Jake Paul Facing Backlash for Rapping the N-Word
Who could have seen this one coming? Earlier this week, the non-YouTuber-watching segment of the internet discovered vlogger Logan Paul, who’s wildly popular with tween-age boys and had to apologize twice after releasing a video featuring the body of a suicide victim. Thus ended Logan Paul’s brief reign as the more infamous Paul. Today, TMZ has video of brother and fellow vlogger Jake Paul using the n-word during an impromptu freestyle rap. (Yes, Jake Paul raps.)
TMZ also obtained a couple of trial-balloon excuses from someone close to Paul. The anonymous source seems to want to use the fact that Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jxmmi later appeared on Jake’s Christmas single “Litmas” as a defense. Additionally, TMZ reports, “Our Jake source says the actor and YouTube sensation has matured a lot since this video was shot 8 months ago.”
Haven’t we all. Shockingly, this is not the first time Jake Paul has been accused of casually saying something racist: Last August, the internet briefly came after him for an offensive joke at the expense of a fan from Kazakhstan.