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High 10 greatest celeb scandals of 2022 – IOL


One factor showbiz is rarely wanting is its justifiable share of scandals.

Over the previous 12 months, there have been loads of celeb scandals unfolding week in, week out.

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Listed below are the ten that stood out:

Cheesecake saga

Sonia and Matthew Sales space Image: Fb

I doubt Sonia Booth anticipated the fallout that will unfold after she determined to make public her husband Matthew’s alleged affair.

In exposing him for being untrue, Sonia inadvertently turned herself into the butt of public criticism as their relationship drama rapidly grew to become a public spectacle.

A part of Sonia’s proof of her husband’s infidelity included a picture of that now-infamous Tupperware and the lacking cheesecake.

That exact same cheesecake spawned among the funniest memes of the 12 months and among the most inventive advertising campaigns we’ve seen all 12 months.

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Kanye West loses his marbles

Kanye West. Image: Instagram

Controversy has trailed Ye, the artist previously often called Kanye West, all through his profession.

However issues have gone wildly off script for the rapper this 12 months due to his rampant use of anti-semitic rhetoric on-line and through interviews, and his determination to put on a White Lives Matter T-shirt throughout his trend present.

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Ye then took to his Instagram tales the next morning to clarify his place, “Everybody is aware of that ‘Black Lives Matter’ was a rip-off. Now it’s over. You’re welcome.”

This controversy all culminated in adidas reducing their losses and ending their vastly profitable Yeezy collaboration with the rapper.

Msaki and Smash Afrika entanglement

Msaki. Image: Equipped

Final month, a Sunday gossip paper printed a narrative that alleged that musician Msaki and presenter Smash Afrika had been in an entanglement.

The publication reported {that a} relative of Smash’s spouse, Kefiloe Chuene, had revealed particulars about his affair.

“Smash Afrika’s spouse, Kefiloe, has accused him of dishonest on her with standard singer Msaki after she stumbled upon an image of the 5FM presenter giving the musician a kiss,” it learn.

Followers had been shaken that Msaki, who’s about as unproblematic as they arrive, was concerned in such a saga. “Let’s name it a 12 months,” one quipped.

Berita divorces Nota

Nhlamulo ‘Nota’ Baloyi.

Berita has crafted a profitable musical profession whereas remaining low-key and out of the general public highlight.

Sadly for the afro soul singer, her ex-husband, Nhlamulo “Nota” Baloyi, reworked right into a social media menace.

When folks began to query Berita about his behaviour, she introduced that they had been now divorced earlier than criticising him publicly for the primary time.

“This man is extraordinarily irresponsible, reckless and unruly. He merely doesn’t hearken to anybody.”

Seemingly jaded by rejection, Nota has since proceeded to embark on a social media rampage in opposition to black girls.

Sithelo Shozi takes on Andile Mpisane

Andile Mpisane. Image: Instagram

Earlier within the 12 months, Sithelo Shozi sparked a media frenzy when she alleged that her former accomplice and child daddy, Andile Mpisane, had bodily abused her throughout their relationship.

Including gasoline to the hearth, Sbahle Mpisane, who’s Andile’s older sister and was at one level an in depth buddy of Sithelo’s, joined Musa Khawula’s Twitter House shortly after to query why Sithelo had by no means opened a case of abuse in opposition to Andile if the allegations had been correct.

Businesswoman Shauwn Mkhize, who’s Sbahle and Andile’s mother, additionally launched a press release refuting her abuse claims.

Kelly Khumalo implicated in Senzo Meyiwa court docket case

It’s lengthy been thought that these in the home, together with singer Kelly Khumalo, when Senzo Meyiwa was shot useless in 2014, had been hiding one thing from us.

This 12 months, as the previous Bafana Bafana captain’s trial bought beneath manner, these implications have become a full-on scandal because the trial has unfolded.

In September, the defence within the trial claimed they’d an eyewitness who mentioned Meyiwa was killed in a scuffle involving Khumalo and Longwe Twala.

Whereas nothing conclusive has come up but, one senses much more will probably be revealed when the trial resumes subsequent 12 months.

Will Smith slaps Chris Rock

Will Smith (R) hits Chris Rock as Rock spoke on stage through the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US, on March 27, 2022. Image: Reuters/ Brian Snyder

Will Smith had a variety of “bottled rage” when he stormed the stage and slapped comic Chris Rock through the 94th Academy Awards in March, after Rock made a joke about Smith’s spouse’s shaven head.

Throughout an interview with Trevor Noah for “The Day by day Present”, Smith defined how he wasn’t in an ideal emotional house on the time.

“It was a variety of issues, it was the little boy that watched his father beat up his mom,” he mentioned.

“All of that simply bubbled up in that second. That’s not who I need to be.”

The actor’s street to redemption bought beneath manner final week when his newest movie, the American historic motion movie “Emancipation”, debuted on Apple TV+.

Nia Lengthy dumps Ime Udoka

Nia Lengthy. Image: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

When it was first revealed that NBA basketball coach Ime Udoka had allegedly been untrue to actress Nia Lengthy, males took to Twitter of their numbers to precise their disappointment in Udoka for being untrue to the attractive actress.

Udoka has since been suspended from the Boston Celtics for breaking the staff’s guidelines by having an inappropriate relationship with a staff staffer.

After months of hypothesis, it was lately revealed that the couple had ended their 13-year relationship.

Lengthy informed “The Hollywood Reporter” final week, “I believe essentially the most heartbreaking factor about all of this was seeing my son’s face when the Boston Celtics organisation determined to make a really personal state of affairs public.”

Mihlali Ndamase’s relationship with Leeroy Sidambe

Mihlali Ndamase. Image: Instagram/ Mihlali Ndamase

Standard influencer and content material creator Mihlali Ndamase has been closely focused by trolls after it emerged that Leeroy Sidambe, the native businessman she’s courting, was allegedly the estranged husband of Mary Jane Sidambe.

In some unspecified time in the future a number of months in the past, the trolls grew to become so rampant that Sidambe mentioned: “In March of this 12 months after many months of making an attempt to make issues work, I took steps in the direction of separation from my marriage and the marital house,” he mentioned.

“The fixed defaming of those that work within the public house has to cease. For my part, cyber-bullies are spineless and hateful folks, who disguise behind the keyboard to strip others of their success with untruths coated as information.”

Depp vs Heard Trial

Actor Amber Heard testifies within the courtroom on the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, US, Could 16, 2022 with actor Johnny Depp within the background. Image: Steve Helber/Pool through Reuters

Amber Heard has filed an enchantment in opposition to the libel trial verdict that granted her ex-husband Johnny Depp thousands and thousands of {dollars} in damages.

Earlier within the 12 months, the previous Hollywood energy couple had been embroiled in a controversial six-week trial by which the actor was awarded $10.35m in damages.

Depp’s case was that Heard defamed him when she wrote a Washington Put up article in 2018 by which she described herself as a sufferer of home abuse.

Whereas she didn’t point out him by identify, Depp argued that the implication was clear.

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