FaZe Clan co-founder Ricky Banks has seen a slew of trouble in past months, following Fortnite pro Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney’s lawsuit against the esports org and Banks’ subsequent split with YouTuber Alissa Violet - a breakup that he addressed during a joint video with Logan Paul’s co-host, Mike Majlak.
Things got rocky between Baks and Violet after he admitted to sleeping with controversial YouTuber Tana Mongeau three years prior during an episode of Adam22’s ‘No Jumper’ podcast - a tryst that he claimed to have kept secret the entire time.
Despite Violet’s claims that she had been aware of the tryst before getting involved with Banks, the two parted ways shortly thereafter, with Violet confirming that they had gotten into a fight just ahead of their official split days later.
Alissa and I decided about a month ago that we should take some time apart. Love that girl to death and always will. I’ll never say a bad word about her. This shits about as hard to deal with as it gets. Please respect our privacy through this. 💔— FaZe Banks (@Banks) July 6, 2019
Banks opened up about his current relationship with Violet during an episode of ‘The Night Shift’ with Majlak on July 12, where he admitted that he is still on good terms with his now ex-girlfriend, despite the drama.
“...me and Alissa, we’re actually on great terms,” he said of the matter. “...We’re definitely separated, she’s doing her thing. I don’t like the word ‘break-up.’ ...me and her, we’re just working on ourselves. We got too comfortable with life and each other and we came to a decision where we’re gonna take some time to ourselves and focus on ourselves.”
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That wasn’t the only relationship Banks spoke on, either: his closeness with ex-best friend Tfue has likewise been in rocky waters, after Tfue filed a lawsuit against FaZe Clan for placing him under an “oppressive contract” in late May.
“He’s texted me a few times,” Banks said of his current contact with Tfue. “About some random shit. Almost as if nothing’s happening. Everybody knows this thing isn’t about me and Tfue.”
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While he claimed that Tfue’s lawsuit wasn’t “something a friend would do,” he admitted that he is “open” to rekindling their friendship in the future, despite having called Tfue a “selfish asshole” for filing his lawsuit.
It's disgusting and anyone who doesn't see straight past this, sorry but you're a fkn idiot. Turner isn't some martyr for the greater good, he's a selfish asshole who doesn't give a fuck about anyone but himself. Like seriously homie? You're down the street from me. Let's talk.— FaZe Banks (@Banks) May 23, 2019
With Tfue sharing his sympathies following Banks and Violet’s breakup, it looks like things are slowly being repaired between the two internet celebs - although they have yet to officially settle the beef between them.