KSI is losing followers after brother Deji accuses him of emotional and physical abuse
He’s already lost 100k YouTube subscribers
British YouTuber KSI, also known as JJ Olatunji, has been losing thousands of subscribers since his brother Deji dropped a 45-minute video accusing him of “emotional and physical abuse” two days ago.
KSI is UK’s second biggest YouTuber. He has 20 million subscribers and famously fought Logan Paul last summer. His brother Deji has 9.8 million subscribers on YouTube. And now KSI is losing followers by the second, while Deji is gaining them.
In the video, Deji, who is also a YouTuber, explains why he’s cutting all ties with his brother after years of making videos together.
KSI and Deji have been making gaming videos together for years, but Deji has now claimed he’s always felt an underlying history of “passive aggression, violence and mental abuse” from his brother.
Throughout the video, Deji goes through examples of KSI making him feel wronged and not having his back.
Deji says that he’s not looking for sympathy, but rather wants to clear his name and explain “step-by-step” why he’s been upset with his brother.
What exactly has Deji accused KSI of?
Deji accuses KSI of gradual emotional and physical abuse throughout the years of recording videos together. He said: “It all started with an innocent slap, a few Q&As like ‘Slap Deji.’ I obviously saw the fun side of it too, at the time it was funny. But through the progression of those videos, slowly and progressively it started to get more violent, from throwing controllers, to throwing bottles, belts, even chairs. Obviously, I didn’t see it as a big thing. I just loved spending time with my brother.”
Deji attaches old videos of him playing games with his brother, which show KSI physically fighting with him.
He continues: “As you can see in some of the videos, you can see my obvious discomfort. I got tired of being a laughing post, really. Even back then, I would simply walk out because it wasn’t funny. I didn’t like it.”
Deji says he tried to tell KSI to stop the fighting privately, but that didn’t work. He added: “Obviously, I was young at the time. I looked up to my brother and didn’t see this as anything.”
Another example Deji gave of “physical abuse” was when KSI invented the idea of “FIFA slavery.” The premise of the game is that if one person scores, you get to hit the other one with a belt. Deji says: “Obviously at the time, I saw it as all fun and games. But when I look at it now. Even today, challenges with my brother. Pain is a recording theme. Even our latest challenge we’ve done consists of pain.”
Deji says he supported KSI through some really tough times but doesn’t feel he got any form support back, especially when KSI’s friend and cameraman Randolph made a diss track about Deji.
On this, Deji comments: “I felt betrayed. I always thought my brother would have my back time in dark times but as I look in the previous years, it looks like he doesn’t really support me. The love we both have is not reciprocal.”
Deji also accuses KSI of being manipulative and think he has been subliminally manipulating his subscribers to unfollow Deji.
He reveals the entire feud with his brother has lead him to have dark, suicidal thoughts.
How many YouTube subscribers has KSI lost?
How have people reacted to the drama?
People are really disappointed with KSI and have been tweeting about the drama:
— Pescatore? (@JoshPescatore) May 25, 2019
Everyone saying wait for KSI's response. This was it, just proving Dejis point further about how he just doesn't take Deji seriously even though Deji is literally pouring his heart out on this video. pic.twitter.com/jt4FoCGRUS
— Kavos (@KavosYT) May 25, 2019
Short summary of what ksi did:
1) Manipulated the media into hating Deji.
2)tricked Deji that they were going to talk but was really a way to record a wrong narrative to have people hate him
2) fucked the girl he liked
3) cause deji suicidal thoughts
4) shit brother to him
— ????? ?????? (@LucieUkpong) May 25, 2019
Others have left comments on his YouTube videos, with things like “you really did ur bro like that u are disgusting” and “was a long time subscriber, but know as you said there are two sides of every story and I’ve see yours. You cared more about your videos then your own flesh and blood (Deji) and put the poor lad through hell. I’ve seen the more mature of the brothers.”
Though some KSI fans are convinced Deji is lying in his video and trying to drag KSI’s name through the mud for public attention.
This whole thing is fabricated. Just to get deji more traction, and reach 10 mil subs. They’re both in on it. Touché ksi, touché.. pic.twitter.com/pYOQi2auyT
— Oliver Scallon (@o_scallon) May 28, 2019
What is the KSI and Deji beef all about?
The beef between KSI and Deji goes all the way back. They’ve been fighting for a long time now over various problems. But it all started on a YouTube game of “Family Feud” when KSI’s camera-man and friend, Randolph, made a dig at Deji’s channel being “dead” and escalated from there.
What has KSI said about the video?
At first KSI said he wasn’t going to respond. But just hours ago he said he’s going to be making a response after watching the video.
Ite, fuck this. I’m replying
— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) May 28, 2019