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KSI fires back at Trippie Redd amid Jake Paul controversy

Published: 25/Aug/2020 6:55

by Brad Norton


Both Trippie Redd and KSI have been trading blows for quite some time despite collaborating on a hit single together earlier in the year. Now tensions have boiled over once again as the two have lashed out at each other on social media.

The mega-popular British YouTuber and prominent American rapper Trippie Redd first worked together on a 2020 single for KSI’s album Dissimilation. ‘Wake Up Call’ has since gone on to reach over 30 million plays on Spotify and nearly 15 million views on YouTube.


Despite the successful collaboration, the duo has been at arms for a few months now. Redd was seen training alongside Jake Paul in a May appearance, sparking backlash from KSI. This appearance came soon after KSI won his boxing rematch against Jake’s brother Logan in a sold-out Staples Centre.

While the two weren’t on the best of terms following this, tensions have once again boiled over. A series of Instagram Stories on August 24 set them on a back and forth argument through social media.

KSI records Instagram story in response to Trippie Redd
KSI and Trippie Redd traded blows over social media once again.

“Sometimes you’ve just got to kill people with kindness,” Trippie Redd said at the start of his IG story. The famous rapper was proudly showing off his newly-built studio space, a space that he claims KSI paid for thanks to their collaboration earlier in the year. “Thank you KSI, you’re paying for my studio. I appreciate you.”

“I’m glad I was able to pay for your studio,” KSI soon responded with an equally bitter tone. “Consider it a gift considering all you had to do was sing.” He didn’t quite stop there, however, as KSI went on to explain why Trippie Redd should be grateful. Wake Up Call stands out as his “only top 20” track in the UK charts.

“When you come back to the UK to perform, just remember that,” he said. “You f**ked with my business when you did that video with Jake Paul… that’s why I don’t f**k with you.”


The appearance on May 29 rapidly spread across Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube as KSI’s feature for the latest hit single was seen hitting pads with one of his YouTube rivals.

“When you get into this sh*t, realize it’s just business,” Trippie Redd fired back. “I’m not your friend, I don’t know you.” 

It’s clear that the two aren’t on the best of terms in spite of their mutual success. While Trippie Redd has seemingly made enough of a profit from the song to fund his new studio, it doesn’t look like he’ll be featuring in any KSI tracks in the future.


Chase Hudson responds to Josh Richards saying he has ‘no style’

Published: 18/Oct/2020 1:57

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Josh Richards has had a chip on his shoulder about Chase Hudson for quite some time. But the TikTok star has finally responded, and he’s taken the high road.

TikTok star Chase Hudson might only be 18 years old, but he’s already quite the internet celebrity. He has more than 25.6 million followers and around 1.4 billion likes, which is insane. Billboard has even named him as one of the top ten music influencers on TikTok.


But unfortunately, when you’re that popular, someone is bound to have a problem with you. And in this case, it’s Josh Richards.

It started on his podcast when he and his co-host, Dave Portnoy, made fun of Chase Hudson’s unique fashion sense. In their eyes, he had no style at all, and Josh event went as far as calling him an “a**hole.”


Chase Hudson responded with class

Their comments didn’t sit too well with Chase Hudson’s fans. But the man himself chimed in on the drama, and instead of adding fuel to the fire, he decided to take the high road.

“Josh tried to say, like, you had bad style or something like that,” said an interviewer from The Hollywood Fix. He was referring to the comments on their podcast. “I think you got really cool style, man.”

“I mean, I don’t want to say anything,” said Chase Hudson. He opened his hands and showed the camera some cool rings and black nail polish. “I want this one to be up to the fans. What do you guys think? Do you guys think I have an okay style?”


Chase Hudson turned in front of the camera to show off his swagger. He was wearing a black and white facemask, a grey sweater, black jeans, a white belt, a brown bag, and matching brown leather shoes decked out in bling.

“I think you’re unique in your own way, man,” said the interviewer. “Keep doing your thing.”

“Thank you,” said Chase Hudson. It was a nice moment and one that he seemed to genuinely appreciate. But more importantly, he was able to turn something negative into something positive.

Chase Hudson TikTok DramaChase Hudson is known for his unique fashion sense. This outfit is one of many examples.

Instead of feeding into the drama, he encouraged his fans to channel their energy into focusing on what they like about his style rather than the negative comments Josh Richards and Dave Portnoy said about it.

After all, we could all benefit from a little more positivity in the world, and Chase Hudson’s classy response sets a good example for his fans and followers.