Fans have been eagerly waiting for the release of YouTuber Shane Dawson‘s docuseries The Mind of Jake Paul that takes an inside and in-depth look at you guessed it, the life of the one and only Jake Paul. The 21-year-old web star is no stranger to controversy over the course of the last few years he’s been in the spotlight and now, he’s taken to his YouTube channel to address some lingering questions fans may have about the series.
Jake went old-school, talking straight ot the camera in the video, something he hasn’t done in a while. He admits he was hesitant to work on this project with Shane because well, he didn’t want Shane to get any hate since Jake is a polarizing figure in the YouTube community. But Jake figured if anyone was going to make some sort of video series about him, it would be Shane.
“I didn’t want to do it at first. It was kind of like a talking back and forth process because I didn’s want to make him took bad or have his fans pissed off at me,” Jake said. “I knew Shane would make it 100 percent real without any bias and I fully trusted him to do that.”
He went on to say that the whole filming process was hard in general since he was being vulnerable with someone he would not have been otherwise.
“Letting someone into your life, in general, to judge you and film the whole entire thing and film your friends and just talk about your life is not easy, it’s not fun,” Jake said.
And a lot of Jake’s personal scandals and rough patches have been public. Jake assured fans he and Shane talk about everything, including all the drama with his ex-girlfriend and former Team 10 member Alissa Violet.
“I didn’t expose anyone, I just told my truth about anything Shane asked me about different people or situations. I didn’t want to expose anyone, I didn’t want to cause any more drama than what was already out there so I kind of just told my side of the story,” Jake said. “[The Jalissa drama], that will be in the later part of the series. That’s definitely the part I’m most nervous about.”
And he seems to really be nervous about addressing all of the highs and lows and very public back-and-forth he and 22-year-old web star had.
But after everything was said and done, Jake considers Shane a friend now and although he’s had no say in the editing process and the final product, he trusts it’ll be done right. And he had some advice for anyone who decides to tune in.
“Go into it with an open mind and an open heart and just watch the content. Clear your mind and just watch it,” Jake said. We’ll be doing just that then, popcorn in hand.