What’s Brewing? Week’s biggest drama: Jake Paul quits YouTube, Taio Cruz bullied off TikTok, more - Dexerto

What’s Brewing? Week’s biggest drama: Jake Paul quits YouTube, Taio Cruz bullied off TikTok, more

Published: 26/Sep/2020 23:28

by Virginia Glaze


This week has brought internet drama to the forefront: With none other than Taio Cruz quitting TikTok after being bullied off the platform to Griffin Johnson publishing a diss track against his ex-girlfriend Dixie D’Amelio, it seems that nothing is beyond the realm of possibility, and we’ve got all the info you need to stay updated on the tea.

So… What’s brewing?

Jake Paul quits his YouTube vlogs

jake paul looking at camera
Jake Paul, YouTube
YouTuber Jake Paul is apparently leaving his regular vlogs behind, claiming that he’d rather focus on boxing, instead.

Who’s involved? Jake Paul is a popular — if somewhat divisive — face on YouTube, having catapulted to fame on the platform for his ridiculous antics like setting his pool on fire and standing on top of a news van… as well as being investigated by the FBI.

What’s the tea? Despise the controversy surrounding the youngest Paul brother, he’s managed to find success in all manner of industries, with his songs playing on the radio and even snagging a professional boxing license.

However, it looks like the Team 10 founder is putting his days as a YouTuber behind him, claiming that he’s going to focus on his boxing and musical careers, instead.

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“I’m not a YouTuber anymore, I f**king suck at it, honestly I don’t put effort into it,” Jake Paul admitted in a September 23 video. “I’m a boxer and I make music now, and training takes up so much time, and then I’m just tired, and I get hit in the head so much that I can’t even think of anything creative.”

While we’re not sure if the headshots are completely responsible for Jake’s questionable YouTube content, it seems that he’s finally making good on the “not a YouTuber” quip he’s been throwing around since November 2019.

Read the whole story here.

Griffin Johnson takes down Dixie D’Amelio diss track

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dixiedamelio, Instagram / Bryce Hall, YouTube
Griffin Johnson recently removed his diss track against ex-girlfriend Dixie D’Amelio from Spotify after she exposed screenshots that proved he’d cheated on her.

Who’s involved? TikTok stars Griffin Johnson and Dixie D’Amelio were once thick as thieves — but after some accusations of infidelity toward Griffin came to light in July, the two have since parted ways, and not everything is amicable between them.

What’s the tea? While Johnson appeared to make light of the situation at first, some not-so-subtle shade from his ex-girlfriend prompted him to create an apology post. However, after Dixie seemed to get close to fellow TikTokker Noah Beck, Griffin popped off in a diss track that appeared to accuse Noah of breaking bro code and Dixie of being cold-hearted.

It wasn’t long before Johnson ended up removing his diss track from Spotify, though, causing fans to scratch their heads in confusion. His reason for deleting the song? Dixie exposed his previously supposed infidelity with the “48 screenshots” she’d threatened him with beforehand in a TikTok duet — even revealing his text message “apology” to her for cheating.

@dixiedamelioreal convenient…♬ original sound – ally

It doesn’t seem that Griffin and Noah are on bad terms though, as the dudes were spotted working out together shortly thereafter. All’s well that ends well, right?

Read the whole story here.

Taio Cruz gets bullied off of TikTok

Taio Cruz on stage next to TikTok logo
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Taio Cruz left TikTok after only a week due to the negativity.

Who’s involved? The music artist behind 2009 hit ‘Dynamite’ has officially quit TikTok after only spending one week on the platform, claiming that he suffered from extreme harassment during his short time with the app.

What’s the tea? In a now-deleted TikTok post, Cruz claimed that he was leaving the app for good, explaining that “never in my life have I had a more negative experience than the past few days on here.”

Cruz went on to further clarify his reasons for leaving in a similarly deleted Instagram post — a platform he has also removed all of his posts from — claiming that he’d even felt suicidal due to the sheer amount of harassment and bullying he’d received on TikTok.

Taio Cruz explains why he left TikTok in a deleted post.According to Cruz, he’d experienced intense bullying on TikTok, causing him to quit the platform for good.

“My body was shaking and I had suicidal thoughts,” he wrote. “I pride myself on being mentally resilient, so the fact that I was feeling that way shocked even me. Some users posted hateful, mocking videos which spurred a feedback loop of negativity, where more and more people began to join in on the mockery and hate.”

Taio Cruz elaborates on why he quit TikTok.
Instagram: Taio Cruz
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Cruz revealed that he suffered from suicidal thoughts due to intense online harassment.

Closing his post by claiming that “social media shouldn’t be like this,” many fans came out in support of Cruz — even Dixie D’Amelio, who hit back at trolls for treating a music industry giant in such a terrible way.

Read the whole story here.

Khloe Kardashian slams hate over friendship with Addison Rae

Addison Rae and Kourtney Kardashian pose side-by-side for a selfie.
Instagram: kourtneykardash
Kourtney Kardashian has hit back at trolls for criticizing her friendship with 19-year-old Addison Rae.

Who’s involved? A-list celeb Khloe Kardashian and TikTok star Addison Rae have sparked an unlikely — and unusual — friendship, with the two growing rather close after their tag-team Zoom workout earlier this year.

What’s the tea? It seems that some viewers aren’t super jazzed about their relationship, though, with some calling the whole situation “creepy” after the two posted some sultry, bikini-clad pics together on Instagram.

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Considering the 22-year age gap between the two women, it doesn’t come as a huge shock that some fans are finding their friendship a bit odd — but Khloe isn’t here for any of the speculation.

The Kardashian hit back at haters in a reply to an Instagram comment between two users, one of which read, “She’s 41 and she’s hanging out with 19-year-olds in swimming pools.”

“Do you suggest a better place?” she shot back. “I’m looking for ideas…”

Kourtney Kardashian hits back at a critic.

As Addison Rae has also hit back at her haters for spreading rumors about her online, it’s safe to say that these two ladies have had it with the drama, and they’re not going to take the harassment lying down.

Read the whole story here.

Pokimane gets upset after “Among Us” dispute with xQc

Pokimane and xQc pose next to the red Among Us character.
YouTube: Pokimane / Twitch: xQc
Pokimane got a little frustrated during an “Among Us” game with xQc and crew.

Who’s involved? Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is a huge name in the Twitch streaming world — as is Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, with both broadcasters boasting a fairly massive fanbase.

What’s the tea? During a game of the uber-popular title “Among Us” with xQc, Poki got a bit frustrated, having not been given enough time to defend herself in the conversation and immediately getting ejected due to suspicion from her fellow players.

“That was such a last-second Andy s**t and of course, if it’s xQc, we must all listen.” she argued. “Literally, imagine we have three seconds to plead your case and then just boom you’re dead. Not going to lie, that makes the lobby not the most enjoyable.”

This isn’t the first time someone has complained about playing the game with xQc, by far, although Poki’s complaints did stir up quite a bit of drama in the Twitch community — as well as some speculation as to whether a last-minute argument on the suspected party’s part is a viable strategy for surviving in the game.

Read the whole story here.

Online harassment has become so bad that one of the music industry’s biggest giants quit TikTok, and Jake Paul actually might quit YouTube – it really does seem like anything can happen, these days. What do you think of Taio Cruz’s situation? Is online bullying getting out of hand? Is the friendship between Kourtney Kardashian and Addison Rae really something to be concerned about? 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!


Lando Norris criticized for “disrespectful” apology to Lewis Hamilton

Published: 27/Oct/2020 11:07 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 11:11

by Kieran Bicknell


McLaren F1 driver, Twitch streamer, and all-round good guy Lando Norris has been in the news for his controversial comments towards fellow drivers. However, it seems that some fans aren’t accepting any sort of apology for the matter after he posted on Twitter.

While McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris is generally seen as one of the breakout personalities on the 2020 F1 grid, he doesn’t always get it right 100% of the time. He’s also had a number of issues off-grid too, being forced to shut down a Twitch stream by F1 officials during the 2020 Eifel GP.

Having said a number of controversial comments about fellow drivers Lewis Hamilton and Lance Stroll during an interview, he is now facing backlash after issuing an apology on Twitter.

Lando Norris Twitch stream
Twitch: Lando Norris
Lando Norris is also a popular Twitch streamer outside of his F1 career.

Lando Norris lashes out at Hamilton and Stroll

During the Portuguese GP on October 25, 2020, Lewis Hamilton clocked up his record-breaking 92nd win. This exceeded the previous record held by the legendary Michael Schumacher, and Norris didn’t seem all that impressed.

“I’m just happy for him, nothing more; It doesn’t mean anything to me, really. He’s in a car which should win every race, basically,” Norris said following the Portuguese GP. “He has to beat one or two other drivers, that’s it. Fair play to him, he’s still doing the job he has to do.”

Not only did Lando take aim at Hamilton, but also at Lance Stroll following their collision during lap 17 of the Portuguese GP. Bizarrely, Stroll also clashed with Verstappen at the exact same point during Free Practice, which perhaps explains Lando’s comments. According to Lando, he will have to avoid Stroll in future since “he crashes a lot” and “doesn’t learn from anything he does.”

Lando Norris issues Twitter apology to F1 fans

Following the backlash for his comments, Norris took to his Twitter account to issue an apology for his actions, but many are saying he didn’t go far enough.

Unfortunately for Lando, he has faced harsh criticism following his apology message. One Twitter user pointed out he didn’t address his recent issues directly, saying: “You cannot even name Lewis. Shame on you for your inability to be respectful.”

Not only was he deemed to be disrespectful, but was also called out for his own racing performance: “lol [Norris] hasn’t even beaten a teammate in a full season and thinks [that] Hamilton’s achievement are not special” wrote another account.