Once the fastest-growing YouTube channel on the platform, controversial creator ‘LeafyIsHere’ has returned after a long hiatus, and just in time to fire back at his old foe, iDubbbz.
Anyone who was around YouTube in 2017 will likely remember the rise of Leafy, an understated commentary channel that somehow gained millions of subscribers rapidly, at an almost unprecedented rate.
However, after numerous controversies, mainly around drama with other YouTubers, and a ‘Content Cop’ episode from iDubbbz himself all about Leafy, the reclusive star pretty much left the platform for good.
However, after iDubbbz found himself at the center of a social media storm, with fans calling him a “simp” due to his relationship with his girlfriend, Leafy has made a conspicuous return to YouTube.
His first video back was barely over 30 seconds long, showing iDubbbz’ response video before Leafy cuts in by saying “dude you’re a f**king cu*k,” and leaving the message “YouTube is still sh*t” on the screen. This video racked up over 3 million views in a matter of days.
Then, on April 4, he posted a second video, with a longer compilation of iDubbbz and his girlfriend, before ending with a short message that reads “2 weeks until it was ‘social experiment’ and/or she breaks up with him.”
iDubbbz is yet to respond to Leafy, though it wouldn’t be surprising to see him fire back again in another video, possibly taking credit for pushing his rival off YouTube the first time.
Even PewDiePie weighed in on the drama surrounding iDubbbz and his girlfriend, as social media was in a frenzy over the whole situation.
Meanwhile, despite his brief return to YouTube to roast his old nemesis, it’s still not likely that Leafy is making a full-on comeback to content creation, not least because of his message at the end of his first return video.
Despite such a long time away from the platform though, his video was still featured on YouTube’s trending page, reaching over a million views in under 24 hours.