Ninja Says Drake Never Paid Up That $5,000 'Fortnite' Bet

Back in March rapper Drake and professional gamer Ninja broke the record for the most people watching an individual's Twitch stream when they linked up to play Fortnite.

Over 600,000 people tuned in to watch the pair, who were later joined by NFL player JuJu Smith-Schuster and Travis Scott, play on the popular game.

During the time they were playing they made a $5,000 (£3,773) bet, which Drake later lost. But we're sure it wouldn't be any skin off his back because five grand is probably a few seconds' worth of stage work for him.

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Credit: PA

According to HotNewHipHop, Drake said he would donate the money to Ninja's stream if he won the game (which he did) but Ninja has come out in a tweet saying that Drake never ended up paying him.

But don't sweat it, Ninja isn't arsed anyway because he's much happier having made a 'meaningful connection' with the rapper than taking the money. Bollocks to that - give us the money.

What a nice bloke. But, let's face it, he probably would have taken it if he wasn't already raking in a hefty $600,000 (£430,512) a month, minimum, according to Forbes.

Ninja has over 140,000 subscribers on his Twitch channel, earning him the eye-watering sum - plus this doesn't even include the money he picks up from viewerships and donations.

The pair played a 'duo' game, with 50 teams of two taking each other on via the recently introduced cross-play system, because Drake is a PS4 user and Ninja uses a PC.

Although the Twitch stream started off strong, it really picked up once Drake shared a link on his Twitter account - which has over 36 million followers - probably introducing a whole new bunch of people to the wonderful world of watching gamers game.

Complex has reported that during a Fortnite streaming session, Ninja said Drake only linked with him in an effort to break into another demographic.

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Credit: YouTube

"Is he gonna buy my next line of Ninja merch?" he asked fans. "Or my Ninja headband? Probably not. I feel like Drake saw that I was up-and-coming in the gaming scene, and he thought it would be a perfect way to just tap into another source of viewers by playing with me."

Later, Ninja called Drake a 'genius' and conceded that he's ultimately just a fan.

Oh and one last thing, Drizzy - if you need to get rid of that $5k - we're right here.

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Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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