12 Times Celebs Snubbed Other Celebs To Their Face

Celebs snubbing other celebs — whether intentional or not — is randomly one of my favorite subgenres of celeb-to-celeb interaction. Here are 12 of my favorites:


Context: Sophie explained the snafu on Fallon. “So, Kendall Jenner, she was at the Met. And I love the Kardashians, but I think she’s so gorgeous in real life, and I was so struck by her beauty, and she invited me to this after party — this low-key afterparty. She went, like, ‘Do you want to come?’ And I just went, ‘No. No,” she said flatly.


Context: The two legends always had an icy relationship, despite Patti always singing Aretha’s praises and always covering her songs. However, when Andy Cohen asked Patti about this exchange, Patti cryptically said, “I didn’t see it. It wasn’t me. I don’t know who the lady was.”


Context: We don’t know what sparked the elbow, but maybe it had something to do with the fact that both were huge pop punk princesses at the time. Kelly did, however, talk about the situation with Howard Stern in 2017. “Years later, I saw [Avril], and she said, ‘Oh my gosh, people keep saying I elbowed you in the face, and I’m so sorry!’ And I don’t know, she did it! But I don’t know if she felt bad about it, or she didn’t mean to do it, or what…but it felt purposeful!”


Jerry Seinfeld refused Kesha’s hug:

LAST NIGHT @KeshaRose found out @JerrySeinfeld is not a #Hugger — Is it hard to be a non-hugger in 2017?

12:05 PM – 06 Jun 2017

Twitter: @TommyMcFLY

Context: At the National Night of Laughter and Song in 2017, Jerry was approached by Kesha, who asked for a hug. He said no. Jerry later explained to Extra, “I don’t hug a total stranger.” Kesha talked about the incident with Sirius XM Hits. “I felt like I was 5 years old. Oh, I instantly was like, ‘Oh, fuck me!’ And I, like, somehow ended up in my very own episode — mini-episode — of Seinfeld for, like, five seconds.”


And then Cardi B got back at Jerry for snubbing Kesha:

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Context: Cardi hugged Zach Galifianakis goodbye, but not Jerry, seemingly to get a lil’ revenge for Kesha.


Britney Spears — accidentally, I think? — snubbed Miley Cyrus at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.


Context: Probably just an oversight, but still a funny, awkward AF moment. 


And Damien Chazelle accidentally ignored Emma’s hug, too.


Context: Emma rewatched the moment on Kimmel. Kimmel joked, “You gotta choreograph that stuff. For such a highly choreographed film, it’s kind of ridiculous,” to which Emma responded: “I’m not a highly choreographed person.”


Context: Not sure if this was planned, but Drake definitely didn’t have a visually ideal reaction to kissing Madge, who when later asked about the viral moment shaded Drake, saying, “I kissed a girl, and I liked it.”


Lady Gaga — probably by accident — ignored Zendaya saying, “Nice to meet you”:

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Context: Gaga seemed to be on her way out and didn’t hear Zendaya, but the video is one of my fav awkward celeb moments ever.


Drake went in for a kiss at the 2016 VMAs, but Rihanna wasn’t having it:

Drake admitted he was in love with Rihanna, then went in for the kiss and got curved on national tv.. nobody is safe

04:12 AM – 29 Aug 2016


Context: We all know these two have always had a flirty relationship, but Rihanna clearly wasn’t into it that night!


British politician Emily Thornberry ignored Jeremy Corbyn’s high-five, which led to a weird boob slap:

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Context: The video says it all. Awkward, awkward, awkward.


And lastly, Gigi Hadid hugged all the One Direction members and only shook Harry Styles‘ hand:


Context: Gigi was probably being loyal to Taylor Swift, who formerly dated Harry. LOYAL QUEEN. ME! (It’s all good though, now, since Taylor and Harry are friendly. But we still stan Gigi, a loyal legend.)

Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!