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“KSI Responds to Backlash After Claiming He’s ‘More Famous’ Than Kai Cenat & IShowSpeed”

The YouTube Video That Caused The Feud

The Prime co-founder responded to fans who argued about whether Kai Cenat and IShowSpeed, two recent industry stars, had eclipsed him in terms of notoriety in a May 24 YouTube video.

“I mean, from my point of view, I mean, obviously, I’m going to be a little biased. But I’d say I am probably still more famous. But Kai and Speed (are) more relevant. If that makes sense.”

“Let’s say in terms of music, I am Drake/Jay-Z, or something like that. Kai and Speed are Ye or Playboi Carti. So, I’d say Playboi Carti or Ye are very relevant right now. You know what I mean? But everyone knows Drake. Is that fair to say? Or maybe I’m just washed.”


Even though KSI clarified that he thinks he is more “famous,” he acknowledged that the two streaming celebrities are more significant at the moment. Some fans, however, found his first response repulsive and criticized the YouTuber for failing to give Kai or Speed their due respect.


KSI’s Attempt To End The Drama

In response to criticism, KSI published a post on X. He wrote, “In the end, who cares?” and included a laughing emoji. “Everyone is succeeding in life. Until they’re tw*ts, I’ve never despised the up-and-coming. “I hope Kai and Speed and many other creators have the world’s success,” he said. As I have done, entertain large crowds, make mistakes, grow from them, and motivate the next generation. We have enough pie for everyone.

Kai’s Response

Kai Cenat replied to KSI at the two-hour point in the stream, stating that he was “still more famous” than both IShowSpeed and him. The two-time Streamer of the Year winner gave an explanation of why he thought JJ was “not wrong” and why he was appreciated, saying that his audience “forgot” that the 30-year-old was a “OG.”

“To be in this game for ten years is a lot. It’s a lot! Look, this is why I respect KSI. Not only was he relevant for ten-plus years, he also was on a content group that never broke up. Do you know how hard that is? That’s still dominating the game today. Let’s talk about it, bro!”

“He’s in the content group that’s still pulling the most numbers out after ten-plus years. He is still relevant and has a multi-billion-dollar company. Like, he has said nothing wrong. And in this game, when you’re a content creator, you’ve got to show your respect to the n**gas who came first. 100%! You’ve got to, bro. You have to, bro!”

– Kai Cenat

KSI vs Kai & Speed

Standing as the largest YouTuber in the UK for a considerable amount of time, KSI has a stunning 40 million subscribers between his two channels. His commercial endeavors throughout the years have also been rather impressive.

With Prime, which was Walmart’s best-selling sports and hydration beverage in the first month of 2024, the 30-year-old has significantly impacted the hydration beverage market alongside Logan Paul.

Misfits, who started the influencer boxing trend, often hosts action-packed nights and puts some of the greatest internet stars in the ring.

However, Kai and Speed have established themselves as two of the most well-known streamers in the business, frequently becoming viral because to their outrageous antics.

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