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16 Clapbacks That Prove 2015 Was The Year Of Shade

Always be prepared for the clapback.

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8. Drake's Grammy-nominated clapback track to Meek Mill.

Drake's "Back to Back" officially has more Grammy nominations than Meek Mill has in his career


12. Viola Davis's classy clapback to Nancy Lee-Grahn's comments on her Emmy acceptance speech.

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"If there has been any backlash, it’s that all people want to feel included in a speech," Davis said to the New York Times.


14. Rick Ross's Instagram clapback to 50 Cent during their never-ending feud.

Instagram: @richforever

Caption: @50cent your son applied to be a intern at @untouchablemmg and it Will be processed.As you well know I got 40 cars/200 acres and a mower w/ his name on it. #ImWhatYouUsedToBe #BLACKMARKET Dec.4🔥🔥

15. Mo'Nique proving Lee Daniels offered her the role of Cookie on Empire by reading his emails on Sway's radio show.


Lee Daniels claimed he never offered the role to Mo'Nique. Tired of the rumors, Mo'Nique decided to show the receipts and prove she was telling the truth.

16. And John Boyega's response to haters who planned on boycotting Star Wars because he's a black person.

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"I’m proud of my heritage, and no man can take that away from me," Boyega told the New York Times. "I wasn’t raised to fear people with a difference of opinion. They are merely victims of a disease in their mind."