2017 has seen its fair share of CRAZY and UNFORGETTABLE pop culture moments like ABC’s FIRST black Bachelorette! While some of the moments have been funny, hard to look away from or just down right sad, these moments have helped shape 2017 thus far!
2017 saw our country experience a shift in the way things are run. Fortunately for you, I am not about to discuss 45.
In recent years, the Oscars have come under fire for the lack of diversity in their nominations. In 2017, they took that notion into consideration and gave us the most diverse set of nominations we have seen in recent history. More importantly, not only did they give actors of color nominations but there were a few people of color that walked away that faithful night in February with the gold hardware. Most notably, Viola Davis finally received her long overdue recognition for her work in Fences, winning the actor for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.Mahershala Ali became the first black Muslim actor to win a golden statue for his work in the critically acclaimed film, Moonlight. The most talked about moment of the night occurred when two older actors that clearly should be wearing reading glasses announced La La Land as the Best Picture winner, when in fact Ali’s Moonlight had taken the top prize. After a false celebration and much confusion, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins and cast made their way to the stage to accept the most coveted award of the night. All in all, it was a great and WELL DESERVED night for diversity in film!
Beefs are a heavy part of the hip hop culture, so it was no surprise when Remy Ma took a direct shot at Nicki Minaj in her diss track Shether after she felt she had taken enough disses from Nicki Minaj. While many think Minaj’s bars on her feature for Gucci Mane’s Make Love, was what made Remy Ma finally load her gun and point it at Nicki, she details a very different story. In a sitdown with Fat Joe on The Wendy Williams Show, Remy Ma dives into how it was moves that were being made BEHIND the scenes to stop Remy Ma from making money that ultimately made her speak out. Shether went unmentioned by Minaj but she did return a portion of the shade with her Drake and Lil Wayne assisted No Frauds. Has there beef been laid to rest or is there still another chapter in the Remy/Nicki saga? Only time and a dope beat will tell.
It has been more than 10 years since Dave Chapelle walked away from his show The Chapelle Show and stepping away from fame almost altogether. However, towards the end of 2016, Chapelle came back into the spotlight to host SNL and to prepare the world for his official return with the roll out of not one but TWO Netflix specials. One set in Texas and the other in Los Angeles, these specials give Chapelle fans what they have been missing and waiting for all these years, his one-of-a-kind brand of humor!
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