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#BRUHNews: YouTuber Catches Fatal Fade While Attempting A Fake Robbery Prank

Danger!

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Clout continues to be one of the greatest downfalls of this new generation. One online personality recently lost his life trying to do the most.

As spotted on Buzzfeed News a popular YouTuber was shot when he attempted to prank someone with weapons. On Friday, February 5 Timothy Wilks reportedly walked into the parking lot of Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park in Nashville around 9:25 p.m. The 20-year-old man and an associate of his apparently approached a group of people, that included David Starnes Jr., brandishing butcher knives.

According to police Starnes thought the situation was indeed real and shot the jokester on sight. When the police arrived to the scene he told the local authorities that he was unaware of any prank and acted in self defense. Timothy’s friends explained the “prank” was intended to help him gain further notoriety online. This is not the first time had been involved in a fake crime. In August he and his twin brother were charged with a felony and misdemeanor after they concocted a pair of fake bank robberies.

Thus far no one arrests have been made.

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After Twitter Suspended His Account, Facebook Is Indefinitely Banning Donald Trump From Posting

Facebook Bans Donald Trump's Account From Posting For 30 Days

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After all of the racist and outright crazy sh*t that he has said on Twitter that many have warned would eventually lead to yesterday’s bootleg coup, social media companies have said enough.

With only 14 days remaining in his nightmare term, Donald Trump, who has been pushing the norms to the limit, has finally done something that both Democrats and a sizeable number of Republicans can agree was absolutely crazy. After urging a mob of his loyal pro-Trump terrorists to storm the U.S. Capitol Building putting the lives of Congress members, Capitol Police, and his own Vice President in danger, Twitter took the unprecedented act to suspend the inciter-in-chief’s account after he continued to spew false information breaking Twitters Rules.

In violation of those rules, Twitter announced that Trump’s account was locked for 12-hours preventing him from spewing any more dangerous falsehoods.

Initially, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube took similar steps by removing a video that Trump shared calling for the rioters and insurrectionists that he said he “loved” to stand down and go home. He also continued to spew the ridiculously false notion that the November presidential election was “stolen” from him and that he would never “stop fighting.”

Mark Zuckerberg, who has been reluctant to put a muzzle on the lame-duck president, has finally done the right thing and announced today that his company, Facebook, will ban Trump for 30-days, effectively the rest of his term. In a post on his Facebook page, he announced:

The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.
His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world. We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence.
Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms.
Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies. We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.
We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely, and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.

While some are applauding the decision, many say this decision has come a tad bit too late based on what transpired on Wednesday (Jan.6). It could help keep Trump from saying anything else crazy in his remaining 13 days as Democrats and a growing number of Republicans call for the president to be removed immediately either by invoking the 25th amendment or impeachment.

After this failed coup attempt, we will take the social media silence from Trump, who can technically Tweet again but hasn’t said a peep since his account was suspended.

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2 Chainz Blessing Black Entrepreneurs With New “Money Maker” Contest

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2 Chainz is giving back in a big way for the holiday season with the announcement of his new contest for Black entrepreneurs.

On Monday (Dec 14), 2 Chainz took to Instagram to announce his latest partnership with YouTube for a new series as part of their #YouTubeBlackVoices Fund initiative, giving Black entrepreneurs a chance to win money for their business.

The Money Maker Fund consists of five episodes airing from Monday (December 14) through Friday (December 18) and features HBCU students and alumni pitching their business ideas to 2 Chainz, who will invest up to $55,000 into the best ones.

In the video announcing the launch, the “Grey Area” rapper explained why the initiative was important to him noting that the pandemic has made it difficult for all of us, noting that the need inspired his charitable donation to help encourage recipients to keep going.

“With this year being more than challenging to all of us, I am inspired by these courageous students who are still pushing through chasing their dreams and goals,” he said. “The idea behind the Money Maker Fund is simply to add more fuel to the already burning fire of ambition they showcase.”

YouTube also announced that the initiative served as a part of the commitment to give back to the Black artist community to inspire creatives to celebrate the Black identity and culture from their “unique experiences.”

“The #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund enables us to thoughtfully invest in amplifying the voices of Black artists not only by bringing their creative visions to life but by exploring and celebrating Black identity and culture from their personal perspectives,”  YouTube Music’s Global Head of Artist Relations, Vivien Lewis, said in a statement.

Staying true to his word, on Tuesday (Dec 15), the “Not Invited” rapper announced the first winner of the contest, blessing Atlanta entrepreneurs 2 Girls and A Bag with an investment into their business.

Check out the heartwarming clip below.

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WizKid Joins YouTube For ‘A Day in the Live’ Livestream Event

WizKid Set to Star YouTube for 'A Day in the Live' Livestream Event

This Thursday, YouTube Originals will produce A Day In The Live featuring Wizkid.

The special 3-hour live stream is a production from the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund, a $100 million investment with the purpose to amplify, elevate and champion Black voices and perspectives on YouTube.

A Day In The Live: WizKid will offer fans a look into the day-to-day life of the Nigerian star, connecting fans across the globe to the StarBoy TV channel. The live stream will also show WizKid in preparation for a performance that celebrates the deluxe edition of his new album Made in Lagos.

A Day In The Live: Wizkid is produced by Electric Robin (a Banijay UK company) and Fly On The Wall Entertainment.

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Kerser – Teenage Crime Remix

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Kerser Ft. Fortay – Roses Remix

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Kerser – Ocean Eyes Remix

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Beyoncé Knowles-Carter To Speak To Graduates Via YouTube Originals ‘Dear Class of 2020’

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Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the senior classes of 2020 will be missing out on traditional graduation ceremonies. But celebs have been stepping up virtually, and the latest star set to address the graduating class will be Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, among others, via YouTube Originals’ Dear Class of 2020 event this June.

Queen Bey is joining A-listers that include Misty Copeland, Kevin Durant, Bill & Melinda Gates, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and HITRECORD, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Janelle Monáe and many, many more for a global virtual commencement ceremony that kicks off June 6 starting at 3 pm ET/12 pm PT.

Beyoncé will be speaking to the graduates while scheduled performances include Camila Cabello, Chloe X Halle and Lizzo. In the evening, after graduation, there will be an after-party that will feature performances from Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion.

Worth noting is that besides just tuning in, any U.S.  graduating student can upload their own video via the “Dear Class of 2020” website (the deadline for all submissions is Friday, May 22.)

Dear Class of 2020 will serve as the pinnacle YouTube’s Graduate #WithMe celebration, which was inspired by the multitude of students using the platform to connect with the peers and classmates despite the social distancing necessities that otherwise would have kept them apart.

More of the speakers announced today (May 19) include Lala Anthony, Andy Cohen, Lana Condor, FINNEAS, Bill & Melinda Gates, Hasan Minhaj, Antoni Porowski, Billy Porter, Phoebe Robinson, Yara Shahidi, Michael Strahan, Taylor Swift, Ciara & Russell Wilson, the Cast of Euphoria the cast of Riverdale.

They will be joining an already announced line up that includes President and Mrs. Obama, BTS, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Kerry Washington and Zendaya, amongst others.

Let us know if you’ll be tuning in to watch the festivities in the comments.

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Tory Lanez Announces Friday YouTube Concert Will Be Life-Changing: “I Know This Pandemic Is Prolly Messing Up Your Show Money”

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Rap crooner Tory Lanez is going to do it big this week. The hip-hop entertainer has announced plans to perform tomorrow night for online video giant YouTube.

Tory’s Going Live

Lanez went to his social media pages to break the big news. Tory Lanez revealed the huge YouTube performance would go down Friday night at 7 PM ET.

“IM BRINGING MY ENERGY TO YOUTUBE MAY 1ST 7PM EST!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 IM GOING TO BE PERFORMING LIVE ON @youtubemusicFOR THE FIRST TIME!!! ☂☂☂☂ CLICK THE LINK IN BIO FOR MORE INFO!! (THIS IS ON THE INTERNET AND WILL BE LIVE VIEWABLE TO EVERYONE GLOBALLY, WASH YOUR HANDS AND STAY INDOORS) 🎥@midjordan” -Tory Lanez’s Instagram

Tory Lanez’s announces his YouTube concert

For The First Time Ever

Lanez also explained the importance of the performance. Tory hinted at Friday’s show helping pave the way for future live shows to musicians not able to perform in front of packed crowds.

“To all my artist friends ! I know this pandemic is prolly messing up your show money and the experience for your fans … AS YALL KNOW I have always been an innovator … Tomorrow for the first time ever me and @youtube are getting together to create a BRAND NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR LIVE SHOWS FROM HOME !! / where fans can interact with the artist first hand and request favorite songs , change the lighting , Personalize how they want it to feel and look ! And everything LIVE !!!! hopefully This works tomorrow ! cuz if it does this is HISTORY ! to the fans … U will be able to connect with your favorite artist for songs that u want to hear , or to pin your comment , or to customize anything in the artist set ! THIS IS GOING TO BE ALOT OF FUN !! Tomorrow I will set it off with the first paid live show on quarantine EVER !!! I will be donating a PERCENTAGE of the proceeds to CHARITY … let’s gooo *da baby voice* #SocialDistanceTour

Wait, There’s More

Tory surprised fans this week with a new VIBE cover feature. Lanez went to his Instagram page to share pics from the issue.

“IVE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO A @vibemagazine COVER!!!! ITS A DREAM COME TRUE !! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥ITS AN ABSOLUTE HONOR. THANK YOU TO ALL MY FANS !! ☂☂☂☂ THIS WOULDNT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITH OUT YALL, GOD, GOOD MUSIC AND QUARANTINE RADIO!!! CLICK THE LINK IN BIO TO READ THE ARTICLE AS WEL!! Cover by @midjordan” -Tory Lanez’s Instagram

Before You Go

This week, the rap crooner asked fans for some serious help. Lanez reached out to his followers to find out what project he should drop in the near future.

“PLEASE TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS ! I CANT WAIT TO SHOW YALL THE WILD SHIT I BEEN HOLDING BACK ……. IF U WANNA HEAR SPANISH PROJECT DROP “🏖” in the comments … IF U WANT TO HEAR THE ACOUSTIC PROJECT DROP “🎸” … AND IF U WANNA HEAR THE 80s PROJECT DROP … “🤖” … GO ! And hurry cuz I’m ready to put some music out !!!” -Tory Lanez’s Instagram

“We need some Russian disco music from you fam” -Justin Bieber

“SPANISH‼” -La La Anthony

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JAY-Z Trying To Get “Deepfake” Videos Using His Voice On YouTube Removed

JAY-Z & Roc Nation Are Trying To Get Deepfakes Using His Voice Taken Down

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For some strange reason, JAY-Z’s voice is being replicated using artificial intelligence in what is called “deepfakes” on YouTube. Jigga man’s company Roc Nation has noticed and is trying to get them taken down.

The videos in question feature a very accurate copy of Hova’s voice but are not being used maliciously at all. The clips feature the hip-hop mogul doing things like rapping the Book of Genesis, Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” and William Shakespeare’s “To Be or Not to Be” soliloquy from Hamlet.

Hov’s entertainment company, Roc Nation LLC, issued a series of copyright strikes against the above videos uploaded to YouTube. The Verge reported the notices “specifically cite AI, with Roc Nation writing, this content unlawfully uses an AI to impersonate our client’s voice.”

Two of the videos utilizing the deepfakes of JAY-Z’s voice stayed up, the Book of Genesis and infamous Navy Seal copypasta meme can be found on YouTube still. The videos were taken down but have since been reinstated by YouTube. In a statement to The Verge, a Google spokesperson stated:

“After reviewing the DMCA takedown requests for the videos in question, we determined that they were incomplete. Pending additional information from the claimant, we have temporarily reinstated the videos.”

Now, if you’re wondering how these videos are made, a user uploads JAY-Z’s songs and lyrics into Google’s open-source Tacotron 2 text-to-speech model.

You can check out one of the deepfakes that caught Jigga’s attention below.

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