Lilypichu reveals key thing she'd change after SleightlyMusical breakup - Dexerto
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Lilypichu reveals key thing she’d change after SleightlyMusical breakup

Published: 16/Jan/2020 3:40

by Isaac McIntyre

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Months after Lily ‘LilyPichu’ Ki’s high-profile breakup with SleightlyMusical following his admission of infidelity, the Twitch star has revealed there’s one thing she’d change if she had her time again.

OfflineTV fans and the internet community alike became embroiled in the very public split between the two Twitch stars, which spilled onto social media after a series of subtweets from Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys and Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan.

Soon after, on November 11, LilyPichu seemed to at least partially confirm the rumors. Two days later, Albert Chang admitted he had been unfaithful to his then-girlfriend, and the news exploded across the internet.

LilyPichu and Albert Chang in a field
Instagram: Albert Chang
Lily and Albert were together for two years before their public breakup last November.

According to the Twitch star, however, the original subtweets, and both parties commenting on the issue for their fans, created a whirlwind of public attention. Everyone wanted to know what had happened behind the scenes.

It was this interest, and the huge backlash Chang and Sarah ‘AvocadoPeeled’ Lee suffered soon after, that Lilypichu admits she regrets the most.

“It was super public, everyone heard about it, even my parents… there were tons of videos and threads about it, people were messaging me asking about it, and it all just became so overwhelming,” she revealed to Dr. Kanojia on HealthyGamer.

“[The attention] was because we were a very public couple – a pseudo-celebrity, though I don’t really like that word – and because we were a public couple, he was in all my content, and we did music together, and collaborated together.”

Sarah Lee and Albert Chang playing music studio
YouTube: SleightlyMusical
Chang and Sarah Lee came under fire soon after the news began to spill out onto social media.

Lily revealed she first found out her boyfriend had been seeing Lee behind her back when the OfflineTV crew was holidaying in Japan. Because she was away from home, she released a simple statement and tried to deal with it privately.

The news exploded. Without any key figures weighing in beyond written statements, and short snippets of information in tweets, Lily’s community quickly turned on Albert, flooding his Instagram and Twitter with hateful messages.

“If there’s one thing I could change about the breakup, it would be trying to make it more private, and break up nicely,” the Twitch star said.

“Instead, everyone knows about it, and I feel bad because he also got a lot of hate. I don’t think anyone deserves that amount of hate, even if we broke up… I didn’t want it to blow up, and I feel bad about that.”

Now, two months down the line, Lily is still dealing with ways to try and “move on” from the drama, and publicly losing her boyfriend of two years.

“I feel really sad, still,” she added. I’m sad because I wish it didn’t happen, and I wish things could just go back to normal, but I know it’s never going to be like that again. There are days where I’m like “okay, I’m good,” but some days it just hurts.”

Chang has yet to address his actions beyond his November 13 statement. He has not posted on Twitter or Instagram in the past 15 weeks, and his last YouTube upload, ’10 Years of League of Legends Music,’ was posted on October 31.

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Who is Granny? The rising Twitch star who streams as a grandma

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:45 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 23:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch is home to some pretty outlandish personalities, but none may be as unique as the rising streamer known only as Granny.

Dressed in a bright white wig, oversized glasses, and attire that you could have sworn you’ve seen the elderly wear, Granny takes the character to the extreme.

If you thought the outfit or persona was the limit of the character, think again. Just like how Dr Disrespect streams from his legendary “arena,” Granny has her own broadcast center of sorts.

From Granny’s house to Twitch

Her streams begin, amusingly enough, with an old house in a green meadow surrounded by rainbows, flowers and chirping birds.

Twitch streamer Granny begins a broadcast.
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Granny begins her streams in a pink house surrounded by rainbows.

After introducing herself, talking to viewers from inside the big pink home that looks like it’s ripped from either Lord of the Rings or Teletubbies, the gameplay kicks off.

What makes Granny’s choice of games so hilarious is that she’s made a habit of streaming titles such as Dead by Daylight, which are the complete opposite of the happy-go-lucky nature of the intro.

Fans are absolutely loving it. Since starting the stream, Granny has amassed nearly 30,000 followers and is growing on other platforms such as YouTube.

Climbing the Twitch ranks

Speaking with Dexerto, the entertainer refused to break character, further, cementing the concept that this was a grandma streaming on the Amazon-owned platform.

Granny claims it all began when she was working for a finance firm in New York City for three years and was beginning to feel worn out.

“Right around that time, Red Dead Redemption 2 came out and I found a huge comfort being immersed in that world while I took time to recover and figure out my next steps,” the streamer explained.

“When Red Dead Online was released I started to make friends on the proximity voice chat and they told me I should try my hand at streaming. In February 2019 I moved to New Zealand to go all-in on starting a Twitch channel, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

That said, she does have plans to return to New York at some point in 2021, so fans should be sure to be on the lookout for that.

While the climb up the Twitch ranks has been a journey since it first began in January of 2019, the streamer does have a few favorite moments.

 

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“A couple of exciting milestones along the way have been Trixie Mattel and TPAIN discovering the stream,” she happily noted. “They love joining in now and again to help repair the ice cream machines in Dead By Daylight.”

Going into 2021, Granny is definitely going to be one of the streamers to watch out for, especially if she continues to get noticed by some larger members of the community.