Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And if you happen to be famous, please keep the mics hot. Personal drama is never fun, but getting a peek into famous people's drama sure is. Here are 12 pairs of rivals and/or friends that made the tabloids and the history books. 

Kanye West & Taylor Swift

Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift's VMA award to start over a decade-long beef. They attempted friendship until Kanye dropped the lyric I made that b*tch famous, which Taylor Swift publicly objected. Kanye and Kim K. released a video showing Swift giving approval, which was later revealed to be doctored. Only time will tell who will be the winner, but Blondie's not looking so bad. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

Nikola Tesla & Thomas Edison

Nikola Tesla worked under Thomas Edison before they became rivals. 28-year-old Tesla worked under 37-year-old Edison's Illuminating Company. Tesla left a year later to start his own lighting company. Their companies each argued a different type of current was better, with Tesla ultimately winning. CRACKED.COM

Source: Vox

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David Bowie & Peter Frampton

David Bowie and Peter Frampton were childhood friends. They both went to Bromley Technical High School, where younger Frampton would sit in on Bowie's jam sessions. Bowie introduced him to the music of Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran. In their early years, Bowie would open for Humble Pie, and later, Bowie asked Frampton to join him on tour, when he was the more famous one. CRACKED.COM

Source: Billboard

Marilyn Monroe & Ella Fitzgerald

Marilyn Monroe used her power to defend Ella Fitzgerald. Monroe once called Fitzgerald my very favorite person. When she heard that the famous Mocambo club wouldn't allow the singer to perform due to her appearance and race, Monroe called the manager and told him she'd come to all her shows, guaranteeing Fitzgerald a spot. CRACKED.COM

Source: Yahoo News

Whitney Houston & Aretha Franklin

Whitney Houston knew Aretha Franklin since she was a young girl. Houston's mom would sing back-up vocals for Franklin and would bring young Whitney Houston to the studio. Whitney looked up to and was highly influenced by Aretha Franklin. Houston's mom and Franklin stayed friends until Aretha's death. CRACKED.COM

Source: MTV News

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