30 Things You Probably Forgot JUST Happened In May 2024 (2024)

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Hello, hello, and welcome back. If you're new here, I'm Alexa, and every month, I like to remind you that time moves in weird ways by sharing alllllll the things that happened the month prior. You may have been aware of some. You may have forgotten others. And sometimes you'll think there is no way that JUST happened. But it did. So, without further ado, here's everything that happened in May: 1. May 1: Dance Moms: The Reunion aired on Lifetime. 2. May 1: WNBA star Brittney Griner sat down for her first official interview since being released from a Russian prison. She recalled being left outside for hours by guards during blizzards and said she had to cut her hair because it kept freezing and causing her to get sick. 3. May 3: After high tensions volleyed between rappers Drake and Kendrick Lamar, Drake dropped the diss track "Family Matters." 4. May 4: Of course, Kendrick followed this shortly after with "Meet the Grahams," a track in which Dot accused Drake of having a secret child. 5. May 4: Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker gave a commencement day speech at Benedictine College, telling the "ladies" who just graduated that he "would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world," after suggesting homemaking would be their most fulfilling path. 6. May 5: Kim Kardashian was booed during the original live broadcast ofThe Roast of Tom Brady. 7. May 6: Celebrities showed up and showed out at the 2024 Met Gala, themed "The Garden of Time." 8. May 8:For whatever reason — possibly the worm — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. decided to tell us that a WORM got into his brain, ate part of it, and died. 9. May 9: Hailey and Justin Bieber announced they're expecting their first child together. 10. May 9: While appearing on The Cutting Room Floor podcast, hosted with Recho Omondi, Law Roach said Zendaya was turned down by Chanel, Saint Laurent, Dior, Gucci, and Valentino early in her career. 11. May 10: Northern lights appeared across the US in a rare event. 12. May 11:Jennette McCurdy went viral after sharing this video of her popping a confetti cannon and screaming. 13. May 12: Social media users started unfollowing celebrities in mass with the Blockout 2024 movement, which specifically targeted those with a platform they weren't using to support Palestinians. 14. May 16: Bridgerton Season 3, Part 1 dropped, and all I can say is... THE CARRIAGE SCENE. 15. May 16: During a hearing, Marjorie Taylor Greene commented on representative Jasmine Crockett's false eyelashes — words Democrats asked to be struck from the record. When Greene's words were allowed, Crockett asked, "I'm just curious, just to better understand your ruling.If someone on this committee then starts talking about somebody's bleach blonde, bad-built butch body, that would not be engaging in personalities, correct?" 16. May 16: The "very-conscious" Four Seasons Orlando baby went absolutely viral. 17. May 17: Previously, singer Cassie filed a lawsuit against rapper Diddy, alleging both physical and sexual abuse, which was settled after one day. On May 17, CNN released a video of an incident between the two at the now-closed InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles. In the footage, Diddy appears to kick Cassie in front of an elevator before attempting to drag her to a room. 18. May 18: Gypsy Rose Blanchard taught followers how to make an "energy drink" she used to concoct in prison. 19. May 19: Simone Biles came to her husband's defense (again) after he continued to face blowback for claiming he didn't know who she was before they started dating. 20. May 20: Sigh. JoJo Siwa kept insisting on doing this dance, which kept going viral as a result. 21. May 21: This Is Us star Niles Fitch recently graduated from the University of Southern California. He played young Randall on the show, and his costar, Hannah Zeile (who played young Kate) showed up to support. But she wasn't alone! Their show-dad, Milo Ventimiglia, was also there to celebrate his "son." 22. May 23: Cassie shared the following message after CNN released the previously mentioned video of Diddy appearing to kick and drag her. "The outpouring of love has created a place for my younger self to settle and feel safe now, but this is only the beginning. Domestic Violence is THE issue. It broke me down to someone I never thought I would become. With a lot of hard work, I am better today, but I will always be recovering from my past." 23. May 23: This Wheel of Fortune contestant made perhaps the worst (but now infamous) guess possible. 24. May 24: Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge announced the arrival of their first child together. 25. May 25: Nicki Minaj was seemingly arrested in Amsterdam on suspicion of exporting soft drugs while documenting the event on Instagram Live. 26. May 25: Singer Lizzo said her worst fears were realized whenSouth Parkincluded a joke about her weight.(And she reacted to the scene in real-time on TikTok.) 27. May 28: Almost an exact year after a deep-sea submersible imploded after taking off to view the underwater wreckage site of the Titanic, another billionaire announced his plan to travel down the same depths to prove deep-sea exploration is safe. 28. May 28: Thousands were left speechless afterformer Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley signed her name on Israeli artillery shells and includedmessageslike "Finish them!” and “America loves Israel!” 29. May 29: People online lost their minds after seeing a now-viral video of a Michigan man calling in tohis suspended license hearing while driving a car.(However, we later learned that the man's license had been reinstated, which the judge did not know due to a clerical error.) And finally... 30. May 30: Donald Trump made history (again) as the first US president to be convicted of a felony. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.

    Who wants to go back to a simpler time? *Four Seasons Orlando Baby Voice*: "ME!"

    by Alexa LisitzaBuzzFeed Staff

    Warning: This article contains brief mention of physical and sexual abuse.

    Hello, hello, and welcome back. If you're new here, I'm Alexa, and every month, I like to remind you that time moves in weird ways by sharing alllllll the things that happened the month prior. You may have been aware of some. You may have forgotten others. And sometimes you'll think there is no way that JUST happened. But it did. So, without further ado, here's everything that happened in May:

    Reminder: I am just one person and cannot consume every bit of news out there. So if I missed something, please let me know in the comments.

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    1. May 1: Dance Moms: The Reunion aired on Lifetime.

    Chloé Lukasiak, JoJo Siwa, Paige and Brooke Hyland, Kalani Hilliker, and Kendall Vertes,Paige and Brooke's mom, Kelly, Kalani's mom, Kira, Kendall's mom, Jill, and JoJo's mom, Jessalynn all made an appearance, along with Chloé's mom, Christi.

    Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler, and Nia Sioux did not attend, which drew backlash.

    30 Things You Probably Forgot JUST Happened In May 2024 (3)

    Lifetime / Via youtube.com

    2. May 1: WNBA star Brittney Griner sat down for her first official interview since being released from a Russian prison. She recalled being left outside for hours by guards during blizzards and said she had to cut her hair because it kept freezing and causing her to get sick.

    View this video on YouTube

    3. May 3: After high tensions volleyed between rappers Drake and Kendrick Lamar, Drake dropped the diss track "Family Matters."

    30 Things You Probably Forgot JUST Happened In May 2024 (6)

    Carmen Mandato / Getty Images

    4. May 4: Of course, Kendrick followed this shortly after with "Meet the Grahams," a track in which Dot accused Drake of having a secret child.

    And then Kendrick doubled down with a second track in less than 24 hours, the now infamous song"Not Like Us."

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    Arturo Holmes / Getty Images

    5. May 4: Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker gave a commencement day speech at Benedictine College, telling the "ladies" who just graduated that he "would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world," after suggesting homemaking would be their most fulfilling path.

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    Luke Hales / Getty Images

    6. May 5: Kim Kardashian was booed during the original live broadcast ofThe Roast of Tom Brady.

    Oh no Kim Kardashian is being boo’d at the Brady Roast
    pic.twitter.com/Df2GvSg3Kr

    — Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 6, 2024

    Twitter: @barstoolsports

    7. May 6: Celebrities showed up and showed out at the 2024 Met Gala, themed "The Garden of Time."

    30 Things You Probably Forgot JUST Happened In May 2024 (9)

    Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    8. May 8:For whatever reason — possibly the worm — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. decided to tell us that a WORM got into his brain, ate part of it, and died.

    How politicians campaign today.

    Kristi Noem: Vote for me. I shot a puppy.
    RFK, Jr.: Hold my beer. I've got a dead worm in my brain.

    — Just Bill (@WilliamAder) May 8, 2024

    Twitter: @WilliamAder

    9. May 9: Hailey and Justin Bieber announced they're expecting their first child together.

    30 Things You Probably Forgot JUST Happened In May 2024 (10)

    Gotham / GC Images

    10. May 9: While appearing on The Cutting Room Floor podcast, hosted with Recho Omondi, Law Roach said Zendaya was turned down by Chanel, Saint Laurent, Dior, Gucci, and Valentino early in her career.

    "They would all say no," he shared. "‘Try again next year;’ ‘She’s too green;’ ‘She’s not on our calendar...’ I said, ‘If you say no, it’ll be a no forever,’ that rang true for a long, long time.”

    30 Things You Probably Forgot JUST Happened In May 2024 (11)

    Arturo Holmes / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    11. May 10: Northern lights appeared across the US in a rare event.

    standing on roof, staring at the northern lights and the seattle skyline with thousands of other people :’) i love life pic.twitter.com/wrLDk9PnYu

    — riss 🇵🇸 (@risskybitch) May 11, 2024

    Twitter: @risskybitch

    12. May 11:Jennette McCurdy went viral after sharing this video of her popping a confetti cannon and screaming.

    @jennettemccurdy

    thank you for making igmmd a nyt bestseller for 80 weeks. and still the #1 audiobook 🙏 i’m celebrating

    ♬ original sound - Jennette McCurdy

    TikTok: @jennettemccurdy / Via tiktok.com

    13. May 12: Social media users started unfollowing celebrities in mass with the Blockout 2024 movement, which specifically targeted those with a platform they weren't using to support Palestinians.

    30 Things You Probably Forgot JUST Happened In May 2024 (12)

    Tristar Media / Getty Images

    14. May 16: Bridgerton Season 3, Part 1 dropped, and all I can say is... THE CARRIAGE SCENE.

    30 Things You Probably Forgot JUST Happened In May 2024 (13)

    Netflix / Via youtube.com

    15. May 16: During a hearing, Marjorie Taylor Greene commented on representative Jasmine Crockett's false eyelashes — words Democrats asked to be struck from the record. When Greene's words were allowed, Crockett asked, "I'm just curious, just to better understand your ruling.If someone on this committee then starts talking about somebody's bleach blonde, bad-built butch body, that would not be engaging in personalities, correct?"

    Not congress turned into Baddies last night 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/8xgag9tfrd

    — Baddie TEA (@bgctea2020) May 17, 2024

    CSPAN / Via Twitter: @bgctea2020

    16. May 16: The "very-conscious" Four Seasons Orlando baby went absolutely viral.

    If I send you this, I wanna go to the Four Seasons Orlando. pic.twitter.com/MzL7TLu2rx

    — Matthew (@mattymanchi) May 20, 2024

    @sobrizzle/tiktok.com / Via Twitter: @mattymanchi

    17. May 17: Previously, singer Cassie filed a lawsuit against rapper Diddy, alleging both physical and sexual abuse, which was settled after one day. On May 17, CNN released a video of an incident between the two at the now-closed InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles. In the footage, Diddy appears to kick Cassie in front of an elevator before attempting to drag her to a room.

    Diddy shared an apology after the footage spread online.

    18. May 18: Gypsy Rose Blanchard taught followers how to make an "energy drink" she used to concoct in prison.

    @gypsyblanchard.tiktok

    Replying to @Morgs how to make a prison style energy drink (non alcoholic) #gypsyroseblanchard #gypsyroseonlifetime #LifeAfterLockup

    ♬ original sound - Gypsy Rose Blanchard

    gypsyblanchard.tiktok / Via tiktok.com

    19. May 19: Simone Biles came to her husband's defense (again) after he continued to face blowback for claiming he didn't know who she was before they started dating.

    "Y'all are blatantly being disrespectful to my relationship and my husband," Simone wrote on Instagram. "So, I'm gonna go ahead and say this one time, 'Respectfully, f*ck off.' And if you keep commenting or tweeting at me, I'm just going to block you. Simple as that."

    20. May 20: Sigh. JoJo Siwa kept insisting on doing this dance, which kept going viral as a result.

    CTE but it’s just from this Jojo Siwa dance pic.twitter.com/4smMVOgU0z

    — ʟᴇx ☾ (she/her/hers) (@lexiestamps) May 20, 2024

    Twitter: @lexiestamps

    21. May 21: This Is Us star Niles Fitch recently graduated from the University of Southern California. He played young Randall on the show, and his costar, Hannah Zeile (who played young Kate) showed up to support. But she wasn't alone! Their show-dad, Milo Ventimiglia, was also there to celebrate his "son."

    30 Things You Probably Forgot JUST Happened In May 2024 (14)

    hannahzeilexo / Via Instagram: @hannahzeilexo

    22. May 23: Cassie shared the following message after CNN released the previously mentioned video of Diddy appearing to kick and drag her. "The outpouring of love has created a place for my younger self to settle and feel safe now, but this is only the beginning. Domestic Violence is THE issue. It broke me down to someone I never thought I would become. With a lot of hard work, I am better today, but I will always be recovering from my past."

    23. May 23: This Wheel of Fortune contestant made perhaps the worst (but now infamous) guess possible.

    All time #WheelOfFortune moment right here pic.twitter.com/Nu5j47FcSm

    — Taylor J (@TayVictoria8) May 23, 2024

    Pluto TV / Via Twitter: @TayVictoria8

    24. May 24: Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge announced the arrival of their first child together.

    30 Things You Probably Forgot JUST Happened In May 2024 (16)

    Axelle / FilmMagic

    25. May 25: Nicki Minaj was seemingly arrested in Amsterdam on suspicion of exporting soft drugs while documenting the event on Instagram Live.

    30 Things You Probably Forgot JUST Happened In May 2024 (17)

    Gilbert Carrasquillo / GC Images

    26. May 25: Singer Lizzo said her worst fears were realized whenSouth Parkincluded a joke about her weight.(And she reacted to the scene in real-time on TikTok.)

    Lizzo / Via tiktok.com

    27. May 28: Almost an exact year after a deep-sea submersible imploded after taking off to view the underwater wreckage site of the Titanic, another billionaire announced his plan to travel down the same depths to prove deep-sea exploration is safe.

    The Ocean: pic.twitter.com/mBYE9ehp0h

    — 🙇🏾‍♂️🙇🏾Blog Boi 🙇🏾🙇🏾‍♂️ (@YoungLionBlog) May 28, 2024

    Nickelodeon / Via Twitter: @YoungLionBlog

    28. May 28: Thousands were left speechless afterformer Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley signed her name on Israeli artillery shells and includedmessageslike "Finish them!” and “America loves Israel!”

    genuinely speechless at the kind of sick person you’d have to be to do this. https://t.co/lZ8OlTylXY

    — Maria 🤞 (@mariactweets) May 30, 2024

    Twitter: @mariactweets

    29. May 29: People online lost their minds after seeing a now-viral video of a Michigan man calling in tohis suspended license hearing while driving a car.(However, we later learned that the man's license had been reinstated, which the judge did not know due to a clerical error.)

    A district judge in Michigan was shocked when a man with a suspended driver's license joined a court Zoom call while driving a car. At one point the judge says, "I don't even know why he would do that." pic.twitter.com/XlzdNFnf*ck

    — CBS News (@CBSNews) May 29, 2024

    Twitter: @CBSNews

    And finally...

    30. May 30: Donald Trump made history (again) as the first US president to be convicted of a felony.

    babe wake up, new unprecedented times

    — Matt Margolis (@ItsMattsLaw) May 30, 2024

    Twitter: @ItsMattsLaw

    Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.

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