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Popular YouTuber MatPat exposes $1.7 million Defy Media scandal

Published: 27/Jan/2019 21:23

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber Matthew ‘MatPat’ Patrick uploaded a video on January 24 exposing Smosh owners and MCN Defy Media, claiming that the company stole $1.7 million from its YouTubers.

Defy Media closed its doors without warning in early November of 2018, laying off employees and leaving a number of YouTubers without a leg to stand on.

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Many of these YouTubers felt that they had been taken advantage of, with some claiming that their checks had been withheld to settle Defy’s debt before shutting down.

MatPat backed up these claims in a recent video, alleging that Defy had stolen a collective $1.7 million from its YouTubers – and that he had been swindled by an executive just after the birth of his son, Oliver.

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“In my case, [money] was taken by someone who I thought I knew,” MatPat stated. “Someone who, only weeks after giving birth to Oliver, hopped on the phone with Stephanie and I and lied directly to our faces knowing full well that he intended to take our money.”

MatPat went on to claim that Defy pocketed pay from its YouTubers to pad their accounts in an attempt to woo investors, after asking to withhold a month’s worth of profit from adsense.

“We found out later… that they kept the money to make their books look better for the investors,” MatPat continued.

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Since their shutdown, Defy have been hit with a number of lawsuits from partnered companies and workers alike – with some asking for $100,000 and more in restitution.

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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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