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IRL Twitch streamer intervenes after fight breaks out in Tokyo elevator

Published: 27/Sep/2020 19:19

by Michael Gwilliam


Tokyo, Japan is a major hotspot for many IRL streamers on Twitch thanks to the country’s amazing culture and nightlife. However, sometimes streams get a bit crazy, especially when people on the street engage in altercations.

That very sort of situation took place during a September 26 broadcast when streamer mari_kuri was walking around Tokyo’s Shibuya district.

Out of nowhere, the streamer spotted two groups of people yelling at each other; the first group was made up of a Japanese man and two women while the second consisted of a tourist and a friend.

Suddenly, the tourist pushed the Japanese man inside of the building, causing the streamer to swear, “What the f**k?” before running nearer towards the alteraction.

As he approached and put his drink on the ground, two of the women tried to pull the Japanese man back while the tourist pushed him into the elevator.

For his part, mari_kuri tried to calm the situation down while speaking in Japanese, but the two seemed hellbent on taking their pushing match to the next level.

After being shoved yet again, the Japanese man seemed ready to go, but the streamer was persistent to deescalate the situation, and eventually, the two men were separated.

Once the two went their own way, the women inside the elevator appeared grateful to the streamer for stepping in and helping deescalate the situation.

“Kinda random,” he said while walking down the street. “You don’t even have to be hard. You just have to say ‘hey, man. Chill out a little bit.’”

As it turns out, mari_kuri told the tourist he would buy him a drink in Japanese but noticed he didn’t speak the language: “Anyway, they got into the elevator and he walked off.”

The situation certainly could have turned out a lot different if the Twitch streamer didn’t get involved, so good thing he was around to help make sure things didn’t get worse.


TikToker Nessa Barrett slams TalentX’s Michael Gruen: “He hates me”

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:57

by Alice Hearing


Nessa Barrett has slammed TalentX manager Micheal Gruen in the third installment of Josh Richards and Dave Portnoy’s new podcast BFFs in which they talk about all things TikTok drama.

The first episode of the podcast sent fans into a frenzy after the Barstool Sports’ president claimed that Nessa Barrett had found her fame through dating Josh Richards. The host claimed he was “in the middle of a TikTok war” and fuelled drama by tweeting memes and jokes about the situation.

But for their third episode, they actually invited Nessa herself onto the show, and while there appeared to be no beef between Dave and the popular TikToker, it was revealed that the manager of TalentX Michael Gruen and Nessa are feuding.

Fans of Nessa will know that the pair don’t necessarily like each other. After the drama surrounding the first episode, Michael weighed in with his own opinion on an Instagram fan page for the star.

Nessa Barrett Instagram
Instagram: Nessa Barrett
Nessa Barrett has more than 11 million followers on TikTok

He wrote, “I must’ve missed the memo that Nessa – or anyone for that matter – deserves ‘the world’. The earth is inhabited by ~7B people…last I checked Nessa is just one of them (along with myself and everyone else).” Nessa did not publicly reply but she did unfollow him on Instagram.

It turns out that their beef runs a little deeper. After remaining quite held back with her answers for the first half of the podcast, Nessa suddenly had words to say once Micheal was mentioned by Dave.

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She said, “I do not like him. He’s rude. He hates me. He has it out for me. I think he’s jealous because he’s secretly in love with Josh which is no problem but yeah he has called me ugly to my face and in front of people”

Josh attempted to defend Michael, and said that the word “Ugly” wasn’t used, but instead that “he said my taste in women was not good.”

Nessa continued, “He has said like the beginning of quarantine that he wants to send me on a one-way ticket to Mexico and I’ve been sat there alone and I was 17 like he is just rude…I just don’t waste my energy on him I just don’t like him he’s a terrible person” She also added and emphasized that “he is a certified a**hole.”

Michael is yet to react to Nessa’s brutal takedown, but given his reputation, he is likely to respond very soon.