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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Miley's spat with Sinead tops list of celebrity feuds

Miley Cyrus's row with Sinead O’Connor made headlines in 2013.
Miley Cyrus's row with Sinead O’Connor made headlines in 2013.
Miley Cyrus's row with Sinead O’Connor made headlines in 2013.

Lynne Kelleher

THE row between Sinead O'Connor and Miley Cyrus has topped a list of the biggest celebrity feuds of the year.

The spat, which grabbed headlines around the world, features on the 'Rolling Stone' list of the 20 Biggest Feuds and Meltdowns of 2013.

Superstars including Kanye West, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and Selena Gomez also make the dubious list of "freakouts and Twitter rants" compiled by the music bible.

The public argument between O'Connor and Cyrus aptly began on the pages of the famous magazine in an interview with the former 'Hannah Montana' actress-turned-pop-superstar.

Cyrus initially spoke of her admiration for O'Connor and credited the Irish singer for inspiring her 'Wrecking Ball' video.

"It started innocently enough: Miley referenced O'Connor's 'Nothing Compares 2 U' video as an inspiration for her own 'Wrecking Ball' clip," explained 'Rolling Stone'.

"But O'Connor used that as an invitation to pen Cyrus an open letter, advising Miley to not let the music industry 'make a prostitute out of you'.

"Cyrus responded -- on Twitter of course -- by poking fun at Sinéad's past public emotional breakdowns, comparing her to Amanda Bynes and posting a photo of O'Connor's controversial ripping of the Pope's photo on 'Saturday Night Live'."

It went on to further explain that "O'Connor threatened legal action if Cyrus didn't take down her tweets".

But the magazine concluded that the American star involved herself in the row to drum up publicity for appearance on the iconic American spoof show 'Saturday Night Live' to plug her new album.

"It seemed as though the whole ordeal was publicity for Cyrus's own 'Saturday Night Live' appearance and, in fact, this feud faded away days after."

The magazine named egotistical rapper West in his own category as 'Kanye West vs The Universe'.

It went on to explain that his rows included: "Kanye versus the paparazzi. Kanye versus Grammy voters. Kanye versus Nike. Kanye versus Sway. Kanye versus Zappos. Kanye versus South Park. Kanye versus good taste."


The ongoing music feud between American singers Frank Ocean and Chris Brown was also highlighted as one of the rare rows which turned physical, according to 'Rolling Stone'.

Songstress Lorde was also mentioned over her public row with Gomez over her song 'Come and Get It', which the New Zealand teen said portrayed women in a negative light.

Lady Gaga was on the list for her Twitter war with former fan and gossip blogger Perez Hilton, who was once one of her biggest followers.

The magazine also named 'Justin Bieber vs South America' in the top 20 list, in reference to his entire ill-fated tour there last year.

Irish Independent

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