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Jake Paul Attempts to Apologize for Racism, But Basically Just Plays Victim

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We were waiting for Jake Paul to comment on that video of him making a racist joke about a fan’s accent, and while it took a couple days, his response was exactly what we expected from the YouTuber. The 20-year-old decided to address the (well-deserved) hate by creating a rap called “YouTube Stars Diss Track” that doesn’t exactly shade specific content creators, but rather the people who only focus on the negative.

While the former Disney Channel star does say, “I’m sorry for my actions man, I’m asking for forgiveness man,” the main point of the tune is not to own up to all his mistakes — it’s to play the victim and list all the good things he’s done in the past. The first verse goes like this:

“Pressure hard, they all watching now
Make a mistake, world on me now
It ain’t easy, just a kid from a small town
To every news publication tryna take me down
I’m human too, they want me to lose
Want me in a noose but they ain’t tell the truth”

Here’s the music video:

And here’s the full set of lyrics:

Pressure hard, they all watching now
Make a mistake, world on me now
It ain’t easy, just a kid from a small town
To every news publication tryna take me down
I’m human too, they want me to lose
Want me in a noose but they ain’t tell the truth
Tryna drag my name, tryna stop my game
Don’t know the pain, b*tch, I know the pain

Where was y’all at when I was on email
Tryna stop depressed fans from killin’ themselves
Or where was y’all at when I was in the kitchen
Whippin’ up meals for kids on Thanksgiving
Or where was y’all at when I was with the teacher
Handing out backpacks & handing out t-shirts
Or where was y’all at when Make-A-Wish hit me
To meet my girl Caylee, damn that sh*t changed me

[Refrain]
That ain’t on the news
That ain’t on the news
You think you know me but
That ain’t on the news
That ain’t on your Twitter
That ain’t on your Insta
That ain’t on your Twitter man
That ain’t on your Insta

[Chorus]
This is for all of the liars
Spreading these rumors like a virus
They don’t really know nothing ’bout us
They don’t know nothing about us

I’m sorry for my actions man I’m asking for forgiveness man
I’m asking you to witness my growth in this business my
Growth as kid sh*t I know you can’t admit it
You know that I kill it, you know my game pippin
You know the views rippin’, you know that I’m a villain
You know the bank chillin’, you know you can’t stop me
Yeah I know that I’m cocky, you know I’m trying to not be
Like I said I’m sorry but I gotta ask man

Where was y’all at when I was in the lunchroom
Stopping kids from getting bullied
They were scared to come to school
Where was y’all at when I was 17 years old and
Living on my own trying to find a way to grow
Where was y’all at when Selena left Disney
Didn’t talk sh*t to her but now you talk sh*t to me
Where was y’all at when the neighbors didn’t hate me
They all wanted pictures but now they tryna play me

[Refrain]

[Chorus]

This is for all of the liars
Spreading these rumors like a virus
They don’t really know nothing ’bout us
They don’t know nothing about us

HEY, JAKE — This is NOT how you apologize for implying that a fan is a terrorist to his face. Just FYI!

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