Addison Rae hits back at claims of "dropping" friends after TikTok fame - Dexerto
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Addison Rae hits back at claims of “dropping” friends after TikTok fame

Published: 26/Aug/2020 9:06

by Andrew Amos

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Addison Rae has defended herself after critics claimed she “dropped” old friends after getting a taste of fame online, saying she still keeps in touch with friends from high school and college, even being a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding.

Addison Rae has blown up over the last year. She has almost 60 million followers on TikTok, the platform she went viral on 12 months ago. It turned her life upside down ⁠— from being a college student to an online celebrity.

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The 19-year-old has been in the public eye since then, which has come with its fair share of criticism. However, people are now attacking the TikTok star for “dropping” friends from her ‘past life’ in college and high school after hitting fame.

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After a TikTok of one of Addison’s high school friends, @gracieahart, went viral, critics slammed Rae for not interacting with her old acquaintances. However, she hit back, saying that she still tries to hang out with them as much as possible.

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“Saying I changed and dropped old friends knowing nothing, I flew my best friend from high school to Los Angeles this year,” Rae stated.

Hart backed up Addison, who said the two still talk whenever they can. “We actually do talk when we get the chance, she’s obviously a very busy person.”

Rae also added onto her first statement, saying that she actually had more ‘friends’ from high school reach out to her after she moved to LA after becoming one of TikTok’s most popular creators.

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“Once you graduate high school and move away to college, life changes. When I moved to college, no one from high school reached out to me. When I moved to LA though, everyone started to. Weird.”

 

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She stated that moving away for college also played a huge factor in her friendship circles changing. “I moved from where she lived to go to college four hours away, you tell me if you hang out with everyone from high school.”

The response has been well received by fans. After all, things do change over time ⁠— regardless of fame. However, Addison has seemingly made an effort to stay true to her roots, and still stay in touch with her childhood friends.

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Mr Beast reveals $300k Creator Games 2 ft. Charli D’Amelio, Ninja, more

Published: 13/Oct/2020 19:52 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 19:53

by Alan Bernal

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Mr Beast has announced The Creator Games 2 that will put internet personalities like Charli D’Amelio, Ninja, MKBHD, and more, to the ultimate test of wits where the winner will get $300,000 to giveaway to their fans.

Of course, the biggest prize for the YouTubers will be the title of “Smartest Creator in the World.” Though it doesn’t look like the winner of yesteryear’s Rock, Paper, Scissors mashup event, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, will be returning to defend his title.

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This means that there’s going to be a new champion of The Creator Games to crown. Though the contestants shouldn’t expect the same format as last year.

Instead, Mr Beast is going to change the competition with a “Wheel of Games” that will pick every matchups game.

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When is The Creators Games 2?

The $300k event will pit some of the biggest personalities for the second round of the Games.

Mr Beast is going to go live for The Creators Games 2 on Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST on his YouTube channel.

Who is in The Creator Games 2?

Mr Beast invited 24 creators split into two different brackets, and the gamemaster already revealed the first round of matchups to look out for.

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In Round 1 matchups:

  • Addison Rae v Ninja
  • KSI v Rosanna Pansino
  • Mark Rober v Gibi
  • Safiya Nygaard v Kwebbelkop
  • Charli & Dixie D’Amelio v Preston Arsement
  • Yes Theory v Bretman Rock
  • Typical Gamer v Lexi Rivera
  • Dream v Matpat & Steph
  • Alex Warren v Lazarbeam
  • Matt Stone v Marques Brownlee
  • Laurenzside v ZHC
  • Swoozie v Jaiden Animations

Needless to say, the tourney is stacked with some of the most popular faces on the internet today. Though there are fans who are already casting their predictions, it might be too early to call because of the unpredictability of the event.

There’s going to be a ton of twists and turns for competitors and fans alike to watch out for. The Wheel of Games will have challenges that range from “trivia to geography, spelling bees, and beyond.” Not only that, the fans will be able to vote an eliminated contestant in the late rounds of The Creator Games.

In 2019, the Games was one of the most-viewed YouTube Originals live events bringing in over 662,000 peak concurrent viewers and over 35 million views.

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