The 7 Best Civil Wars, Ranked

The 7 Best Civil Wars, Ranked

If this country’s gonna fracture, let it happen like one of these glorious conflagrations

7. Dru Hill

In 2008, Baltimore’s finest R&B quartet had a whole ass fight live on the radio that had them about five steps from whipping each other’s asses. Word followed that it was all staged, though that would imply that there was a reason for doing it — selling reunion tour tickets, getting resigned to Def Soul, anything.

6. Everybody vs. Meghan McCain

What’s better than a civil war? One that you get to relive every single morning. The cast of The View hating on McCain daily — and her whining in response — remains appointment viewing that’s casualty-free. (Well, except for our brain cells.)

5. Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj

When the two divas became judges on American Idol, all the world had to do was wait. It seemed like a foregone conclusion that their egos would clash — and they did just that, fighting throughout the show, live on the air, providing damn near enough shade to global warming.

4. Roc-A-Fella Records

Jay-Z and Dame Dash had conquered the world. They had turned The Roc into the rulers of rap and were even selling clothes in Dillard’s! Then it all fell apart. Jay went on to be a billionaire; Dame went on to… other things.

3. The Barksdale Organization

Avon and Stringer had an unbreakable bond and a multimillion-dollar business that seemed like it could have lasted forever. Then ambition and distrust ruined everything. Avon ended up in jail and Stringer was murdered. Cold world.

2. Kobe vs. Shaq

Unlike every civil war ever, Kobe and Shaq managed to win three championships in a row while seemingly despising each other. Of course, it all imploded, but what a ride it was.

1. ‘Captain America: Civil War’

No suspense here: anything that introduced us to Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa the soon-to-be Black Panther is a lock for the top spot. But given that this Civil War left the world susceptible to utter ruin, it works on multiple levels.

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