It’s been a rough year for all of us, but for the first time in Kardashian fame history, we were able to see that the reigning royal television family is just like everyone else.
Surprisingly enough, it was the youngest of the clan, Kylie Jenner, who famously stated that 2016 would be “the year of like, realizing stuff.” In the New Year’s episode of her YouTube vlog series, KYLIE UP CLOSE, she said, “I feel like every year has a new energy, and I feel like this year is really about, like, the year of realizing stuff. And everyone around me, we’re all just, like, realizing things.”
That was definitely the case for the famous family, who’s seen a lot of ups and downs this year. Check out our list of reasons why 2016 was the worst year for the Kardashians:
Kanye and Kim started out the year with some drama. Kanye took it upon himself to go on an infamous Twitter rant, then went off on Wiz Khalifa for mistakenly assuming he was talking about his wife Kim. Of course, Kanye brought up Amber Rose in the beef, who chimed in to defend herself and her son. Amber eviscerated him, and Kim wound up cleaning up her husband’s mess for him by taking a photo with Amber in order to squash the beef officially.
Not Kendall, Not Kylie, but Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna were literally the faces of the Kardashian brand this year when it came to the media. From their unexpected hookup, to public arrests and fights, to an engagement and a baby, BlacRob became the KimYe of the year. After all the time and hard work that Kim and Kris Jenner put in to build the Kardashian empire, who knew that Rob and his sister’s boyfriend’s baby mama would carry on the famous torch?
Lamar Odom Drama
Although Lamar Odom‘s near-death experience occurred in October 2015, the Kardashians spent the bulk of the beginning of 2016 nursing the athlete back to health. Not even six months after overdosing at a Nevada brothel, Lamar was back at it with the alcohol and partying. Back in May, Khloe proceeded with her divorce from the former Laker and in July, things got worse for L.O. when he was removed from a flight after vomiting all over the plane. The couple’s divorce was finalized on December 10th and Khloe has moved on with NBA star Tristan Thompson, while Lamar went back to rehab.
The matriarch of the Kardashian family was involved in a car crash back in August that severely damaged her Rolls Royce and left her shaken. Kylie and Khloe rushed to the scene of the incident and the rest of the family arrived later. On an episode of KUWTK, Kris’s kids were all nearly in tears at the thought of losing their mom. Lucky for them, the famous momager came out unscathed.
Kylie Jenner & Tyga
Although Kylie was very successful on the business front, things have been a little shaky in her personal life. She still stuck around with Tyga this year, despite breaking up and making up multiple times, and even hung in there amid reports that he’s dead broke and living off of her. Up and coming star 21 Savage then confessed his love to her. The verdict is still out on whether or not Savage has a chance with the star after his mild beef with Tyga.
Kanye and Kim proved just how petty they could be after the release of ‘Ye’s super controversial track “Famous,” in which he infamously calls out Taylor Swift for owing him sex. After Taylor denied knowing anything about the track, Kim took it upon herself to put T-Swizzle on blast by releasing a bunch of behind the scenes videos of Kanye recording and on the phone with Taylor telling her about the song. Although the snake emoji gained a new meaning, and people praised KimYe for their pettiness, many felt like it was another ploy for the couple to gain even more attention.
Kim almost lost her entire liberal fan base after she reportedly considered voting for Donald Trump during the election, just weeks after she pledged her allegiance to Hillary Clinton. In an August interview with Wonderland Magazine, she said that a heart-to-heart talk with Caitlyn Jenner had her questioning her support for Clinton. But after receiving major backlash from friends and family on both sides of the political fence, she decided that “without a doubt, I stand with Hillary.” Although Kim dodged the Trump bullet, she can’t say the same for her husband.
Although Kanye admitted that he didn’t vote during this year’s election, he did reveal it would’ve been for Donald Trump. Soon after making that announcement on stage during his Saint Pablo tour, ‘Ye was rushed to the hospital and placed on a psychiatric hold where he remained for two weeks, even throughout Thanksgiving. Fresh out the hospital, he flew to New York to meet with Donald Trump at the Trump Tower, making headlines for days. Although Kanye claims he spoke with Trump about multicultural issues, many are still shaking their heads at the new blonde rapper’s bizarre, attention-seeking antics. We miss the old Kanye.
Kim is no stranger to breaking the internet, but never like she did back in October. The most famous woman in the world’s life almost came to an end after being tied up, robbed and held at gunpoint during a robbery while in Paris for fashion week. The criminals got away with an astounding $10 million worth of loot, including her infamous engagement ring. Kim, who’s known for posting and tweeting and Snapping every facet of her life, took an unprecedented hiatus from social media. She has yet to return or post anything.
Hopefully, 2017 will be a better year for us all.