Social media scoop: Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West, Kat Von D vs. Jeffree Star, Michelle Obama vs. Melania Trump

Social media scoop: Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West, Kat Von D vs. Jeffree Star, Michelle Obama vs. Melania Trump

Feuds and fans

Text: Adibah Isa

The internet might very well explode again, with feuds between Taylor Swift and Kanye West and Jeffree Star and Kat Von D — not to mention social media losing its mind thanks to Melania Trump

1. Taylor Swift isn't your average girl next door after all
The internet almost exploded on 16 July when Kim Kardashian released a conversation between Kanye West and Taylor Swift on Snapchat. Long story short: Swift made West look like the bad guy when his song Famous — which included what she called "offensive" lines involving her — was first released, but now that there's proof that she knew of her involvement, the tables have turned. She's since retaliated (but of course), and so have some members of her "girl squad" including Brooklyn Beckham's beau Chloë Grace Moretz.


2. Kim Kardashian butts in, again
Because why wouldn't she? When West supporters and former Swift fans took to her Instagram account to post snake emojis, she played the good wife and further taunted the whole issue with this cheeky tweet.


3. Calling all Kylie lip kit addicts
Meanwhile, her little sisters are onto greater things: Kylie Jenner has released new hues for her famed lip kit. Time to place those orders. 

Instagram | @kyliejenner Just added Maliboo, Ginger, and Kristen to my collection Maliboo & Kristen are launching tomorrow 7/20 @ 3pm pst. Ginger is coming this Friday @kyliecosmetics

4. Kendall and Kaia share the love
Models can take pictures too. Seems like Kendall Jenner's following the footsteps of fellow millenial model Brooklyn Beckham (he's shooting campaigns for Burberry now) by photographing Cindy Crawford's little one, Kaia Gerber for LOVE magazine.

Instagram | @kendalljenner Kaia photographed by me for LOVE magazine

5. Michelle Obama vs Melania Trump: Who said it better?
Another phenomenon vying to break the internet is Melania Trump's speech at 
the opening night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The best thing to come out of this political boo-boo? The hashtag, #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes, where contributors weigh in on other things Trump might have actually said.

6. Michelle Obama raising the roof is your next obsession
Nothing phases Obama though, who's possibly the coolest First Lady America's ever had. On James Corden's latest Carpool Karaoke, she dropped the mic, got her freak on (thanks to Missy Elliott) and raised the roof.

7. Kat Von D and Jeffree Star aren't friends anymore
While Kat Von D's been busy in Singapore these two days (her makeup line's going to launch in Sephora soon), she's also caught in a tussle with makeup artist Jeffree Star. She filmed a video in Singapore to explain her sudden disassociation from Star, who then responded with a video of his own.

8. Leslie Jones leaves Twitter amid abuse from online trolls
Ghostbusters' Leslie Jones — who's been the subject of online racial abuse — recently called it quits with Twitter. Amy Schumer and Kerry Washington were quick to share their support for the star, who also made headlines when no designers offered to dress Jones for the Ghostbusters premiere.

9. Ruby Rose drops her two cents, and then some
Amid all the negativity, Orange Is The New Black star Ruby Rose thinks it's her place to drop some knowledge. But it appears self-actualisation might not be her strong suit. Note: Celebrities really enjoy iPhone's notes function.


10. Gisele turns 36
The Brazilian bombshell's a year older. The July baby received heartfelt wishes from her crew: husband Tom Brady, legendary photographer Ellen von Unwerth and fellow model Karlie Kloss. 

Instagram | @karliekloss This is me, singing happy birthday to you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the one and only @gisele

Instagram | @ellenvonunwerth Happy Birthday @gisele.official memories from the #coteazur

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