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FaZe Clan release statement addressing Rain’s troubling Tweets

Published: 2/Jul/2020 0:52

by Virginia Glaze

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FaZe co-founder Nordan ‘FaZe Rain’ Shat has drawn considerable concern from fans over the past few weeks due to his worrying posts on social media, and the organization itself has finally released a statement addressing the matter.

While Rain has opened up about his struggles with mental health in the past, the YouTuber began to worry his viewers after taking to Twitter to announce he’d been kicked out of the FaZe Clan content house.

Claiming his “sad boy energy is too high,” the star later alleged that he had been “left on the streets,” but clarified he held no ill will toward members of the group over the situation.

“FaZe is treating me so f**king unfair,” Shat claimed. “After everything I did for you? After letting you not pay me back for five years and let it slide? F**K YOU.”

While Rain and Banks seemed to come to an agreement on a live-in nurse situation for the YouTuber, Shat went on to post several concerning videos to Instagram live — as well as a few Twitter posts seemingly admitting to drug use.

“NO MORE DRUGS, I’M DONE,” Rain wrote. “ONCE I GET MY APARTMENT AND I’M CLEAN, YOU WILL SEE ONE OF THE HARDEST WORKING PEOPLE ON EARTH. F**K DRUGS.”

On July 1, FaZe published a statement addressing the subject, asking fans for privacy in regards to Rain’s struggles and clarifying that they have been attempting to seek professional help for him.

“We are asking for privacy and compassion while we try to help Nordan through a difficult time,” the statement reads. “FaZe Clan does not condone his behavior and use of illegal drugs, and we have been working relentlessly to get him professional help.”

“We love Nordan very much and simply ask that the media and our fans only contribute positive words and respect during this time,” they continued, including a hotline for readers undergoing struggles with drugs and mental health.

Fans have expressed concern and support for Rain in wake of FaZe’s statement, and are standing by for further information as one of the internet’s most beloved content creators walks the road to recovery.


If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or know anyone that is, and you would like to talk to someone, please reach out and call the Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800-273-8255 (USA) or the Samaritans 116-123 (UK).

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TikTok in shock as Quenlin Blackwell reveals she’s living with Diplo

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47

by Alice Hearing

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Popular TikToker and former vine star Quenlin Blackwell has bemused fans after revealing that she’s currently living with world-famous DJ Diplo.

Quenlin Blackwell first rose to fame on Vine, earning more than half a billion loops and half a million followers, and has now amassed more than 4 million followers on TikTok.

Diplo, 41, is an American DJ known for tracks like “Be Right There” and “Revolution,” and has released music with artists including Dua Lipa and Justin Bieber. He is also a founding member of electronic supergroup Major Lazer.

The DJ’s global fame is partly a reason why TikTok was so bemused when 19-year-old Quenlin revealed to her followers that she lives with him. In one video, responding to fans who asked her about noise complaints, she very casually said “I live with Diplo right now and he fully supports my endeavors.”

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Quenlin is popular on TikTok and is often seen with members of the Hype House

TikTokers immediately asked questions about how the pair ended up living together and expressed their surprise. Quen responded to a comment that said “What! Tell us how this happened. We need the story,” and filmed herself asking Diplo why she lives with him, to which he responded, “Because I have no other friends.”

@quenblackwellReply to @itsamayy♬ original sound – quenblackwell

This offered fans little in the way of explanation and even rapper Lil Yachty responded with cry-laughing emojis.

One user wrote: “This is the oddest duo but like I’m not mad.” Another wrote: “I’m sorry I’m having a hard time processing this,” while someone else added “Who is writing the 2020 script?? I just wanna know.”

@quenblackwellLIVING WITH DIPLO: PART 3 he doesn’t know how to tie his shoes♬ original sound – quenblackwell

Since the bizarre reveal, Quenlin has begun a TikTok series documenting her living situation with one of the world’s biggest musicians. So far Quenlin has filmed Diplo struggling to tie his shoelaces, bopping to music in the car, and behind the scenes at a live-stream concert for Major Lazer’s new album launch.

@diploThe time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh♬ original sound – Diplo

Meanwhile, Diplo has featured Quenlin on his own TikTok including a video of him checking to see if she has swollen glands in her neck and a sneaky video of a photoshoot with the caption “The time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh.”

No one was ready for such a bizarre collaboration, but TikTok is here for it and excited to see the next few installments of Quenlin’s “Living with Diplo” series.