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Britney Spears Takes On Rihanna In The Pop Queen Faceoff Semi-Finals After Shocking Upset

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The semi-finals for VH1′s Pop Queen Faceoff begins today with Britney Spears taking on Rihanna! Want to know who else made it to the next round? Read on the find out! One thing’s definitely for sure: there was a major jaw-dropping upset.

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#RiRiBack: Rihanna Returns to Instagram

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Rihanna is back on Instagram and we cannot contain our excitement. FINALLY, badgalriri has returned to fill our lives with fabulous fashion, dope music and the baddest gram photos on the Internet. Here are five reasons why Rihanna coming back to Instagram is the best thing since she showed up at the CFDA Fashion Awards dripping in nothing but diamonds like a boss.

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Madonna Vs. Rihanna: The Battle Of The DGAF Divas

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In a music industry full of dynamite female acts, who reigns supreme as the ultimate pop goddess? It’s a daunting question, but we are determined to find the answer. Let’s get ready to rumble, because the next round of VH1′s Pop Queen Faceoff kicks off today! And it’s not going to be easy. We pit music’s biggest don’t-give-a-f—k divas — Madonna and Rihanna —against each other for one glitter-soaked cat fight. Who will come out on top? You decide!

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The Most Brutal Musician-On-Musician Insults Of All Time

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Big music stars aren’t just known for their talent — they’re also known for doling out some of the meanest insults around. If Twitter beefs and popular diss tracks haven’t deterred you from provoking major artists, look no further than our list of scornful digs musicians have tossed at each other in public.

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Controversial Music Moments of the Past That Are No Big Deal Today

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Today’s brash and illicit images in the media have completely desensitized the minds of music lovers. Nicki Minaj‘s overtly sexual “Anaconda” art cover sparked initial shock but quickly blew over once people realized seeing a person’s butt wasn’t anything new. The same goes for rockers dressing in drag, singers getting caught lip syncing and the occasional sex tape scandal. Is it sad to say that in 2014, controversy is not as controversial anymore? Well, yes and no. It’s still a big deal when Rihanna shows up to a red carpet basically naked in a sheer dress but we’ve seen Cher do that at the Oscars more than 20 years ago. Check out original controversial music moments that paved that way for outrageous moments today.

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How To Deal With Haters According To The Greatest “Shake It Off” Anthems

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If anyone knows what it’s like to attract hate, its musicians. For as much adoration as they receive, there’s a pretty high volume of people looking to tear them down. But the great thing about having music at your disposal is you can release an anti-hate track and have it bounce to number one, putting down the detractors and giving sage advice to us regular people dealing with our own beefs. Taylor Swift is the most recent to jump aboard the anti-hater train with her track “Shake It Off”, but everyone from Beyonce to 50 Cent has a song to sing for the haters.

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