YouTube star RiceGum signs with Rumble over Kick

By Fariha Bhatti


Jul 6, 2023

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YouTuber star Bryan “RiceGum” Quang Le has found a home at Rumble, meaning the rapper is formally entering the world of live streaming.

RiceGum is primarily known for his beef and controversies with other creators, often leading to viral diss tracks. The unforgettable Jake Paul vs. RiceGum drama birthed many iconic diss tracks that fans still obsess over. Now, the YouTuber is switching lanes, entering the streaming world with a big announcement.

On July 4, RiceGum posted a teaser on social media with four streaming-platform caps placed in front of him. YouTube, Twitch, Kick, and Rumble were the four options. While most fans guessed that RiceGum would follow in the footsteps of Adin Ross, Félix “xQc” Lengyel, and Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa, he rocked the streaming community by announcing Rumble as his main platform.

RiceGum signs with Rumble

Considering the massive Twitch exodus, and big shots signing to Kick, everyone had expected RiceGum to sign with the neon green banner. But according to the YouTuber, Rumble’s offer was more appealing. He said that the platform had a bigger bag, but that’s not the only reason he chose Rumble over Kick.

Apparently, an offer from Kick was also on the table, but it required him to gamble more often to make big bucks. 

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“The Rumble deal just looked better. In order to make the most possible on Kick, they wanted me to gamble for 30 days,” he claimed.

RiceGum claims that he was asked to gamble 30 days in order to earn a bigger payout at Kick, whereas Rumble only wanted him to make content. This has further added fuel to the ethical debate around Kick by Imane “Pokimane” Anys, who didn’t specifically blame gambling, but said that switching to Kick is equivalent to comprising morals. It seems there’s some truth if Kick is asking streamers to gamble as a compulsion, as RiceGum claims.

So far, RiceGum has accrued 11.7K followers since his first stream on Rumble on July 5.