Musicians have an army of fans following their every move, defending their miscues, and threatening anyone who might be against the cause. Bieber has his Beliebers, Beyoncé has her Beyhive, and Lady Gaga has her Little Monsters. Some fandoms are crazier than others. So we've put the troops head-to-head to see who reigns as the most obsessed fans.
Round 1: Directioners vs. Beliebers
From Urban Dictionary: "Someone who stands by the band One Direction no matter what. Who would be there to support the boys 100%. Whether it's acting, singing, dancing, anything... they'll be there for it all. Even when the band grows up and goes on with their lives, these girls that call themselves "Directioners" will NEVER forget the happiness and the joy that Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik brought to them for so many years!"
Fans ripped up tour tickets after a video showing a One Direction member smoking weed was leaked.
Each one of those shredded tickets cost well over $100.
A fan got braces only because Niall has braces.
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"I didn't really need braces, but I wanted them because they look good and because Niall had them." Whoa.
The One Direction fan fiction: Larry Stylinson.
Fans would rather see Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson together than see them with any girl.
From Urban Dictionary: "A Belieber is a HUGE Justin Bieber fan. Fan and Belieber is really different. A fan will leave him over a little thing, but a Belieber is not going to leave him even through the biggest things that can break a relationship."
The death threats
Beliebers have sent more death threats than possibly any other fandom. They've threatened Kim Kardashian, Drake Bell, Esperanza Spalding, Olivia Wilde, Selena Gomez, and much more.
A guy spent over $100,000 on plastic surgery to look like Justin Bieber.
Can you see the similarity? We don't..
A Belieber mom got a radio host's face tattooed on her butt for a meet and greet with Justin.
Moms are Beliebers too.
Winner: Beliebers **
The Bieber Fever is real, and it's not going away anytime soon. They will do ANYTHING for Justin, and ALWAYS stand behind him. Once you go Bieber, you never go back.
** Although the Beliebers and Directioners often battle on behalf of their beloved idols, the two groups are there for each other in times of need. Right now, there is a hashtag on Twitter #BeliebersAreHereForDirectioners, consoling Directioners through the travesty of Zayn's pot-smoking video. Throughout Justin's multiple run-ins with the law, Directioners comforted Bieber fans through the hashtag #DirectionersAreHereForBeliebers.
Round 2: Beyhive vs. Rihanna Navy
From Urban Dictionary: "Beyhive (noun) refers to Beyoncé's fandom. Members of the Beyhive are usually women and gay men who obsess over Beyoncé to no end. They play her music to DEATH, saw The Pink Panther in theaters and worships the ground she steps on in her Louboutins. In many minds of the Beyhive, Beyoncé is the second coming of Michael Jackson and her now unborn child is the second coming of Jesus."
A concert attendee slapped Bey's booty.
To which Beyoncé cooly responded, "I'll have you escorted out, you know?"
Wherever Beyoncé goes, there's a stampede.
Must. Meet. Beyoncé. *robot voice*
A Beyhive stalker claimed he killed "the real Beyoncé" and that she was an imposter.
This is just wrong on all levels.
From Urban Dictionary: "The RihannaNavy are so strong and loyal to our idol Rihanna! She's inspired every single one of us...THANK YOU Rihanna for everything you do for us! We love you!!!! Navy until I die :P"
A fan spend $66,500 for a phone that Rihanna dropped and autographed.
Hey, it was for charity…
Rihanna trolled Chris Brown's girlfriend. Now she can't leave the house.
Karrueche Tran can't leave the house without bodyguards because she's scared to death of the Rihanna Navy.
A crazy 31 year-old fan broke into Rihanna's neighbor's house thinking it was Rihanna's.
Rihanna won a restraining order against the obsessed fan. He claimed he was invited to her house, and was only there to give her some poetry. Um, no.
Beyoncé's been at the top of the game since her start in 1997 with Destiny's Child. She won the hearts of fans around the world, who have stuck religiously by her side. Almost twenty years later and Mrs. Carter has no plans of slowing down. Queen Bey will reign forever. #BowDown
Round 3: Animals vs. Little Monsters
From Urban Dictionary: "A person who is : 1-very sexy, 2- wild in bed, and 3-quite hairy and lives in the woods." This also refers to Kesha's devout fandom, which will go to any length to show love, encouragement, and support for the artist who changed their lives forever. Animals love to dress up as Kesha, embodying her image and mindset. K-Dolla Sign has taught her Animals to love and accept themselves for who they are, just like she has.
They petitioned to free Kesha from her producer so she could have total creative freedom
Over 12,000 Animals signed the petition to free Kesha from Dr. Luke. He also received death threats, because her fans believe he is the reason why she was in rehab for an eating disorder. Dr. Luke reportedly called Kesha a "big, fat refrigerator."
An Animal received a '$' tattoo from Kesha with a safety pin.
"This is fun, it's like I'm in prison."
Kesha received over 1,000 human teeth from her Animals.
She made a bra top, a headdress, earrings, and a necklaces with her fans' teeth.
From Urban Dictionary: "Someone who lives and breathes Lady Gaga. We make clothes out of random household materials, spend hours learning her dances, and cry about how much we love her when we're drunk. I acknowledge that we are all batshit crazy."
A father named his daughter after Lady Gaga.
Ian Clark took the advice of his oldest daughter and named his newborn Meggie Maisie Lady Gaga.
A fan works endless shifts at McDonald's and camps out for days for a chance to see Gaga
Jo Muir has slept on the side of a freeway, outside Gaga's hotels, and in freezing parking lots—all for Mother Monster.
Little Monsters offered oral sex in exchange for a meet and greet with Lady Gaga.
To boost sales on her new single "Applause," Gaga offered to take two fans with the most purchases to the iTunes Festival.
Winner: Little Monsters
Lady Gaga's Monsters love, adore, and worship their "Born This Way" star. People who never felt accepted in the world feel accepted in the Little Monster cult. They're kooky and out-there, but that's what makes them unique and lovable to their Mama Monster.