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DJ Akademiks Claims Coming Out Will Boost His Career

DJ Akademiks Claims Coming Out Will Boost His Career

Sketch has been the talk of the Twitch community this week. The Madden streamer previously admitted to performing sexual acts with other men on his OnlyFans account. The scandal spread like wildfire, and opinions are divided on whether it will ruin his career. While some theorize that Sketch’s esports fan base will reject him, other notable streamers have voiced their support. Then there’s DJ Akademiks, who offers a third option. Ak thinks Sketch’s career will benefit from the controversy.

DJ Akademiks addressed the Sketch situation on July 10. He publicly claimed that he doesn’t watch Sketch’s content, but told the streamer to hold back his tears. “Let me tell you this,” Ak said. “You’ve just had a career high.” The hip-hop personality continued to argue that Sketch should make a positive statement given the current cultural landscape. “If you say something derogatory towards gay people, you’re still going to get banned,” he noted. “I don’t think you’re going to be judged. I think your career is going to take off.” DJ Akademiks doubled down on that stance, going so far as to say that it will be “profitable” to be a gay streamer in 2024.

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Ak is so convinced Sketch will benefit that he jokingly claimed he would come out if he were a white publisher. “I’d be lying to all of you if I said I was gay,” he added. “Somebody better talk to Sketch… if you’re gay, that’s a win.” DJ Akademiks’ most obvious example of this positive uptick was that he had never heard of Sketch before the OnlyFans leaks. He claimed the controversy was brought to him through people who work for him. “I don’t even know who that nigga is,” he claimed.

Sketch admitted to thinking about quitting during the stream, where he reflected on his past. “I’ll be honest,” he told viewers. “Plan A, and I’ll say it up front, if this airs, was probably quitting.” He went on to thank his family and other streamers for their support in his decision to continue his Twitch career. “But some people saved me. Shout out to (FaZe) Banks, shout out to my family, shout out to all of you.” Only time will tell if DJ Akademiks’ prediction is correct.

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Elias is a music writer for HotNewHipHop. He joined the site in 2024 and covers a wide range of topics including pop culture, movies, sports, and of course, hip-hop. You can find him posting for HNHH Monday through Friday, especially when it comes to new albums and singles. His favorite artists are Andre 3000, MF Doom, Kanye West before 808, and Tyler, The Creator. He loves LA hip-hop but not LA sports teams. The first album he ever bought was Will Smith’s Big Willie Style, and he still claims it was a pretty good listen.

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