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Jeffree Star hits back at accusations of “stealing” someone’s husband

Published: 29/Aug/2020 12:05

by Georgina Smith

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Beauty business mogul and YouTuber Jeffree Star has hit out against accusations that he was romantically involved with a married man, after he began posting pictures of him and a new partner.

Jeffree Star has a huge online presence, with over 17 million subscribers on YouTube and his successful makeup brand Jeffree Star cosmetics. Ever since his involvement in Shane Dawson’s “The Secret World of Jeffree Star” series, fans have taken even more of an interest into Jeffree’s romantic life.

Nathan Schwandt was Jeffree Star’s boyfriend from 2015, and the pair received a significant amount of criticism relating to the idea that Nathan was supposedly in the relationship for Jeffree Star’s wealth, which they addressed in Shane Dawson’s documentary.

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Since Star opened up about the drama, fans have been highly critial of Schwandt, with some even accusing him of using Star for his money.

While the couple seemed to be going strong, they shocked the internet in January when they announced that they were breaking up just weeks after moving into a $14.6 million mansion in Hidden Hills, California.

In August, Jeffree began posting pictures of romantic poses with a new man, in one picture sitting on his lap with both of their faces concealed.

Internet detectives quickly got to work, and discovered that the man was professional basketball player Andre Marhold, who many believe is already married to a woman due to social media posts by his supposed wife saying he “ruined the whole family.”

Jeffree didn’t take kindly to these claims, and hit back at the reports via an Instagram story. “The person I am hanging out with has never been married. He’s not married. I didn’t steal anyone’s f**king husband.”

He also took to Twitter to tell people that “I don’t hang out with married men,” and also brought up people’s reactions to him and ex-boyfriend Nathan in previous years, saying that he’s “so bored of that rhetoric” that “he’s only with you for the money.”

While the full story has yet to emerge, Jeffree has hinted that “marriage licenses are public record” so there may be more evidence regarding Andre’s backstory to come.

Gaming

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.