Lavar Ball Ruffles Trump’s Feathers
Alonzo Ball may be the NBA star, but it’s his father Lavar Ball who stole the show as one of the most controversial figures of 2017. Love him or hate him, Lavar Ball had everyone talking. From the Big Baller Brand to his controversy with President Donald Trump, Lavar Ball’s marketing tactics created a media frenzy around the family name.
The Ball family became the first family to ink a reality show with Facebook, which was recently renewed for season two.
While LiAngelo Ball kept a relatively low-profile, he was catapulted into headlines after being caught shoplifting in China. President Trump used his executive power to help the the young basketball star, before tweeting that Lavar should be more grateful for his services.
This is what Lavar had to say in response,
Kendall Jenner Saves The Movement With A Pepsi
Dammit. Where was Kendall Jenner and her can of Pepsi during the Civil Rights movement?
Kendall Jenner got ripped to shreds this year after the release of Pepsi’s tone deaf commercial that felt more like a spoof of the #BlackLivesMatter movement than a promotional tool. The two-minute clip sent #Blacktwitter into overdrive and spawned countless think pieces about the Kardashian/ Jenner clan.
Tyrese Has A Mental Breakdown
A Tyrese meltdown has been imminent since he went on that Instagram rant about Black women wearing weaves. Rolls eyes. 2017 started off promising for the Transformer actor. He started off the New Year with a new wife and seemed to be living his version of an Optimus Prime fairy tale. Then, it suddenly seemed to go all downhill. Tyrese went through a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife Norma, who he claimed he married to keep in the country.
Black Ty went on the Facebook Live rant heard ’round the world. “What more do you want from me” became one of the most shared gifs this year.
Migos Verses Joe Budden
Joe Budden had a pretty solid year. He had a baby and found success on the Complex show Everyday Struggle. But the rapper found himself in an awkward position when an interview with The Migos went awry at the BET Awards. Apparently Joe had enough of his co-star DJ Akademiks praising the trio and walked off during the sit-down. But nothing beats the epic ‘doitlooklikeimleftoffbadandboujee’ exchange.
Everything is better in slow motion. Enjoy!
Here’s to more #BlackTwitter roasts, viral moments and jaw-dropping scandals in 2017!
Queens Of 2017: HelloBeautiful's Women Of The Year
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2. Keisha Lance BottomsSource:Getty 2 of 15
3. Serena WilliamsSource:Getty 3 of 15
4. Elaine WelterothSource:Getty 4 of 15
5. Bozoma Saint JohnSource:Getty 5 of 15
6. Tiffany HaddishSource:Getty 6 of 15
7. Cardi BSource:Getty 7 of 15
8. Lupita Nyong'oSource:Getty 8 of 15
9. Angela RyeSource:Getty 9 of 15
10. Jesmyn WardSource:Getty 10 of 15
11. Lena WaitheSource:Getty 11 of 15
12. Dee ReesSource:Getty 12 of 15
13. Michelle ObamaSource:Getty 13 of 15
14. ZendayaSource:Getty 14 of 15
15. Gabrielle UnionSource:Getty 15 of 15
Year In Review: The Biggest Entertainment Moments Of 2017 was originally published on hellobeautiful.com