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FPSRussia reveals why he was worried about being recognized in prison

Published: 25/Nov/2019 1:06

by Isaac McIntyre

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Popular YouTube star Kyle ‘FPSRussia’ Myers has revealed what it was like during his two-month stint in prison earlier this year, and explained why he had to tell superfans to “get the f*ck away from me” to stay safe.

FPSRussia rose to fame on YouTube for his gun demonstration videos, showing off the terrifying power of weapons like a golden AK-47, .50 BMG rifles, an armored troop carrier, and even a massive Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft cannon.

Myers had his residence raided by authorities multiple times, mainly due to the nature of his video content, and during one such raid in August 2017, police found 25 grams of butane hash oil.

The star was arrested for possession of a restricted substance, and had 50 of his firearms confiscated. Myers pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute, and on June 19 was sentenced to two years probation, and two months in prison.

Unsurprisingly, once he was inside he bumped into a few of his followers — not too difficult to find considering he hit more than 6.5 million subscribers in May this year — and explained on PKA 459 how those same fans put him in “a lot of danger.”

YouTube: FPSRussiaKyle Myers rose to fame on YouTube with the gun-loving ‘FPSRussia’ personality.

“The guards recognized me, two or three of them did, and they told their buddies who I was, and they all became fast fans and wanted autographs and talk to me about all kinds of stuff… I had to tell them to get the f*ck away from me,” Myers said.

The problem, the YouTube star explained, was that while the guards were being quite innocent in coming round to Myers’ cell and “talking for ages” about his videos, the other inmates didn’t quite believe that was the only reason.

Instead, other prisoners began to suspect Myers was “snitching on everyone” because he had become “good friends” with the guards so quickly, even going so far as to eavesdrop on his conversations around the cells.

Lavonia PDMyers spent two months in prison for possession of a restricted substance with intent to distribute.

Myers’ 48-year-old cellmate “Snow,” who was allegedly a major player in the Mexican crime family on the outside, warned the YouTuber others had been keeping an eye on him, and were planning on pegging him as an informant.

The YouTube star explained to his new friend that the guards were fans of his gun videos, and while Snow believed him, he warned others weren’t going to buy that story — even if it was the truth — and he had to “shut it down.”

“I was like ‘Ah shit, you’re right,’ and I had to tell this guard: ‘Hey man, I appreciate you coming by, it’s nice to talk to someone that isn’t a f*cking criminal, but you’ve gotta stop, and tell the others they have to stop too’,” Myers said.

“‘These guys are looking at us right now, turn around,’ I said to him, and sure enough there was a dude just f*cking watching me, listening in, trying to see what I was saying and snitching, and I had to tell the guards to lay off.”

“The guards understood what I was saying, and they respected it, so they cut that out, and I definitely had to shut that down right away, that was not going well.”

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Myers also added being friends with the guards, even with them being super-fans, wasn’t going to turn out well at all, after PKA co-host Matthew ‘Woody’ Woodworth asked if he maybe could have “got protection” from his fans.

“No, no, they’re not there to protect me, they’re there to protect you, from me,” Myers replied. “They guard the civilians from the felons, they’re there to keep you there and that’s their only concern. That’s all they care about, ever.”

Despite Myers’ two months inside, and away from YouTube, the famous gunsmith is clearly still quite popular, with his four-hour return podcast with Woody and MurkaDurkah already rocketing past half a million views.

While the 33-year-old hasn’t produced and uploaded any FPSRussia-branded videos starring his online persona Dmitri Potapoff since his last release on April 16, 2016, it seems like Myers is still going strong on the internet with PKA.

There’s no telling if Myers may ever return to the dormant FPSRussia channel, but with all his experience from his two-month stint on the inside, he’d certainly have a host of new experiences to draw on for the character.

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How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo

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Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!