You don’t need to fly to Miami to find some shade, honey, when every social media app is filled with it. Twitter and Instagram (Shoutout to The Shaderoom and Baller Alert) are hands down the greatest apps ever, (seriously, how are they free) because they’re literally hubs of celebs feuding with each other and more often than not their “fans”- more like haters. The time of taking it in silence is over as we seen this year people such as T.I, Skai Jackson, and Chrissy Tiegen are not here for it. Whether they’re playing out a beef with another celebrity or tired of that one user always coming out of their face, these celebs made sure everyone knows their @ button works.
We know, these celebs been checking folks for years, but trust and believe it’s levels to this. Check out our awards for the best clapbacks of 2016!
Most Silent But Lethal Clapback: Beyoncé and Jay Z.Getty Images
Well-deserved for this power couple for not responding to Kanye, but instead, rising above the pettiness. Silence is golden and duck tape is silver. Sometimes no response is the best response. Clearly, since it drove him to have a second rant. –By Soraya Joseph
Most Classy Clapback: Chrissy Teigen
I went to dinner. People are pissed. Good morning! pic.twitter.com/oQ54mtet8c
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 24, 2016
When it comes to tweeting clap backs, leave it to Chrissy to hit you with the one-hitter Twitter. The model, mommy and wife to singer John Legend was Queen Shade in all things politics, pop culture, and parenting. A perfect example is when a fellow mother told Chrissy to be mindful of swearing on TV when kids watch her show. Chrissy had the perfect response. By Soraya Joseph
Best Couple Clapback: Chrissy Tiegen + John Legend
Hi, Piers. I know you're reading this. You unequivocal douche.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 6, 2016
Double Diss Twins! Chrissy and John Legend are the real relationship goals of clapback! A perfect example is when the couple took to Twitter to tag team against Piers Morgan. Tag team off the roof! By Soraya Joseph
The Clapback Class of 2016: The BeyHive
Most Woke Female Clapback: Solange
A round of applause- or rather, a round of claps – are in order for singer Solange! The songstress definitely earned the most woke female clapback of the year with her album, A Seat at the Table, when she revealed she was inspired by the hate of two white men. Yep! Solange revealed that after some disturbing comments were made about her during an interview, she used the hate to motivate her to write one of her most woke albums yet. Now make it clap! By Soraya Joseph
Most Woke Male Clapback: TIPView this post on Instagram
@liltunechi This is my son & daughter showing me this for the first time & asking me what you mean? I'm at a complete loss of words here. Wayne I've known you over a decade. Our daughters grew up together practically. Reginae' spent countless times at my house with Niq-Niq when you were in prison & you extended my daughter the same courtesy when I was in the same position. Our relationship outside of music is what makes me sensitive to your disposition. I KNOW you wired a bit different than most other responsible adults, but still nigga U TRIPPING!!!! I don't know what you goin thru,or what you are attempting to avoid but this shit is absolutely unacceptable!!!! You're disrespecting yourself,bringing shame on your family name & tarnishing your legacy. You have children (including mines prior to now) that have looked up to you. You have sons & a daughter that depend upon your leadership. Bro if you don't stand for something out here,all the money,jewelry,cars,mansions bandannas & hit records don't mean shit!!!! Our people are being oppressed!!! We are being hunted,captured & slaughtered out here daily!!! You have to get outta that bubble that you've been living in & get out here & educate yourself on what's going on around US!!! I'm always here to share whatever knowledge or understanding I may have to assist your growth & development,but u MUST STOP this buffoonery & coonin' you out here doin. You looking like somebody who has something to gain or lose by pretending like it's not as bad as BLM making it seem & you're not aware of an issue that needs to be addressed. That's what would be considered "Uncle Tom Shit"…. I know U,YOURE BETTER THAN THIS!!!!! I've been proud to call myself a fan & a friend of Lil Wayne ,but if that must end in order to stand up for those who can't do it for themselves…So be it. If you're not prepared for a question in an interview,say No Comment Bro. But stop embarrassing yourself & everyone out here who's been supporting you. There is no middle ground. Oppression knows no neutral party,either you're part of the oppressed,or you with the oppressor. There is no such thing as oppression not affecting you. It's #USorELSE out here
Troubleman vs. Tunechi? T.I. was all the way woke last month when he came for fellow rapper, Lil’ Wayne. After Wayne made some disturbing comments about the Black Lives Matter movement, TIP took to social media to set Wayne all the way straight. By Soraya Joseph
Best Clap Back with an Emmy in Your Hand: RuPaul
After drag queen Phi Phi O’Hara publicly criticized RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars production and RuPaul himself, the veteran diva clapped back the only way a diva can, with an Emmy in his hand. Ru kicked off the All Stars reunion, saying, “If any of you are questioning my qualifications to host tonight’s reunion, I have one thing to say, ‘Talk to her.’ (flashes Emmy).” The Emmy winner then went on to say that if any of the contestants (including notably absent Phi Phi) wanted to blame the “edit” for their behavior on the show, he’d call bulls—t on that. Bloop. By: Damian Bellino
Best Clapback in a Yelp Review: Tituss Burgess
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Tituss Burgess channeled his character Titus Andromedon when he went off on a shady moving company via Yelp and Instagram. After the company failed to show for their scheduled appointment, asked for a review before they even arrived, and called the actor a homophobic slur via text, the two time Emmy nominee took to social media to let these guys know “You messed with the wrong Queen.” By Heather Ricks
Clapback Rookie of The Year: Skai JacksonGetty Images
This just goes to show you should never underestimate the underdog! The truth is, someone was going to put Azealia Banks in her place sooner or later. But the irony in her getting dragged by someone who could literally be her little sister makes us chuckle with satisfaction every time we think about just how bad Miss Skai roasted A. Banks. Karma never fails! By Jasmine Grant
Most Romantic Clapback: Blac Chyna
Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian may have a tumultuous (or um, passionate? Yea let’s go with passionate) relationship. They may rag on each other on social media, but they will not stand for anyone else coming at their relationship. #Chyro had been a fixture on Wendy Williiams’s hot topics segments. But she jumped out the window when she said Chyna is using Rob as a come up. That’s when Blac Chyna went HAM on Wendy in retaliation. You know it’s real love when you’re not afraid to go toe-to-toe with one of the biggest personalities in media. By Jasmine Grant
Most Athletic Clapback: Floyd MayweatherView this post on Instagram
Gotta love these backseat drivers so worried about another man's legacy instead of trying to write their own. Ultimately, I will always have the last laugh. This is just one of my many checks, a cool $100,000,000.00 that I still have every dime of. Y'all still have to work however, I'm happily retired. At the end of the day, it's them Benjamin Franklins that matter to me, so the jokes on you. I've made smart investments, sorry for those who thought that I couldn't read, write, or count. Y'all call them watches, I call them time pieces. Y'all call them boats, I call them yachts. Y'all call them houses, I call them mansions. Y'all charter jets and we own jets. #TMT
It’s probably not a good idea to come at Floyd Mayweather with weak ass social media jabs. The undefeated boxing champ is a skilled counter-puncher who will gather trolls with the quickness. After being in the middle of another messy public spat between T.I. and Tiny, Mayweather had to give his haters 100 million reasons why they had to put some respeck on his name. By Rondell Conway
Most Likely to Clapback With Receipts: Kim Kardashian
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 8, 2016
In 2016 Kim Kardashian had to pull some receipts on several big name stars, because she’s clearly not the one for long drawn out celebrity beef. Mrs. Kardashian-West put an end to the messy back and forth over the infamous “Famous” lyrics and she had to gather Bette Midler for being a petty fake friend. By Rondell Conway
Most Likely to Fail With a Clapback: Donald Trump
If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act? Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2016
Bless his cold, callous heart. Throughout 2016 the President-elect spent so much time making a fool of himself on Twitter he pretty much locked down this honor in early June. You can choose from a host of moments when he clapped back with factually inaccurate, offensive, and stupid tweets. His efforts to be a clapback king failed bigly. By Rondell Conway
Most Likely to Be Petty: Chris Brown
courtesy of The Shade Room We all know Breezy can be in his feelings a lot, but in those moments we are sometimes treated to some peak level pettiness. Like that time he was trading social media shots with Kevin McCall and stunted hard on his former friend. Brown showcased his personal fleet of cars and offered to send K-Mac one of Ray J’s Skoot-E bikes. Wow. By Rondell Conway
Most Likely To Clapback With A Low Blow: Azealia Banks
Azealia Banks was informed that Nicki Minaj’s new mobile game “Nicki Minaj: The Empire” had made a shady reference to her 2012 mixtape titled “Fan2Sea”. In the game shows a character having dialogue about Banks album stating that it sounds like a really loud and obnoxious screech that goes on for hours. Banks clapped back at Minaj insisting for her to lose some weight & decrease the implants a bit … followed by a multitude of palm tree shade. –By Brittany Blakes
There’s just certain people you can’t play with because they WILL come for you. Remember folks, internet receipts don’t delete!
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