Shroud stunned as Twitch blocks raid for having too many viewers

Published: 11/Jan/2021 16:43

by Jacob Hale


Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek is one of the biggest streamers on Twitch — in fact, he’s so popular that the platform appears to be stopping him from spreading the wealth to other, smaller streamers.

After a brief stint on rival streaming platform Mixer, which ceased operations in July 2020 and saw shroud and fellow star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins head back to Twitch, shroud has been one of the biggest names in streaming for a while.

He is an incredibly talented FPS player, and his raw ability often brings in tens of thousands of viewers, if not more, to his streams.

That said, he likes to sometimes host other channels to help others get more viewers and assist in their Twitch careers — but Twitch literally stopped him from doing so during this livestream.

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Shroud is one of the biggest names on Twitch.

While chatting with his viewers, shroud was checking out some other streamers and attempted to raid them and send his viewers over, showing some support — but Twitch had other ideas.

After trying to send his viewers over, and the process didn’t work, shroud read out a message saying “Sorry, you have more viewers than the maximum currently supported by raids right now.”

Needless to say, shroud himself was a little bit perplexed that this was even a thing. “I can’t raid anybody, so you guys can go to either of these people,” he said. “I guess I’m just too famous. Suffering from success, you know… story of my life.”

While shroud joked about suffering from his success, this isn’t something you’re likely to see very often. Shroud had almost 89,000 viewers at the time, which is a number many aspiring streamers could only dream of, so to have that many people drop in would be absolutely insane.

Unfortunately, Twitch stopped it from happening this time, but they might want to check that issues like these don’t occur in the future. As we all know, raids are brilliant for streamers and viewers alike, so it would be a shame to see these stifled any more.


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.