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Jake Paul & Soulja Boy make plans for boxing match over heated Instagram Live call

Published: 3/Feb/2019 19:57 Updated: 3/Feb/2019 20:05

by Virginia Glaze

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Controversial YouTuber Jake Paul and American rapper DeAndre ‘Soulja Boy’ Cortez Way could be gearing up for a boxing match, after the two exchanged words on Twitter in early February.

Since then, the two have brought their spat face-to-face, taking their beef from Twitter to a heated Instagram Live call on February 3.

Soulja Boy started the nearly four-minute-long call by flexing his watch to the camera – after which Paul claimed that he was going to “beat [Soulja Boy’s] ass.”

“Imma knock you out, on my mama,” Soulja Boy retorted, going on to warn Paul to “have his hands ready” when they meet – implying that the two would fight “on sight.”

Soulja went on to put $20 million on their fight, citing his new record deal with label Warner/Chappell music.

“Put your money where your mouth is, bro!” Paul shot back. “I’m gonna beat your ass, bro!”

The two went on to claim that their fight would be pay-per-view, with both parties wanting to put the bout on a contract.

Paul began the beef by tagging Soulja Boy in a Tweet on February 1, writing, “I want to box Soulja Boy.”

Soulja boy shot back in kind, Tweeting, “Boy, I’ll knock you out.”

Paul went on to reference the rapper’s popular interview with the Breakfast Club, writing, “Yeah yeah, and you probably think Tyson copied the way you punch.”

This isn’t the first time Paul has called out a celebrity with the hopes of a boxing match in mind, either; Paul likewise challenged singer-songwriter Chris Brown and mixed martial artist Dillon Danis – both of which turned out unsuccessful.

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Streamers slam Twitch over new ‘Celebrations’ feature taking 50% of tips

Published: 24/Oct/2020 12:44

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch have sparked controversy after testing their new ‘Celebrations’ feature again as they’ve begun ‘targeting’ donations – with a reported 50/50 split.

Plenty of Twitch viewers are desperate to get involved with their favorite streamer – either simply as an active member of chat or someone who supports the stream with their own money.

This typically comes through subbing to a channel, by purchasing bits from Twitch itself, or donating through a StreamLabs link. The first two of these options support both Twitch and the streamer as each party receives a cut of the money.

Donations, however, all go through to the streamer, usually through third parties like StreamLabs and PayPal, and Twitch doesn’t get a cut of those. That could be set to change with their new Celebrations feature – though it has sparked backlash.

TwitchViewers can support their favorite streamers through features like Bits.

The feature in question was being tested back in June, with subscriptions and bits kicking off an on-screen celebration animation which usually came in the form of fireworks.

However, with Twitch testing the feature again, streamer Zach Bussey noted that they are now targeting donations through Celebrations as streamers can set a donation amount that will trigger the animations. 

On top of this, Bussey noted that the split for these Celebration donations is set at 50/50 and says it’s being pushed “hard” as the button to trigger it has been placed prominently between the follow and subscribe buttons. 

With the news of the feature quickly spreading on social media, a number of streamers took aim at Twitch’s 50/50 split on the donations. 

“Thank f**k I can opt out, lol” tweeted streamer Vio, while others like ShannonZKiller and NeonDan urged their fellow creators and viewers to not use the feature if it does become a permanent addition on Twitch.

Others have speculated that, like mandatory ads, Twitch could work the feature into partnered streamer’s contracts in order to make sure that the feature is being used, should it be pushed out to everyone.

However, the streaming giants are taking feedback on the feature’s test from their streamers, so it could be in for some tweaks before everyone is able to use it.