When it comes to hip-hop feuds nowadays, the either don’t occur as often or don’t last very long. Gone are the days of Jay Z and Nas beefs or 50 Cent and Ja Rule. But while rap beefs may have died down, we did see a few in 2016. From the The Game’s issues with Meek Mill to Joe Budden’s feud with Drake, here are the biggest rap feuds of 2016.

1. The Game vs. Meek Mill

Perhaps the biggest rap feud of 2016, the beef between the two began in September when The Game challenged Meek Mill to a fight. Following his challenge, The Game then released a diss track called “92 Bars” where he called Meek a snitch. 

Meek finally joined in on the feud when he and The Game both began calling each other on Instagram. This led to The Game posting a photo of he and Nicki Minaj and the two went back-and-forth with diss tracks. Meek eventually enlisted the help of Beanie Sigel for another diss track which led to Meek’s own feud with Sigel.

2. Beanie Sigel vs. Meek Mill

Following his appearance on Meek Mill’s diss track aimed at The Game, Beanie Sigel stuck his foot in his mouth and hinted that he ghostwrote Meek’s diss track. Sigel was all over the place with his story, saying he wrote for Meek, rapper Omelly and then saying he was just present in the studio. 

Unfortunately for Sigel, his comments got him attacked, as the rapper was beat up by an associate of Meek Mill during the Bad Boy Reunion tour. Following the attack, Sigel went on to call Meek out for his beef with Drake and released his own diss tracks. 

3. Joe Budden vs. Drake

The Joe Budden and Drake feud had a chance to be one of hip-hop's biggest beefs if it wasn’t so one-sided. The beef began when Drake caught wind of comments Budden made about him sounding “uninspired” on his album “Views.” Drake threw a sneak diss at Budden on his song “4PM In Calabasas” which eventually led to three diss songs from Budden. Drake never responded to Budden’s songs and the “No Love Lost” rapper eventually gave up on the feud.

4. Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift

Although Taylor Swift may not be a rapper, she was involved in one of the bigger hip-hop feuds of the year. Swift’s history with Kanye West goes back to his stage crash during her 2009 MTV VMAs acceptance speech but the feud got ugly in 2016 when Kanye name-dropped her in his song “Famous.” After the vulgar lyric was revealed, Swift was offended, but Kanye assured fans that Swift gave him permission to use her name. 

After the some back-and-forth in the public, Kim Kardashian came to Kanye’s defense and leaked a phone call between her husband and Swift where “The Life of Pablo” rapper could be heard asking Swift for her blessing. In the phone call, Swift laughed at the idea and gave Kanye the OK.

5. Kanye West vs. Wiz Khalifa

The feud began when Kanye changed the title of his album to “Waves,” something that Wiz Khalifa took offense to since incarcerated rapper Max B came up with the term “Wavy.” Wiz felt Kanye wasn’t giving props to Max B, tweeting, “Max B is the wavy one. He created the wave. There is no wave without him.”

This led to an epic Twitter rant from Kanye which also stemmed from his confusion of Wiz tweeting the letters “KK,” a strand of marijuana. Kanye accused Wiz of stealing Kid Cudi’s style and called Wiz’s first single “corny.” Kanye then got personal, dragging his ex-girlfriend and Wiz’s ex-wife Amber Rose into it, tweeting, “You let a stripper trap you.”

Kanye eventually got the last laugh when he featured a phone call from Max B on his album. “The Life of Pablo” rapper did end up apologizing to Wiz after the feud but Wiz has said the beef isn’t completely done.

6. 21 Savage vs. Tyga

This feud never made its way to any records but it does represent the state of hip-hop today. True to his name, 21 Savage began trolling Tyga by posting photos of Tyga’s girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, on his social media accounts. The “No Heart” rapper said he had a crush on Kylie and even changed his Instagram profile picture to a photo of her. Kylie eventually leaked a snippet of a supposed 21 Savage diss from Tyga, but a full song never surfaced.

7. Lil Wayne vs. Birdman

The Lil Wayne and Birdman feud has been going on for two years now and an end doesn’t seem to be in sight. The year once again came and went without the release of Lil Wayne’s often delayed “Tha Carter V,” but it did come with plenty of Birdman disses. While we didn’t get any new mixtapes from Weezy in 2016, we did get the song “Grateful,” which featured the rapper discussing his Cash Money Records situation.

“And you don’t see Stunna right next to me / And I won’t see Stunna write checks to me / They can’t put no more Weezy Baby out / That’s that Cash Money vasectomy / I still got love for my enemy,” he rapped. Lil Wayne also continued taking shots at Birdman during concerts, cursing him out and even changing lyrics that featured the Cash Money name.

Birdman and Lil Wayne Birdman and Lil Wayne, pictured on Aug. 22, 2013 in New York, once again found themselves beefing in 2016. Photo: Getty Images/Neilson Barnard