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Kanye West in talks with TikTok about “JesusTok” vision

Published: 21/Aug/2020 23:15

by Brent Koepp


Rapper Kanye West surprised fans on August 21 when he revealed he has been in talks with TikTok about bringing his latest idea to life. The star had previously claimed that he had a “vision” about making a religious version of the app. 

The 43-year-old business mogul made his groundbreaking debut in 2004, and has gone on to win over 21 Grammys. The artist is notorious for his eccentricity, and pushing new grounds with his decades-long career in music.

However on August 21, the musician unveiled what might be his biggest project yet when he announced a potential collaboration with TikTok. The musician stated on social media that he had a vision to make a “Christian version” of the viral app.

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The popular rapper revealed his potential TikTok project on Twitter.

Kanye West shares vision of “JesusTok”

The chart-topping artist has not been shy about his close relationship with religion. In 2019, he went viral after hosting his iconic Sunday Service at Coachella festival in California. And in October, he dropped a Gospel album titled Jesus Is King.

On August 21, Kanye claimed he was now in communication with TikTok to bring his faith to the app. In the social media post, the 43-year-old excitedly told his followers that he would keep them updated.


The announcement follows tweets posted to his account on August 17, where he explained to followers that he was “disturbed” by content he saw while watching the app with his daughter. West said that he had a vision for a new version of the platform called “JesusTok.”

The business mogul then detailed the project as being a “A CHRISTIAN MONITORED VERSION THAT FEELS SAFE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN.” Going by his latest announcement, the app company has responded to his idea.

At the time of writing, TikTok has not officially made any statements as to whether they are in talks with West, or considering his “JesusTok” idea.

However, the artist has dipped his toes in many ventures before, from fashion design to filmmaking. Perhaps his next big project will be the hit app.


JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre


Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
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Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.