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YouTuber Etika missing after posting distressing video alluding to suicide [UPDATED]

Published: 20/Jun/2019 9:34 Updated: 20/Jun/2019 22:51

by David Purcell

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UPDATE 3:50PM PST, June 20

The New York Police Department has now issued an official alert for the YouTuber, as they’ve been unable to locate him since he was reported missing. If anyone has any information, please call the NYPD Tips Department on 800-577-TIPS.


A police investigation into the whereabouts of Daniel Desmond ‘Etika’ Amofah has allegedly been launched in downtown New York after the Twitch streamer uploaded a worrying video to YouTube, along with a message that has been described by some as a potential “suicide note”. 

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The content creator uploaded a video to his channel at midnight on June 19, titled “I’m sorry.” In it, he talked about the idea of killing himself inside the first minute, and hasn’t been in contact with friends or family since. 

Etika went on to discuss the mistakes he believes he has made in the past, but some of the most worrying words from the upload came in the text he attached to it – the video description. 

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etika, InstagramEtika hasn’t been seen since uploading the video to YouTube.

“I mislead so many of you, I manipulated, I lied, I shifted blame… I don’t know what awaits me on the other side, but I’m ready to face it,” he wrote in the description. 

Etika added: “As far as we know, there is no life after death. My time ends now, but if there is a way for me too, I’ll send you all as many blessings as I can from the other side.”

The YouTuber admitted that he regrets the “edgy” persona he has built on social media over the years, after controversial statements landed him with bans on Twitch in 2018, and he was even arrested during an Instagram Live video after an anti-semitic Twitter rant earlier this year. 

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Police have been searching for Etika ever since the video was uploaded, according to esports consultant Rod Breslau and YouTuber DoubleA_Charged on Twitter, with his phone reportedly going straight to voicemail for a number of hours. 

Fans of the content creator will be well aware that this isn’t the first time that he’s threatened suicide, after posting a number of worrying messages to his Twitter account on April 16. 

Etika previously mentioned that his “next mental breakdown” would be around June 20, as highlighted by KEEMSTAR on Twitter, which has led some people to question whether or not this is a distasteful planned stunt. 

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Etika made headlines on a number of occasions in the past for erratic behavior. The YouTuber was detained by the NYPD in April during an Instagram Live stream previously raised concerns with suicidal messages on social media.

Nevertheless, it is believed that his mobile is now ringing, which suggests that it’s in somebody’s possession or at least switched on. Yet, as of the time of writing, the search for Etika reportedly is ongoing.  

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Breslau has also reported that a NYPD spokesperson has confirmed that a detective squad are actively looking for Etika, but have no updates to provide at this time.

KEEMSTAR and his team allegedly used all their available resources to locate the YouTuber, and even contacted local hospitals and the police, but couldn’t locate him.

We’ll update this article with any further developments from the police search and hopefully his family will have him home, safe and sound, shortly. 


If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or know anyone that is, and you would like to talk to someone, please reach out and call the Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800-273-8255 (USA) or the Samaritans 116-123 (UK).

(Last updated on June 20 at 2:45PM PST.)

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Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
Instagram: @hre_wheels
Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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