Country music star Carrie Underwood has proven time and again that she is a bombshell who slays at everything. She’s a singer first and foremost, made famous from her 2005 American Idol victory, but she’s also a producer, actor, and author.
According to her official website, her book Find Your Path, has made her a New York Times bestselling author, thanks to its body-positive approach to getting strong and healthy. Also, she offers workout programs for her fans.
Have you seen her legs? Muscle for days. So it legit seems like Underwood excels at everything! But being a public figure means Underwood also deals with negativity, and, unfortunately, the star has had a few feuds with fellow celebrities. One spat involves an ex-boyfriend, while another supposed drama involves people Underwood teased during an award ceremony. Then are the people who seem to dislike the mom outright.
Curious to see who supposedly isn’t a fan of Underwood? Here’s a rundown of the drama.
Did Demi Lovato shade Carrie Underwood’s talent?
Demi Lovato was a judge on the reality show X Factor for two seasons, joining in 2012 and staying on in 2013, according to The Hollywood Reporter. And during her time there, she seemingly dissed Carrie Underwood’s singing ability.
The drama all went down in 2013 when contestant Rachel Potter sang the song “Alone,” and when asked why she chose that tune, she explained that Underwood had recently performed the same number. In response to this, Lovato said, according to Taste of Country, “No, you would do better than Carrie Underwood.”
Underwood’s fans weren’t having any of it, and several jumped online to stand up for Underwood after feeling that Lovato’s comment was a slight on the country music star. One person said on Twitter, “Hey Demi, Carrie Underwood would wipe the floor with every person on this show. Check yourself before you wreck yourself. #XFactor.” Another person questioned, “Who is Demi to say anything about Carrie. I’d suggest she concentrate on her own career which isn’t exactly steller.” Ouch!
However, by 2016, this supposed beef appeared to simmer down. “I’ve always wanted to sing with Demi Lovato!” Underwood tweeted to Brad Paisley, who collaborated with Lovato on “Without a Fight.” “Then you gotta join us cause I’ve always wanted to sing with YOU too!!” Lovato replied.
Carrie Underwood had beef with Tony Romo
Carrie Underwood dated NFL player Tony Romo for a brief time back in 2007, according to the New York Daily News. So when her song “Cowboy Casanova” came out, audiences were curious if the tune was secretly for Romo. But in a 2009 interview with Esquire, Underwood was clear that her track was not for Romo. “I would never immortalize a guy that did me wrong. I would never give him that much credit,” she told the outlet.
Following their split, Romo began dating Jessica Simpson, so things got a bit heated when Underwood claimed in the September 2008 issue of Allure that Romo called her a few times post-split. Underwood said, “I don’t know. The phone will ring and it’ll be him, and I’ll maybe not answer.”
However, Simpson spoke up and denied Underwood’s claim that Romo was calling his ex. She said on the Nashville radio show, The Woody and Jim Show (via Today), “Tony and I both laughed at that. Yeah, we got a chuckle out of it.” Simpson added that she checked Romo’s call log on his phone, but quickly added, “I’m kidding! I’m not that girl!” So clearly, things weren’t great between Romo, Simpson, and Underwood.
Carrie Underwood dissed Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
In 2009, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley joined forces at the CMA Awards to take a jab at Kanye West, who had interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs earlier that year. According to NBC, Underwood and Paisley played off the famous country song, “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys,” and made up their own lyrics. “Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to Kanye. Let them pick guitars and drive them old trucks, ’cause cowboys have manners, they don’t interrupt,” they sang
Then in 2011, Underwood joined Paisley again along with presenter Eric Stonestreet on stage at the CMA Awards, and poked fun at Kim Kardashian for her very brief marriage to Kris Humphries, according to Us Weekly. On stage, Stonestreet said to Underwood and Paisley, “I think you forget to sing a song about what’s weighing on everyone’s mind in this room.
The divorce of Kim Kardashian and what’s his name!” The group then sang the following lines, “I’m going to love you forever, or 72 days Amen, as long as Justin Bieber is not a conceiver, as long as Taylor Swift is with her current boyfriend. I’m going to love you for 20 million dollars, for a hit TV series or pics in Us Weekly, for 72 Days, Amen.”
It’s arguably safe to say Kanye and Kim might not be the biggest Underwood fans after that!