IRL Streamer Hampton Brandon Arrested by Bounty Hunter on Six Outstanding Warrants and Given $100k Bail - Dexerto

IRL Streamer Hampton Brandon Arrested by Bounty Hunter on Six Outstanding Warrants and Given $100k Bail

Published: 6/Jul/2018 15:45 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 15:43

by Mike Kent


The streaming career of one IRL personality appears to be over, at least for the foreseeable future.

Controversial personality “Hampton Brandon” was detained by a bounty hunter on six separate outstanding warrants, with a bail of $100,000.

The 25-year-old YouTuber, real name Brandon Gross, is originally from New York, but has been documenting his life via IRL (in real life) streams in Los Angeles.

Brandon has been one of the more outlandish IRL personalities, but has amassed a sizeable audience and regularly pulls in over 4,000 concurrents when he goes live.

The streamer has been detained on multiple occasions while on stream, including an incident at the end of June in Texas when he was arrested for drinking in the street.

On July 5th an Instagram live feed showed Brandon sat in the back of a car while in handcuffs.

His friend, who livestreamed via Instagram, asked him what happened, and the streamer gave a very blunt response.

“I’m going to jail for a long time. Apparently a $100,000. Felony shit. DMV shit.”

However, not everyone’s convinced that he’ll be away for long.

The streamer has been arrested and involved in a number of high profile incidents, including fighting, and continues to be released by the police.


YouTubers & influencers congratulate Halsey on pregnancy announcement

Published: 28/Jan/2021 0:45

by Theo Salaun


Singer-songwriter Halsey is pregnant – and social media, from influencers and YouTubers to countless fans, has lit up with congratulations for the beloved cultural sensation.

Ashley ‘Halsey’ Nicolette Frangipane is an American singer-songwriter with Grammy nominations, Billboard accolades and, above all else, a feverish social media following. Known for her activism and eclecticism, the musician has become a cultural icon with fans across the world.

That variety of fans is not restrained to just social media stans, either, as the singer has apparently amassed a ton of appreciation from fellow influencers. Some of the biggest names from YouTube and social media have popped up congratulating her, nestled between messages from the 36.9 million followers Halsey boasts throughout Instagram and Twitter. 

Posting a “surprise” Instagram carousel of baby bump pictures, the 26-year-old’s comment section is filled with verified check marks sending their love and joy. From established models (and fellow activists) like Emily Ratajkowski to YouTube superstars like James Charles, the support has been nothing short of overflowing.

In the replies to Halsey’s viral IG post, influencer Gabbie Hanna was joined by TikTok legend Addison Rae by sending an ecstatic “congratulations” message. Singer Olivia Rodrigo, whose “Drivers License” track has gone viral on TikTok, joined in too, but wasn’t satisfied with just one message.

In all caps (the pinnacle of excitement), Rodrigo sent a “YESSSS” before following up with a “SENDING U SO MUCH LOVE.”

Similarly uppercased, Charles chimed in with a reply that seems to concisely echo the sentiments shared by all of Halsey’s fans and friends: “CONGRATULATIONS AHHH.”

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Aside from being happy about the idea of a mini version of Halsey entering the world, close fans are likely well-aware of how meaningful the moment is for her. The singer has been candid about her past with infertility and her desire for a child, as a 2015 miscarriage prompted the song “More” on her Manic album.

In the wake of such a harrowing history with the desire to bear a child, the news of Halsey’s pregnancy is certainly cause for celebration. Caps-locked congratulations are most certainly in order and few, influencers and fans alike, have held back in rejoicing with the singer and her boyfriend, screenwriter Alev Aydin.

“More,” too, can now be played with added joy. Some of its more expressive lyrics take on a new dimension, as a foreseeing welcome to her baby: “And when you decide it’s your time to arrive, I’ve loved you for all of my life.”