Fall has made its way back around again, leaving us with “All Summer 16” flashbacks! So much happened this summer that it may be hard to remember everything that went down, but don’t worry! EGL is here to jog your memory and help you reminisce. Here is our All Summer 16 Moments recap.
Let’s start with the controversy….
What would summer be without a bit of scandal, right? Well, some of our prime Olympians, Ryan Lotche and Usain Bolt were caught lying- one lied to the police while the other lied to his girlfriend!
Lotche and a few other teammates filed a report stating they were robbed while in Rio.
That was a lie….
Turns out, Ryan and his buddies had a bizarre night of partying which included them vandalizing a gas station bathroom. Security guards demanded that they pay for the damages, which Lotche and his friends adhered to. But no, Ryan couldn’t leave it at that. He told police and news outlets the next day that he was “robbed” at gunpoint by two men dressed as police officers.
After much investigating and many loopholes in Lotche’s story, authorities provided evidence that he was indeed not telling the truth.
“No robbery was committed against these athletes. They were not victims of the crimes they claimed,” Civil Police Chief Fernando Veloso stated during a press release.
This scandal caused Lotche to lose four major sponsors, including Speedo, Ralph Lauren, Airweave and Gentle Hair Removal.
Usain Bolt didn’t leave the Olympics squeaky clean either! After winning big, he was caught in a major cheating scandal. Bolt decided to step out on his longtime girlfriend Kasi Bennett (pictured below) to play the field.
Of course in the era of social media, he was caught! One of the women even admitted to having sex with him.
Bolt’s girlfriend Kasi didn’t quite have the Angela Bassett reaction to her man cheating that we were all waiting for. She just simply liked a tweet that was directed towards Bolt.
Now, let’s talk about our R&B singers….
Frank Ocean almost caught himself a lawsuit with his former record label Def Jam/Universal Music Group when he pulled a quick one. Here’s the tea. Ocean owed Def Jam one more album under his contract, which is why he released his visual album Endless. Then, a couple days later, he released his album Blonde through his Boys Don’t Cry label. We all know that Blonde was the gold mine compared to Endless, so Def Jam was pissed. So upset that they didn’t even submit Ocean’s albums for Grammy consideration.
Chris Brown, the man that everyone loves to hate, had another run in with the police thanks to accusations from Miss California Reginal. Brown was accused of threatening Baylee Curan with a gun after he insisted that she leave his home.
Breezy detailed the hours-long stand-off on instagram.
This all turned out to be just a bunch of noise. Many reports have come out about Curan’s past of lying and stealing. Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, said it was a setup.
“Nothing happened. This was a setup,” he said in a press conference. “Nothing was found that would corroborate her story.”
Unfortunately, there were also some breakups this summer.
We saw some of our favorite couples break up during the summer as well. Mary J. Blige and husband of 12 years, Martin Isaacs, are getting divorced, as well as the infamous couple Brangelina (Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt). RHOA star, Cynthia Bailey, and husband Peter Thomas are also climbing the divorce ladder. Demi Lovata and “That 70’s Show” star Wilmar Valderrama broke up after six years of being together and Nick Young and Iggy Azelea called it quits after three years of dating. Last but certainly not least, Drake and Rihanna had some kind of summer romance that they neither denied or admitted to, but unfortunately, that whatever-ship is over now.
We’ve detailed some of the biggest scandals of Summer 16. Now checkout some highlights.
Kicking off the summer, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, giving Cleveland its very first championship. A couple of weeks later, Bernie Sanders drops out of the electoral race, leaving Hilary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president.
The music and tours this past summer broke Billboard charts and kept the party continually going. Artists like Beyonce, Rihanna, Drake, Future, B.O.B. and even Diddy and the Bad Boy Family entertained hundreds of millions of fans, leaving them inspired as well as in awe. As the summer was coming to an end, Teyana Taylor literally showed her ass (giving all kinds of M.I.L.F vibes) in Kanye West’s music video for “Fade,” which premiered at the 2016 Video Music Awards and caused a mass surge in gym memberships nationwide!
There is no doubt that your brain has stored some summer ’16 memories that we probably overlooked. Share with us in our comments section your favorite All Summer ’16 moment.
Written By: Melody Lanei