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12 celebrities who are the subjects of famous songs

INSIDER Logo By Lindsey Romain of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 13: <p>Who better to inspire celebrity musicians than other celebrities? Thanks to high-profile love affairs, or mere cultural fascination, musicians have a knack for weaving stories and tidbits about their fellow performers-be it other musicians, movie stars, models, or politicians-into their lyrical odes.</p><p>Sometimes the songs are complementary, sometimes cruel they're cruel. And sometimes the true identity has never been confirmed, but only guessed at by rabidly curious fans.</p><p>Here's a collection of 12 beloved songs that were (or reportedly were) inspired by celebrities.</p>

Who better to inspire celebrity musicians than other celebrities? Thanks to high-profile love affairs, or mere cultural fascination, musicians have a knack for weaving stories and tidbits about their fellow performers-be it other musicians, movie stars, models, or politicians-into their lyrical odes.

Sometimes the songs are complementary, sometimes cruel they're cruel. And sometimes the true identity has never been confirmed, but only guessed at by rabidly curious fans.

Here's a collection of 12 beloved songs that were (or reportedly were) inspired by celebrities.

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