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Chris Brown faces backlash for hanging out with YouTuber Austin McBroom

Published: 25/Mar/2020 19:32

by Virginia Glaze

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American rapper and singer-songwriter Chris Brown is facing backlash from fans for an unexpected reason, after being seen hanging out with popular YouTuber Austin McBroom.

While Chris Brown boasts his own fair share of controversies, it doesn’t look like the music artist is being slammed by fans for any fault of his own after posting a divisive video to Twitter.

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Instead, his fanbase is upset over another personality featured in the clip, which shows Brown busting a move with fellow rapper Tyga and YouTuber Austin McBroom.

McBroom is the patriarch of the internet-famous ACE family, best known for their viral family vlogs and massive annual charity basketball game, which sees such celebrity invitees as Snoop Dogg, Lil Pump and other top YouTube stars.

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However, McBroom also boasts a somewhat divisive history on the video platform — which apparently has Chris Brown’s fans up in arms, as evidenced by comments underneath his Twitter video with the YouTuber.

“The only Gang I see is you and Tyga,” one displeased fan commented. “We don’t like Austin.”

“Why is Austin there?” a commenter comically asked.

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Those aren’t the worst of the criticisms, either: some users slammed both McBroom and Brown, with one critic writing, “Chris Brown and Austin McBroom hanging out… not surprising, since they’re both pieces of s**t.”

“Chris brown & Tyga are really associate with Austin McBroom,” another Tweeted. “The f**king cringe I do NOT support.”

McBroom came under fire in January 2019 for letting his young daughter eat a suggestively-shaped lollipop from Spencer’s, earning the YouTuber ample backlash across social media despite claiming that his child insisted upon having the candy.

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YouTuber and ACE Family patriarch Austin McBroom came under fire in lte 2019 after announcing a short hiatus from family vlogs.

The ACE Family star also faced outrage from fans after announcing an unexpected break from holiday YouTube uploads, with critics accusing him of failing to keep his promises — prompting him to clap back at “ungrateful” viewers over the issue.

No matter the case, it doesn’t look like fans are happy seeing the two celebs breaking it down for the camera any way you slice it.

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Stormzy drops ‘Rainfall’ music video in Watch Dogs, and it actually slaps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 2:14

by Isaac McIntyre

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Stormzy has officially made his Watch Dogs Legion debut with the release of his ‘Rainfall’ music video, which was filmed entirely inside Ubisoft’s upcoming trilogy sequel and if we’re being honest, the whole thing is kind of awesome.

Every day another celebrity seems to find their way into the digital world. This year, Ninja and Aussie Twitch streamer Loserfruit were both added to Fortnite. Then, just last month, Dr Disrespect had a unique variant skin and themed ‘Arena’ map he designed released in Rogue Company.

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Now it’s British grime rapper Stormzy’s turn, in Watch Dogs: Legion.

The rapper, 27, released a music video for his new single “Rainfall” on Thursday, Oct. 22, with a bit of a twist ⁠— the entire clip was filmed in Ubisoft’s upcoming sequel.

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A digital Stormzy first appeared in a virtual studio, singing his new single. The scenery soon changed, however, and he was transported ⁠— all in-game ⁠— to the rooftops of London, where the new Watch Dogs sequel will mainly be taking place.

Here’s the new music video, featuring Tiana Major9, in all its glory.

This isn’t the only time Stormzy will be appearing in Watch Dogs Legion either. When the full Legion title drops on Oct. 29, players will get the chance to team-up with the grime rapper, or at least a virtual version of him, for an exclusive side-quest.

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The mission, “Fall on My Enemies,” is a reference to Stomrzy’s lyrics in ‘Rainfall.’ 

When accepted, players will be tasked with “protecting the broadcast of the music video across the entire city.” Ubisoft has yet to confirm how long the mission will be, or whether it has any major bearing on the main Watch Dogs storyline.

Stormzy first revealed his collaboration back in September. He said, “You lot are about to have your minds blown. What [Ubisoft] have done in terms of recreating London is one of the most insane, epic, incredible things I’ve ever seen.”

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Stormzy ‘filmed’ his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.

The Watch Dogs devs said they were “thrilled” to have Stormzy onboard. “His music and what he speaks to as an artist is extremely relevant for our London setting, and for the larger themes of our game. He lit up the room… it was a career highlight for us to get to work with him.”

Ubisoft has confirmed the exclusive Stormzy Rainfall mission will be available from day one in Watch Dogs Legion, and will require no additional DLC patches to play.

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The Watch Dogs trilogy sequel will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on Thursday, October 29. The title will also be ported to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 when the next-gen consoles are released in late 2020.

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