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Eddie Hearn responds to backlash over KSI vs Logan Paul 2

Published: 11/Sep/2019 19:20 Updated: 11/Sep/2019 19:25

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul are set to throw down in the boxing ring once more on November 9 – but not everyone is pleased with the rematch, which is taking social media beef to the next level by “going pro.”

Unlike their initial bout in August 2018, the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch will not feature any other YouTube stars on its undercard: instead, only professional fighters will be throwing down at the event, including British pro boxer Billy Joe Saunders defending his world super middleweight title.

Both KSI and Logan Paul are foregoing headgear, as well, giving their bout a major leg up – a development that boxing promoter Eddie Hearn claimed would help new faces see “the greatness of our sport.”

However, not everyone is pleased with this change, with some fans of the pro boxing scene confused and upset that two YouTubers are being featured in a professional bout – but Hearn claims that the backlash isn’t bothering him, and even claims to love the controversy.

“I love it,” Hearn said of the criticism. “In fact, it makes me really horny, the more stick I get. …just, I love it. I feel great. I mean, I love the fact that it winds people up. They’re so, sort of narrow-minded and unintelligent to see division.”

KSI and Logan Paul may not be the only YouTubers fighting on the card, however: Team 10 co-founder Jake Paul has reportedly secured a professional boxing license to take part in the event, leading some fans to question if he’ll finally throw down with MMA fighter Dillon Danis to end their long-running beef.

The highly-anticipated rematch will take place at the Los Angeles Staples Center on November 9, with live streaming provided by sports broadcasting site DAZN, rather than YouTube, itself.

Although now on pre-sale, in-person tickets for the bout will go live on September 14 – the very same day as the fight’s press conference, which KSI claimed might take a different turn from their heated conference in 2018.

With both Logan and Jake Paul hoping to pursue careers in professional fighting, their participation in a pro boxing card could mean a major change of pace for the YouTubers – and with just two months left before the rematch goes live, there’s no telling how YouTube’s highly anticipated rematch will pan out.

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TikToker Jaden Hossler accused of “disrespect” by Christian Delgrosso

Published: 21/Oct/2020 17:56

by Alice Hearing

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Jaden Hossler has been accused of being disrespectful by music producer and former vine star Christian Delgrosso who worked on his first single “Comatose.”

Jaden is popular on TikTok with more than 8 million followers, and a former member of TikTok’s Sway House, but he left the collective in May, alongside Josh Richards, to dedicate more time to his music.

Jaden recently appeared on the podcast Kiss and Tell with Sophie Dossi in which he spoke about how he transitioned from wanting to perform pop music to rock music and how that has made him into the success he is now.

In the interview, Jaden said, “I was like yeah let’s do pop music, but then when it got down to it I was like I hate this, so I came back and I was like let’s make a rock song and they were down for it so we did. Then we made up my first song Comatose.”

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Jaden has worked closely with artists like Travis Barker and Machine Gun Kelly

But, Christian claimed it was actually his idea that launched Jaden’s career in a video posted online. He said: “Now all of a sudden it was his idea to come in and do a rock song… there were like 5 people in the room during the initial conversation that can attest to me completely changing the direction of his music.

“…I didn’t think that the music we were working on had the same potential as what he could do if he did rock music.”

Christian then went on to explain that Jaden didn’t thank them, or call to check on any of them after.

“Just the respect…If you know that I went out of my way and did that for you. He knows it like hasn’t reached out to me at all, hasn’t ever said thank you to me…And he got his deal because of Comatose, the song that we made for him, the song that everyone was oohing and aahing about. Like at least just be respectful.”

While Jaden is yet to respond, Micheal Gruen, the co-founder of TalentX which represents a large number of TikTok creators, let his feelings be known.

In response to Christian, Micheal commented, “Uhm this is total bullshit. 1) I was in a meeting where you said you don’t care about any credit and only care about Jaden and were looking out for him. Where did that love go?

“2) Go on iTunes and it says you’re a writer on Comatose. Idk, that seems like credit to me. 3) there are standard song splits in place. Did you want a bouquet of flowers with that money? Would that have shown you how amazing you are?”

Despite the bad press, Jaden’s music career is showing no signs of slowing down as his latest single “Tonight” with Iann Dior is released today, October 21.