'I Made You A Thing': 21 Celebrities Savagely Shading Their Exes


| LAST UPDATE 08/24/2021

By Scarlett Adler

Admit it or not, you can't help but pry into the love lives' of the rich and famous. And we get it, with every aspect of their lives in the spotlight, you're bound to get curious. Luckily, they've just shed some light with their not-so-subtle shade about their former lovers.

From 'ugly exes' to 'untalented musicians' these stars left little to the imagination and a lot for our petty, prying selves. You've been warned, it ain't pretty...

'I Thought All Guys Were Evil' #Miley&Liam

Safe to say, the on-and-off again lovers had one whirlwind of a romance. After meeting on The Last Song, a young Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were once inseparable...key word, once. Since calling it quits in August '19, it's been very downhill, starting with Cyrus's breakup single, Slide Away.


'Move on, we're not 17...don't want the whiskey and pills', she sang, blasting his secret partying ways. Now beau-ed up with singer Cody Simpson, she took to an October live stream, to call him the only 'good guy' she's ever met. 'I thought all guys were evil' before meeting Cody, said Cyrus. Ouch.

'I Made You A Thing' #Pete&Ariana

Remember when Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson dated? No? Well maybe that's because they went from dating...to engaged...to broken up faster than you can say 'I Do', or in this case, 'I Do Not'...The couple made their official debut May 2018, with their engagement announced less than a month later.


After calling it quits come October, Davidson soon made a joke about their failed engagement on SNL. Safe to say, Grande wasn't about it: 'For somebody who claims to hate relevancy u sure love clinging to it,' she tweeted. '‘I made you a thing, like, “Who’s that guy?”, she later sung on How I Look On You.

'I Wasn't Da Problem' #RiRi&Everyone

It's not exactly a stretch when I say that Rihanna is unapologetically herself and makes sure to make it known. From fearless fashion statements to shameless songs, the Fenty boss lady has no time for self-doubt, or self-pitying, as she's publicly revealed in the form of the ultimate shade.


Back in 2016, the Work artist took to the 'gram to share a not-so-subtle post about her previous lovers. "None of my exs are married or in happy relationships so it's safe to say that I wasn't da problem lol," she shaded. *Cough, cough Chris Brown, Drake, Leo DiCaprio...?*

'One Of The Worst Chapters Of Her Life' #Selena&Justin

Once the most talked about couples, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez defined our 2010's with their rocky roller coaster ride. After they made their couple's debut in 2011, their on-and-off romance officially ended March of 2018. Mere months later, Bieber began dating Hailey Baldwin and things got interesting...


The two soon tied the knot, come September, and it wasn't long before Gomez spoke her mind: "In two months, you replaced us, like it was easy" she sings in Lose You To Love Me. In an interview, she also alluded to "- the abuse, the emotional chaos", calling their romance "one of the worst chapters of her life."

'My Exes Are Ugly' #J.Lo&Everyone

The Hollywood bombshell is not a shallow person, and she wants you to know that. In fact, Jennifer Lopez not only doesn't care about looks, but she has a thing for 'ugly' guys, as she put it. All I can say is I'm glad we're not on the receiving end of this one...


While chatting with host Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live back in 2015, she opened up about her love life perhaps a bit too honestly. "I'm not, like, a looks person. I don't know if you've noticed over the years...people might be like, 'what the hell was she thinking?" she joked. Wow, that's got to hurt.

'Hope She Ain’t Fakin’ It Like I Did' #Zayn&Perrie

The X Factor: U.K. breakout stars have experienced quite a lot together. After rumors of their romance blossomed in 2011, One Direction's Zayn Malik and Little Mix's Perrie Edwards officially called their 4 year relationship quits in the summer of 2015...via text message. I'm not joking...


'A four-year relationship, two year engagement ended by a simple text message. Just like that,' Perrie revealed in her Our World tell-all book. But it gets much more brutal. In 2016, her new single, Shout Out To My Ex, revealed "I hope she gettin' better sex, Hope she ain't fakin' it like I did, babe."

'I Like A Fuller Woman' #Zayn&Perrie

Zayn fires back. During an interview in 2016, Malik was asked what he was searching for in a potential relationship. Here's what he said, "I need a challenge. Also, I like girls that are a bit chunky in certain areas—the nice areas. I like a fuller woman...."


"...I enjoy an intellectual conversation as well, where someone can construct a sentence beyond what hair and makeup they're wearing, and talk about something political or about the world. I like an opinion." Damn, not too much love lost here then.

'Falling For You Was My Mistake' #TheWeeknd&Selena

On paper, The Weekend and Selena Gomez might have seemed like an unlikely match. Despite his 'bad boy' persona and her contrasting, 'girl next door' image, the pair's romance was as exciting and passionate as ever. That is, until it took a sour turn after almost a year of dating, come October 2017.


Months after the pair's 'back and forth' relationship ended, a heartbroken Abel dropped the not-so-subtle, Call Out My Name. 'Falling for you was my mistake...Guess I was just another pit stop...You just wasted my time', he sung, alluding to her reconciliation with Bieber shortly after their split.

'I Don't F*** With You' #BigSean&Naya

The once-engaged couple started dating in March 2013 for a little over a year, but they made their bitter break up public by bringing it to our radios, with Big Sean's 'I Don't F*** With You'. The artist revealed that the petty song was about his 'crazy' ex, but Naya Rivera was quick to fight back.


The Glee actress initially blasted him on Twitter for stealing her Rolexes, saying 'maybe cuz I'm on Glee and making more money.' Soon after, she also accused him of cheating with Ariana Grande: 'I've got a key to your house. I walk in...and guess what little girl is sitting cross-legged on the couch?'

'I Like A Real Musician' #Hannah&Jed

In case you haven't yet hopped on The Bachelorette bandwagon like the rest of us, (seriously, time to get on that) worry not. This next saga is so savage, you don't need to be a fan of the show to feel the burns. Former bachelorette, Hannah Brown and her once-husband-to-be to be had one bumpy ride...


You see, it was revealed that Jed Wyatt, her once fiancé, had a girlfriend at home, and only went on Hannah's season of the show to promote his music career. She was understandably so hurt, she shaded the shameful cheater at the 2019 CMA's. "I do like country music...and a real musician."

'I Hit It First' #Kim&RayJ

Well, this is awkward. As you probably already know, the socialite and rapper made headlines back in '07 after the leak of their...home movie, that was made in 2002. Kim Kardashian and Ray J dated on-and-off for about 3 years but their romance saga doesn't end there.


Years later, come 2013, the rapper dropped a petty track referring to his former beau. "She might move on to rappers and ballplayers, but we all know I hit it first...we'll make another movie", the shameless rapper sang. Keep in mind, Kim and Yeezy were already happily dating at the time. Move on man...

She Stole KUWTK From Me #Caitlyn&Kris

Caitlyn and Kris Jenner's tumultuous relationship saw many, many rocky road bumps. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians stars publicly divorced in 2015, after Kris filed for 'irreconcilable differences' in the end of 2014. But their relationship saga got very dirty, very quick.


Come April 2017, the former Olympic champ revealed a brutal tell-all book, The Secrets of My Life. "Kris says she is the one who came up with the idea," of KUWTK but it was an idea stolen from herself, she claims. The star is now being sued millions for her expose so we'll have to see how this one plays out.

'I Wasn’t Living An Interesting Life' #Jen&Brad

With the newly single stars seemingly closer than ever, hopes of a reconciliation are on the horizon. But back in the day, after Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt broke up, there was endless speculation as to what truly went wrong. Safe to say, Brad's blunt interview shed some harsh light on the saga...


'I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t," the actor revealed in an exclusive interview with Parade, back in 2011. That's definitely got to hurt...

'Beggin' For Attention' #Jake&Alissa

YouTuber Jake Paul is not known for his politeness or filtered thoughts. In fact, the media star is so provocative, you'd almost expect him to have some major shade exchanged with one of his exes. Sure enough, ex girlfriend, YouTube star Alissa Violet helped him out with that one...


The pair dated from '16-17, but things went south real quick. In typical Paul nature, he dropped a diss track, saying she was 'beggin' for attention talking shit on Twitter...but still hit my phone last night'. Violet soon responded with a tell-all YouTube video calling him a cheater and verbally abusive.

'Cry Me A River' #Justin&Britney

Remember the glory days, back when Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears graced the AMA's red carpet with their iconic, denim-on-denim ensemble? Well those adorable, complimentary days are long, long gone. It took the heartbroken star only 2 hours to write a diss track about his now ex, Spears.


'You don't have to say, what you did, I already know, I found out from him,' he hinted about her infidelity. If that wasn't shady enough, Timberlake's lover in the music video looked a lot like his ex. "Such a desperate attempt...But a great way to sell the record," a bothered Spears told Rolling Stone.

I Needed '30 Showers' After You #Kanye&Amber

One of the messiest relationships will take you right back to 2008. Kanye West and Amber Rose first linked up after he saw her in a Ludacris music video, becoming inseparable for the next two years, before splitting in 2010. Come 2012, Amber came for Ye's new beau, Kim Kardashian, and it was war.


It all started with a Star interviewwhere Rose said 'homewrecker' Kim broke up their relationship. Soon, Yeezy would insert himself in the Kardashian-Rose beef, telling The Breakfast Club that 'it's very hard for a woman to wanna be with someone that's with Amber Rose. I had to take 30 showers."

'Single' #Iggy&Nick

Pro-athletes don't exactly have the best track record when it comes to staying loyal. Sure enough, NBA player, Nick Young is one of the latest examples, after his and rapper Iggy Azalea's brutal break up. The pair were engaged to be married, until then Lakers-teammate leaked a dirty video, back in '16.


In D’Angelo Russell's leaked locker room video, Young confessed to infidelity. Soon after, he'd also admitted to impregnating former-baby mama, Keonna which was Iggy's final straw. 'My body was just drop kicked out of a plane with no parachute,' she alluded to the breakup. How'd he react? 'Single' he posted.

'Gold Digger And A Cheater' #Tyga&BlacChyna

One of the messiest breakups, hands down, goes to rapper Tyga and his baby mama, Blac Chyna. Despite dating for three years and sharing a child together, the two didn't waste anytime blasting each other online, for the world to see. It all started when he 'hacked' her Twitter with vicious posts...


According to Chyna, the Tweets calling her a 'gold digger & cheater...never really loving Tyga' were done by Tyga himself, after hacking her account. Later, she retaliated by leaking texts from Tyga, begging to get back together, all while he was seemingly dating Chyna's BFF Kim's sister, Kylie Jenner.


This one's definitely got to hurt. After being married for over a year already, Katy Perry and Russel Brand's relationship came to a harsh halt. How? Apparently, 'he texted her saying he was divorcing her December 31, 2011,' as she revealed. But that's not even the worst part...


In a follow up documentary, titled Brand: The Second Coming, the comedian revealed the struggles he now faced by once being with his ex wife. '“I’M ASSOCIATED WITH THE VERY THING I DETEST: VAPID, VACUOUS, PLASTIC, CONSTRUCTED, MINDLESS CELEBRITY," he shamelessly said.

'Gross' #Rob&Kristen

Once your favorite on-and-off screen couple, Rob Pattinson and Kirsten Stewart had everyone believing they were endgame. Sure enough, that was...not the case, at all. After dating for almost six years, the relationship came to a brutal end after Stewart was busted cheating with her latest film's director.


That wasn't the only blow Pattinson had to bear. Speaking to Magazine, Stewart called her relationship 'a product' that eventually became 'gross' to her. While the context related to the pressure they felt, as people wanted them to be together so badly, it doesn't burn any less.

'Thank You' For Inspiring This Song #Taylor&Harry

Back in the day, One Direction's Harry Styles nabbed himself quite the reputation of being a heart breaker. In fact, his and Taylor Swift's messy break up, back in '13 led to a brutal, not-so-subtle dig during her VMA speech for Female Video of the Year for I Knew You Were Trouble.


'I also want to thank the person who inspired this song, who knows exactly who he is,' she said, as a coy Styles sat in the crowd. In the hit song, the star shades a troubled guy who 'put her down' and 'was long gone when he met her'. She also later mocked a British accent inWe Are Never Getting Back Together.

'Nice To Enjoy Things' #JeffreeStar&Nathan

YouTube star-turned makeup guru, Jeffree Star and Nathan Schwandt broke the online world's heart, announcing their split after dating for 5 years. While the two have said they are still on good terms, Star spilled a bit of tea about his former beau in a series of tweets...


'You guys, real tea. I was with someone that didn't want to go out... It's nice to enjoy things that you haven't done in a while,' Jeffree revealed. He 'didn't want to go to strip clubs, didn't ever want to go to the club, so...' he continued.