KSI puts Pokimane on blast after reacting to his new single Houdini - Dexerto

KSI puts Pokimane on blast after reacting to his new single Houdini

Published: 29/Apr/2020 4:52

by Brad Norton


KSI has fired back at Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys after the Twitch star lightheartedly took issue with his latest musical release, Houdini.

From YouTube stardom to boxing showdowns, KSI has seen and done it all, even producing his own full-length albums over the years. Kicking things up a notch lately, the internet celebrity has even featured big-name artists on his tracks, from Rick Ross to Lil Pump.

Continuing the trend, his latest release, Houdini, features Swarmz and Tion Wayne, two popular British artists. However, Pokimane appeared to take issue with the track upon her first listen, and now KSI has fired back.

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KSI’s latest hit has him teaming up with Swarmz and Tion Wayne.

“She’s moving a little bit, look at that!” KSI said, excited to see a fellow YouTuber getting into the rhythm of the track right from the beginning.

As the British YouTube star got into his first verse, however, Pokimane’s reaction changed. Instead of bobbing her head to the beat, she appeared confused while listening to KSI’s first few lines.

“Why is he singing like he’s Jamaican?” Pokimane questioned. “When I hear this song, it just sounds like two entirely different people.”

“So I have to sound the exact same in every song that I produce?” he responded. Jokingly taking issue, KSI went on to rant about the progression in his music.

“If I literally sounded the same as I did with Lamborghini, I don’t think people would enjoy my music anymore. You have to show progression, you have to show that you’re mixing it up.”

Comparing his musical diversity to the likes of Drake, KSI explained how he’s often put in a box, purely because he’s a YouTuber. While Drake is praised for venturing into new genres and releasing different styles of music, KSI appears to be shunned by one of his peers for trying the same thing.

“I am a YouTuber, it’s wrong. I have to stick to what I do from the beginning,” he said sarcastically.

“I’m not gonna lie, I’m the kind of person who likes this kind of music. But when I listen to this, it could be anyone.” KSI seemed taken aback, and threw a deadpan look at the camera. “This motherf***er,” he said at the top of his lungs while laughing.

The relevant section of the video can be found at the 5:16 mark for mobile viewers.

Eventually, she started singing along to the chorus and appeared to come around to enjoy the tune, despite her initial gripes. “This is Pokimane, this is how she always is. If she likes this, then that’s a huge plus,” KSI added.

While other reactions throughout the video might have been even more critical, KSI is convinced that Pokimane will soon have Houdini in her daily rotation.


TikToker Nessa Barrett slams TalentX’s Michael Gruen: “He hates me”

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:57

by Alice Hearing


Nessa Barrett has slammed TalentX manager Micheal Gruen in the third installment of Josh Richards and Dave Portnoy’s new podcast BFFs in which they talk about all things TikTok drama.

The first episode of the podcast sent fans into a frenzy after the Barstool Sports’ president claimed that Nessa Barrett had found her fame through dating Josh Richards. The host claimed he was “in the middle of a TikTok war” and fuelled drama by tweeting memes and jokes about the situation.

But for their third episode, they actually invited Nessa herself onto the show, and while there appeared to be no beef between Dave and the popular TikToker, it was revealed that the manager of TalentX Michael Gruen and Nessa are feuding.

Fans of Nessa will know that the pair don’t necessarily like each other. After the drama surrounding the first episode, Michael weighed in with his own opinion on an Instagram fan page for the star.

Nessa Barrett Instagram
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Nessa Barrett has more than 11 million followers on TikTok

He wrote, “I must’ve missed the memo that Nessa – or anyone for that matter – deserves ‘the world’. The earth is inhabited by ~7B people…last I checked Nessa is just one of them (along with myself and everyone else).” Nessa did not publicly reply but she did unfollow him on Instagram.

It turns out that their beef runs a little deeper. After remaining quite held back with her answers for the first half of the podcast, Nessa suddenly had words to say once Micheal was mentioned by Dave.

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She said, “I do not like him. He’s rude. He hates me. He has it out for me. I think he’s jealous because he’s secretly in love with Josh which is no problem but yeah he has called me ugly to my face and in front of people”

Josh attempted to defend Michael, and said that the word “Ugly” wasn’t used, but instead that “he said my taste in women was not good.”

Nessa continued, “He has said like the beginning of quarantine that he wants to send me on a one-way ticket to Mexico and I’ve been sat there alone and I was 17 like he is just rude…I just don’t waste my energy on him I just don’t like him he’s a terrible person” She also added and emphasized that “he is a certified a**hole.”

Michael is yet to react to Nessa’s brutal takedown, but given his reputation, he is likely to respond very soon.