With his lopsided grin, mop of messy blonde hair, and frat-boy attitude, famous YouTuber Jake Paul has proven himself as a controversial, divisive teen icon in the entertainment industry.
Catapulting to fame with the now-defunct Vine app, Paul switched platforms and focused on producing YouTube content for his 10.8 million subscribers, or Jake Paul-ers, as they prefer to be called. His transformation into a certified viral star landed him lucrative endorsement deals and bankrolled his move to LA where he landed a short-lived stint on Disney’s “Bizzardvark.”
Paul’s time spent in front of a non-handheld camera met a fiery end (literally) when the social media star’s raucous behavior led to his Beverly Grove neighbors banding together to discuss the potential for a class-action public nuisance lawsuit.
Paul, now dipping his Twitter-fingers into the rap game has teamed up with none other than “Bucket List” rapper Gucci Mane for an upcoming collab.
What’re your thoughts on a Gucci Mane & Jake Paul collab? 👀 pic.twitter.com/zgW8g2vqsG
— Hip Hop 🔥 (@HipHopFlame) September 19, 2017
In a video released teasing the upcoming track, Mane awkwardly shouts out to the Jake Paulers undoubtedly refreshing their tabs looking for new content, and heads off critics with: “This song right here is a hit. Listen, if y’all sleepin’ on Jake Paul, y’all finna know.”
Twitter was not here for the collab, seeing a prolific rapper like Gucci “slumming” it in the studio with social media villain Jake Paul as a knock to his talent.
y'all yelled free gucci mane for years just to have this man be released to drop a track with jake paul
— NV (@NVYOU_) September 16, 2017
cash me outside girl lands multi million dollar record deal, jake paul has a song with gucci mane…NOW the world is ending
— Kevin Flum (@KFlum) September 16, 2017
Gucci Mane collabing with Jake Paul probably the worst news of 2017
— dede 🌻 (@dededtx) September 19, 2017
Whatever the end result, there’s small consolation in knowing that it can’t be worse than “It’s Everyday Bro.”