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DaBaby responds after JoJo Siwa diss in new track causes uproar

Published: 22/Feb/2021 10:50 Updated: 22/Feb/2021 10:51

by Charlotte Colombo

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2021 has seen the start of a lot of new online beef, but one feud we didn’t see coming was one between 29-year-old rapper DaBaby and 17-year-old Nickelodeon star JoJo Siwa. 

DaBaby dropped his latest track, ‘Beatbox Freestyle’, along with a music video, but many fans were puzzled to hear him mention the name of Dance Moms alumnus JoJo Siwa. With DaBaby never appearing to be linked to Siwa in any way in the past, her name popping up in his song was certainly a surprise.

As DaBaby raps the line “You a b*tch, JoJo Siwa b*tch”, he holds up a photo of her on his phone, so fans are left with no doubt about who he was referring to. But many were left wondering exactly why he was referring to her.

Did DaBaby diss JoJo Siwa?

After significant uproar over the potential diss, DaBaby finally responded on Twitter tweeting directly to JoJo Siwa and confirming they had no beef. He wrote, “My 3-year-old princess is your number 1 fan. I bought her every product you have out. She thinks she’s you. Face with tears of joy.

“Don’t let ’em trick you into thinking id ever have a problem with you. My wordplay just went over their heads. All love on my end shawty, Keep shining!”

Genius also explained the wordplay on their website: “DaBaby compares the tendencies of his opposition to JoJo. In response, he promises to make them remember not to mess with him. Here, ‘Siwa’ functions as a homophone with ‘see why’.”

In light of this, it can be said that the mention of Siwa in the track is nothing more than a coincidence: her name just happened to be a good rhyme. But, that didn’t stop fans on the internet going into overdrive…

Fans respond to JoJo Siwa ‘diss’

Although there’s no beef, that didn’t stop fans from reacting with confusion and, of course, memes.

One fan on YouTube said what everyone was thinking, with their comment remarking “that JoJo Siwa diss came right tf out of nowhere” gaining 4.5k likes. Another YouTube commenter quipped: “Did JoJo not send him a bow or something?”

Meanwhile, on Twitter, fans got a little more creative. Several fans produced memes joking about the fact that Siwa is actually taller than DaBaby, given that she stands at 5’9 while he is only 5’7.

Other fans joked that Siwa should respond with a diss track of her own:

With JoJo also selling a lot of merchandise for children, other fans suggested that the mention may be the result of a disgruntled father who has bought one too many JoJo bows:

JoJo Siwa most recently inspired her fanbase after coming out following a TikTok where she lip-synced to LGBTQ+ anthem ‘Born This Way’ by Lady Gaga. She also revealed the identity of her girlfriend with some adorable photos, remarking that she is the “happiest she has ever been.”

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That Vegan Teacher responds to TikTok ban for alleged “community violations”

Published: 24/Feb/2021 0:48 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 0:50

by Jacob Hale

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Notorious TikTok vegan That Vegan Teacher has created a video response after being banned on the platform for allegedly violating several community guidelines.

That Vegan Teacher, real name Kadie Karen Diekmeyer, has clocked up around 1.5m followers on the app and is known for her very firm vegan beliefs, which she frequently preaches on the app.

She’s also had several run-ins with other top names — including, notably, Minecraft sensation 16-year-old TommyInnit, whose fans bombarded her with hate comments after she suggested someone help him feel more comfortable around girls.

Now, after rumors that she had been arrested in January 2021 (which was proven false), she seems to have been banned from the app altogether.

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ThatVeganTeacher has been a divisive figure on TikTok.

Why was That Vegan Teacher banned on TikTok?

At the time of writing, there’s no clear explanation as to why That Vegan Teacher has been banned on TikTok, with neither her nor TikTok coming out with an explanation.

While the reason hasn’t been confirmed, a disclaimer on her TikTok profile suggests it’s due to multiple Community Guidelines violations.

This could be any number of things, so it’s impossible to speculate on what exactly the violations could be, and we’ll have to wait for official confirmation before reporting it. According to TikTok’s guidelines though, her misdemeanor could fall under any of these categories:

  • Violent extremism
  • Hateful behavior
  • Illegal activities and regulated goods
  • Violent and graphic content
  • Suicide, self harm and dangerous acts
  • Harassment and bullying
  • Adult nudity and sexual activities
  • Minor safety
  • Integrity and authenticity
  • Platform security
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That Vegan Teacher’s TikTok now shows no followers, likes or posts.

That Vegan Teacher has in the past had her videos reacted to by top celebrities such as Gordon Ramsay, who didn’t seem her biggest fan, and Russell Brand for her divisive takes.

That Vegan Teacher responds to her TikTok ban

A short time later, That Vegan Teacher created a video response to the situation, which she uploaded to YouTube with all comments and likes/dislikes turned off.

In her video, the controversial TikToker accused her critics of being “scared” of telling kids “the truth” about veganism, and alleged that her ban was the work of “veganphobic” users. In her video description, she also alleged that her home had been “attacked” by critics, who left “dead animal parts” on her front door and – even purportedly doxed her personal information.

That’s not all; some TikTokers believe that Vegan Teacher may have started using a new TikTok account, although these rumors have yet to be fully verified at the time of writing.

Previously, she has drawn comparisons between animal cruelty and atrocities such as the Holocaust, which is likely a large contributor to why TikTok users would report her and the platform would ultimately kick her off.