What’s Brewing? Week’s biggest drama: Charli D’Amelio reveals eating disorder, Ninja returns to Twitch & more - Dexerto
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What’s Brewing? Week’s biggest drama: Charli D’Amelio reveals eating disorder, Ninja returns to Twitch & more

Published: 12/Sep/2020 22:18

by Virginia Glaze

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One of TikTok’s biggest personalities has revealed a major secret about herself, Ninja is returning to Twitch, and Logan Paul is getting heat for collaborating with rapper 6ix9ine… this week has been a doozy on all sides, and we’ve got all the tea you need to stay updated on the drama.

So… what’s brewing?

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Charli D’Amelio reveals her eating disorder

Charli D'Amelio reveals her eating disorder.
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Charli D’Amelio revealed that she suffers from an eating disorder in a September 10 apology post.

Who’s involved? 16-year-old Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most popular content creator, boasting over 85 million followers on the app and a slew of fans on other social media sites due to her viral dancing videos.

What’s the tea? Despite her popularity and bubbly attitude, Charli has been the target for internet trolls for quite some time, and the latest outrage sparked after an Instagram tea page shared an older video of the star. The video in question showed Charli lipsyncing to Beach Bunny’s ‘Prom Queen,’ which included a lyric that said, “Count your calories.”

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Needless to say, Chari’s comments were soon filled with critics piling on the young TikToker for apparently promoting disordered eating to her millions of fans — but Charli’s forthcoming response revealed a secret she hadn’t revealed to anyone.

How did Charli respond? In her apology post, Charli admitted that she suffers from an eating disorder, and has had a difficult time opening up about the issue even to her own family.

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Charli D'Amelio's apology post reacting to backlash over an older TikTok.
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In her apology post, Charli revealed that she suffers from an eating disorder, shocking viewers.

“I’ve been afraid to share that I have an eating disorder, but ultimately, I hope that by sharing this, I can help someone else,” she wrote. “I know eating disorders are something that so many people are also battling behind closed doors.”

Thus far, fans have been showing ample support to the TikTok queen in wake of her soul-baring post that has many critics rethinking their social media crusades.

Read the whole story here.

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Ninja returns to Twitch after Mixer shutdown

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Ninja has returned to Twitch in a surprising move after Mixer’s unexpected shutdown.

Who’s involved? Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is one of the gaming world’s most popular personalities, best known for his massive growth on Twitch from 2017-2018 and his love of competitive Fortnite.

What’s the tea? While Ninja achieved massive success on Twitch, he and the platform had a bit of a falling out, and the star moved on to Mixer once the platform emerged as a competitor to his former home.

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However, nearly a year later, Mixer shut down and merged with Facebook Gaming in a move that left many streamers shocked and upset — but it looks like Ninja had a backup plan that no one anticipated.

Where is Ninja now? While Ninja broadcast his gameplay on YouTube for a short while, he hadn’t made any exclusive commitments with any platform for some time — that is, until September 10, when he announced that he’s making a comeback to Twitch, despite their previous bad blood.

While the gaming star received a hefty ~$30 million buyout from his now-defunct Mixer contract, it doesn’t look like he’s finished streaming anytime soon — and he’s back where it all began.

Read the whole story here.

Logan Paul gets heat for collabing with 6ix9ine

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Logan Paul’s faced some fire for inviting 6ix9ine onto the Impaulsive podcast.

Who’s involved? Logan Paul is one of YouTube’s most successful — and controversial — figures, having seemingly overcome his past scandals to host a successful podcast, where he found himself interviewing the one and only Tekashi 6ix9ine in September.

What’s the tea? 6ix9ine is a divisive figure in his own right, having been accused of multiple offenses that had him facing a 47-year jail sentence. However, after informing law enforcement about others involved in his racketeering charges, the rapper was released from custody — but is now the unintended posterboy for “snitching.”

Paul and ‘imPaulsive’ co-host Mike Majlak confronted 6ix9ine about these claims during their podcast episode, to which the star didn’t seem too fazed — but critics across the net are sounding off in disgust at his appearance on one of YouTube’s biggest shows.

Paul isn’t the only one facing backlash for featuring 6ix9ine on his channel, either; other creators, most notably TikTokers of the Hype House, are similarly dealing with backlash, and even fellow creators have made no bones about how they feel about the situation.

What’s your take on the 6ix9ine drama? Do you think these creators should have collaborated with him, or not?

Read the whole story here.

Pokimane makes her Twitch comeback after month-long hiatus

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Pokimane is making her return to Twitch after a month-long hiatus due to burnout.

Who’s involved? Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is another massive face on Twitch, boasting well over 5 million followers on the platform due to her humorous on-stream reactions and joint broadcasts with other content creators.

What’s the tea? Despite Imane’s largely positive and easygoing image, the star came under fire after YouTuber ‘LeafyisHere’ claimed that she had a secret boyfriend, somehow convincing a legion of internet trolls that they ought to feel justified in harassing her over the issue.

This, combined with creator burnout, caused Imane to take a step back from social media, which she announced in a Tweet in early August.

That’s not all; Pokimane even uploaded a lengthy apology video not long after, explaining why she keeps her relationships out of the public eye.

Despite the drama surrounding her on all sides, Imane announced her return to streaming on September 9 — and although she’s “nervous” about her comeback, fans can’t wait to see what she’s got in store after her lengthy break from the exhausting world of social media.

Read the whole story here.

Twitch streamers beg fans for help after being stalked

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Sweet Anita, XChocoBars and other top streamers are reaching out for help after being stalked without any help from law enforcement.

Who’s involved? Sweet Anita is a popular Twitch streamer, best known for her acute Tourette’s Syndrome and the hilarious antics that arise from it.

What’s the tea? While she may be a comedic broadcaster, she uploaded a YouTube video on September _ that was anything but funny. Anita has been vocal about her experiences with a long-term stalker for quite some time, and her YouTube video expanded upon it — as well as including similar accounts from other top streamers.

Anita interviewed names like XChocoBars, Kaceytron and even Destiny, who all opened up about the frightening instances they’d endured at the hands of obsessive stalkers. The harrowing interviews culminated in a Twitter hashtag, #stopstalking, in hopes that the streamers and their fans can raise awareness to police inaction regarding the matter.

Read the whole story here.


From severe internet stalking to some of Twitch’s top streamers making huge returns to the platform, this week has been chock full of surprising developments. What do you think of the outrage around Pokimane’s relationship status? Do you think the criticism against Charli D’Amelio was justified or not? Let us know on Twitter @DexertoTrending and comment what you think the biggest story of this week was!

Stay tuned to Dexerto for another round of What’s Brewing next week!

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Drake’s incredible $8 million car collection in pictures

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:30

by Kieran Bicknell

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Drake needs no introduction. As one of the biggest names in rap music across the globe, the star has amassed a net worth of over $150 million. Not only is his net worth insane, but so is his car collection.

Canadian musician Drake – real name Aubrey – is one of the best-known names in rap music. With a ridiculous number of awards to his name, he has become an almost permanent fixture on mainstream music charts. As you may imagine, his success had led to him building up quite the car collection.

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Reportedly, the total value of his current car collection is worth nearly eight-figures. With his continued success, it is likely that he will break this barrier within the next few years if all goes well.

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Drake’s car collection is the stuff of dream for even die-hard car collectors.

Drake’s insane car collection 2020

Drake is a big fan of British supercar makers McLaren, and has a number of their cars in his fleet. One of his personal favorites is his white McLaren 675LT. Costing upwards of $338,000 the 675LT is one of McLaren’s most ‘hardcore’ cars ever, with 666hp from its twin-turbo V8 engine.

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Drake Lamborghini Aventador
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His Lamborghini Aventador is a special edition LP 700-4 model.

Not one to go with ‘basic’ versions of cars, Drake purchased a limited-edition Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. With 700hp on tap, this Lambo will do 0-60 in under 3 seconds, and cost Drake a cool $400,000. Drake has also previously said the car “makes him feel like Christian Bale (in Batman)” when behind the wheel.

Swapping performance for all-out luxury, Drake owns one of the plushest cars money can buy – a Mercedes Pullman. Typically used by royal families and government officials, this high-class Merc is perfect for whisking Drake around in absolute luxury. It doesn’t come cheap, however, retailing at over $600k.

 

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Opting for a one-off car is a great way to ‘flex’ your wealth, and that’s exactly what Drake has done with his $700k+ Mansory Bushukan Phantom. Featuring a custom design, along with a solid gold OVO hood ornament in place of the RR ‘spirit of ecstasy’ the Phantom is perfect for ultra-plush travel.

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Drake’s incredible hypercar collection

In terms of hypercars, his collection is as crazy as you’d imagine. His Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir is one of only 12 in the world, and cost a whopping $2,000,000. Drake also has a LaFerrari in Yellow, which likely set him back around $1.5-$2 million.

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Drake’s Veyron Sang Noir is one of his rarest cars.

If you thought the Bugatti was wild, the crown of Drake’s collection will blow you away. He has reportedly bought one of the world’s first Devel Sixteen hypercars. With an alleged 5000hp from its 12.3l, V16 engine, it is one of the rarest cars in the world, costing $2,200,000.

Drake’s custom private jet

Of course, we can’t forget his custom Boeing 767 private jet, but that won’t fit in a garage, so we’ve excluded it from the list.

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All told, Drake’s car collection is currently sitting around the $8 million mark, if reports are to be believed. Who knows where it will sit in a few years time.