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What’s Brewing? Week’s biggest drama: Dr Disrespect returns, Jake Paul’s home raided by FBI, more

Published: 8/Aug/2020 20:12

by Virginia Glaze

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This week has been another bombshell for internet drama. From streaming star Dr Disrespect finally making his return on YouTube, to PewDiePie stirring up speculation with his leaked Spotify playlist, there’s a ton to catch up on — and we’ve got all the tea you need to stay up to date.

So… what’s brewing?

Dr Disrespect returns to streaming on YouTube

Dr Disrespect looks into the camera.
Twitch: Dr Disrespect
Streaming sensation Dr Disrespect surprised everyone by broadcasting on YouTube in his huge return to the internet.

Who’s involved? For those not in the loop, Dr Disrespect — real name Guy Beahm — is a massive name in the online streaming world, standing as one of the most popular broadcasters of all time thanks to his insane production quality and humorous persona.

What’s the tea? Dr Disrespect shocked the net after Twitch permanently banned him from their platform in July — an instance that the Doc later revealed he had no explanation for.

With one of Twitch’s top streamers permanently barred from broadcasting on the site, fans and critics alike waited with bated breath to find out what was next for the star — and now, it seems that he’s making his comeback in a surprising way.

Where is the Doc streaming now? Dr Disrespect went live in an unexpected Instagram broadcast on August 6, which led to another impromptu stream on YouTube. The Doc’s stream was full of humorous quips at his exile from Twitch as well as his fellow streamers, and he later revealed that he’d be streaming on YouTube the very next day.

While the Two-Time champ has not made any exclusive deals with any platform so far, it seems that he will be taking to YouTube as his primary streaming platform for the foreseeable future, and has already raked in a seriously impressive amount of views in his cryptic comeback broadcast.

Read the whole story here.

Jake Paul’s home raided by the FBI

Jake Paul talks to the camera
Jake Paul, YouTube
Jake Paul shocked the net after his Calabasas mansion was raided by the FBI on August 5.

Who’s involved? Jake Paul is one of YouTube’s more divisive personalities, having been involved in a slew of scandals from accusations of scamming his young fans to even being involved in an Arizona looting.

What’s the tea? Despite his controversial history, the entire net was shocked to find that the Team 10 founder’s Calabasas mansion was raided by none other than the FBI on August 5, with agents confiscating a “small militia’s” worth of guns from the residence.

While no arrests have been made in wake of the raid, reports have confirmed that the search is involved with Paul’s appearance at the Arizona looting a month prior — but some fans feel it could likewise be connected to his manager (of sorts), Izadi Armani, whose famed Graffiti Mansion was likewise raided.

Read the whole story here.

PewDiePie’s Spotify playlist stirs up controversy

PewDiePie talks to the camera beside the Spotify logo.
YouTube: PewDiePie / Spotify
PewDiePie came under scrutiny after a leaked screenshot of his private Spotify playlist leaked online.

Who’s involved? While YouTube is home to a plethora of famous personalities, none boasts such a massive presence as PewDiePie, the site’s most-subscribed independent creator. Garnering over 100 million subs, PewDiePie is as controversial as he is famous — and it seems like the internet can’t get enough of bringing up his divisive past.

What’s the tea? On August 4, screenshots surfaced of PewDiePie’s private Spotify playlist, which featured such hyperpop artists as Kero Kero Bonito, Rina Sawayama and even rapper Rico Nasty. Many of the artists in Pewds’ playlist identify as LGBTQIA+ — and while it’s certainly a diverse lineup, quite a few critics were pressed at his music picks.

Some fans urged PewDiePie to stop listening to their music, claiming that he’s previously held anti-LGBTQ+ opinions, while others argued that the YouTuber was allowed to listen to whatever he wants — but the tables quickly turned after the artists themselves got involved.

American electronic artist ‘Gupi’ reacted to the drama, writing in a pointed Tweet that they did not want PewDiePie to listen to their music and even asked that Spotify allow artists to block certain users.

Gupi Tweets about PewDiePie.
Twitter: gupimusic
Music artist gupi decried PewDiePie for listening to their music and asked that Spotify introduce a feature for artists to block certain users.

How did PewDiePie respond? The YouTuber reacted to the hullabaloo in an August _ video, where he sarcastically blasted the musicians’ responses to his playlist in a scathing reply. “But you literally went through what I listen to and then went “I don’t want you to listen to me!” Jeez, you sound like a baby a*s b**ch!”

Read the whole story here.

Pokimane announces an extended break from streaming

Pokimane talks to her viewers.
YouTube: Pokimane
Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys announced an unexpected hiatus from streaming.

Who’s involved? Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is another massively-famous Twitch streamer, standing as one of the site’s most popular female broadcasters due to her humorous reactions and interactions with fans.

What’s the tea? While Poki has been hinting at taking a break for some time, the star finally announced that she would be stepping back from both streaming and social media on August 5, revealing that she will be taking a month-long hiatus from the net.

This development follows controversy surrounding her choice to keep her love life online, with YouTuber ‘LeafyIsHere’ spreading rumors that she secretly has a boyfriend (although her own response to the drama was decidedly unbothered).

Although it’s unclear if Pokimane’s choice to take a break was influenced by Leafy’s video, fans are understanding of her decision and are anxiously awaiting her return. (Sorry simps — looks like Barack’s her man, now.)

Read the whole story here.

Ninja streams on Twitch for the first time since Mixer shutdown

Ninja broadcasts on Twitch.
Ninja / Twitch
Streaming star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins made a surprising return to Twitch in August, in spite of his past beef with the platform.

Who’s involved? Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is yet another massively popular streamer, having risen to fame on Twitch in association with Fortnite before heading over to the platform’s competitor, Mixer.

However, when Mixer announced its unexpected merge with Facebook Gaming in June, Blevins was just as beside himself as everyone else who’d made their home on the site — and while he streamed on YouTube following the shutdown, hadn’t made any long-term commitments with another platform.

What’s the tea? Instead, Ninja shocked the internet by returning to Twitch in a surprise broadcast on August 5, in spite of his former beef with the site (and their apparent deletion of his channel for a short while). Returning to his roots, Ninja went live with a game of Fortnite, leading fans to speculate about the specifics of his potential exclusivity with the site — although no such agreement has been filed.

Read the whole story here.

From top streamers making big comebacks to YouTubers stirring the evergreen pot of controversy, this week was chock full of drama, once again. Why do you think the FBI raided Jake Paul’s Team 10 mansion? Do you agree with the arguments surrounding PewDiePie’s Spotify playlist?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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#NateRobinsonChallenge goes viral following insane Jake Paul knockout

Published: 29/Nov/2020 20:03

by Charlotte Colombo

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Former NBA player Nate Robinson has found himself at the receiving end of an unfortunate meme on Twitter following his humiliating defeat by Jake Paul in a boxing match on 28 November.

To the shock of many onlookers during the highly-anticipated fight – which was on the undercard of the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. exhibition fight – Paul was able to KO Robinson after just two rounds in a brief but devastating defeat for the basketball player.

Although Robinson initially started the fight strong and energetic, it didn’t take long for Paul to overpower him. He downed Robinson within the first round before sensationally knocking him out with a powerful punch during Round 2.

As Robinson was floored by Paul’s killer punch, the internet reacted by creating the #NateRobinsonChallenge, which involves people taking pictures of themselves pretending to be knocked out.

The savage trend has spread to both Instagram and Twitter, so Robinson might want to stay away from the internet for a while…

Even Fox Sports couldn’t resist getting in on the latest internet craze, as they joked that NFL player Cam Newton was getting in on the challenge as he was warming up lying face down on the field.

Alongside this challenge, the internet also responded to Robinson’s knockout by immediately making him into a meme, taking inspiration from the likes of The Lion King, Minecraft, and Among Us.

Here’s a selection of some of the best memes so far:

 

Meanwhile, in an interview following the fight, Jake Paul revealed that after a short break from the ring, he has ambitions to take on some of the biggest fighters in the world.

“There’s a long list of opponents that I want,” Paul said. “Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out.”

Paul also claimed that he wanted to fight his own brother, Logan Paul, and Austin McBroom, the latter of whom he has recently been going back and forth in an online feud with.