Artists Who Threw Shade at Their Exes in Songs

When you date a musician, you must accept the possibility that your relationship will inspire a song. It’s great when it’s a love song but when it’s a breakup song, it’s definitely not going to be pleasant. Check out the 10 musicians who have written songs about their exes.

‘Dear John’ — Taylor Swift

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Joe Jonas was the first celebrity ex Taylor mentioned in a song, but he wasn’t the last. “You paint me a blue sky / And go back and turn it to rain / And I lived in your chess game / But you changed the rules everyday,” she sang in the fittingly titled “Dear John.”

‘7 Things’ — Miley Cyrus

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Joe wasn’t the only Jonas Brother to receive a diss track from a renowned ex-girlfriend. In her single “7 Things,” Miley Cyrus slammed Nick Jonas, calling him vain and accused him of dating another lady (rumoured to be fellow Disney star Selena Gomez, who dated Nick briefly) when they were together.

‘Where Are Ü Now’ — Skrillex, Diplo, and Justin Bieber

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The graffiti on the wall behind Justin in the “Where Are Ü Now” video casts some visual shade on Selena.

‘Cry Me a River’ — Justin Timberlake

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After Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears split up, he released this caustic song in which he exposed her as a cheater.

‘So What’ — Pink

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When Pink and her husband Carey Hart momentarily parted ways, she used this song to vent her rage at him.

‘Why Should I Be Sad?’ — Britney Spears

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The title of this song, which is about her ex-boyfriend Kevin Federline, tells it all.

‘Don’t’ — Ed Sheeran         

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Ed Sheeran refers to a fellow singer with whom he was casually hooking up and who crushed him when she also slept with one of his pals in the song ‘Don’t.’ Ellie Goulding is thought to be the musician in question (and One Direction’s Niall Horan is said to be the friend).

‘Infinity’ — Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey allegedly used this song to slam her ex-husband, Nick Cannon, with lines like, “Why you mad? Talkin’ ’bout you’re mad, could it be that you just lost the best you’ve ever had?”

‘Part of Me’ — Katy Perry

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Katy Perry released ‘Part of Me’ after her divorce from Russell Brand, which was both an anthem and a shade single.

‘Blame Game’ — Kanye West

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Kanye West’s song ‘Blame Game’ is directed against his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose.