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Jake Paul explains why he’s done with YouTube

Published: 23/Aug/2020 23:22

by Bill Cooney

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YouTube star Jake Paul said he doesn’t think the platform pays enough, and confirmed he’ll be stopping his popular vlogs on the site in a new interview.

Paul has been branching out of just content creation lately, notably to boxing and a burgeoning musical career, which he says is much more worthwhile than simply making videos.

While out to drinks with ex “wife” Tana Mongeau and some other friends, Jake definitely made it seem like he’s reconsidering his relationship with the site that’s, arguably, had a good deal to do with bringing him into the mainstream.

In response to his music career taking off, Jake called YouTube a “dead-end” and assured fans that he’ll be just fine financially without focusing on videos as much.

“Yeah, I don’t f**k with that YouTube s**t, it’s a dead-end,” Paul told The Hollywood Fix outside a bar. “They don’t pay s**t, f**k you YouTube. Nah, I make my money in other ways, I’m the owner of Fanjoy.”

Fanjoy is a merchandise company that partners with various content creators such as David Dobrik, Addison Rae, and more. Chris Vaccarino is listed as the founder and CEO, and while Jake’s full involvement isn’t known, he certainly makes a kickback from any of his merch that’s sold on the site.

Business dealings aside, a split with the video-sharing site wouldn’t be the first time Paul has had to potentially switch platforms. After getting his start on Vine, he had completely moved to YouTube by the time the app closed down in 2016.

Jake Paul speaks to the camera near a boxing ring.
YouTube: Jake Paul / DAZN
Both a music and boxing career might not leave Paul much time for making videos anyways.

There’s one other thing that, while Jake didn’t touch on it in the interview, could have something to do with him cutting down on YouTube content. That is the infamous FBI search warrant of his home on August 5.

While he has clarified that the raid was “entirely related” to his appearance at a looting in Scottsdale, Arizona in May, it’s understandable why he would want to take a step back from the camera for a while, at least, the ones documenting his daily life for everyone to see.

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Charli D’Amelio and Bebe Rexha’s ASMR is the best thing you’ll hear today

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:15

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio has hopped on the ASMR trend, and she brought singer Bebe Rexha along with her for a hilarious relaxation session — complete with a few insights into both stars’ lives.

Charli D’Amelio may be known for her catchy choreography, but it looks like the TikTok celebrity is more than just a dancer. Now, she’s delving into the world of ASMR, and brought Bebe Rexha along for the ride.

Their ASMR collaboration, uploaded to YouTube on October 23, came just two weeks after Charli’s appearance in Rexha’s ‘Baby I’m Jealous’ music video with Doja Cat, as well as a few other key influencers like Nikita Dragun and Avani Gregg.

It looks like the group has gotten close in the days that followed, with Bebe and Charli settling down for snacks in front of a high-sensitivity ASMR mic to talk about their careers and favorite foods.

Charli D'Amelio, Nikita Dragun, Avani Gregg, Doja Cat and Bebe Rexha pose for a group photo.
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Charli D’Amelio, Nikita Dragun and Avani Gregg appeared in a music video with Doja Cat and Bebe Rexha earlier this month.

Although plenty of hilariousness ensued, the two dropped quite a few facts for their fans, with Bebe Rexha admitting that she gets anxiety when flying on airplanes.

That’s not all; Charli was also asked about the “funnest moment” in her career, which she whittled down to having dinner with her friends or just hanging out with other TikTokers, rather than attending big events as an A-list celeb.

“I realize like, this is crazy!” she said. “It’s those little moments where it just like, clicks for a second, and I’m like, ‘Woah, that’s kind of insane.’ Those are the best.”

Although Charli’s ASMR series is still in its early stages, Bebe Rexha suggested they go full-on Mukbang for future episodes — a style of video where influencers sit down with a huge spread of food and chow down in front of the camera.

It seems that this style of video is rather popular in some online circles, although it still remains to be seen if Charli’s fanbase is up for that kind of content. Nevertheless, her pilot ASMR experience was certainly a fun ride, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for the star in her new journey into the world of relaxation.