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KSI reacts to song “Down Like That” hitting top 10 on UK Charts

Published: 29/Nov/2019 20:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Olajide “KSI” Olatunji is more than a mere YouTuber: the internet star has begun his professional boxing career with a victory and even stepped into the music industry, with his latest song making a major splash.

KSI dropped his song “Down Like That” just days before his infamous boxing rematch with fellow YouTuber Logan Paul, which featured such names as Rick Ross, Lil Baby, and S-X.

While KSI has released a number of songs before, this marks his first track with features from a slew of top hip-hop artists – and its success isn’t going unnoticed, gaining over 11 million views on YouTube and even hitting the Top 10 on UK music charts.

On November 29, KSI’s “Down Like That” reached #10 on the UK Charts and even hit #1 on the region’s iTunes Charts, prompting a heartwarming celebration from the YouTuber-turned-rapper concerning his musical success.

“This just shows how powerful the YouTube community is, man,” KSI said of the development. “I love this community so much. …I TRULY know how powerful this community is, it’s just all about letting the world/mainstream know.”

That’s not all: KSI went on to publish an Instagram video on the subject, where he revealed even bigger aspirations for his music career by hoping to hit #1 on the official UK Charts, rather than tenth place.

“From the beginning, man, I knew! I knew how f***ing nuts we are!” KSI exclaimed. “And now your boy is number one! Oh man, this s**t’s too mad, man. Thanks to everyone who’s supporting. …Let’s aim for number one on the official charts! We might as f***ing well!”

(Video courtesy of @thebreadbatch on Instagram)

It seems that KSI has had a highly successful fall season, considering his boxing win and the subsequent boom of his latest track, which received a music video two weeks after its release that is chock full of special effects.

With both Jake and Logan Paul inching toward careers in professional fighting and KSI making a splash in the music biz, it seems that some of YouTube’s biggest faces are turning aside to focus on bigger prospects.

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Charli D’Amelio slams “out of control” hate from 100m followers scandal

Published: 3/Dec/2020 21:21

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio is hitting back at the intense criticism she received after joking about not reaching 100 million followers in a year, as well as the hate that followed her tearful Instagram Live on the subject.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Now boasting over 101 million followers, Charli has become the poster girl for the viral video application — but not everyone is a fan of the internet superstar.

The 16-year-old influencer got hit with an avalanche of negativity upon the release of a “Dinner with the D’Amelio’s” episode on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly bemoan not reaching 100 million followers in a year’s time.

The issue quickly erupted into a scandal, with users calling out Charli for purportedly only seeing her fans as “numbers” and being ungrateful for her privileged position as a celebrity.

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The hate soon spun into a hurricane of vile comments, with D’Amelio even revealing she’d been sent death threats from angry viewers during a tearful Instagram live addressing the situation. She even lost 1 million followers over the ordeal.

She has discussed the matter yet again in a solo December 3 episode of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast sans sister Dixie D’Amelio, hitting back at the shocking amount of hate she received over the scandal.

“The thing that I think happened was, it spiraled completely out of control,” she said of the situation. “It turned into a place where I was getting threats for my life. When talking about this on Live, I got emotional, because that’s not something that people take lightly.”

“I feel like people really have to understand that yes, I do have a substantial amount of people that follow me on social media,” she continued. “That does not mean that I am not a person. …The entire situation was taken completely out of proportion by lots of people.”

“I know I’m not a disrespectful person. I know that I’m not a genuinely horrible person. I know I’m a good person, at the end of the day. Whether or not everyone agrees with that is for them to figure out, and that’s totally fine.”

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Charli’s podcast shines a light on the growing negativity from social media platforms like TikTok, which even bullied the likes of Taio Cruz off the website within just a few days of him creating an account.

This situation serves as an important reminder to remember that no matter the circumstances, there’s always another person behind your phone screen who your words are directly affecting — 100 million followers or not.