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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio reveals how she handles online hate

Published: 26/Mar/2020 0:00

by Virginia Glaze

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Charli D’Amelio is one of the net’s fastest-rising stars, reaching the number one spot on TikTok at just fifteen years old — but online fame can have some serious downsides.

Despite becoming TikTok’s most popular content creator with over 41.4 million followers, having such a massive audience also means being placed under intense scrutiny by critics and trolls.

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Although she’s seen huge success on all social media platforms, the star opened up about the huge amount of hate she’s received online when a fan asked her about the issue, shortly after she took TikTok’s top spot on March 25.

Charli D'Amelio, Instagram
TikTok star Charli D’Amelio isn’t immune to trolls and haters, despite rising to the number one spot on the video platform.

According to D’Amelio, the hate she’s received since becoming internet famous caused her to lose all self-esteem, and even made her cry when she’d try to dance for a video.

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“Honestly, it hurts really bad,” she admitted. “I lost all of my confidence in myself. I didn’t want to look in the mirror and I would cry when i started dancing, because everyone was telling me how horrible I was. But I realized dance is my safe place — no one can take that from me.”

Luckily, the TikTok sensation has found a way to overcome negative attention online, claiming that she’s able to focus on her life outside of content creation without allowing critics’ opinions to control her emotions.

“It still hurts really bad when I see people saying mean things to me or about me, but I feel like I have gotten better, and focusing on other parts of my life instead of letting what other people say control me.”

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This isn’t the first time D’Amelio has opened up about such matters, either; the star revealed the shocking hate she’s received from fans in-person, and even admitted that old acquaintances have accused her of dropping them after becoming famous.

“Some people will try and go live and try to talk bad about me,” she claimed. “Try to make me look like a person I’m not, in a bad way. It’s weird seeing how people switch up. Or people will say, ‘You cut me off, you stopped talking to me.’ We haven’t been friends for four years!”

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In spite of the trolls and haters, D’Amelio continues to see success — and there’s no telling where her career will take her, next.

Cars

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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