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Khaby Lame becomes world’s most followed TikTok star with over 143 million fans

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Wordless comedian Khaby Lame has officially become the most followed TikTok star on the planet.

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Lame, 22, reached 142.5 million followers Thursday night, dethroning North American influencer Charli D’Amelio, who had held the top spot since 2020.

Posting under the TikTok name @khaby.lame, Lame crept past D’Amelio’s 142.2 million fans, after a months-long follower war.

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The social media star, who was born in Senegal but grew up in Italy, previously worked in a factory. He joined the platform in March 2020 after losing his job. His real name is Khabane Lame.

Lame quickly gained popularity on the app with his humourous, yet wordless, videos which largely consist of him silently mocking other Tik Tokers, especially those suggesting “life hacks”.

“If u wanna laugh u r in the right place,” reads his TikTok page.

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Over Lame’s two-year TikTok career he has rubbed shoulders with the great and good, attended glamourous events and landed lucrative sponsorship deals with the likes of Hugo Boss, despite his humble beginnings.

The majority of Lame’s videos rack up millions of views, with his most popular TikTok video boasting more than 300m views.

Lame was born in the west African country Senegal, and moved to Chivasso, Italy, aged one.

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Although growing up in poverty and living in social housing with his parents, Lame says he owes everything he has to his roots.

“Public housing is a place to which I owe everything,” Lame told Olhar Digital last year. “They taught me education and allowed me to cultivate many bonds.”

In 2020, Lame was working as a machine operator at a factory in Turin, northern Italy. As the pandemic swept through the country, Lame was laid off.

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He told Forbes that making Tik Tok videos was a way of fighting the boredom of being unemployed during the lockdown.

“The pandemic had just started, and I was bored with a lot of time on my hands so I started making videos on TikTok,” he said.

Lame began making videos in which he would mock ‘life-hack’ videos made by other users, acting out simple ways to do what they made complicated, and topping it off with a wide-eyed stare or a shrug.

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“I came up with the idea because I was seeing these videos circulating, and I liked the idea of bringing some simplicity to it,” Lame said to CNN last year, “I thought of a way to reach as many people as possible. And the best way was not to speak.”

In his more recent videos, Lame has continued to stick to comedy but has broadened his methods by introducing both friends and costumes into his vids.

“You’re number one,” one fan wrote, while another said: “You did it, you passed Charli.”

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Others referred to Lame as the “new king of TikTok,” with some expressing how he has inspired them to create content.

“You’re now on top bro,” one person wrote. “Thanks for inspiring thousands and thousands that everything is possible.”

Looking to the future, the TikTok titan hopes to one day make a film with Will Smith, counting the star as one of his fans.

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SOURCE: EURONews

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Pete Davidson in Trauma Therapy Due to Kanye West’s Harassment – Report

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Pete Davidson has reportedly been seeking the help of a trauma therapist in order to deal with the harassment he’s been getting from Kanye West.

On Monday (Aug. 8), People published a report stating that a source close to Pete Davidson says the comedic actor has been in trauma therapy since April “in large part” due to threats and harassing social media posts aimed at him by Kanye West.

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“The attention and negativity coming from Kanye and his antics is a trigger for [Pete], and he’s had to seek out help,” the source tells People.

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Pete Davidson and Ye’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian recently parted ways after dating for nine months. During that time, Pete has publicly been the subject of Kanye West’s ire numerous time.

“[Pete] has no regrets for dating Kim and wants it to be made very clear that she’s been nothing but supportive of him throughout their relationship,” the source continues. “Moving forward he just wants to focus on his career.”

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Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian started dating shortly after she split with Kanye West, which almost immediately got a reaction from Ye. Back in January, Kanye dissed Pete on The Game track “Eazy.” After further taunts from Ye, Pete took a break from Instagram. Ye and Game would later drop a video for “Eazy,” which appears to show Kanye kidnapping and burying Pete. Pete finally clapped back by bragging to Kanye about bagging his exKanye would later be suspended from Instagram for 24 hours due in part to his bullying of Pete.

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 Most recently, Kanye posted a faux New York Times headline on Instagram that read “Skete Davidson Dead at Age 28,” in the wake of news that Pete and Kim had split. He has since deleted the post.

Pete has had a much-publicized battle with mental health. In May, Pete left his long-time gig at Saturday Night Live.

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Kim Kardashian Is Demanding Kanye West Delete ‘Skete Davidson Dead’ Post

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Kim Kardashian is reportedly upset over Kanye West‘s faux Pete Davidson death announcement on Instagram and is demanding he remove the post.

On Monday (Aug. 8), DailyMail reported that sources close to the socialite tell them Kim is livid over Ye’s most recent antic.

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“Kim won’t stand for this. She is demanding that Kanye take the post down, but he won’t,” the source told the publication. “She has been vigorously defending Pete. She’ll never get back together with Kanye over the way he’s treated the people she loves and respects. She has tried incredibly hard to have a good co-parenting situation for the children.”

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“[Kim] won’t stand for this type of behavior from him,” the source added. However, according to DM, Ye won’t take the post down.

As of press time, the post remains on Instagram. XXL has reached out to Kim Kardashian’s team for comment.

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Kanye West was trending on Twitter this morning after he posted a faux New York Times article with the headline “Skete Davidson Dead at Age 28” on Instagram.

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Ye also took a swipe at Kid Cudi adding,  “Kid Cudi meant to play funeral but fearful of bottle throwers,” a reference to Cudder recently walking off stage at Rolling Loud Miami after items were thrown at him.

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Kanye West’s jabs come in the wake of news that his ex-wife Kim Kardashian has split with Pete Davidson after nine months, and reports that Ye’s frequent collaborator Mike Dean was removed from Cudi’s upcoming Moon Man’s Landing festival.

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In the midst of all this, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are still going through divorce proceedings. Kanye West’s fifth divorce attorney recently stepped down citing their irretrievably broken attorney-client relationship.

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