The Year Of Cardi B
No one had a bigger come up in 2017 than Cardi B. From her former stripping days to Instagram and reality TV fame and a number one single on the Billboard Charts, Cardi B’s glow-up changed from an adjective to a verb in the matter of a hashtag.
Cardi’s song Bodak Yellow made her the second female rapper to top the Hot 100 (without any other billed artist) and strong features on songs like No Limit and Motorsport solidified her position as one of the most popular rappers in the game.
With her career thriving, Cardi also found love in Migos rapper Offset. The duo got engaged after Offset popped the question during live on stage.
Cardi’s reign doesn’t appear to be letting up anytime soon as she was nominated for two Grammy Awards.
Issa Rae was rooting for everyone Black this year, and everyone Black was rooting for Issa Rae. The content producer blazed through 2017 with season two of Insecure and pretty much every other appearance that allowed her light to shine.
Issa made Forbes’ annual ’30 Under 30′ entertainment list and accepted the “Star Power” award at this year’s Black Girls Rock ceremony. She also got to meet Beyonce this year. So there’s that.
Tiffany Haddish Has The Best Year of Her Career
Cardi B may have owned entertainment, but there was a funny woman destined to be a breakout star given the right role. Tiffany Haddish became everyone’s favorite comedienne after her scene-stealing appearance in Will Packer’s Girls Trip. Black women fell in love with Deena an the Flossy Posse and gave Tiffany the boost to mainstream success.
Tiffany appeared on the Ellen Show, chilled with Beyonce, Barbra Streisand and made history as the first Black female stand-up comedienne to host SNL.
Tamar & Vince Divorce
Plenty of celebrity couples bit the dust in 2017, but none more heartbreaking and unexpected than Tamar and Vince. Tamar, in the middle of promoting her album Bluebird Of Happiness, filed for divorce from Vince. It only got messier from there as it was revealed Vince was allegedly abusive and unfaithful.
Wendy Williams Passes Out/ Husband Exposed
While celebs like Cardi B had a stellar year in 2017, the year wasn’t as kind to everyone. Wendy Williams made headlines plenty of times, but it was the time she passed out on live TV that left fans worried about the media veteran.
Wendy’s husband Kevin Hunter had been exposed for allegedly carrying on a 10-year affair with his mistress, Sharina Hudson, weeks before Wendy’s real life Halloween scare.
According to reports, Kevin splits his time between Wendy and Hudson, who purchased a home for in New Jersey. Chile, this is enough to cause anyone to have a meltdown.
Beyonce Debuts Sir & Rumi
The Bey hive waited on edge for photos of our favorite twins (sorry Tia and Tamera). And then, boom. Beyonce shocked us all by posting the Gemini babies on Instagram. The photo became one of the most-liked photos on the gram of all time.
Year In Review: The Biggest Entertainment Moments Of 2017 was originally published on hellobeautiful.com