daytime television has never been too shy to critique the Queen Bee of music. Wendy Williams first got on Beyoncé's bad side during an interview on her radio show in 2000 with Destiny's Child. Williams grilled the singer about the past drama with former members of the group and her solo ambitions. As Williams shadily referred to the group as "Beyoncé and the girls," Beyoncé wasn't afraid to check her. "I'm sorry, but can you please not call us 'Beyoncé and the girls' because that is definitely an insult to Kelly and Michelle," the singer responded. As Williams made her transition to television, she continued to throw some jabs at Beyoncé, dedicating multiple segments to the controversy surrounding Beyoncé's first pregnancy.

 In 2012, Williams sent the Beyhive into a frenzy when she questioned Beyoncé's intelligence. When the release of the documentary "Life is But A Dream" was announced, Williams shaded it on her show. "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," Williams said. Despite getting booed by the audience, she kept the insults going. "Beyoncé sounds like she has a fifth-grade education," Williams continued.

Despite shading the documentary, Williams made a quick appearance in one scene. When the singer addressed the fake pregnancy rumors, a clip of Williams' discussing it on her show was played. "It's actually the most ridiculous rumor I've ever had about me," Beyonce said about the speculation (via Houston Chronicle).

50 Cent was confronted by Beyoncé

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's hit "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" was apparently art imitating life. Jay-Z and 50 Cent's careers have followed the same path. The two men are both rappers who have built successful empires outside of their music. With that said, it's no surprise that the two would eventually become rivals. Despite some slight jabs from 50 Cent on social media, the rivalry between the two has never gotten too vicious. 

If a fight did break out, we know one person ready to fight — Beyoncé. In an interview with "The Breakfast Club," 50 Cent recalls a moment when the singer confronted him at a party. According to the rapper, while he was speaking to Jay-Z, his famous wife ran over to them to make sure a fight wasn't brewing. "[Beyoncé] jumped off [a] ledge ... I didn't know what to do," he recalled. "And I'm like, 'Wait — what is she doing? That's me and Jay-Z's stuff, that's got nothing to do with you." The rapper seemed to be shocked that the Queen Bee was ready to throw down to defend her King.

Rachel Roy trolled the Beyhive

In 2016, there was no pop culture topic bigger than the woman nicknamed Becky. On Beyoncé's historic "Lemonade" album, the singer opened up about Jay-Z's infidelity and described the other woman as "Becky with the good hair." Immediately, the Beyhive was on the case trying to discover the woman's true identity. With random names being thrown in the mix, stars like Rita Ora and Katy Perry cleared their names with pins that said "Not Becky" (via Vulture).

One post that narrowed down the search came from the ex-wife of Damon Dash, Rachel Roy. Radar Online previously declared Roy as the alleged cause of the Met Gala scuffle. According to Page Six, after the release of the song "Sorry," Roy took to Instagram with a cryptic post allegedly referencing the lyric. She captioned a selfie, "Good hair don't care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always." 

In the eyes of the Beyhive, this appeared to be an admission of guilt and she was immediately flooded with bee emojis in her comments. After being stung by the loyal hive, Roy later tweeted, "I respect love, marriages, families and strength. What shouldn't be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind" (via Page Six). According to E! News, the drama with Roy was also the reason the Carters famously didn't attend the KimYe wedding.

Farrah Franklin exit from Destiny's Child was filled with drama

Destiny's Child's ever-changing lineup has always caused controversy. One member who never quite found her footing in the group is Farrah Franklin. Her time in the group ended right in front of MTV cameras when Beyoncé urged Franklin to head home, without her luggage. While filming a special for "MTV All Access", viewers see a sick Franklin leaving the group during a promotional tour and never returning. 

In an interview with TRL (via MTV), Beyoncé discussed Franklin's departure and offered up some serious shade. "We're going to be perfectly fine," Beyoncé said. "We've done, like, three or four shows without Farrah, and they've been phenomenal." Beyoncé continued to shade Franklin and the other former Destiny's Child members. In one E! News special, a joyful Beyoncé says, "All of the bad seeds are now out of Destiny's Child. We've had changes in the group and now we finally found the recipe that is perfect." 

In 2018, during the On The Run II Tour, Beyoncé had two special reunions. She happily posed for photos with LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett-Walker (Via People). One person not on the reunion list was Franklin. It seems this relationship is still fractured.