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Bad Beef: 4 Examples of Musical Feuds Gone Wrong

Competition is a good thing. It pushes people to work harder and be more creative. That drive to prove to the world that they're the best has led musicians to some incredible heights. After all, competition gave us Pet Sounds and "Ether."

Yet in the '10s, that competitive spirit has been pushed aside in favor of petty bitchiness. No longer are people interested in proving they're the best -- they just want you to know their opinion, no matter how mundane or uninteresting.

Whether you blame it on the 24-hour tabloid news cycle or the ability of social networking to air our opinions the second we have them, the end result is a crop of feuds staggering in their stupidity. Worse than the stupidity is that these feuds haven't led to anything interesting musically.

Here is just a small sampling of artists more interested in press releases and Twitter updates than they are in putting out quality tunes.

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