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An eight-month-old video of YouTuber Jake Paul saying the N-word in a freestyle rap surfaced online as his older brother Logan faces increased scrutiny after uploading a YouTube video that showed a man’s corpse.

The video was filmed last April during Coachella, TMZ—which posted the video—reported. In it, Paul is performing a freestyle rap to Rae Sremmurd’s “Throw Sum Mo,” and in the 49-second clip you can hear Paul say the N-word twice. The first time is off-camera as the person filming walks closer to Paul and his friends. The second time you can see Paul saying the N-word on-camera.

According to TMZ, Paul, 20, isn’t racist and “has matured a lot since this video was shot.”

It’s not the first controversy for Paul, who received backlash from viewers earlier this week for posting an NSFW thumbnail in a video originally titled “I Lost My Virginity.” And it’s the latest controversy for the Paul brothers: Paul’s brother Logan has received near non-stop criticism and outrage after featuring a dead body in a recent video, and his two apologies have received even more backlash, leading Logan to take a break from vlogging.

H/T Metro

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.