2015 is steadily coming to a close. Of course year-end lists are a staple at this point, so here is ours. It was a year filled with rap beefs, Twitter beefs, fake lips, outlandish opinions, bad choice of tattoos and MORE!
Rachel Dolezal’s Blackface
One of the most bizarre news stories was Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the Spokane, Wash. chapter of the NAACP, who, thanks to the reveal from her parents, was born a White woman. Dolezal brought the term “transracial” to the forefront, meaning a person who was born one race feels they should be a different race. Dolezal was on the media circuit doing interviews with Vanity Fair, Vice and an appearance on daytime talk show, “The Real.”
Kylie Jenner’s Lips
2015 was Kylie Jenner‘s glo up year. The youngest in the Kardashian-Jenner clan came into her own in more ways than one. First, there were her lips, which were noticeably larger, and clearly fillers, she later admitted to. Then there was the relationship with then-25-year-old rapper Tyga that began Jenner was 17. Everybody on the Internet was talking about it, especially with how Tyga left his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child, Blac Chyna for a teenager.
Blac Chyna’s Future Tattoo
Blac Chyna and Future aren’t necessarily an unlikely pairing. They could be a couple or “just friends.” Whatever they are, Blac Chyna got Future’s name tattooed on her hand and revealed it on Ciara‘s birthday, no less. A couple days later, Future let it be known on Twitter he was single. Then the Atlanta rapper dropped the video for his single, “Rich $ex,” which starred Chyna. They definitely looked like a couple.
Amber Rose and Khloe Kardashian’s Twitter Beef
One of the most memorable Twitter beefs of the year was this past spring when Amber Rose and Khloe Kardashian traded tweets about who and who was not a slut. Rose gave her opinion on Tyga and Kylie Jenner’s relationship during a radio interview, saying things like Kylie “needed to go to bed.”That caused Kardashian to clap back bringing up Rose’s stripper past at 15. Then Rose took a jab at big sister Kim laying on her back to feed her family. Twitter was basically in shambles that day.
Rose later said she regretted the spat.
Meek Mill and Drake Beef
No one saw this rap “beef” coming a mile away. In July, while on tour with girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill sent off some fiery tweets insinuating Drake used a ghostwriter and didn’t write his verse on their song “R.I.C.O.” Instantly, the rap dis “Back to Back” and the phrases “Twitter fingers” and “Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour?” were born. Meek tried to come back with his down dis record, a week later, but it was already over and Drake was the winner.
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill Relationship
Another unexpected event was the coupling of Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill. At first they were just rumors, but there was confirmation through Instagram pictures. Then came evidence the relationship was more serious when Minaj showed off a ring Mill gave her. No, they weren’t engaged, but it looked like they were heading that way. Over the summer, the two traveled North America on Minaj’s “The Pinkprint Tour.” Every night, audiences were treated with PDA and the two declaring their love.
Raven-Symone Joins “The View”
Last year, Raven-Symone was a beloved former child star. Now, she is an annoying soundbite with baseless opinions and theories. We are now treated to hearing those opinions and theories five days a week because this year she added as a co-host of “The View.” Raven set the Internet ablaze when it came to her comments about not hiring someone with a “ghetto name” and thinking Rosa Parks, not Harriet Tubman, should be on a stamp. What will she say in 2016?
Madonna Kisses Drake
Drake‘s headlining performance at Coachella in April was highly-anticipated. Because of this, his performance was streamed and as he went through his hits, one of his special guests was Madonna. Everything was normal, until Madonna kissed the Toronto rapper! It clearly took Drake by surprise and for those watching and on social media, it looked like he was trying to come up for air. Of course, the memes and thinkpieces were endless, but Drake didn’t seem to mind.
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