YouTube star Deji has reignited the feud with his brother KSI, and though he said repeatedly in a new video posted Thursday that he wasn’t trying to attack his older sibling, Deji said KSI’s recent tweets and actions have been “sickening” and “disgusting.”
In a 45-minute video posted on Saturday, Deji accused his brother of bullying him, abusing him, subliminally turning Deji’s fans against him, and sexually betraying him by sleeping with a woman that KSI knew Deji liked. But Deji said Thursday he hadn’t made an attack video on his brother. Instead, Deji said he was simply sticking up for himself. That’s why he took umbrage with KSI’s response on Twitter, which laughed off the incident.
Eventually, KSI said he’d respond shortly—he still hasn’t, as of this writing—but the YouTuber with more than 20 million subscribers has lost more than 150,000 followers combined on his two channels. Deji, meanwhile, has gained close to 200,000 and is closing in on 10 million subscriptions. That achievement, Deji previously said, would annoy KSI.
In his video Thursday, Deji revealed a text message that he said KSI sent to him. In it, KSI apparently wrote, “Congrats on the video. You did what you needed to do to manipulate the audience in your favor. Good luck with your [10 million subscribers] plaque and your future.”
Deji also took great offense that KSI, in a since-deleted tweet, asked for fans to send him a message if they’ve “ever been in contact with my bro and have a story to tell.”
Deji revealed that a fan had sent him her private conversation with KSI in which KSI said his younger brother needed to be taught a lesson. The fan said she and Deji had a brief flirtatious conversation on Facebook, and KSI implored the fan to send him screenshots of the private messages. The fan apparently refused to do so.
Deji also threatened legal action if KSI released any defamatory information about him.
“My brother is trying to dig up dirt,” Deji said. “It’s sad that’s he’s now going that path, that he’s going the path of destruction. It’s just sickening. I don’t understand why he’s doing this. … It’s disgusting how he is going through this route to ruin me.”
Late last year, the two feuded for weeks as they tried destroying each other’s credibility. Somehow, the reignition of the online battle has gotten even nastier.