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YouTuber James Charles brings major UK city to a halt for 30 second appearance

Published: 27/Jan/2019 19:31

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber and makeup guru James Charles brought Birmingham to a standstill, after making a guest appearance at the city’s Bullring shopping center on January 26.

Charles held a meet and greet at the mall’s Morphe store, where a reported number of 8,000 fans crowded the center’s three-story structure to get a glimpse of the makeup mogul.

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However, other numbers state that just a mere 250 fans ended up actually participating in the in-store event – which placed a few of Birmingham’s major streets in a gridlock.

The Bullring shopping center in Birmingham saw massive crowds as fans flocked for a chance to meet makeup guru James Charles.
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According to a report from the BBC, motorists were locked in a four-hour standstill, which lasted from three PM to seven thirty PM.

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The gridlock reportedly affected Birmingham’s Suffolk Street Queensway, Navigation Street, and Hill Street, with other shoppers in the Bullring center struggling to navigate through crowded aisles and storefronts.

A statement from the West Midlands Police claimed that the gridlock was incited by traffic light malfunctions at the Bristol Street and The Horsefair intersection; however, a contractor by the name of ‘Amey’ argued that the lights had been in working order all day long.

Birmingham City is currently “analysing data” from the incident, in an effort to see if it can “help inform if any changes are needed to the network in future”.

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Charles himself had a humorous take on the commotion, captioning the BBC’s article on the subject with a bemused, “Oops.”

19-year-old Charles boasts a whopping 13 million YouTube subscribers, and recently secured a collaboration with major makeup brand ‘Morphe’ – the store in which his show stopping meet-and-greet took place.

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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
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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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