Updated 02 January 2022
Arab News

6 unforgettable pop culture moments of 2021

6 unforgettable pop culture moments of 2021

As we approach 2022, we look back at six defining pop culture moments of the past year.


  • Jennifer Gates weds Nayel Nasser

    The daughter of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates married Egyptian equestrian Nayel Nasser in October. The two tied the knot at her farm in New York following an intimate Muslim ceremony.


  • Gigi Hadid reveals baby name

    The part-Palestinian model revealed the name of her baby girl with former One Direction star Zayn Malik by updating her Instagram bio to “Khai’s mom.”


  • Younes Bendjima calls out Scott Disick

    In August, the French-Algerian model and boxer shared alleged direct messages from Scott Disick, in which Disick called out their mutual ex Kourtney Kardashian. “Keep the same energy you had about me publicly, privately,” Bendjima said.


  • Lil Uzi Vert attends a Palestinian wedding

    Footage of the American rapper dancing at the nuptials of a Palestinian couple went viral online earlier this year.


  • Drake’s birthday surprise

    The Canadian rapper was entertained with an Arab “zeffe” by the Al-Asala Dabke Group for his 35th birthday in October, resulting in a series of memes.


  • Zayn Malik vs. Yolanda Hadid

    “The Real Housewives” alum alleged that the former One Direction member struck her in a dispute that led to Gigi Hadid and Malik’s supposed breakup.