2016 Year In Review: #BlackLivesMatter Vs. Lil Wayne, Selena Gomez, & More

Published: Thursday 8th Dec 2016 by Rashad

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Scribbled in history books for some good and not-so-good reasons, 2016 brought with it some of modern music’s most memorable moments.

Now, as the year draws to a close, TGJ is reflecting on 31 moments that rocked – and to some degree shaped – the Urban and Pop musical landscape as we know it.

Next, we reflect on the group of entertainers who fell on the wrong side of #BlackLivesMatter.

As reports of police brutality, unjust court rulings, and other injustices against African Americans continue to dominate headlines, equal rights activist group, #BlackLivesMatter (BLM), continues to take a stance against those very prejudices.

2016 saw mention of BLM permeate pop culture more than ever as a number of celebrities joined the fight against racial discrimination and abuses of power wielded by law officials and enforcers.   But, just as the number of supporters rose, so did the number of detractors or combatants of the BLM concept. Many of whom claim the group is divisive and disregards the notion that “all lives matter.”

With their detraction came some serious claps from some of the movement’s staunchest supporters. Tuck in below to see who earned a spot on the BLM hitlist in 2016:

Lil Wayne On ‘Black Lives Matters’: “That Ain’t Got Nothin’ To Do With Me”

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Twitter Roasts Selena Gomez After #BlackLivesMatter Drama

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Fantasia On ‘All Lives Matter’ Fiasco: “I Am Truly Sorry”

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Justin Timberlake Apologises For ‘Black Lives Matter’ Social Media Storm

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M.I.A Slams Beyonce & #BlackLivesMatter

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Laila Ali Suffers Backlash After Saying She Doesn’t OPENLY Support ‘Black Lives Matter’

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A$AP Rocky Says He Can’t Relate To Black Issues

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Bow Wow Says “Being Mixed” Prevents Him From Identifying With Black People’s Plight

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  1. Queen December 8, 2016

    Selena is fat
    Wayne is over
    Lady Ali is … who?

  2. Fancy BISH December 8, 2016

    I’m just glad Iggy didn’t make the BLM hitlist in 2016…Molly, come get ya girl lol

    • Weezy Tha Goat/Zayn Is ? December 8, 2016

      Iggy is still done sis.

  3. Sebastian December 8, 2016

    Timberlake tweeted the most inoffensive sentence lmao social justice warriors…

    • Caleb December 10, 2016

      Are you a member of the “alt-right” neonazi group or something? That’s the only people who use that term derisively – “social justice warriors”.

  4. Molly #Stargirl December 8, 2016

    You can’t force someone to join your movement

    • SMH December 8, 2016

      Nobody is forcing anyone to do anything. If you don’t agree with something, keep the idiotic comments to yourself, its that simple.

      • Sebastian December 8, 2016

        Nobody is forcing anyone? SJWs come for celebs that don’t tweet about it..

    • Paulo December 9, 2016

      don’t be mad cause your non-singing fav is an idiotic racist. send her a book or two instead maybe her big-ass head could actually read and educate itself on this break instead of recycling the same Bieber done me wrong tune for her next flop album.

  5. Weezy Tha Goat/Zayn Is ? December 8, 2016

    It’s people’s opinions. While I support the movement, i understand those that don’t.

  6. Trumpland December 8, 2016

    F**k BLMatter. Racism isn’t the biggest problem in the black community, black on black violence is, blacks dying in masses due to gang violence.Where is the outrage when a black teen is shot because of gang violence? They won’t report it because their sons are in the gangs. C*nts!

    • Starxavi December 9, 2016

      Because you know so much of whats going on in the black community? Because you as a most like white Trump supporter knows the daily struggles and experiences of the black community? Gang violence is no joke and it is a problem, but what is more of a problem is those men and women, who are supposed to be serving and protecting, that are shooting and killing with the no regard or consequences.

    • Caleb December 10, 2016

      F*** off you ignorant racist piece of trash. Your name “trumpland” says it all.

  7. xoxo December 9, 2016

    black Live Matters?? more like BLACK ON FOOD STAMPS MATTER

    • Starxavi December 9, 2016

      There are way more white people on food stamps than black people FYI.

    • Caleb December 10, 2016

      Lamest comment ever.

  8. We Nowqd Redv dimnobut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremxil December 11, 2016

    Food lives don’t matter and rich lives don’t matter

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