Celebrities who can't stand Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus managed to keep most of her fans on her side throughout the tongue-wagging, purple haze, twerk-loving stage of her career, but she also managed to piss a lot of people off too, including a broad spectrum of fellow celebrities. Whether publicly trashing her fashion sense, her performances, or her partying ways, these stars made it clear they probably won't be buying tickets for her shows.

Nicki Minaj

When Cyrus was asked to host the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, most people expected she'd give audiences a lot to talk about, but we doubt anyone expected Cyrus to be confronted on live television by rapper Nicki Minaj. 

Prior to the VMAs, Minaj posted a series of tweets criticizing what she considered a lack of nominations for women of color, "Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it," she said in one tweet. What's this have to do with Cyrus?    

When asked about Minaj's comments in an interview with The New York Times, Cyrus said she hadn't really followed the story, yet chose to voice her opinion anyway. She said she felt Minaj's tweets were posted out of anger, and that the rapper's complaints were more about herself than about broader race issues. Then Cyrus took a dig at Minaj's character, saying, "What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It's not very polite."

When the two met face to face on stage at the VMAs, Minaj accepted an award and then concluded her speech with, "Back to this b**tch that had a lot to say about me in the press the other day. Mylee, what's good?"

Minaj later spoke to The New York Times herself, reflecting on that feud. "If you want to enjoy our culture and our lifestyle, bond with us, dance with us, have fun with us, twerk with us, rap with us, then you should also want to know what affects us, what is bothering us, what we feel is unfair to us." While this beef has since blown over, don't expect a collaboration between these ladies.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift may have a habit of passive-aggressively feuding with half of Hollywood's A-list, but for some reason, the digs between her and Cyrus have been going on for years. 

A source told Life & Style (via Hollywood Life) that they overheard the "Bad Blood" singer trashing one of Cyrus' performances, supposedly calling it "grotesque" and "disgusting." 

Perhaps Swift's outrage was in response to Cyrus criticizing Swift's 2013 VMA attire in an interview with Rolling Stone. "It's not the Grammys or the Oscars. You're not supposed to show up in a gown, Vanna White-style." An insider told OK! (via Hollywood Life) that Cyrus has also allegedly called Swift "stuck up" and "prissy" and referred to her as a "sexless, frigid ice princess" who "bored' Harry Styles out of bed." 

Something tells us these two won't be shaking it off anytime soon.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran comes off as the kind of guy who'd get along with just about anyone, but even he didn't agree with Cyrus' 2013 VMA performance. In an interview with the Mirror (via the Daily Mail) Sheeran said he thinks Cyrus has an amazing voice but is "packaged the wrong way." He called twerking "a stripper's move."

The "Shape of You" singer later apologized for his comments in an interview with The Sun (via E! News). He actually called himself a "c*nt" for passing judgement. "My general point was I wanted her to sing the songs so people could see what an amazing artist she is," he said. "I just worded it wrong." 

Sheeran said he'd find a way to apologize to Cyrus, but it's hard to tell he was truly sorry for what he said or just sorry that he'd been caught thinking out loud. 


The Goddess of Pop certainly took some major risks at the peak of her career, yet Cher was unforgiving when it came to Cyrus' infamous VMA performance. "If she'd come out naked, and it was beautifully done, I would have said, 'You go, girl.' I don't care about that. I just don't like to see things done badly," the pop icon told CBS Sunday Morning. She continued: "I just thought all of it was terrible. Outfit, terrible. Dancing, terrible. Singing, average. Performance, terrible."

Even a woman in the music biz who is known for pushing boundaries with her sexuality couldn't find it in her heart to support Cyrus. Ouch.


Jay-Z and Cyrus have always had an interesting relationship. It began in 2009 when Cyrus was asked which of the Grammy-winning rapper's songs she refers to in her hit track "Party in the U.S.A." Cyrus said she had nothing to do with writing that song. "I've never heard a Jay-Z song," she said (via MTV News). "I don't listen to pop music."

Perhaps in effort to get back at Cyrus for referring to him as a pop star, Jay-Z made a reference to her dance moves in his song "Somewhereinamerica." The line goes, "Somewhere in America/Miley Cyrus is still twerking." It seems harmless, but Jay-Z also encourages Cyrus (perhaps sarcastically) to keep twerking later in the song.

Cyrus either didn't pick up on the alleged dig or didn't care because she tweeted this response: "Somewhere in America a Jay Z song is onnnnnn."   

Katy Perry

One of the perks of being a celeb is front row tickets to pretty much any concert you want. When Katy Perry took time off to check out Cyrus on tour, the two ended up locking lips. That's right, at one point during the show, Cyrus crawled over to where a puckering Perry was standing to engage in what seemed like a playful kiss. 

At least that's what Perry was expecting, but Cyrus supposedly slipped her the tongue and Perry was appalled. In an interview with the Australian talk show Sunrise (via CBS News), the "I Kissed a Girl" starlet said, "God knows where that tongue has been. We don't know! That tongue is so infamous."

Cyrus shot back on Twitter, making reference to Perry's ex, John Mayer, and his tongue: "Girl if ur worried abt where tongues have been good thing ur ex boo is ur EX BOO cause we ALL know where THAT…been."

Taylor Momsen

Former Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen must have been having a rough day when she sat down for her interview with FHM (via Hollywood Life) in 2010. As lead singer of the rock band The Pretty Reckless, Momsen apparently has some pretty strong feelings about being compared to Cyrus, saying, "I'm not looking to be Miley f**king Cyrus. I don't care about the fame. I do it because I love music. I like making records and if people like them, then we'll go along for the ride… the Disney bubblegum s**t that the world is living right now is pathetic." Momsen went on: "I don't know Miley, but musically we're different. To compare us because of our age is silly." 

We could argue that these two musicians both launched their careers on television and have both made style choices that leave little to the imagination so, um, yes, there are some similarities. But, moving right along. 

Elton John

No one wants to be called a trainwreck, but when it's Sir Elton John calling you out, then it's time to press pause and look in the mirror. In a 2013 interview with The Australian (via E! News), John called Cyrus "a meltdown waiting to happen."

Perhaps she heeded his warning because Cyrus has since changed her ways. She says she stopped smoking weed and drinking and has returned stylistically to a more simplistic look

Joan Rivers

The late comedian Joan Rivers was known for calling out celebrities for their fashion faux pas, and Cyrus was no exception. In an interview with OK! (via the Mirror), Rivers dissed the pop star's style at the 2013 VMAs, calling it "disgusting." Rivers said, "She should know her audience, and her audience is 17-year-old girls. I would never have let [daughter] Melissa go to a concert like that at 17 years of age."

Rivers accused Cyrus of being a poor role model, telling Entertainment Tonight. "No, this is not normal behavior for a 20-year-old. This is just…disgraceful. It makes me very sad too because she could have been such a role model and she could have achieved the sexiness without going through all this insanity."

To add insult to injury, Rivers even chose to dress up as Cyrus for Halloween, appearing on Fashion Police in her best representation of Cyrus' VMA outfit. If you need a refresher: Cyrus was practically naked at the show, wearing what looked like a nude bra and panties set. Rivers' costume was an exaggerated version that included a fat suit, huge buns on her head, and a tongue fit for KISS frontman Gene Simmons. 

Kelly Clarkson

Even sweetheart Kelly Clarkson got her digs in on Cyrus. According to the Daily Mail, Clarkson tweeted in 2013: "'Just saw a couple of performances from the VMAs last night 2 words…. #pitchystrippers." 

Cyrus didn't respond to the tweet, but a few of her fans apparently jumped to her defense and lobbed some nasty insults at Clarkson, calling the American Idol icon "fat and 30" and "bitter" and suggesting Clarkson was simply miffed about her own career.

Clarkson later defended herself and her tweet on Watch What Happens Live. "I never said Miley Cyrus. The fact that I tweeted 'pitchy stripper' and people thought Miley Cyrus is not my problem. I'm just sayin'."

We hear you, Clarkson, but let's face it, the other performers that year weren't nearly as racy as Cyrus, so it's hard to reason she was referring to somebody else.