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YouTuber detained after visiting school to gift new shoes to bullied kid

Published: 19/Feb/2020 21:29

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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YouTube personality Alfredo ‘Prettyboyfredo’ Villa was detained by police after he decided to show up at a school and gift a bullied kid some new shoes.

Prettyboyfredo is a popular YouTuber with over 6.38 million subscribers on his main channel. He became popular through NBA gameplay videos, but has also dabbled in challenges, pranks, and vlogs.

On February 17, the online star revealed that he’d visited a high school at an attempt to gift a bullied boy a new pair of shoes – Nike MAGs, to be exact – but the attempt fell flat as he ended up being escorted off the premises by police.

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Fredo tried to gift the boy some MAGs.

Prettyboyfredo detained by police

In a series of videos shared to Instagram, the YouTuber was shown being handcuffed by police and escorted out of the school to many cheers and shouts from students who were stunned by what was taking place.

His removal from the premises was because he hadn’t let anyone know beforehand that he was planning on dropping by, so his surprise visit was classed as trespassing by security.

Fredo had tried to enter the school to gift a pair of Nike MAGs to a kid named Jay who was being bullied by his peers. The shoes are highly coveted because they’re a replica of the ones worn in Back to the Future Part II, and cost anywhere from $30,000 to $70,000 – though he scored them for $15,000.

According to Complex, Fredo mentors Jay, who had been bullied over his size and clothes, so he wanted to do something nice for him to make him feel better. “As a kid, I grew up in very tough circumstances, from being in foster care to being bullied myself. So I know what it feels like to practically have nothing,” he said. “I could relate to his pain from my past experience, and I knew giving him something special like the Mags would give him the confidence to push forward and through the bullying.”

Thankfully, the YouTuber was able to finally gift the sneakers to the boy, as detailed in another Instagram upload. “It broke my heart to know how bad he was suffering from depression and how he didn’t even want to go to school anymore because of the bullying,” the caption read.

He finished off by detailing how he hoped the gift would give Jay a confidence boost. “I hope that this gives you the confidence you need in order to push through! You a real one Jay! And I can’t wait to see you blossom from this.”

MAGs got a limited release back in 2011 with only 1,500 available worldwide, and again in 2016 where only 89 were made – though they were self-lacing that time.

Since the shoes are so rare, it’s clear just how lucky Jay is to have a mentor who would gift him such a luxury and coveted item just in the hopes that it’d put a smile on his face.

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Jake Paul KO’s Nate Robinson in just two rounds: recap

Published: 29/Nov/2020 4:20 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 4:32

by Connor Bennett

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After months of back-and-forth, Jake Paul and Nate Robinson finally stepped into the squared circle for their highly-anticipated boxing matchup, but Jake Paul dominated and wrapped it up early.

YouTubers strapping on boxing gloves and squaring up with one another was a trend kicked off by KSI and Joe Weller back in 2018. Since then, the concept has exploded – including KSI forging rivalries with the Paul brothers and fighting Logan Paul in a professional bout in Los Angeles. 

Typically, it has been all about a YouTuber fighting another content creator, but Jake Paul’s next fight was a little different. He fought former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. exhibition bout, and it was a dominant performance.

Jake Paul done with YouTube
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Paul and Robinson have been going back-and-forth for months, with their fight being delayed previously.

Jake Paul dominates Nate Robinson, Round 2 KO

Nate Robinson looked anxious right out of the gate, but it didn’t stop him from having an energetic start. He came in with his fists flying and tried to assert his dominance early on, although he looked a little clumsy at times.

Still, it wasn’t long before Jake Paul’s superior experience and skillset started to show. He dished out a series of calculated strikes and hugs to stop Nate in his tracks. It totally slowed down the momentum and even reversed it.

From that point onwards, Jake Paul was never in doubt. He downed Nate Robinson towards the end of the first round, but the former NBA star managed to get back on his feet and stay in the fight.

However, it didn’t last much longer. Jake Paul continued to dominate in the second round and sent Nate crashing down once again. He managed to get up one last time, but Jake Paul absolutely flattened him with an impressively powerful punch to knock him out and seal the deal.

Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. fight card

As for who else was in action on the card, it wasn’t full of YouTubers or other side shows like some of Paul’s other fights, but instead, actual professional bouts. Former undefeated light-heavyweight star Badou Jack was in action, moving to Cruiserweight, while the highly anticipated matchup between Tyson and Jones Jr was an electrifying affair.

  • Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr
  • Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson
  • Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan
  • Hasim Rahman Jr vs Rashad Coulter
  • Jamaine Ortiz vs Nahir Albright
  • Irvin Gonzalez vs Edward Vasquez
  • Juiseppe Cusumano vs Nick Jones

All in all, it was an impressive performance by Jake Paul. Of course, he was widely expected to win since he’s been in the game for longer than Nate Robinson.

Still, he moved and punched like a true professional, and has already set his sights on what’s next.