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MrBeast teases exclusive membership club to raise money for bigger videos

Published: 13/Jan/2021 19:06

by Michael Gwilliam

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YouTube sensation MrBeast could be starting a new exclusive membership club to help fund even more insane videos and even MKBHD is interested.

Mr Beast is one of YouTube’s top stars, with over 50 million subscribers. With video topics ranging from massive giveaways to elaborate feats such as putting 1,000,000 Christmas lights on a house, it’s easy to see why he’s so popular.

Now, the entertainer is teasing a new membership club to raise money for bigger projects, and the response has been positive so far.

“I’ve been brainstorming how I can make extra money to do bigger videos,” MrBeast said on his extra Twitter account. “Thoughts on me doing a membership club with exclusive content?”

According to the YouTuber, this club could feature exclusive content like podcasts and occasional random videos just for subscribers.

The cost to join the club would be $10 a month, with all of the revenue going towards his bigger videos.

Fellow content creator Marques ‘MKBHD’ Brownlee seemed very interested in the idea, replying to the hypothetical club pitch saying: “You should definitely do a podcast just talking YouTube and the social video game we all play.”

He then went on to invite MrBeast on his own podcast, with the YouTuber quickly accepting the invitation.

Patreon co-founder and CEO Jack Conte even chimed in with his own thoughts. “So if you use Patreon’s membership, what if we got you some Patreon stock that you could GIVE AWAY in your announcement vid?”

“Instead of cash, give out some equity in Patreon… just sayin’,” he added, though MrBeast has yet to respond publicly to the offer.

Aside from those two big names, fans themselves were a bit more divided. While some seemed down to spend $10 a month to join the club, others felt the price was a little too high.

“I wouldn’t pay for it personally, there’s so much good free stuff out there already and the limited amount of entertainment I watch,” one fan remarked.

In any case, it will be cool to see what MrBeast ends up actually doing and if this club ends up getting off the ground sometime in 2021.

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James Charles sparks heated beef with rapper Asian Doll over makeup artist fees

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:17

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and makeup mogul James Charles has started some unexpected beef with rapper Asian Doll after she made a divisive tweet over the price some makeup artists charge for their work.

James Charles is known for getting into the occasional Twitter spat with high-profile celebrities; in August 2020, the YouTuber called out music artist Alicia Keys for her then-unreleased skincare line, which he mistakenly interpreted as another celebrity cash-grab in the makeup biz. (This was not the case.)

Now, it seems that Charles has struck up a feud with none other than Dallas-based rapper Asian Doll — the first female rapper to be signed to Gucci Mane’s very own record label, 1017 Eskimo Records.

It all started over a post Asian Doll made on January 15, where she took issue with makeup artists charging hefty fees for their services.

 

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“If you charge over $150 to do a face of makeup, you can go to hell, respectfully,” she wrote.

Charles was quick to clap back: “What a stupid tweet. One foundation can cost $50, artists have to buy EVERY SHADE for their kit, & thats just the first step…Either pay an artist’s rate for their time & skill, do it yourself, OR get it done at a counter and risk looking busted.”

It seems that Charles’ reply has sparked an avalanche of backlash against him from Asian Doll’s fans, with many accusing him of overstepping his bounds.

Charles has apparently messed with the wrong rapper, as Asian Doll was also quick to fire shots at the beauty guru in a series of additional tweets.

“What a dumb a** to be in my business replying to something that has absolutely nothing to do with you. I’m having a debate about HOOD PRICES baby, stay over there in HOLLYWOOD where they having you looking GHOST,” she wrote — most likely referring to the infamous photo of James Charles wearing foundation several shades lighter than his natural skin tone.

“Literally stop robbing the poor,” the rapper added in a now-deleted reply. “All I’m saying is people shouldn’t have to pay over $150 for a face, DATS IT!”

It seems that Asian Doll’s post has stirred up quite the debate regarding the value and pricing of makeup artists’ time and work in her comments section — but James’ involvement in the conversation has sparked another kind of conversation, altogether.