While the two social media celebs made headlines in 2018 during their initial bout, their 2019 rematch is catching the attention of massive names in the entertainment sphere as November 9 draws ever closer.
In fact, pop sensation Justin Beiber even weighed in on the Logan Paul vs KSI rivalry in an Instagram comment on September 20, calling for Paul to “rip [KSI’s] head off.”
This comment didn’t go unnoticed by the UK star, who finally responded to the callout in an interview with TMZ a week later.
Rather than being offended by Bieber’s words, the YouTuber appeared to be pumped at being recognized by the singer, claiming that he hopes Justin will be sitting ringside, should he prove him wrong.600https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm3Jh3dhoaD/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
“I fucking died,” KSI laughed. “If anything, I thought it was cool as hell. Justin Bieber actually knows me, fam. That’s ridiculous! …if anything, it’s gonna be more funny when I knock out Logan. I hope Justin Bieber is gonna be ringside, so after I knock out Logan, I can go up to him and be like, ‘So whose head was gonna get ripped off?’”
That’s not all: KSI also had a brutal final message for Bieber when asked by the interviewer, saying, “F*** you Justin. F***ing suck on my d***!”
This wouldn’t be the first time a celebrity has started beef with YouTube boxers, by far: in fact, American rapper Soulja Boy butted heads with Jake Paul in February, with Paul even putting a whopping $20 million on their proposed bout.
While it seemed like the two were set to throw down in the boxing ring on November 9, promoter Eddie Hearn has stated that he wants the rematch undercard to feature pro boxers only – leaving Jake without a fight at the time of writing.
Boy I’ll knock you out https://t.co/67S2zlEbNW
— Soulja Boy (Drako) (@souljaboy) February 2, 2019
With Justin Bieber yet to respond to KSI’s comments, both fans and critics alike will have to wait for their proposed meeting on November 9, should Bieber actually show up to the rematch.