Jake Paul Follows Weeks Of Controversy And Criticism With His Own Diss Track

The saga of Jake Paul, social media influencer and rising music star, continues on as the criticism against him mounts and his fellow influencers in Team 10. The latest is a response from Paul for all the “haters” out there, which he doesn’t call a diss track in the video despite titling the video “diss track” against the stars of YouTube.

The 20-year-old has become the focus of a lot of attention, particularly within the YouTube community where many view him and others like his brother Logan as “intruders.” Paul entered the mainstream thanks to a viral KTLA piece regarding his home in LA that he publicly listed online for fans to visit and infuriate his neighbors. They have complained and are even reportedly attempting to take Paul to court with a class-action suit, but that was only the start of the social media star’s brush with the limelight.

Soon after the controversy with his neighbors, Paul split with Disney and left the show Bizaardvark in the middle of its second season. The decision was apparently mutual, but its proximity to the situation with his neighbors raised questions. He also fell into a spat with long-time YouTube creator Ethan Klein at H3H3 Productions and rapper Post Malone, following that with a vlog that caused outrage after Paul used racially charged language towards a fan in the clip:

The moment seemed innocent enough with the guy asking, “Can you put this on vlog, please?” Then someone off-screen asks, “Where are you from?” The fan responds, “I am from Kazakhstan originally.” Which Jake retorts with, “It sounds like you’re just going to blow someone up. Send the nuke!”

Teen Vogue pointed out that the comments were “racist” and Paul still decided to upload the clip, also adding that Kazakhstan has a negative history with nuclear weapons with parts of the country being used as a Soviet Union test site where “200,000 villagers essentially became human guinea pigs” according to Radio Free Europe. That’s all likely too much to expect from someone like Jake Paul, but it’s clear that people are piling on.

As Klein said on his podcast, he views criticism of Paul as “punching up,” especially since Paul, his brother, and others are killing it on YouTube. You don’t make a reported $17,000 a month without some success, even if you’re leading a life of ridiculousness. This is highlighted by the diss track video above which actually paints the social media star in a more serious light, asking why “that ain’t on the news”:

“Nobody knows the truth except for people that know me. You can hate on me all you want but I’m not going anywhere and the light in me will also shine through all the lies. I’m sorry for the mistakes I’ve made and the dumb things I’ve said, but we’re all human, and humans deserve forgiveness. Love y’all. Cya tomorrow!! Peaceeee!!”

It doesn’t seem like anybody is trying to get him to go anywhere, but it seems like he’s taking it all as an attack to destroy the Jake Paul brand. Someone who does all the good things in the video isn’t someone to wish away, obviously. At the same time, it’s also not a license to go around being a jackass 80% of the time. You don’t even have to be a role model in Paul’s position, but you could easily not ruin other people’s days with whatever antics might pop up.

That said, all disagreements should be solved with diss tracks. The quality doesn’t matter, but everybody should be forced to make one. His neighbors and the whole of YouTube now have to combine for a We Are The World type response track.

(Via Daily Dot / Teen Vogue / Jake Paul)