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KSI responds to Logan Paul’s surprise invite to his Impaulsive podcast

Published: 10/Jun/2020 23:53

by Theo Salaun

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Logan Paul and Olajide “KSI” Olatunji’s beef is possibly the most historic in YouTube history, but the pair seem intent to squash it and do a podcast show together instead.

Like an epic written by Homer himself, the KSI and Logan Paul arc may soon go from bloodying each other’s faces to discussing the policy decisions needed for social progress. After years of drama rooted in diss tracks, rants, and a couple bruising boxing matches, their relationship appears to be turning a new leaf. 

And it all started when Paul screen-capped a YouTube comment requesting KSI’s appearance on the former’s “Impaulsive” podcast and tweeted it out with the suggested emoji and a tag for his rival.

 

In 2018, KSI vs. Logan Paul drew over two million live viewers online and sold out 21,000 seats at Manchester Arena. Their rematch in 2019 lost viewers due to exclusivity deals but was still the third-most watched boxing match of the year on the popular DAZN streaming platform. 

With both bouts ending with blood and sweat, the first a draw and the second a narrow, split victory for KSI, fans are desperate to know if these two can truly put aside their differences and, instead, duel in a battle of the minds.

 

Given how coy Paul’s initial “request” was, it’s no surprise that KSI played it cool when accepting the invite. It’s unclear when exactly the English YouTuber will next be in Los Angeles, but an Impaulsive appearance is sure to be among his most exciting content ventures once he heads across the pond. 

As for what prompts this change in tone between the two, there appears to be a certain level of maturation from both sides that has opened the door up for mutual respect. Both undoubtedly respected each other’s hustle as content creators willing to sell the exchange of bodily harm for entertainment’s sake, but KSI has since begun focusing more on his music while Paul has dipped deeper into the public-facing dialogue offered by a podcast.

The pod may be hosted by self-professed “idiots,” but Paul and co. have shown proven themselves capable of tackling real issues and discourse. Most recently, the Maverick’s tirade on white privilege and its role in systemic racism was thorough and self-aware enough to earn KSI’s praise.

 

With a video of Paul clamoring for people to “acknowledge and weaponize” their privilege, KSI responded by clapping and giving him credit: “Well done Logan, man. Well done, bro. For real. Over the years you’ve changed a lot, man, and I have a lot of respect for you for doing this.”

It’s clear that the two have moved past their former beef and everyone will surely be curious to hear if they officially squash the beef on a podcast instead of bashing each other’s faces for a third time in the boxing ring.

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TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing

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Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

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Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.