Valkyrae hits out at “terrible” fans for shipping her with Dream

Published: 11/Feb/2021 19:43

by Dexerto


Massively popular YouTube streamer Valkyrae has hit out at fans for “shipping” her with fellow YouTuber Dream after a donator left a concerning message about the situation in Pokimane’s Twitch chat.

In 2020, 29-year-old Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter was awarded Content Creator of the Year, having amassed a jaw-dropping 23.6 million hours watched on her channel by fans — as well as an impressive growth of over 7,304%.

With this in mind, it comes as little surprise that Rae boasts a huge fanbase and often interacts with other content creators, but living in the internet limelight isn’t always sunshine and roses.

Between dealing with harassment from stalkers and combatting a severely toxic chat during Rust streams with other broadcasters, Rae has, unfortunately, seen the best and worst sides of online fame — but sometimes, certain situations can get weirder than others.

Valkyrae at her streaming setup.
YouTube: Valkyrae
Valkyrae was awarded Content Creator of the Year at the 2020 Game Awards.

During a February Valorant broadcast, fellow Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys alerted Valkyrae to an especially odd donation from a viewer that left her feeling completely grossed out.

“By the way, Rae, someone donated to me to tell you that your username is like, your ship name with Dream,” Poki explained, referencing the 21-year-old Minecraft YouTuber of the same name.

“That’s the worst thing I ever heard!” creator Michael Reeves chimed in.

Dream wears a mask
Instagram: @dreamwastaken
Dream is a hugely popular Minecraft YouTuber who has gone viral on social media multiple times thanks to his huge fanbase.

“No, it’s not!” Valkyrae objected before breaking out into shocked laugher. “That’s terrible! I’m almost thirty! Shut the f**k up! Are you kidding me? That’s a terrible, terrible thing to say!”

While this is far from the first time creators have been “shipped” with one another — meaning that fans will “pair” them together for a proposed romantic relationship — it seems that this suggestion sent Valkyrae over the edge due to their eight-year age difference.

“Okay, now donate to me and say the same thing!” Valkyrae joked.

The interaction, thus far, has prompted quite the conversation among fans as to how that idea ever came about, with many noting that Rae and Dream barely interact, at all. However, there’s no denying that Rae is not into the suggestion, whatsoever.


Jake Paul and Ben Askren exchange heated texts ahead of fight

Published: 25/Feb/2021 4:08 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 4:29

by Andrew Amos


YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC star Ben Askren are set to take to the boxing ring on April 17, but they’re already in a war of words ahead of the bout.

It’s no Conor McGregor, but Jake Paul is going big for his next boxing bout.

After taking down Nate Robinson with relative ease, the YouTube star turned hopeful boxer will take to the ring against Ben Askren on April 17.

However, in the lead up to the fight, the two have already thrown punches over text.

Ben Askren leaked DMs between the two on February 24, claiming “this next generation has some really bad role models.”


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“Hey Jake seriously were you even trying against Ben [Darmstadt]? That was pathetic. Hope you try a little bit harder in our fight,” the former UFC fighter opened with in the exchange.

“Hiya bubba! So good to hear from you! I know Masvidal gave you brain damage so I’m guessing you meant to ask if I was even trying against Nate,” Paul replied.

“We’re going to get you through this fight nice and fast so you can retire after.”

Askren clarified that he was talking about Ben Darmstadt, before Jake Paul went on a tangent, asking his opponents if he’s ever taken drugs, saying he needs “help taking his edge off.”


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While Askren ignored most of Paul’s questions, he had the final jab ahead of the bout.

“You gave up here like you’re going to give up in our fight. You don’t have the heart. Please don’t back out of our fight.”

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren is locked in for April 17, and is set to be one of the biggest PPV fights in history.