What is going on between Jake Paul and the Dolan Twins? Well, the YouTubers have been feuding for years, but after a long and rocky road, it seems like things are finally all good between them. In a video uploaded on February 11, 2019, Jake decided to clear the air once and for all about their rumored drama. While answering some fan questions, he explained that there’s actually no bad blood between him, Ethan and Grayson Dolan.
“I think everyone has blown that situation out of proportion. Nothing happened between us. We just kind of went our separate ways in life for a little bit,” he explained. “But recently I have been connecting with them and talking to them. We’re still good friends. We started in this industry together and I definitely see us ending up somewhere together in this industry because they’re awesome kids. We’re great friends at the end of the day. We’re very alike each other. There’s no beef.”
Well, that’s definitely a relief, especially considering the Paul brothers and the Dolan Twins have had a ton of drama over the years. As J-14 readers know, the boys became close back in 2014, but after Jake published a memoir back in 2016 where he claimed that he offered the boys a spot in Team 10, things turned ugly between the group of friends. In the memoir, Jake claimed that after the boys turned him down, it caused a major rift in their friendship.
But Grayson and Ethan said that things went down a little differently.
“Jake never tried to sign us. There’s something in his book that says something how he, like we were his ‘test experiments’ and he flew us out to L.A. — which he didn’t,” Grayson explained in an interview with Caspar Lee at the time. “He did let us stay with him and we made content with him and all that stuff. We had fun. Jake was a great friend of ours and I still believe the kid is a good person, deep down. There are some things that I’ve seen that I don’t agree with. He’s said some things privately to people that I know about us that I just don’t know why he said it.”
“We were never even presented with a contract,” the 19-year-old continued. “I think the whole Team 10 thing started probably two years after we first started doing everything. When we first came out, we were literally just making content as friends. Because none of us had friends. Vine was a new platform, we were the youngest dudes. We were only 15 or 14 and Jake was 17.”
But the drama continued when Jake’s big bro Logan Paul got into a super heated Twitter fight with Grayson last November. At the time, there were devastating wildfires destroying many people’s homes in California and Grayson shared a picture on his Snapchat of what he thought were just really intense clouds. That’s when Logan chimed in, explaining that this was actually because of the wildfires. But when the 23-year-old pointed out Gray’s mistake in a rude way, things got intense.
“F–k you REALLY know you made a mistake when even Logan Paul can tell,” Grayson quickly fired back.
But he was so over all the drama, as he then shared another tweet pretty much saying how he would like to be excluded from the narrative, please and thanks. “Drama is so f–king cheap. get it away from me thanks,” he wrote.
And a member of Grayson’s Sister Squad even joined in, coming to his defense. Makeup guru James Charles, who is best friends with both Grayson and Ethan, shared his thoughts, tweeting at Logan, “Shut up you imbecile.”
And it didn’t end there because just last month, the 22-year-old totally lashed out at some of Ethan and Grayson’s supporters! Ethan took to Twitter to defend his rumored girlfriend — Emma Chamberlain — when he replied to a hater that claimed the YouTuber had “crusty lips.” His response quickly fueled more rumors that the two were more than friends (we mean, how would he know if her lips were crusty or not, right?) but what does this all have to do with Jake, you ask? Let us explain.
So after the whole Emma/Ethan drama went down, one fan claimed that if it turned out that Ethan was hiding his relationship with Emma, she’d hop over to Jake’s fandom out of frustration. And the controversial star was not happy about this.
“I don’t get why this fan base still hates on me? For what? Y’all got your own insecurities,” he lashed out at the fan. “The twins and I go way back. Probably before 95% of y’all even knew who I was or who they were. And we’re still REAL life friends ’til this day.”
Jake didn’t stop there — he even went back to the original tweet about Emma’s lips and added another sassy comment.
“Coming from a person who gets hated on so much on the internet… you have no right to judge anyone based on how they act online,” he wrote. “I f–king hate seeing tweets like this. You must have so many insecurities that you need to address!”
But the former Bizaardvark star explained in his new video that although there may be drama between him and the Dolan Twins’ fanbase, that doesn’t mean he has anything against the boys.
“Their fanbase doesn’t like me because I think that they think that Ethan and Grayson don’t like me,” he continued. “But it’s kind of just been a situation that’s blown out of proportion.”
It definitely took a long time to get here but we’re so relieved to know that everything is finally all good between them! Now, we just hope that the fandoms are able to coexist because clearly, these guys are all over the drama.
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