A few weeks after the FBI executed a federal search warrant for Jake Paul‘s Calabasas home, a screenshot of a casting notice posted by Backstage magazine hit the web and claimed that the YouTube star would be making a music video “reenacting his recent run in with the law.”
According to the email, which was posted on Twitter, the 23-year-old is looking for men to play FBI agents and paparazzi. The Twitter user who shared the casting notice wrote, “Jake Paul casting for a music video during a pandemic about his ‘recent run in with the law’ is so Jake Paul,” alongside the screenshot.
— dani (@pvppethistory) August 18, 2020
But that’s not all. Jake himself also took to Instagram Stories and in a since-expired post wrote that he was “looking for girls for a music video.”
Looks like Jake Paul is planning another video shoot this weekend pic.twitter.com/bUkTdBfXTa
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) August 19, 2020
As fans know, his apparent music video announcement came just days after Jake broke his silence following the FBI raid.
“Just to clarify things and set the record straight, the FBI raid is entirely related to the Arizona looting situation that happened,” the Team 10 founder said in a since-deleted YouTube video, which has been reposted by fans online. “It’s an investigation. There are rumors about it having to do with so many other things that have nothing to do with me or my character and the s**t that people are making up is absolutely absurd.”
He continued, “That being said, when I become aware of someone around me who is doing malicious things they are immediately cut out of my life. I don’t put up with bulls**t, I don’t surround myself with bad people. If someone does something bad, they will be removed from my life.”
For those who missed it, following the August 5 raid, sources told the Los Angeles Times that multiple firearms were found during the search. A video also showed law enforcement agents carrying guns off the property and securing them inside a police vehicle outside the home.
“The FBI is executing a federal search warrant at a residence in Calabasas in connection with an ongoing investigation. The affidavit in support of the search warrant has been sealed by a judge and I am, therefore, prohibited from commenting as to the nature of the investigation. No arrests are planned,” an FBI representative said in a statement to the LA Times at the time.
In the since-removed video, Jake also thanked fans for their ongoing support and added, “My goal right now is to continue to focus on my life, myself, boxing, music.”
He concluded, “Thank you to all the fans who have been sticking by my side through all of these crazy times.”
Jake’s team has not returned J-14‘s request for comment.
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