The host is in trouble
DJ Akademiks is reportedly facing jail time. The popular internet personality and co-host of Everyday Struggle revealed on a stream that he’s looking at the possibility of getting locked up. Fans have also uncovered footage of the Instagram aggregator in court.
“If I’m gone for the next couple weeks man, listen man, it was real,” he said on a stream. “I never been to jail before.”
“They might lock a n***a up in the morning,” he said later. “Caught a little case, you feel me? I thought about running, but I didn’t kill nobody. The worst they could give me is like five to ten years. I could snitch on like five people and probably get a couple of months, that’s a joke, that’s a joke.”
Ups and Downs
The court case comes off a year of up and downs for the internet celeb. He rode to his highest point of prominence, thanks to his hosting gig on Everyday Struggle, only to have his co-host routinely attack him and eventually quit the show.
“DJ Akademiks is one of the biggest p*ssies I’ve ever seen in my entire life,” Joe Budden said in an interview outside of their show together. “He should never comment on anything that has to do with physicality. Well you gotta stop talking sometimes when you’re a p*ssy … there’s nothing wrong with being a p*ssy, but you got be a p*ssy to the corner sometimes. Just shut up.”
Akademiks also got taken to task for profiting off of videos of inner-city suffering by rapper Vic Mensa.
“People exactly like you sensationalized and made a following off of clowning situations that we go through in real life,” Vic said to Akademiks on Struggle. “I think n***as ain’t have no right. You specifically, you ain’t never have a right. Whatever made you feel like you had a space to have a perspective on our people dying on a daily basis?”
“I am never above an artist who may have a difference of opinion, on either what I’ve said or what I’ve said about them, to come up here and voice it. That’s the reason we have guests,” Akademiks responded after the video of Mensa’s claim took off. “When Vic Mensa was here, I could have easily glanced over and went past that, but that was a point of discussion when I have discussed this a lot and know he’s been outspoken about it. So I wanted to know how he felt… He said what he had to say. I think that’s important.”
Ak was also roasted by podcasters and television hosts Desus & Mero. The DJ came after the pair, so the Bronx-bred Viceland hosts returned fire by making fun of the fact that his “set” looks like a basement and the fact that his voice cracked while he was trying to talk tough.
Check out the video of Akademiks’ latest downturn. What do you think? What did DJ Akademiks actually do that could have landed him such a long sentence? Is Ak done for? Will he go away for 5-10 years like he said? Even if he does get out, how will he fix Struggle without Budden? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.