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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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Jake Paul roasts Conor McGregor with new fight deal after UFC 257 Poirier loss

Published: 24/Jan/2021 6:37 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 10:39

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul has jokingly rescinded his $50 million fight offer to Conor McGregor after his shock loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, offering him a measly $10,000 instead.

Jake Paul has been nipping at Conor McGregor’s heels in the weeks leading up to UFC 257, trying to bait the former double-champ into accepting a $50 million fight offer for an exhibition boxing bout.

However, despite his best efforts, it didn’t work. Conor McGregor was too focused on his own endeavors and never acknowledged it, although he tip-toed around the question a few times.

Eventually, he flat-out said he’s not interested in the fight, and it seemed like the idea was dead and buried once and for all. But after Conor McGregor’s shock UFC 257 loss to Dustin Poirier, Jake Paul is at it again. And this time, his original offer is off the table.

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Jake Paul / Conor McGregor
Jake Paul’s second fight offer adds more insult to injury after Conor McGregor’s UFC 257 loss.

Jake Paul tuned in to watch the main event like millions of other UFC fans. But he had more invested in the fight than the average viewer, and once it was over, it was only a matter of time before he posted a video.

“Hey Conor,” she said, laughing hysterically in a video that he shared on Twitter moments after the loss. “I’ve got ten thousand dollars for you, cash!” He struggled to contain his laughter and kept repeating words. “Oh, you had fifty million dollars,” he added, right at the end. 

The same message was echoed in a YouTube video Jake uploaded to his YouTube channel shortly after titled ‘My Message to Conor McGregor.’ He said, “you should have taken the Jake Paul fight for $50 million, but now I got $10,000 for you. I got $10,000 cash, cold hard cash. Or I’ll give you a third of a bitcoin. You choose, Conor McGregor.”

At the end of the video he says “April 17th guys, I’m fighting… You know, it was supposed to be Conor McGregor but we’ll see what happens, stay tuned.”

It’s obvious that Jake is still up to his usual antics. He’s trying to kick Conor while he’s down. But this time, it might actually work.

Conor’s loss will undoubtedly be a spanner in the works for his UFC plans. However, it means he might be open to lucrative exhibition fight offers once again.

Of course, there’s no way he’d accept the second $10,000 fight offer. But he might consider the initial $50 million one, which is probably what Jake Paul intended. We’ll have to wait and see what happens next.