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Justin Bieber, Doja Cat & Saweetie to perform at Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight

Published: 17/Mar/2021 21:08

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Jake Paul is set to face off against Ben Askren in a boxing match on April 16, and a slew of huge names in the music industry have been announced to perform at the upcoming bout.

Jake Paul is a massive name in the YouTube industry who is currently shifting his focus to a full-time fighting career. Having scored two victories as a professional boxer and one beforehand, he’s already made quite a name for himself — but he has yet to face off with a veteran fighter.

This is set to change on April 16, when Paul is slated to take on former UFC star Ben Askren in the ring. While Askren is a mixed-martial artist, this upcoming bout has fans on both sides of the fence taking bets and paying attention, which accounts for the star-studded lineup they have performing for the fight.

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On March 17, it was revealed that some of the biggest names in the music biz would be taking part in the fight’s festivities — and we’re talking enough to render this event as a full-on concert, rather than a boxing match.

 

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Artists Doja Cat, Saweetie, Justin Bieber, the Black Keys, Diplo, and Major Lazer will be performing at Jake Paul vs Ben Askren on April 17, a four-hour show that is being produced by actress Malea Rose and directed by the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Bert Marcus.

That’s not all; Snoop Dogg, E-40, Ice Cube, and Too $hort’s new rap group, Mt. Westmore, will be making their debut at the event — a huge development for fans of these OG hiphop artists.

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“This event is more like making a tentpole movie than a boxing match,” Triller Network’s co-controlling shareholder Ryan Kavanaugh said of the fight. “An all-star artist line-up with a boxing card that mixes pop culture phenoms, legends and rising stars; we are giving the world something that has never been seen or done before.”

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It’s no secret that Jake Paul and other YouTube boxers like to put on a bombastic event; Rick Ross also performed at KSI vs Logan Paul’s final showdown, while YG performed at Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson.

With just a month left until the fight goes live, Paul has certainly sparked the interest of fans of both music and boxing, alike, certainly setting a high bar for YouTuber boxing fights in the future.

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