Rapper Danny Brown hijacks Rockstar's GTA stream with rude jokes - Dexerto

Rapper Danny Brown hijacks Rockstar’s GTA stream with rude jokes

Published: 1/Feb/2020 19:46

by Bill Cooney


American rappers Danny Brown and JPEGMAFIA sat down with Rockstar Games on Twitch to play through Grand Theft Auto Online’s new Diamond Casino Heist, and things didn’t go as anyone had planned.

GTA Online’s last major content update of 2019, the Diamond Casino Heist was introduced to players on December 5, 2019.

Brown is a known GTA Online player and fan, so having him and JPEG come to stream the newest Heist seemed like a win-win for Rockstar, until things eventually went off the rails.

The pair’s attempts at the heist repeatedly turned into a bloody mess, but their strategy was the last thing any of the viewers in chat were talking about once one of them started getting wild.

Brown made some very non-PC jokes, startling the Rockstar staff on hand and even JPEGMAFIA, who seemed taken back by his comments at a few points.

He reminded them that it was their choice to bring him on, and they should have known what they were getting into with him on the stream.

Although he definitely seemed to be more comfortable and experienced in GTA Online than JPEGMAFIA, Brown wasn’t able to lead his team to the end of the new heist.

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Danny and JPEG ran out of lives and didn’t manage to finish before their streaming time ran out, but things were definitely headed into dangerous territory for an official Rockstar stream.

Viewers in chat definitely thought things were cut short, and both performers seemed ready to continue trying, but whether or not Rockstar actually cut the stream short is impossible to prove or disprove.

Even though it was certainly an entertaining stream, it’s unknown whether or not the devs will invite Brown back for another anytime soon.


Fans rally as Sykkuno, Dream, and more are snubbed by Twitter Verified

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:44

by Georgina Smith


On December 2, Twitter rolled out a huge mass verification, where many accounts of top gamers, streaming personalities and more were finally verified after a rather long wait. But some fans were left frustrated when Twitter seemed to gloss over popular creators like Sykkuno, Dream, and CallMeCarson.

Verification on Twitter is often regarded as a huge achievement for rising creators. That little blue tick is generally a marker that someone is making it big, leading to frequent campaigns led by fans for their favorite creators to be granted verified status.

Twitter decided to grant several wishes all at once on December 2 when they verified a huge number of accounts in one go. One such account was that of Corpse Husband, a YouTuber who has been on the platform for a few years, but experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity this year following the Among Us hype.

Corpse husband in interview
AnthonyPadilla, YouTube
Corpse Husband is a wildly popular YouTuber who skyrocketed to fame for his Among Us content, although he also narrates True Horror stories and creates music.

But not everyone was celebrating, as among the chaos of fans and creators rejoicing at their new-found verification, some big names were left behind.

Popular streamer Sykkuno trended on the site with the hashtag ‘VerifySykkuno’ as fans vented their frustration about the snub. “Do it, he deserves it,” one fan wrote.

Screenshot showing VerifySykkuno trending on Twitter

Fellow streamer Valkyrae tweeted a message in support of the internet campaign, which Sykkuno even retweeted from his account.

Other popular creators that found themselves snubbed by the Twitter Verified account included Minecraft YouTuber Dream, and comedy YouTuber CallMeCarson, who each tweeted their own tongue-in-cheek messages calling out Twitter.

Amid the disarray, instead of verifying YouTuber Karl Jacobs’ account, they accidentally verified the wrong Karl Jacobs with just 200 followers, leading to an onslaught of replies from fellow creators finding the bizarre situation hilarious, including Mr Beast.

While this was one of the biggest verification sprees recently, there is no doubt that another one will be right around the corner.

Fans of the huge creators who were snubbed this time around may be in for a slightly longer wait, but with creators like Corpse Husband getting that coveted blue tick, people are getting their hopes up for the next line of verified creators.