Ninja explains why he hasn’t streamed during Fortnite's The End event - Dexerto

Ninja explains why he hasn’t streamed during Fortnite’s The End event

Published: 14/Oct/2019 4:00 Updated: 14/Oct/2019 4:52

by Isaac McIntyre


Fortnite’s massive The End event, despite the planned outage being one of the biggest moments in the game’s history.

In one of the biggest moves Fortnite has ever seen, Epic Games made the bold call to literally wipe the battle royale’s map from existence to close out Season 10, before taking the game offline and going dark on social media.

The storyline is expected to lead into the leaked Chapter 2 coming sometime this month, and has left millions of players and hundreds of big-name streamers starring at a livestream of a black hole. All, that is, except one of Fortnite’s biggest name.

Epic GamesFortnite has been replaced by a mysterious black hole following ‘The End’.

Ninja’s conspicuous absence from the Fortnite hysteria left many wondering if Epic had provided the Mixer megastar with a little tipoff ahead of time, potentially so save him joining the rest of the Fortnite community in some black hole-gazing.

According to Blevins, however, there’s not some grand conspiracy surrounding his two-day planned disappearance from streaming. Instead, the superstar streamer revealed, it was simply poor — or rather incredibly lucky — timing around a trip to Green Bay.

Epic GamesNinja has been missing as Epic and the community say goodbye to Season 10.

“Lots of people are wondering why I’m not streaming today, why I’m not streaming tomorrow, that there’s this rigged conspiracy that I know what’s going on,” he explained on social media.

“I don’t, I don’t. It was incredibly all unplanned, and I’m actually super lucky. I’m taking my brother-in-law and my in-laws to the Lions vs Packers game, sweet tickets, private jet out, and field access, just to show some love to my family.

“That is why I’m not live, that is why I’m not streaming today or tomorrow, so thank the Fortnite gods on that one!” he added with a laugh and a gesture to the heavens.

While Ninja may be preparing to watch some NFL action on Monday evening, he did take some time to potentially tease when Epic will be bringing Fortnite back online.

The streamer promised to drop a tiny slice of information for the battle royale fans if one of his Twitter posts hit more than 250,000 likes. In an testament to how ravenous Fortnite fans are for any kind of news right now, the post took less than 60 minutes to hit the milestone.

A man of his word, Ninja released a short clip with a single spoken word: “Tacos.”

Hundreds took to the comments to immediately offer up their prediction for what it meant, with many believing Ninja’s cryptic comment was referring to the popular custom ‘Taco Tuesday,’ meaning the battle royale could return on October 15.

Just to add to the confusion, however, Ninja quickly followed up the ‘tacos hint’ with another message that threw Fortnite fans into further confusion.

“Or is it Minecraft Monday??? I don’t remember honestly. GOODNIGHT TWITTER MUAH MUAH. Ps: I love Fortnite,” he wrote, along with an embedded GIF of the notorious moment he danced in front of a New Year’s Eve crowd that wasn’t interested in playing along.

Whether or not Blevins’ hints are true, it’s certainly helping build the hype that Epic would have been hoping for around the end of Season 10, and beginning of Season 11/Chapter 2. 

Unfortunately for most fans, they don’t have a Lions-Packers game to pass the time, and may be stuck watching the black hole for a few hours longer at least.


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

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:17

by Virginia Glaze


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.