FaZe Banks explains why bitter feud with Jake Paul has ended

Published: 6/May/2019 17:04 Updated: 26/Mar/2020 12:56

by David Purcell


FaZe Clan’s Ricky Banks has opened up about his decision to put aside his differences with fellow YouTuber Jake Paul, claiming that people might learn a lot from their handling of the situation. 

The two YouTube giants ended their long-term rivalry on a Hollywood sidewalk after a meeting at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which ran between April 12-21.

After having what Banks has described as “the right kind of conversation” at the event, it looks as if both parties are now delighted to have put their issues to rest – with the FaZe Clan member opening up about the situation on Twitter.

FaZe Banks, InstagramFaZe Banks returned to YouTube in February 2019, after a six month hiatus from the platform.600

“It’s just a weight of both of our shoulders (mine and Alissa’s) and it’s lame internet drama,” Banks tweeted on May 5. “We ran into him at Coachella and had the right kind of conversation. We all decided to let the past be the past and move forward. Like I said watch the video, you might learn something.”

The video Banks is referring to is one he posted to his official YouTube channel on May 5, as seen below, which showed both the pair both settling their issues over a game of rock, paper, scissors after appearing to square up for a brawl.

Jake Paul came out the winner, too, after winning two of the three games they played. That’s not all; they also shared the day together.

The bitter rivalry of FaZe Banks and Jake Paul 

The YouTubers had been involved in some fiery exchanges in the past, one of which resulted in Banks calling Paul “actually human garbage,” with many fans expecting a boxing match between the two – which seems to be a popular way of ending feuds among high profile YouTubers.

“As for the questions, comments, concerns about me squashing the beef with Jake. If my motivation was views, wouldn’t I just stir shit up with him again? I mean that’s proven to bring all the clout in the world in right?” Banks added in an additional tweet.

The feud between the two YouTubers included allegations of physical assault against Banks, who was accused of assaulting former Team 10 assistant Meg Zelly back in 2017. The assault claims were vehemently denied at the time and Banks’ girlfriend, Alissa Violet – who was previously in a relationship with Jake Paul – has since accused the latter of “mental abuse.”

It looks pretty unlikely that Ricky Banks and Jake Paul will meet in a boxing ring any time soon, as the feud looks to be over, but there’s always a chance that things could turn around again in the future.

If it does, we’ll be the first to let you know.


TikToker Tony Lopez hits back at claims he cheated on Sarah-Jade Bleau

Published: 1/Dec/2020 18:12

by Alice Hearing


TikToker Tony Lopez has lashed out at claims he cheated on girlfriend Sarah-Jade Bleau after a smaller creator revealed screenshots of their private conversations.

Over the last few months, Tony Lopez has been accused multiple times of grooming underage fans on Snapchat, and the incidents were even referenced in Larray’s diss track, ‘Canceled.’

Despite these brewing accusations, on Sunday, November 30, Tony and Sarah-Jade Bleau revealed they were dating in both a flirtatious TikTok and a series of pictures on Instagram.

The pair took part in the trend where creators attempt to jump backward and get caught in another person’s arms, but instead, Sarah-Jade surprised Tony with a kiss in time to the song. Sarah-Jade also posted a picture of her and Tony cuddling up together with the caption “couple of besties” – the new term for dating, but not quite official.

Tony Lopez and Sarah Bleau confirms they are dating
Instagram: Sarah-Jade Bleau
Tony and Sarah-Jade revealed they were dating on November 29

But shortly after the announcement, TikToker Ava Louise posted a video showing a number of messages from Tony to her at the beginning of November. She captioned the video, “Wait, you have a whole GF and you were in my DMs on November 5 at 2:45am?”

@realavalouiiseWait wait wait wait wait you have a whole GF and u were in my DMs on nov 5th at 2:45 am??♬ Therefore I Am – Billie Eilish

The video was promptly posted to the TikTokroom Instagram account after receiving thousands of views on its original platform, where it was brought to Tony’s attention.

The TikTok dancer was quick to deny the implications of the video and commented on the Instagram account, firing insults at Ava Louise herself.

He wrote, “All I asked was how were you? Lol Nah enough of this clout chasing bullsh**. You hit me up first, thanking me for dancing to your song, plus we never flirted lol. Get a life.”

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While in a separate comment he added, “Dragging s**t for attention because you know using my name will get you like,” and, “Didn’t you lick an airplane toilet seat? Lol next.”

So far, some fans appear to be rallying around his comments, which have racked up thousands of likes, although failing to drown out many more negative reactions on both Instagram and TikTok.