YouTuber Boogie2988 fires gun at Frank Hassle in dispute - Dexerto

Boogie2988 fires gun during confrontation with YouTuber Frank Hassle

Published: 29/Sep/2020 3:27 Updated: 29/Sep/2020 9:39

by Isaac McIntyre


YouTuber Steven ‘Boogie2988’ Williams has been recorded aiming what appears to be a personal firearm at rival content creator Frank Hassle, before reportedly “firing a warning shot in the air” during the confrontation at Boogie’s house.

Boogie2988 and Frank Hassle have reportedly been at loggerheads in recent times, mainly due to what Williams has said is “planned, continued harassment” from Hassle and his fanbase.

This included Hassle’s alleged involvement with the now-closed /r/SamandTolki subreddit, which was a community based around harassing YouTube content creators. Boogie2988 was reportedly a top target for the banned Reddit forum.

Hassle has also blamed Boogie for his YouTube channel being suspended.

The two came together for an interview, hosted by Daniel “KEEMSTAR” Keem, during which Hassle threatened to turn up at Boogie’s house in Arkansas. Hassle also shared a photo of himself in Fayetteville, where Boogie currently resides.

In the unreleased KEEMSTAR interview, Boogie allegedly told Hassle “at least five times” that he would kill Hassle if the YouTuber arrived at his house.

The following day, Frank Hassle has reportedly done just that. 

The YouTuber seems to have arrived at Boogie’s hometown, Fayetteville, which led to Boogie “firing a weapon at him,” according to KEEMSTAR’s Storyfire upload.

Hassle is shown in the video knocking on Boogie’s front door, demanding he “open fire,” and yelling multiple slurs. The YouTuber also demands to see Williams’ firearm.

Boogie can then be seen emerging from his house with a gun in his left hand. 

“Are you going to shoot me… in your doorway?” Hassle can be heard asking. Boogie replies: “I’m asking you to leave. This is my home. You are not welcome here, you have threatened my life. In about thirty seconds I am going to fire a warning shot.”

The YouTuber cannot be seen firing the weapon, but Hassle suggested in a leaked Twitter message that at least one shot was fired. The Fayetteville police dispatch logs also recorded a reported “shooting” around the time of the incident.

“It was, he’s a p*ssy lol,” Hassle said when asked if it was him Boogie had shot at.

Dexerto reached out to both Hassle and Williams, but neither has replied ahead of publication.

The most recent update has come from Boogie himself. The YouTuber revealed he has been in contact with the Fayetteville police department, and confirmed the September 28 incident is now under investigation by the authorities.

Williams claims he has handed footage over to the investigating police.

“I have to be careful what I say as this is now a criminal investigation,” he wrote on Twitter while posting a YouTube video responding to the situation. “But I wanted to try and drive home the point that THIS IS NOT OK. Do NOT come to a YouTuber’s house uninvited… someone could have died.”

As of publication, Hassle’s Twitter profile is still hosting multiple images of him standing on Williams’ property. There are also multiple photos of Boogie holding a firearm in the doorway of his Fayetteville property.

Boogie also responded to some that have suggested the incident was “staged” for attention: “To anyone thinking this is staged… you have been gaslit by trolls. I would never lie about this. But check the police blotter. This is very, very real.”

Dexerto will update you on any further developments as they happen.


Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton


Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”