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It's been a week reminiscent of days gone by, as X Factor product Little Mix descended into a full-scale feud with old bandmate Jesy Nelson.
The electrifying war of words came as Nelson released her debut solo track 'Boyz' alongside international mega star, Nicki Minaj.
Minaj took to Instagram this week to make her feelings on the skirmish known, sending the internet into overdrive and the row into the stratosphere.
In honour of this old-school girl band battle, we take a look back at some of the biggest feuds from the vast back catalogue of smash-ups that shocked the world.
The journey that led them to their summer 2021 'Whole Again' remix has been a wild ride for the Atomic Kitten girls. It's a been a saga that has rumbled on for two decades and involves four candidates for a band with only three microphones available.
Kerry Katona quit in 2001 to be replaced by Jenny Frost. Reflecting on the group's internal beef in a magazine column, Katona said: "I remember some of the fights we had in Atomic Kitten back in the day. Once, Liz punched me from behind after we had a little row. I was furious and got my own back.
"I made her get changed in the toilets at SMTV Live, then I stamped on her feet while we were up on stage singing Whole Again."
But the arrival of replacement Frost didn't bring an end to the band's feud with Katona, with the newcomer reportedly once saying she'd, "rather eat her own kidney with a spoon", than work with her predecessor.
"I don't want to be derogatory about Kerry, but there shouldn't be four of us in Atomic Kitten," she said in 2013 regarding a reunion performance.
When Katona eventually came back to boot Frost out tensions didn't go away, with Jenny telling Closer Magazine: "I’m not in contact with them any more, which I think is a real shame. But I didn’t like how things were handled with the reunion and Kerry replacing me."
Katona again left the group in 2018 after she apparently organised a tour in India without telling the others.
Frost re-joined the group this year following a revival of their hit song 'Whole Again', after it was repurposed in support of Gareth Southgate's Three Lions; we watch with bated breath as the latest chapter in their wild story unfolds.
Spice Girls were the face of UK pop, so when they announced their split in 2000, two years after Geri Halliwell suddenly left, many fans were devastated.
In the eyes of the fans the break up of the group fell on Halliwell.
In an interview in 2013, former member Mel B said: “When Geri left the group, it was so bad. She left on my birthday and didn't tell anybody. She just didn't show up."
In a separate conversation she said: "We fight, we argue, we make up… it’s always been like that. It’s been like that with all five of us over the years," she once told The Mirror.
“I’ve had punch-ups with Mel C in the past.
"We might not speak for a week or so but then we get back on Skype and sort our s**t out. The five of us definitely have been through it over the years."
The band toured together again in 2019, minus 'Posh Spice' Victoria Beckham.
Despite being a dominant force in the charts for years, Girls Aloud split in 2013 amidst reports of scrapping both in public and backstage.
On Twitter Nadine Coyle said: “You should know by now I had no part in any of this split business. I couldn't stop them. I had the best time and want to keep going. Xxxx”
Cheryl Cole hit back, labelling Nadine "full of s***". She claimed she held the band to ransom: "She was the one who wanted to make a solo record. Which is why we took the hiatus. She wants to come out and say we broke the band up? No! She shouldn’t tell porkie pies"
"Okay, so do you want us to tell the truth? She wasn’t going to make another Girls Aloud record until she got a solo deal. I feel she held us to ransom and then made her solo record deal.
"It’s the truth. She’s saying that we broke the band up. So, there you go."
But despite the hard feelings at the time, the group have since come together following the tragic death of member Sarah Harding, who lost her fight against breast cancer this year.
- Girls Aloud
- Jesy Nelson
- Kerry Katona
- Little Mix
- Victoria Beckham
- Spice Girls
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