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FaZe Banks admits he might “never” return to YouTube again

Published: 21/Aug/2020 5:49

by Isaac McIntyre

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FaZe Clan figurehead Ricky ‘Banks’ Banks has admitted he may “never” return to YouTube again, despite the fact the infamous internet personality has built a fanbase of more than 5.38 million subscribers on the platform.

FaZe fans should maybe stop holding their breath for a potential Banks YouTube return, the divisive star revealed earlier this week. He has “no plans, at all” to go back to his regular vlog series in 2020, and maybe won’t ever return.

The 28-year-old first rose to fame on YouTube all the way back in 2011 with a series of Call of Duty highlight videos. He, along with FaZe as a whole, pivoted towards a more entertainer style in 2017, and began releasing semi-regular vlogs.

FaZe's Ricky Banks has admitted he has no plans to return to YouTube.
YouTube: FaZe Banks
FaZe’s Ricky Banks has admitted he has no plans to return to YouTube.

In mid-2019, the FaZe figurehead’s YouTube content dried up completely. At the time, he said he was “focusing more on building FaZe Clan”. He also began co-hosting the podcast ‘Mom’s Basement’ alongside DramaAlert’s Keemstar.

Banks returned to YouTube intermittently in the following year, sharing a few small updates on his relationship with Alissa Violet ⁠— which has since ended — and interviewing KSI ahead of his second consecutive Logan Paul fight.

There was always an element of hope from FaZe fans that Banks was just taking a bit of a hiatus from YouTube, and would return. Those hopes appear to have now been dashed, with Banks admitting he may “never return.”

“I’ve been going through some shit… same as the last 28 years,” Banks said on Mike Majlak’s ‘The Night Shift’ series. Majlak then asked him if he’d “ever return,” especially considering 100 Thieves’ Nadeshot demanded he come back.

100 Thieves founder Nadeshot on an episode of Impaulsive.
YouTube: Impaulsive.
100 Thieves founder Nadeshot called for Banks to return on an episode of Impaulsive.

“Everybody misses Banks!” Majlak said again, calling for him to get back on the YouTube grind. The FaZe star shot down any potential comeback plans: “I won’t return anytime soon… no plans, at all.”

“It’s cool doing stuff like this [guest starring on vlogs], because this is fun,” Banks continued, “but for me personally, I’m being real now, it doesn’t make me happy doing it. Being under the YouTube microscope, I don’t like it. Fine being in other people’s videos though, that’s cool.”

The idea of Banks testing the waters with a Twitch streaming channel was also floated, but the FaZe star could only laugh. “Oh god no! No… there’s no failsafe, you can edit stuff out [on YouTube] but can’t do that on streaming. No way.”

The related segment begins at 6:17 in the video below.

Banks’ stance on his YouTube return echoes exactly why he took an extended break from the platform in 2018 as well. Two years ago, the 28-year-old took a short break, admitting he just “wasn’t feeling it anymore… wasn’t having fun.”

“I stopped because I wasn’t having fun with it anymore, I’m only going to do this [YouTube] when I want to do this,” he added back in February, 2019. “If I don’t want to go as hard as I used to, then that’s just how it’s going to be.”

Banks isn’t absent from the internet either. He, alongside Keemstar and Colossal Is Crazy, recently inked a mega-deal with Spotify for their ‘Mom’s Basement’ podcast series. Banks also stars in most FaZe Clan content videos released by the org.

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Logan Paul’s custom car collection has to be seen to be believed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 12:35

by Kieran Bicknell

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Logan Paul has risen to fame as one of the most prominent YouTubers and online personalities of the 21st Century. His success brings financial rewards, and his growing exotic car collection reflects this. 

YouTuber and online personality Logan Paul is no stranger to the spotlight. Along with his brother Jake Paul, he is now one of the best-known content creators on the planet.

While not all of his news features are for the right reason, his success is undeniable with 22 million + followers. His car collection reflects this, and contains some very unusual and unique vehicles.

 

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IT’S FINISHED!!! Three months of customization and “The Cool Bus” is finally complete 😈 We turned a regular, boring school bus into the most ridiculously obnoxious and savage content machine in the United States. It’s not a head turner – it’s a god damn neck breaker… AND IT BANGS, @WestCoastCustoms y’all killed it 🔥🔥🔥 FEATURES: Smart glass (automatic window tint), 30 interior speakers, electric winch, color changing LED lights, toilet, microwave, kitchen, hammock on the inside, 50 inch flatscreen with Apple TV & wifi, two @Lovesac beanbags, air conditioning, an intercom system and a bunch of other dope stuff 😂🙌🏼 (p.s. swipe over and check out the tires, always plug, Merch link in bio YEET)

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Logan Paul’s car collection

One of the best-known vehicles in Logan’s collection is his Mercedes G-Class G500 4×4 squared. While that may be a mouthful of a name, it is an undeniably impressive bit of kit.

Despite being dramatically styled from the factory, Logan took his 4×4 squared one step further and sent it to RDB LA for a number of personal customizations. Dubbed ‘The Yeti’ once completed, the imposing jeep was fitted with a massive snowplow – the first in the world to receive such treatment.

Alongside his ‘Yeti’ Logan also has another standout custom vehicle – the ‘Cool Bus’. A fully customized and kitted-out ex-school bus, this isn’t a regular vehicle for Logan but is instead used a way of promoting his merch.

Featuring a custom teal blue wrap, pumped-up sound system, heavy-duty front winch, and custom exhaust system, the Cool Bus is a serious piece of marketing kit.

Logan Paul Polaris Slingshot
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His Polaris slingshot is one of his less practical vehicles.

Logan Paul exotic cars

While Logan isn’t one to splash out on expensive supercars in the same way his brother Jake does, he still has some interesting performance cars.

His Dodge Challenger is a V8-engined American ‘muscle car’ that is designed for all-out straight-line speed. While not extensively customized in the way his ‘Cool Bus’ is, Logan appears to wrap it to match his latest merch line designs and uses it as another way of promoting his range.

As well as the Challenger, which was given away to one lucky subscriber earlier this year, Logan also has a Polaris Slingshot for a ‘fun’ car. Purchased as a gift to himself on his birthday, it is likely to just be used as a casual car for fun rather than any serious motoring.

While he may not have the biggest collection in the world, Logan has more unique ways of showing his wealth, such as spending $200k on Pokemon cards. Either way, it is still a very unique collection of vehicles for the YouTube star.