This year has been full of crazy moments. That includes some celebrity scandals that made major headlines. But what really shocked fans in 2016? After all, the lives of the rich and famous tend to be so crazy that it’s hard to shock people anymore. Well here are the 10 moments in 2016 that still had fans shocked and curious to know what was going on with these celebrities.
1. Kim Kardashian is robbed in Paris
The reality star was in Paris for fashion week and was staying in a luxury residence when she was robbed. There was reportedly a group of five men in on the plan and two of them broke into her room. Kim’s feet and hands were reportedly tied, and then she was locked in the bathroom. Her stylist was also in the residence and locked herself in a bathroom for safety. The reality star’s jewelry was stolen, which included a box that had $6.7 million worth of jewelry inside, and her engagement ring which was worth $4 million.
The investigation is still ongoing, and there have yet to be any arrests for the crime. Key eye witnesses have been interviewed including the hotel concierge who was there at the time. Security footage has also been reviewed, which seems to show the robbers riding to and from the residence on bikes that were parked on a side street.
Since the robbery, the reality star has been much more private on social media and life in general. Filming for her reality show was paused to give the family some time.
2. Kanye West is hospitalized against his will
The rapper was already having an interesting year, but things took a turn when he started having more weird rants on stage. In one, he claimed Beyoncé refused to perform at the upcoming VMAs if she didn’t win Video of the Year over Kanye’s “Famous” and Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” He also accused Jay Z of having assassins.
But it wasn’t until days later that he was taken from his trainer’s home, handcuffed to a gurney, and hospitalized. His doctor claimed he had temporary psychosis from sleep and water deprivation.
3. Gigi Hadid fights off attacker
After a man attacked Kim Kardashian by trying to kiss her butt at fashion week, he attacked again. Gigi Hadid was outside of a Max Mara show when she was picked up by the man. She ended up fighting back by elbowing him in the face. She later talked about the incident on Twitter and defended her actions.
and had EVERY RIGHT to defend myself. How dare that idiot thinks he has the right to man-handle a complete stranger. He ran quick tho 👊🏼😏🐱
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) September 22, 2016
4. Justin Bieber brawls with a fan on the street
The singer was hanging out in Cleveland, outside of a hotel when he got into a fight with a fan. The singer was in town for the NBA finals. The fan reportedly asked Bieber for an autograph and he claimed the singer responded by saying “no autographs tonight, motherf**ker.”
5. Beyoncé drops the Lemonade album
We’re at an interesting time in the music industry, as albums are no longer being announced, but are released out of nowhere. The pop icon decided to drop another visual album that had themes of race and infidelity. It inspired a lot of discussion, spoofs, and her tour was wildly successful.
6. Kid Cudi checks into rehab for depression
It has been a while since the media’s focus was on the rapper. Sadly, he was in the news earlier this year because he went to rehab to address his depression. He made the statement announcing this on Facebook. However, his choice to be open about his depression got more black men and people in the black community to talk about mental health.
7. Kanye West calls out Taylor Swift for lying about “Famous”
It looked like the rapper and Taylor Swift might have kissed and made up, as they were seen sitting next to each other at the VMAs. However their feud started up again once Kanye’s song “Famous” was released. Many were shocked by his lyrics, that included one stating that he and Swift “might have sex” and that he “made that b*tch famous.”
Swift was upset, but Kanye responded by saying that they had talked about these lyrics before the song was released and that she was completely okay with it. Her representatives claimed this was not true and Swift even made an acceptance speech at the Grammy’s noting how women shouldn’t let men try to take credit for their success.
But then a video was released by Kim Kardashian on Snapchat of Kanye West talking to Taylor Swift over the phone about the controversial lyrics. In the video, Swift seems to approve of them. Many fans called out the singer for lying, and the celebrities are still feuding.
8. Amber Heard accuses Johnny Depp of abuse
Celebrity couples get divorced all the time, but this one was different because it came after just 15 months of being married. Then, Heard claimed that Depp was abusive. She got a restraining order against him and used a photo of her bruised face as evidence. A video was also eventually released of Depp angrily yelling at Heard and throwing a wine bottle. The two eventually got divorced and released a joint statement.
Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity. There will be no further public statements about this matter.
9. Ryan Lochte is caught lying about being held at gun point in Rio
The Olympic swimmer along with other U.S. Olympians claimed they were robbed in Rio, but after an investigation, it turned out they lied about the whole thing. According to statements, they were drunk and damaged property at a gas station. He later sent out a statement on Instagram.
Lochte left Rio fairly quickly after the event and went on to appear on Dancing with the Stars.
10. Donald Trump is elected president
The presidential election certainly felt like a life time, with all of the controversies and twists. It was pretty shocking that Trump became the Republican candidate, however it still seemed like a long shot that he would actually win the presiency. A lot of polls had him losing to Hillary Clinton, but he won, going from reality television and beauty pageants to the White House.
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