Ricegum was a commonplace name on the internet for quite some time. With over 10 million subscribers and daily video posts on his channel, he was popular!
Ricegum stopped posting on his YouTube channel more than a year ago. Having been one of the fastest-growing YouTubers, it’s only natural to think that something weird happened to the star that had put his name among the most popular figures on the platform.
The popular YouTuber, rapper-cum-video game streamer, lost it all in a flash! This caught his fans by surprise, especially since he had approximately 3 billion views across his YouTube channels.
Do you want to know what happened to the online personality’s professional career? The answers you seek might shock you!
Who is Ricegum?
In his prime, Brian Quang Le showed a lot of promise as a musician and online personality. Born in 1995, he spent his formative years learning the ropes of the music industry.
His big break came when he decided to upload a rap video on YouTube while still only 16! The YouTuber soon gained fame with millions of subscribers and views after each post. In fact, by 2014, Brian was already listed as one of Forbes’s Top Influencers Under 30 list for that year.
Ricegum even managed to establish himself as an online rapper. What’s more, he took shots at other rappers like Jake Paul and Logan Paul for their controversial acts. This caused him some trouble, considering how much backlash he got from both sides (fans and haters).
However, controversy kept Ricegum in the news, and he revelled in it!
What Happened To Ricegum?
In December 2017, Brian met his match! He clashed with another YouTuber by the name of iDubbbzTV (real name Ian Carter).
The latter had always been controversial owing to his brutal honesty and straightforwardness about all topics under the sun! And this time around, it seems that he was not playing games.
On January 11th, 2018, iDubbbz released a video titled “Content Cop – Jake Paul” as part of his Content Cop series.
In this episode, iDubbbz called out Ricegum for being unfunny and stealing content from other channels. He even went as far as to call him the King of Clickbait. To add salt to the injury, he claimed that Ricegum bribed his viewers with money!
This made Ricegum mad! He then threw a fit on Twitter by going at iDubbbzTV directly.
In what marked Brian’s career decline, he called iDubbbz names. As if this wasn’t enough, he even threatened to kill Ian Carter!
This was a bad idea for him, considering the following and influence he had online.
Ricegum’s online outbursts prompted YouTube’s decision to take down his channel. In a split second, he lost his mammoth following and source of income. Google Play and iTunes also removed Jake Paul from their content library because of this feud gone wrong.
Brian’s hopes for redemption dampened when his Hong Kong Vlogs upset fans. In the vlogs uploaded by Ricegum, he makes racist comments that seal his fate.
Even after apologizing and explaining the videos, people felt they lacked sincerity.
The controversies surrounding Ricegum’s career at this time were the final nail on his career. He tarnished his image and reduced his credibility.
Since then, Brian has been missing from the limelight. Only time will tell if Ricegum graces your screens again.