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Nessa Barrett hits back at fans accusing her of copying Madison Beer

Published: 28/Jul/2020 13:35

by Connor Bennett

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TikTok star Nessa Barrett has hit back at claims that she copied Madison Beer’s ‘Selfish’ music video with one of her recent Instagram posts.

As TikTok has boomed in popularity and hit the mainstream, it has created a wide-ranging number of new social media stars. Some have branched out from TikTok to YouTube while others are all about Twitter and Instagram instead. 

In recent days, Nessa Barrett – who has close to ten million followers on TikTok – has come under fire from fans of Madison Beer for apparently copying her ‘Selfish’ music video but taking pictures of herself sitting under the backdrop of rain.

While the TikTok star had remained quiet on the matter, she has now responded with a few different comments on her Instagram. 

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Nessa Barrett has gained popularity through TikTok.

Instead of replying to different individual comments, Barrett just dropped a general comment under her post on July 27 noting that she isn’t “copying anyone” with the theme of her photo.

“Hi! Rain has been used so many times before not just by one person,” the TikTok star commented on her post. “No, I’m not copying anyone. It’s a total different vibe. Please stop comparing me. I’m myself and only myself.”

That wasn’t her only response on the matter, however, as Nessa also dropped an Instagram story about the comments with a similar message. 

“Hi babes! Pls [please] stop comparing me to other people,” she said. “I’m myself and will also be myself.”

While the TikTok star will, no doubt, want the matter to be closed, she can’t stop people making comparisons because that’s always going to happen in one way or another. 

She could restrict comments on her Instagram posts like other people do themselves, but that would also take away the supportive responses that she gets. So, we’ll just have to see what happens later down the line.

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Jake Paul and Ben Askren exchange heated texts ahead of fight

Published: 25/Feb/2021 4:08 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 4:29

by Andrew Amos

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YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC star Ben Askren are set to take to the boxing ring on April 17, but they’re already in a war of words ahead of the bout.

It’s no Conor McGregor, but Jake Paul is going big for his next boxing bout.

After taking down Nate Robinson with relative ease, the YouTube star turned hopeful boxer will take to the ring against Ben Askren on April 17.

However, in the lead up to the fight, the two have already thrown punches over text.

Ben Askren leaked DMs between the two on February 24, claiming “this next generation has some really bad role models.”

 

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“Hey Jake seriously were you even trying against Ben [Darmstadt]? That was pathetic. Hope you try a little bit harder in our fight,” the former UFC fighter opened with in the exchange.

“Hiya bubba! So good to hear from you! I know Masvidal gave you brain damage so I’m guessing you meant to ask if I was even trying against Nate,” Paul replied.

“We’re going to get you through this fight nice and fast so you can retire after.”

Askren clarified that he was talking about Ben Darmstadt, before Jake Paul went on a tangent, asking his opponents if he’s ever taken drugs, saying he needs “help taking his edge off.”

 

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While Askren ignored most of Paul’s questions, he had the final jab ahead of the bout.

“You gave up here like you’re going to give up in our fight. You don’t have the heart. Please don’t back out of our fight.”

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren is locked in for April 17, and is set to be one of the biggest PPV fights in history.