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Nikita Dragun responds to “fake” screenshots of old racist Tweets

Published: 31/Jul/2020 23:23

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and model Nikita Dragun has come under fire for racist Tweets she allegedly made in 2012 — but the influencer is hitting back at the “fake” accusations against her.

Nikita Dragun is a popular personality in YouTube’s makeup and beauty scene, likewise boasting a substantial following on Instagram, and is best known for documenting her transition for fans starting in 2014.

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Despite her status as a social media superstar and an advocate for trans rights, Dragun has come under fire for multiple infractions as of late, including Tweets that surfaced in late July that sported racist comments.

Nikita’s purported Tweets included both racist remarks and even comments appearing to advocate for “child abuse,” causing many fans speaking out against the posts, which were purportedly published in 2012.

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“Imagine being Black?” one Tweet read. “I could never.”

“We’ve all met a child that makes us realize ‘child abuse’ began for a reason,” said another.

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However, Dragun has firmly denied the claims that she ever made the Tweets, posting in an Instagram story, “These Tweets are faker than my a**.”

Nikita Dragun denies having published racist Tweets.
Anna Oop. YouTube / Nikita Dragun, Instagram
YouTuber Nikita Dragun was quick to deny having published the faked Tweets circling the net.

While Dragun has debunked the shocking claims concerning the fake Tweets, this isn’t the only matter the influencer has faced backlash for as of late; she has likewise faced criticism from viewers after throwing multiple parties for other social media stars, including a 22nd birthday bash in honor of TikToker ‘Larray.’

The party came under scrutiny last week, which saw the attendance of names like Hype House co-founder Thomas Petrou, beauty guru James Charles and even TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio.

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Nikita Dragun responds to backlash after organizing a party at the Hype House.
Anna Oop, YouTube / Nikita Dragun, Instagram
Nikita Dragun has also addressed backlash over organizing a party at the Hype House.

While Larray apologized for the gathering via Twitter, Dragun has yet to reply to the backlash — although in response to a subsequent party at the Hype House, clarified that she’d only partied with members of the group who were already living there.

Despite the current outrage surrounding Nikita Dragun, the star has clarified that the shocking screenshots circling the net are fake — a similar scenario that happened to James Charles last year.

Cars

Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
Instagram: @hre_wheels
Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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