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Logan Paul facing legal trouble for his ‘No Handlebars’ parody song

Published: 18/May/2019 0:31 Updated: 18/May/2019 0:38

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber Logan Paul is no stranger to controversy, following his infamous vlog in Japan’s Aokigahara ‘Suicide Forest’ in 2017 – but this time, he’s in hot water for alleged copyright infringement.

Musical group ‘Flobots’ has issued a lawsuit against Paul for parodying their 2007 song ‘Handlebars,’ calling the lyrics of Paul’s rendition “nearly identical for four successive bars.”

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That’s not all; the group likewise argues that Paul directly copied the song’s trumpet riff and melody, and hope to gain an injunction against the YouTuber – as well as the profits he made from the song, which could be worth a pretty penny, if Forbes’ 2017 estimates of his earnings prove correct.

In fact, the Flobots were so heated over Paul’s parody that they dropped a diss track on the YouTuber in December of 2017, where they called his cover a “stupid white rap,” and even appeared to find his lyrics misogynistic.

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When questioned by TMZ about the diss track, Paul admitted that he didn’t know who they were, and claimed that his song was “never meant to be misogynistic.”

Paul has since deleted his parody video, ‘No HandleBars,’ in light of the Flobots’ lawsuit (although copies of the video still exist across the internet).

This wouldn’t be the first time Paul has been faced with a lawsuit, either; in fact, the YouTuber is reportedly being sued by Flat Earther Mike ‘Mad Mike’ Hughes, who took issue with his “mockumentary” of the Flat Earth International Conference in November 2018.

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“…He used my image and I never signed a release,” Hughes said of Paul’s documentary. “I was never told what this thing was for. In fact, when he interviewed me, I didn’t know who the guy was. …After this movie comes out, you find out he staged half of it.”

Conor McCormick TwitterLogan Paul’s appearance at the 2018 International Flat Earth Conference in Denver, Colorado stirred up ample controversy – and now, Paul is being sued by a flat earther from the convention, who says he was duped into an interview after thinking Paul was filming for a documentary.
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However, little brother Jake Paul is better known for getting into legal trouble, having been sued by multiple homeowners for trashing rental properties during weekend getaways – as seen in his treatment of a $10 million mansion in Aspen, Colorado during his 21st birthday bash.

That isn’t the only fiasco the youngster has gotten in hot water for, either; Paul was likewise sued for “unlawful imprisonment,” after his security detained a concerned neighbor, think he was a trespasser – an action the defendant says was “racially motivated.”

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Noel Miller reveals engagement to girlfriend Aleena and sends fans wild

Published: 13/Oct/2020 15:47

by Alice Hearing

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People are over-the-moon after popular YouTuber Noel Miller has gotten engaged to his long-term girlfriend Aleena.

Noel Miller is a former vine star and YouTuber with more than 2 million subscribers. He is a part of the rap group Tiny Meat Gang alongside Cody Ko. He and Cody Ko were also known for their YouTube series “That’s Cringe.”

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Noel revealed the amazing news on Instagram with a post of the stunning engagement ring, writing: “My love and support since day one. I’ve been waiting a long time for this.”

Aleena also shared the same picture of her cupping Noel’s face to show off the ring with the caption “Worth the wait, I love you.”

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Noel and Aleen have been dating since 2014

Fellow YouTube and internet stars expressed their excitement for the pair in the comments with Kurtis Conner, Danny Gonzalez, and Trevor Wallace all adding their congratulations.

It’s safe to say that their fans are also ecstatic about the news, with several tweets about the couple going viral.. One person tweeted: “THIS IS THE ONLY THING I WILL EVER TALK ABOUT IT ALEENA AND NOEL ARE GETTING MARRIED I AM SOBBING.”

Another person tweeted: “Noel and Aleena deserve the world.”

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One fan even posted: “Noel and Aleena are the blueprint for true love, they support and love each other so f***ing much and they’re always in each other’s corner and they always said they didn’t care if they got married or not but Noel wanted to show her how much he loves her and he did it.”

The loved-up couple has been together for at least six years, with Aleena first appearing on Noel’s Instagram in 2014.

Aleena herself is also popular on social media after becoming associated with Noel and has amassed more than 100,000 followers on Instagram.

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