Celebs Beyonce Has Shaded

It doesn't get much better than Beyoncé. She's got an impressive vocal reach, a captivating stage presence, a slew of worldwide hits — and legions of eagle-eyed fans marveling over it all.

With such star power, it's only natural that the self-proclaimed "diva," whose full name is Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, would have her fair share of shady moments. While some may think it's beyond Beyoncé, a notoriously reserved person, the "Don't Hurt Yourself" singer has tossed various subtle (and not-so-subtle) messages to both her critics and fans. What we're saying is that she's not just some quiet girl from Texas. If you look closely, whether in her songs, on social media, or at her in-person interactions, you'll find that Beyoncé has gotten seriously shady, with each moment perhaps proving that she's just as phenomenal at throwing shade as she at making music. Here are just some of the celebrities that have been stung by Queen Bey herself.

Putting Tiffany Haddish on blast

You can always expect a good joke, or at least a juicy story, from Girls Trip actress Tiffany Haddish. Unfortunately, her loose lips regarding a story involving the notoriously private Lemonade crooner caught her some major shade from the queen herself in 2018.

In a February 2018 episode of TV One's Uncensored, Haddish recalled how Beyoncé shut down an unnamed actress who touched husband Jay-Z's chest after his concert. "I was talking to Jay-Z for a little bit," Haddish revealed. "And there was another actress that was there who was also talking to Jay-Z. She touched Jay-Z's chest and Beyoncé came walking up ... her demeanor, her body from the way she walked up on her was like, 'Get your hands off my man's chest.'"

Though she told the story in a joking manner, it prompted an apparent clapback from Beyoncé through DJ Khaled's "Top Off," which was released just weeks later (via Rolling Stone). On the track, she rapped (via Genius), "If they're tryna party with the queen / They gon' have to sign a non-disclosure." No hard feelings here though, as Haddish later said on Twitter that she would be happy to oblige.

Destiny's Child hasn't always played nice

If there's anything we all can agree on, it's that Beyoncé was, hands down, the leader of '90s girl group Destiny's Child. Behind the scenes, however, Kelly Rowland was the "second lead vocalist." At least, that's what she said in an old interview (per Business Insider), to which she received what appeared to be overwhelming sass from her bandmate.

After Rowland introduced herself as such, Beyoncé quickly leaned forward to give her a surprised look before coughing and rolling her eyes. While fellow bandmate LeToya Luckett maintained the moment wasn't as shady as people thought in a 2014 interview with MTV News, you can't deny the scathing look Beyoncé gave Farrah Franklin in another old interview. "When push came to shove I was able to sing and dance," Franklin told an interviewer of her relationship and subsequent partnership with Beyoncé and Rowland. Judging by Bey's facial expression though, she disagreed.

Sasha Fierce's scathing comment about the Jacksons

Every celebrity has their foot-in-mouth moment, and Beyoncé's came in a 2008 interview with Elle magazine while promoting her third solo studio album, I Am...Sasha Fierce. After detailing her upper-class upbringing, the "Sweet Dreams" singer said, "We're African-American and we work together as a family, so people assume we're like The Jacksons. But I didn't have parents using me to get out of a bad situation." Oh boy.

Janet Jackson apparently didn't take the comment too well. A source told the National Enquirer that the "All For You" crooner didn't understand why her family was brought into the conversation to begin with, explaining, "Janet wanted to know why Beyoncé had to mention her family. They're not friends and barely know each other. She feels Beyoncé went out of her way to tell the world she's from the upper class and the Jacksons were like a bunch of dirty gutter rats." Yikes.

The Carters vs. Donald Trump

While former President Barack Obama basks in the love of Beyoncé, President Donald Trump hasn't been so lucky — though that probably has a lot to do with his own actions. Aside from his many controversial policies and stances, Trump has taken aim at Mr. and Mrs. Carter on various occasions. In 2018 alone, the business mogul blasted Jay-Z after the rapper criticized derogatory comments Trump reportedly made about other countries (per USA Today). He also slammed Jay-Z for his language during a 2016 rally in support of then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, calling his lyrics "filthy" (via CNN), and implied that he was more popular than the Carters, (inaccurately) declaring that he draws bigger crowds, according to The New York Times.

Evidently, the Carters are tired of Trump speaking ill of them because Jay-Z took a swipe at Trump on the 2018 track "SALUD!" — a bonus song from his joint album with Beyoncé, Everything Is Love. Seemingly on behalf of him and his wife, he rapped (via Genius), "Your president is tweeting 'bout Hov like he know us."

Everyone wants to keep up with Kim K — except Beyonce

If reports are to be believed, the relationship (or lack thereof) between Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé has been totally messy. Though they've been spotted together publicly on various occasions, from award shows to concerts, it's been heavily speculated that Bey isn't that fond of Kardashian. In 2012, an insider told the New York Daily News that Beyoncé straight-up ignored the reality TV star during the Made in America Festival. She was also a "no-show" at Kardashian's baby shower the same year, as reported by Cosmopolitan, despite having been invited (via Us Weekly). She was also nowhere in sight when her longtime friend Kanye West married Kardashian, with a source telling the Daily Mail that "she didn't really want to go."

For what it's worth, Kardashian and West have both pushed back on the beef rumors, with the latter even insisting that Beyoncé has gotten inspiration from his wife (via Cosmopolitan). While Beyoncé has never explicitly discussed her relationship with Kardashian, she seemingly threw shade at the beauty mogul and her famous derrière in 2018 on the track "Top Off, in which she bragged about breaking the internet herself (an apparent reference to Kardashian's infamous "Break The Internet" Paper cover) and having a "real" body. Oof.

It all falls down with Kanye West

What once appeared to be a friendly relationship between Kanye West and Beyoncé has apparently gone icy, as of this writing, perhaps due to West's rant about his problems with the Carters during a 2016 concert. Announcing that he was on his "Trump s***" (via The Sacramento Bee), which, in other words, "meant he was going to speak his mind," West then launched into a tirade against Beyoncé. "Beyoncé, I was hurt because I heard that you said you wouldn't perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over [Drake's] 'Hotline Bling,'" he said, referencing her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, per The New York Times. He also called out Jay-Z's lack of communication (via XXL), before abruptly walking off stage.

By 2018, however, West, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé had patched things up. In his Netflix special with David Letterman, Jay-Z called West his "brother" (via XXL), and West even started teasing a new Watch The Throne album (via Billboard). Beyoncé seemed to confirm that they'd reconciled when she was photographed wearing what looked like Yeezy shoes just days later, as reported by BET, but it turned out that they were actually knock-offs (via People). That's cold, Bey.

Keyshia Cole isn't bowing down

There was something about Beyoncé's 2014 song "Flawless" that rubbed fellow R&B singer Keyshia Cole the wrong way, namely the lyrics "bow down, b****es." After its release, Cole tweeted, "Can't stand when people all self righteous when it's convenient it makes them look good. Lmao! But can still talk s*** when convenient 2 [f*** out of here]." In a follow-up tweet, she added, "First 'Women need to Stick together' now b****es better Bow. Smh."

Not only did the Beyhive go after Cole for the tweets, as reported by E! News, but she also got some blowback from one of Bey's closest friends: famed R&B singer and producer The Dream. When asked on Power 105's The Breakfast Club if he would work with the "Love" singer in the future, he replied, "Right now because of what happened, I can't. I think she would respect why I can't. That's my family" (via MTV News).

Did he choose to end his working relationship with Cole for his own reasons, or was it because of external factors, like say, the urging of Beyoncé, his "family?" You decide.

Trouble in paradise

Hell hath no fury like Beyoncé scorned. In 2016, she released her critically acclaimed album Lemonade, in which she seemed to repeatedly imply that Jay-Z had cheated on her. From tracks like "Sorry," in which she calls out "Becky with the good hair" (via Genius) —  to "Don't Hurt Yourself," in which she threatens to do some stepping out of her own, it seemed as if Beyoncé was all but calling out her husband directly. More than a year would pass before Jay-Z admitted his infidelity in an interview with The New York Times.

After a lot of introspection and therapy, however, as told by Jay-Z, the couple managed to get their relationship back on track. But while Beyoncé has chosen to forgive him, she obviously hasn't forgotten. In the song "LOVEHAPPY," from their 2018 joint album, Everything Is Love, she called out his infidelity again, singing (via Just Jared), "Yeah, you f**ked up the first stone, we had to get remarried." And while singing her famous heartbreak anthem "Resentment" during a stop on their joint On The Run II tour the same year, she called out an unnamed "desperate, mediocre, white b****," as reported by BET. At least she's honest about her feelings, right?