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Valkyrae explains why she’s “always paranoid” about streaming

Published: 28/Apr/2020 5:44 Updated: 28/Apr/2020 8:53

by Isaac McIntyre

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100 Thieves star Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter has opened up on why she feels like she’s “always paranoid” about streaming on Twitch, and more recently exclusively on YouTube, and how she often doesn’t feel safe online.

Internet culture is well and truly on the rise in the 21st century, and stars on Twitch, TikTok, and more are becoming celebrities in their own rights. One of those huge internet stars is newly-minted YouTube streamer Valkyrae.

According to the 28-year-old, however, there’s plenty of less than glamourous parts of her new-found fame. In particular, “death threats,” and always being “paranoid” about her safety constantly dogs her ever-growing streaming career.

Valkyrae has faced plenty of trials and tribulations in her ever-growing streaming career, including
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Valkyrae has faced plenty of trials and tribulations in her ever-growing streaming career, including “feeling unsafe” because of diehard fans.

Valkyrae admitted during a recent Q&A on YouTube that she often finds herself “worrying all the time about safety.” It’s one of the hardest parts of being a big-time streamer, she admitted, and it’s something the stars usually “try to ignore.”

“A lot of us on the internet, we get your stalkers, your f*ppers, and your horny teeny-beanies, you know? I worry about safety a lot of the time, and I’m always paranoid about my safety, especially being in the public space,” she said.

She added part of that fear comes from the fact you “never know who’s watching,” and the idea there are people out there who are “trying to get you.” Valkyrae also admitted she had gotten death threats before, which hasn’t helped.

For mobile readers, the related segment begins at 6:26 in the video below.

Her safety isn’t the only thing Valkyrae tipped as the “hardest part of streaming” either. As well as personal safety ⁠— which is of course of the utmost importance ⁠— she also included the “ever-worrying accountant stuff.”

“With streaming, you don’t get an hourly paid wage. It’s literally based off who decides to support you, who subs, who donates,” she said. “All that. That was really difficult for a long time. Luckily I don’t have to deal with that anymore.”

Valkyrae’s ability to throw off that side of streaming paranoia comes after she penned an exclusive deal with YouTube. Her defection deal is allegedly worth $1 million, which Hofstetter admits has “helped” alleviate some worries too.

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Jake Paul challenges Conor McGregor, Logan Paul & more after boxing win

Published: 29/Nov/2020 14:38

by Daniel Cleary

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Jake Paul has already set his sights on new boxing opponents such as Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis and even his brother Logan Paul, after his impressive second round K.O. victory over former NBA star Nate Robinson.

Following the highly anticipated Tyson vs Jones Jr boxing card on November 28, YouTube star Jake Paul came away from the night as one of the biggest winners after his win over Nate Robinson went viral.

The Calabasas-based content creator put on a strong performance in the co-main event with a knockout in the second round, moving to a 2-0 record as a professional boxer, and immediately began issuing challenges for his next bout.

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Conor McGregor was one of the fighters Jake Paul challenged to a boxing fight.

During the post-fight interview, Jake Paul revealed that he would soon be looking to take a step up in competition after his time off, even challenging some of the biggest MMA stars in the world.

He explained that he would be interested in taking on Conor McGregor, a two-division UFC champion, as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu star and undefeated Bellator fighter, Dillon Danis, who he has had an ongoing feud with.

“I’m taking this seriously,” Paul explained, predicting KO victories over both athletes, “There’s a long list of opponents that I want. Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out.”

While many viewers claimed it could be too soon for Jake to take on life-long fighters, he also shared a list of other content creators he’d like to meet in the ring, including his brother Logan Paul and YouTube rival KSI.

“There’s my brother, there’s KSI on the line, Austin McBroom.” he admitted, “I want to be in this sport a long time. I’m in love with it, so why not.”

KSI was quick to respond to the challenge, claiming that he was not impressed with Jake’s performance on the night, even though he had earned multiple knockdowns during the bout.

Whether he will get to fight any of these stars in the coming months remains unclear, but he has certainly generated a lot of hype around his name following his impressive win.