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KSI reveals surprising scrap with Joe Weller ahead of 2018 match

Published: 27/Jan/2019 21:43 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 21:50

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji shared a surprising story regarding his beef with fellow YouTuber Joe Weller, which took place in a parking lot ahead of their 2018 boxing match.

KSI made a guest appearance on the ‘Happy Hour Podcast’ on January 22, where he admitted that he’d had a threesome with one of Weller’s close female friends prior to their match – which landed him in hot water with his YouTube rival.

KSI went on to claim that he purposely harassed Weller on the road after he found out about the affair, nudging into Joe’s vehicle to get a rise out of him.

“While we were driving back to Stratford, I just kept like nudging him, literally driving into his car,” KSI laughed. “I think I was just trying to piss him off.”

That wasn’t the end of their road rage; KSI claimed that the two later drove into an underground parking garage to square off – with a surprising victor.

“After that, we literally had like a scrap in an underground car [lot],” KSI recalled. “…he won that. He won the scrap, yeah.”

KSI and Weller later faced off in an official boxing match on February 3, 2018, where KSI ultimately emerged the champion. 

Since then, the two YouTubers have gone back and forth across social media, with the rivals most recently taking shots at each other due to Weller’s mock boxing match with soccer proJeremy Lynch and an old rap song created by KSI.

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Fans rally as Sykkuno, Dream, and more are snubbed by Twitter Verified

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:44

by Georgina Smith

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On December 2, Twitter rolled out a huge mass verification, where many accounts of top gamers, streaming personalities and more were finally verified after a rather long wait. But some fans were left frustrated when Twitter seemed to gloss over popular creators like Sykkuno, Dream, and CallMeCarson.

Verification on Twitter is often regarded as a huge achievement for rising creators. That little blue tick is generally a marker that someone is making it big, leading to frequent campaigns led by fans for their favorite creators to be granted verified status.

Twitter decided to grant several wishes all at once on December 2 when they verified a huge number of accounts in one go. One such account was that of Corpse Husband, a YouTuber who has been on the platform for a few years, but experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity this year following the Among Us hype.

Corpse husband in interview
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Corpse Husband is a wildly popular YouTuber who skyrocketed to fame for his Among Us content, although he also narrates True Horror stories and creates music.

But not everyone was celebrating, as among the chaos of fans and creators rejoicing at their new-found verification, some big names were left behind.

Popular streamer Sykkuno trended on the site with the hashtag ‘VerifySykkuno’ as fans vented their frustration about the snub. “Do it, he deserves it,” one fan wrote.

Screenshot showing VerifySykkuno trending on Twitter

Fellow streamer Valkyrae tweeted a message in support of the internet campaign, which Sykkuno even retweeted from his account.

Other popular creators that found themselves snubbed by the Twitter Verified account included Minecraft YouTuber Dream, and comedy YouTuber CallMeCarson, who each tweeted their own tongue-in-cheek messages calling out Twitter.

Amid the disarray, instead of verifying YouTuber Karl Jacobs’ account, they accidentally verified the wrong Karl Jacobs with just 200 followers, leading to an onslaught of replies from fellow creators finding the bizarre situation hilarious, including Mr Beast.

While this was one of the biggest verification sprees recently, there is no doubt that another one will be right around the corner.

Fans of the huge creators who were snubbed this time around may be in for a slightly longer wait, but with creators like Corpse Husband getting that coveted blue tick, people are getting their hopes up for the next line of verified creators.