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Formula 1 star Lando Norris drops cheeky Twitch promo at US Grand Prix

Published: 4/Nov/2019 2:44 Updated: 7/Apr/2020 11:17

by Isaac McIntyre

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Formula 1 racing superstar Lando Norris took a chance to do a bit of cheeky self-promotion following his seventh-place finish at the United States Grand Prix on Sunday, asking fans to subscribe to his Twitch Prime in his post-match interview.

McLaren’s golden boy has been wowing Formula 1 fans out on the grid this season as the historic English racing team defied expectations to keep pace with the motor sport’s big boys like Red Bull Racing and Ferrari, and out-shine French giants Renault.

While Norris has been turning heads in his rookie year in the twenty-driver circuit, the 19-year-old prodigy hasn’t just been putting his pedal to the metal in his million-dollar car — he’s also been building quite the following streaming iRacing on Twitch.

Formula 1 via Liberty MediaLando Norris has found major success on the F1 tracks and Twitch in his rookie season.

The UK-born star already boasts more than 150,000 followers on the streaming platform, where he often streams simulation races alongside other rising racing stars like seven-time F1 winner Max Verstappen, and F4 champion Max Fewtrell.

That hasn’t stopped him from dropping a cheeky advertisement for his Twitch Prime subscription live on Formula 1’s official coverage, however, as he broke down his performance at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas.

Norris was speaking to F1’s media presenter Will Buxton, and IndyCar Series competitor Conor Daly, when Daly brought up that Norris had been making a name for himself on Twitch as well as on the racing grid. Norris agreed, and saw the opportunity to score some subs.


“Subscribe to Twitch Prime and all that stuff!” Norris said at the media desk, before Daly added he also “lowkey” had a profile on the website, but that the McLaren star’s fame might have earned him a few more followers. “You’re more famous than I am, but whatever.”

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Norris is no stranger to spruiking his Twitch channel where he can, and has admitted in the past that if he hadn’t found himself behind the wheel of an F1 car every few weekends, he would have been a full-time streamer.

The young star has also been a major advocate for driving sims, and believes more and more drivers entering the grid will have been gamers when they were younger, before making the leap into the 200+ kilometer per hour speeds of Formula 1.

Formula 1 via Liberty MediaNorris has chalked up nine point-finishes for McLaren in the season so far.

“As far back as I can remember, I must have been four years old and my Dad use to have Gran Turismo 3, and that was the first time I started playing a racing game,” Norris told PlanetF1 earlier this year, and suggested sim-racing can prepare gamers for the real thing.


“A lot of things we do on the simulator correlate to real life, because you are able to pick up on these places whereas a driver you are not as strong and already started working on them before you have even driven the track.”

For now, however, Norris has two more races to finish in the 2019 season — Brazil on November 17 and Abu Dhabi on December 1 — before he can settle back into the Twitch grind for all his potential new subscribers.

Considering racing great Lewis Hamilton just clinched his sixth world championship at the US race, however, and McLaren is currently 38 points ahead of best-of-the-rest rivals Renault, no one would blame Norris if he added a few extra broadcasts to his streaming schedule.

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James Charles sparks heated beef with rapper Asian Doll over makeup artist fees

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:17

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and makeup mogul James Charles has started some unexpected beef with rapper Asian Doll after she made a divisive tweet over the price some makeup artists charge for their work.

James Charles is known for getting into the occasional Twitter spat with high-profile celebrities; in August 2020, the YouTuber called out music artist Alicia Keys for her then-unreleased skincare line, which he mistakenly interpreted as another celebrity cash-grab in the makeup biz. (This was not the case.)

Now, it seems that Charles has struck up a feud with none other than Dallas-based rapper Asian Doll — the first female rapper to be signed to Gucci Mane’s very own record label, 1017 Eskimo Records.

It all started over a post Asian Doll made on January 15, where she took issue with makeup artists charging hefty fees for their services.

 

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“If you charge over $150 to do a face of makeup, you can go to hell, respectfully,” she wrote.

Charles was quick to clap back: “What a stupid tweet. One foundation can cost $50, artists have to buy EVERY SHADE for their kit, & thats just the first step…Either pay an artist’s rate for their time & skill, do it yourself, OR get it done at a counter and risk looking busted.”

It seems that Charles’ reply has sparked an avalanche of backlash against him from Asian Doll’s fans, with many accusing him of overstepping his bounds.

Charles has apparently messed with the wrong rapper, as Asian Doll was also quick to fire shots at the beauty guru in a series of additional tweets.

“What a dumb a** to be in my business replying to something that has absolutely nothing to do with you. I’m having a debate about HOOD PRICES baby, stay over there in HOLLYWOOD where they having you looking GHOST,” she wrote — most likely referring to the infamous photo of James Charles wearing foundation several shades lighter than his natural skin tone.

“Literally stop robbing the poor,” the rapper added in a now-deleted reply. “All I’m saying is people shouldn’t have to pay over $150 for a face, DATS IT!”

It seems that Asian Doll’s post has stirred up quite the debate regarding the value and pricing of makeup artists’ time and work in her comments section — but James’ involvement in the conversation has sparked another kind of conversation, altogether.