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KSI video remains monetized despite including racial slurs

Published: 17/Jan/2019 14:43 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 15:03

by David Purcell

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Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has uploaded a video to his YouTube channel which includes racial slurs and, to the surprise of some users, is still being monetized with advertizements.

The popular YouTuber showed viewers some highlights taken from a recent Q&A session he held with fans using Discord, where they were each given one question each to ask. 

However, it was hijacked by one man who dared KSI to call him a “curry muncher” – an offer that the internet personality refused. KSI then dared the fan to call him “a n*****”, and they obliged. 

“Call me a curry muncher bro!” the fan said, to which he replied: “Alright, call me a n****. Do it. I dare you. I fucking dare you.” After being called a “fucking n*****” by the fan, KSI just stared into the screen for a few moments. 

None of these racial slurs have been censored or otherwise removed from the video, and are perfectly audible. In fact, the thumbnail of the video itself reads “I got called the N word”.

This news comes just days after Creator Insider uploaded a video, assisted by a member of YouTube’s monetization team, where they clarified not only the red flags of using profanity but also that any use of slurs of this kind would lead to advertizers refusing to post adverts on such content. 

Yet, even with “I got called the N Word” in the thumbnail and the racial slurs included, adverts are still present on KSI’s video. At the time of writing, the video has over 2.7 million views, with almost 200,000 likes and less than 6,000 dislikes.

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Stormzy drops ‘Rainfall’ music video in Watch Dogs, and it actually slaps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 2:14

by Isaac McIntyre

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Stormzy has officially made his Watch Dogs Legion debut with the release of his ‘Rainfall’ music video, which was filmed entirely inside Ubisoft’s upcoming trilogy sequel and if we’re being honest, the whole thing is kind of awesome.

Every day another celebrity seems to find their way into the digital world. This year, Ninja and Aussie Twitch streamer Loserfruit were both added to Fortnite. Then, just last month, Dr Disrespect had a unique variant skin and themed ‘Arena’ map he designed released in Rogue Company.

Now it’s British grime rapper Stormzy’s turn, in Watch Dogs: Legion.

The rapper, 27, released a music video for his new single “Rainfall” on Thursday, Oct. 22, with a bit of a twist ⁠— the entire clip was filmed in Ubisoft’s upcoming sequel.

A digital Stormzy first appeared in a virtual studio, singing his new single. The scenery soon changed, however, and he was transported ⁠— all in-game ⁠— to the rooftops of London, where the new Watch Dogs sequel will mainly be taking place.

Here’s the new music video, featuring Tiana Major9, in all its glory.

This isn’t the only time Stormzy will be appearing in Watch Dogs Legion either. When the full Legion title drops on Oct. 29, players will get the chance to team-up with the grime rapper, or at least a virtual version of him, for an exclusive side-quest.

The mission, “Fall on My Enemies,” is a reference to Stomrzy’s lyrics in ‘Rainfall.’ 

When accepted, players will be tasked with “protecting the broadcast of the music video across the entire city.” Ubisoft has yet to confirm how long the mission will be, or whether it has any major bearing on the main Watch Dogs storyline.

Stormzy first revealed his collaboration back in September. He said, “You lot are about to have your minds blown. What [Ubisoft] have done in terms of recreating London is one of the most insane, epic, incredible things I’ve ever seen.”

Stormzy 'filmed' his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.
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Stormzy ‘filmed’ his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.

The Watch Dogs devs said they were “thrilled” to have Stormzy onboard. “His music and what he speaks to as an artist is extremely relevant for our London setting, and for the larger themes of our game. He lit up the room… it was a career highlight for us to get to work with him.”

Ubisoft has confirmed the exclusive Stormzy Rainfall mission will be available from day one in Watch Dogs Legion, and will require no additional DLC patches to play.

The Watch Dogs trilogy sequel will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on Thursday, October 29. The title will also be ported to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 when the next-gen consoles are released in late 2020.