How old is Jake Paul, who’s his brother Logan, and did he win fight against Deji? – The Sun

HELL-RAISING YouTube sensation Jake Paul has built a burgeoning social media empire on the back of his outrageous stunts.

He has millions of followers and a legion of young admirers, but how did he become so famous, why did he sever ties with Disney and did he win his boxing fight against Deji last year?

Who is Jake Paul and how old is he?

Jake Paul is an American YouTube star and actor who rose to fame after building a huge following on the Vine video app.

Born in Ohio on January 17, 1997, Jake began training to be a Navy Seal before he started posting Vine videos in September 2013.

By the time Twitter axed the app in October 2016, the vlogger had amassed 5.3 million followers and an extraordinary 2 billion plays.

Since Vine closed, Jake has devoted his attention to YouTube, where 19.7 million subscribers watch his extreme stunts.

The 22-year-old's controversial capers include throwing a Harley Davidson motorbike in his pool and setting fire to furniture in the back garden.

In 2016, he began starring as daredevil Dirk Mann in Bizaardvark, a live-action sitcom about vloggers which airs on the Disney channel which features other real-life social media stars.

He announced he had split with YouTube star girlfriend Erika Costell on November 7, 2018.

Did Jake Paul drop the n-word?

In January 2018, a video emerged of the YouTuber doing a freestyle rap where he appears to utter the n-word twice.

TMZ released footage of the star filmed when he was hanging out with friends near Palm Springs during a Coachella weekend last year.

During his freestyle of Rae Sremmurd's Throw Sum Mo, he can be heard saying "little ass n***as", and later in the song raps the line "I whip it like my n**** Richie Vetter, he make the p***y so wet it gets wetter."

TMZ said their source claimed that Jake has matured since the footage was taken.

Who is Jake Paul's brother Logan?

Logan is also an American vlogger, who similarly became known for his six-second clips on video streaming service Vine.

Since finding social media fame, he's appeared in Law & Order and YouTube Red film The Thinning, as well as adverts for brands like Hanes and HBO.

He was born in Westlake, Ohio, on April 1 1995 – so is older than vlogger Jake.

He has 19.9 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, Logan Paul.

Logan faced a huge backlash when he posted a video of a man who had apparently committed suicide in Japan's Aokigahara forest on New Year's Eve.

How have Jake Paul's pranks sparked controversy?

The social media star's risqué pranks and off-screen antics have frequently courted controversy.

In January 2017, the then-20-year-old seemingly slept over in the White House in a shocking stunt after being invited to the US President's home for a media event.

In the clip, titled "White House overnight challenge", Jake appeared to sneak past security guards and camped in a toilet cubicle until the early hours.

And his hell-raising antics enraged the swanky West Hollywood neighbourhood where he lives leaving him facing a lawsuit after turning their street into a "war zone".

Why did Jake Paul leave the Disney Channel?

On July 22, 2017, Jake released a statement on Twitter saying that he had "outgrown" the Disney Channel and was leaving Bizaardvark.

Apologising to his fans for the "crazy news", he described his time with the network as "a dream come true" but said it was "time to move forward in my career".

Amid speculation that the star had been axed due to his off-screen behaviour, Disney said that his departure was mutual.

A spokesperson told Us Weekly: "We’ve mutually agreed that Jake Paul will leave his role on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark.

"On behalf of the production company, the cast and crew, we thank Jake for his good work on the TV series for the past 18 months and extend our best wishes to him."

The show, which is currently airing its second series, will continue to film without him.

When did he fight Deji?

Jake squared-off in his first ever amateur boxing fight against Deji Olatunji, better known as Comedy Shorts Gamer, on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Manchester Arena.

The bout was the chief undercard for the main event of Jake's older brother Logan against Deji's older brother KSI.

Jake Paul won against Deji in an epic fight in which both competitors gave it their all.

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