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Pokimane shares crazy story about confronting brother’s childhood bully

Published: 3/Feb/2020 17:28

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys retold a hilarious story from her childhood on episode six of the OfflineTV podcast, and explained why she cornered her brother’s bully.

If you were ever bullied as a child, you’ll understand how horrible it feels to be the victim of another person’s harassment, and how lonely it can be when dealing with it.

Luckily for Pokimane’s brother, he had his sister in his corner to help him confront his aggressor, as told in a comical tale during the February 2 upload of the OfflineTV podcast.

Pokimane posing for Instagram selfie
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The streaming star grew up in Morocco and then immigrated to Canada before moving to the USA.

Pokimane confronts bully

During a portion of the episode where the cast were talking about growing up with brothers and sisters, the 23-year-old remembered something from her own childhood. “One of my earliest memories with my brother was when we were in Morocco,” she began. “I was in Morocco until I was four, and I don’t know why but I was angel until one years old, devil until four, and then angel when I moved to Canada, don’t know why.”

“During that time, we were like in an apartment or something, and my brother came home crying, and we’re like “what happened?!” and like, apparently some kid hit him downstairs in the play area!” she continued.

The Twitch personality then hilarious revealed how little four-year-old Pokimane went and squared up to the bully. “So me being like f**king four, I don’t know, I walked downstairs, I go up to this dude, I tap him on the shoulder and I’m like “Did you hit my brother?!” and he goes “Yeah!” and I just smacked him!” she laughed.

(Timestamp 38:12 for mobile viewers.)

Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan exclaimed “Hooooly s**t!” upon hearing the tale while the rest of the OfflineTV crew erupted into roars of laughter. “I just frickin’ yeeted him!” the Moroccan-Canadian giggled as she motioned a slap with her arm.

“Didn’t something similar also happen with a girl? Didn’t you hit a girl as well?” Fed asked. “Listen, yeah, okay, in grade nine, but she kept hitting me!” she replied. “It was in class, it was so weird!”

“I was like stop it, and she didn’t stop, and I was like BOOM!” she continued, as she made another arm motion to replicate the punch. “Did she stop after that?” Lily ‘LilyPichu’ Ki asked. “Ohhh, yeah!” Poki responded. “That’s what I’m saying!”

While Pokimane claims she was a devilish child up until the age of four, she grew up to become a popular face on Twitch and becoming the most successful female on the platform.

At the time of writing, she boasts over 3.8 million followers on the Amazon-owned service, as well as millions across her Twitter, Instagram, and other social media accounts.


Stormzy drops ‘Rainfall’ music video in Watch Dogs, and it actually slaps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 2:14

by Isaac McIntyre


Stormzy has officially made his Watch Dogs Legion debut with the release of his ‘Rainfall’ music video, which was filmed entirely inside Ubisoft’s upcoming trilogy sequel and if we’re being honest, the whole thing is kind of awesome.

Every day another celebrity seems to find their way into the digital world. This year, Ninja and Aussie Twitch streamer Loserfruit were both added to Fortnite. Then, just last month, Dr Disrespect had a unique variant skin and themed ‘Arena’ map he designed released in Rogue Company.

Now it’s British grime rapper Stormzy’s turn, in Watch Dogs: Legion.

The rapper, 27, released a music video for his new single “Rainfall” on Thursday, Oct. 22, with a bit of a twist ⁠— the entire clip was filmed in Ubisoft’s upcoming sequel.

A digital Stormzy first appeared in a virtual studio, singing his new single. The scenery soon changed, however, and he was transported ⁠— all in-game ⁠— to the rooftops of London, where the new Watch Dogs sequel will mainly be taking place.

Here’s the new music video, featuring Tiana Major9, in all its glory.

This isn’t the only time Stormzy will be appearing in Watch Dogs Legion either. When the full Legion title drops on Oct. 29, players will get the chance to team-up with the grime rapper, or at least a virtual version of him, for an exclusive side-quest.

The mission, “Fall on My Enemies,” is a reference to Stomrzy’s lyrics in ‘Rainfall.’ 

When accepted, players will be tasked with “protecting the broadcast of the music video across the entire city.” Ubisoft has yet to confirm how long the mission will be, or whether it has any major bearing on the main Watch Dogs storyline.

Stormzy first revealed his collaboration back in September. He said, “You lot are about to have your minds blown. What [Ubisoft] have done in terms of recreating London is one of the most insane, epic, incredible things I’ve ever seen.”

Stormzy 'filmed' his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.
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Stormzy ‘filmed’ his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.

The Watch Dogs devs said they were “thrilled” to have Stormzy onboard. “His music and what he speaks to as an artist is extremely relevant for our London setting, and for the larger themes of our game. He lit up the room… it was a career highlight for us to get to work with him.”

Ubisoft has confirmed the exclusive Stormzy Rainfall mission will be available from day one in Watch Dogs Legion, and will require no additional DLC patches to play.

The Watch Dogs trilogy sequel will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on Thursday, October 29. The title will also be ported to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 when the next-gen consoles are released in late 2020.