Has TikTok star Addison Rae left the Hype House? - Dexerto
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Has TikTok star Addison Rae left the Hype House?

Published: 18/Apr/2020 15:52

by Daniel Cleary

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Fans have started to suggest that TikTok star Addison Rae may be next to leave the Hype House following the recent drama surrounding members of the collective.

Amid the back and forth between Hype House founders Thomas Petrou and Daisy Keech, which saw Daisy parting with the all-star TikTok squad, many fans have voiced concerns over the future of the group.

The Hype House featured some of the platform’s biggest stars such as Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, who were also rumored to separate from their fellow TikTok creators following Charli and Lil Huddy’s breakup in early April.

TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio are also rumored to be leaving the Hype House.

With quite a few creators rumored to leave the Hype House, fans of the popular app have started to look towards Addison Rae who has been silent on a lot of the recent drama.

Addison Rae has built a following of over 34.2 million on TikTok for her popular dancing videos and is considered to be one of the faces of this new wave of content creation.

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The Hype House has had a lot of drama in recent months.

In a recent interview with Business Insider, Addison opened up explaining how she rapidly climbed to the top of TikTok and her move out to LA to collaborate alongside some of the platform’s biggest stars.

However, when she was asked about her position on the latest Hype House news, the TikTok star refused to comment on any of the ongoing drama surrounding the group.

This sparked more rumors that she may be leaving the House, although nothing is certain for now.

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Addison has remained quiet on a lot of the TikTok Hype House drama.

Many fans have begun to speculate as to why she has remained silent, with some suggesting that the star could be next to leave the TikTok collective.

Despite some of the speculation, it appears as if Addison Rae is still a part of the Hype House, however, as she is still being posted to the group’s Instagram page and she has appeared in their latest merch drop photos as well.

On the other hand, the D’Amelio sisters are almost never featured in Hype House social media anymore, further confounding the rumors that they have left.

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Travis Scott and PlayStation tease new PS5 “Cactus Jack” Nike Dunks

Published: 23/Oct/2020 20:53

by Theo Salaun

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Travis Scott has revealed a new “TS5” teaser with PlayStation, which features a brief glimpse showcasing what appears to be a PS5 and Cactus Jack collaboration on a pair of Nike Dunk lows.

The 2020 king of collaborations, Scott, continues to up the ante. This time, he and Sony partnered to put together a teaser video, which is an obvious ode to the infamous Maxell “Blown Away Guy” advertisements from 1980.

In the social media commercial, Sony’s PlayStation headquarters are shown, followed by a few different employees who represent different aspects of the new console’s development (platform, design, and engineering). Afterward, Scott sits down, powers on a PS5, and is literally blown away.

Each employee is rocking some of Scott’s Cactus Jack merchandise, including one wearing a pair of his iconic Jordan 1 lows and one wearing a similar design, but on a pair of Nike Dunk lows. In the corner, a PS logo can be noticed by the sneaker’s heel.

It’s a short and sweet video, starting with some foreshadowing and teasing of the collaboration before finishing with a direct promotion for the PS5. An employee is seen wearing the PS5 Cactus Jack Dunks and then later, Scott himself appears to be wearing them as he kicks back and turns on the console.

In what might be obvious to those who have a keen eye for historic marketing content, the ending Scott portion of the clip is nearly a direct recreation of Maxell’s original ads from a couple decades ago. Those ads featured someone turning on one of the brand’s cassette tapes and experiencing the media quite physically. 

Similarly, Scott’s clothing, hair, and surrounding furniture are simultaneously hit with an unrelenting gust as soon as he powers on the PS5.

With the announcement from Sony that Scott has been enlisted as a “strategic creative partner,” it’s unclear exactly what the extent of this collaboration could mean. At the very least, fans can expect the two to work together on more projects.

One such project could be a pair of Cactus Jack sneakers, which would mean a three-way collab between Nike, Sony, and Scott’s own personal brand.

TRAVIS SCOTT CACTUS JACK PLAYSTATION NIKE DUNKS
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The outside of the Cactus Jack x PlayStation Nike Dunks.

Scott’s sneaker collaborations typically sell out very quickly and then dominate the resale market, where resellers net huge profits just by lucking out and being among the first to invest in his reworked designs.

This sneaker follows the original Jordan 1 design, with an inverted swoosh logo on the outside, but in a contrasting colorway. Similarly, it seems to feature a PS5 logo at the heel (as other Nike and PlayStation collaborations have). It’s unknown whether these will be made available to the public or if they will be a “friends and family” symbolic release.