Bette Midler vs. Ariana Grande
In a November interview with The Telegraph promoting her new covers album, It's the Girls!, Bette Midler made time to throw some shade. "It's always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch," Midler told the publication. "Trust your talent. You don't have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead." Grande responded the same day, tweeting, "Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgment! not sure where that Bette went but I want that sexy mermaid back!!! Always a fan no matter what my love." Bette quickly backtracked, tweeting less than a week later that her birthday wish was "that [Ariana Grande] forgives me soon and let's me direct her next video."