Girl Power: 5 Times Males Tried to Shut Down Women and Failed

When Chris Brown took aim at Adrienne Bailon earlier this week, we couldn't help but come to her defense. After all, instead of addressing her well-intentioned remarks, he used it as an opportunity to blast Bailon's appearance. Nothing about it was okay

Sadly, Adrienne Bailon isn't the first women to come under fire for their success or apperance in Hollywood. These ladies responded to the bullies with complete class and unfallible grace — and proved that you can't hold women down: 

1. Taylor Swift & Kanye West

Who can forget the MTV Video Music Awards' incident of 2009?

In a bizarre moment, Kanye West jumped on stage and swiped the mic as Taylor Swift accepted the award for Best Female Video. 

"Taylor, I'm really happy for you. Imma let you finish. I'm sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time," he proclaimed to a stunned crowd. Even Queen Bey looked shocked. 

Swift, always poised, didn't acknowledge the blatant insult and even took to the stage five minutes later for a flawless performance.

However, many other celebrities spoke out on her behalf. Later that night, the ever-classy Beyoncé won an award and allowed Swift to finish her speech. Even President Obama later went on-record to call Kanye a "jackass." 

Taylor Swift: 1. Kanye West: 0. 

2. Adrienne Bailon & Chris Brown

When The Real hosts Adrienne Bailon and Tamar Braxton expressed concern over Karreuche Tran's relationship with Chris Brown, massive drama ensued.

Brown, who served 1,400 hours of labor-oriented service for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, went off on Bailon on Instagram in the most unprofessional and childish way possible — by attacking her appearance. Classy.

Alongside a picture of the 31-year-old talk show host, he wrote, "'BRING THAT ASS HERE BOY' ADRIENNE BAILON... You ole trout mouth ass bitch.... Ain't you a cheetah girl? Last time u was important niggas was riding spinners and wearing 6x talk Ts." 

Brown later deleted the post, and Bailon shut him down in a classy response that put him to shame. "Who said anything bad about [Karreuche]? I actually know her... We're cool. The conversation was generally speaking of anyone who many 'possibly' be in a bad relationship. Please don't start drama that doesn't EXIST. If she's happy... so am I." 

"I certainly STARTED my career in a multi platinum singing group. Get your facts straight. You don't need to freeload when you have your own Barbie. God bless."

Boom. Adrienne Bailon both stood up for any women potentially in an abusive relationship, and shut down her haters with her impressive resumé. 

3. Iggy Azalea & Snoop Dogg

Iggy Azalea had the last laugh in a heated beef with Snoop Dogg

Snop Dogg (Snoop Lion?) started the fight when he posted an Instagram mocking Azalea's apperance without makeup. Unsurprisingly, the "Fancy" singer was pretty pissed off. "Why would you post such a mean pic on insta when you send your body guards to ask me for pictures every time we are at show," she wrote in a now-deleted tweet. 

The fight escalated from there, with Snoop Dogg getting really, really out-of-hand on Instagram, eventually posting that Azalea looked like the gender-bender character Marlon Wayans played in White Chicks.

Iggy Azalea responded in the best way possible: by dressing up as the character for Halloween. Touché, Iggy. 

4. Lena Dunham & Howard Stern

Howard Stern's known for his controversial, abrasive statements — but he took it a bit far when he slammed Girls showrunner Lena Dunham, calling her a "little fat chick" who "[looks] like Jonah Hill and [rapes] his eyes." 

Dunham responded during Stern's 60th birthday roast, when she took to the stage to address his remarks. "He once asked me if I was intimidated because my boyfriend could be getting much hotter ass," she said. "I didn't have the wherewithal to ask Howard if he was intimidated because Beth [Ostrosky Stern] could definitely be with someone... who doesn't look like a cartoon of a Jewish female horse."

The actress got the last laugh, but still managed to keep it classy. She later put the jokes aside to praise Sterm for being a "champion of women in the arts."

5. Rosie O'Donnell & Donald Trump

The feud between The View host Rosie O'Donnell and business magnate Donald Trump reached new lows when it addressed one touchy subject: weight and body image. 

The spat begn in 2006 when O'Donnell criticized Trump for his handling of a Miss USA who admitted to drug use. Trump responded by calling her a "loser. A real loser." He threatened to sue the talk show host for allegation he'd gone bankrupt, and added that he hoped to get "money from my nice, fat little Rosie."

Trump, like Chris Brown, decided to poke fun at a woman's apperance instead of addressing her concerns. It seems Rosie had the last word. She lost more than 50 pounds, and made a triumphant return to her seat on The View. Take that, Donald.