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Bryan Quang Le (born November 19, 1996 (1996-11-19) [age 21]), most commonly known as RiceGum or Rice, is an American YouTuber of Chinese and Vietnamese descent who was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. RiceGum has over 8.9 million subscribers and over 1.2 billion views as of November 28th, 2017, and Ricegum's most famous diss track to date is currently "It's EveryNight Sis" featuring Alissa Violet, which has amassed over one hundred million views within the span of four months and peaked eightieth in the billboard top 100 chart.

He is a controversial YouTuber due to his "diss tracks" and has been criticized for embarrassing a rape victim for views. Ricegum grew to fame from his "These Kids Must Be Stopped" series which he criticised kids "who must be stopped" on the app "musical.ly." The app also received growth from the said video.

Now residing in Los Angles, RiceGum continues to increase his popularity through his YouTube channel that consists primarily of satirical skits, vlogs, and diss tracks, which he makes in response to others who criticize and/or roast him or his friends.

Personal Life

Before reaching 8 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, RiceGum admitted to turning down a Harvard Scholarship on his Twitter account so he could continue his YouTube Channel.[1] RiceGum currently resides in Hollywood Hills with Alissa Violet, FaZe Banks and his girlfriend Sommer Ray.

History & Rise To Fame

RiceGum first created his YouTube channel on September 24, 2012. He started out as a Gaming YouTuber, often recording himself playing Call Of Duty.  His first video was uploaded on October 2, 2012, and in this video, he talks about himself while playing Modern Warfare 3. RiceGum/Le amassed over 1.5 million views and 180,000 subscribers during his early stint as a COD Twitch streamer. He later on in 2014 moved to Major League Gaming streaming, where he had around 30,000 followers.

On December 8, 2015, RiceGum made his comeback to YouTube through his "These Kids Must Be Stopped" series, gaining millions of views and subscribers. Throughout the series, RiceGum rants and criticises about four kids from the app musical.ly. These kids include Jacob Saltorius (HipLikeJacob), Loren Beach, Bark Thomas (duhitzmark), and Trey Saltorius (TreySartorius).

Bryan is known for making YouTuber diss tracks and vevo thumbnails popular, in the process, garnering popularity more quickly than his other videos.

The YouTuber iDubbbzTV made an episode of his popular "Content Cop" series on RiceGum, signaling to a wide demographic that RiceGum's YouTube career is in "grave danger." The Content Cop video received over 10 million views and over 1 million likes just 24 hours after its release and was the most trending video in multiple countries, making it the fastest growing "content cop" video and one of the most widespread videos in current times.

RiceGum, as a result of the content cop video, has lost 50,000 subscribers due to this controversy initially.[2] However, despite the Content Cop series' pervious casualities, RiceGum still survived the Content Cop and returned and came back to normal subscriber growth.  However, cancerous Idubbbz fans are still bombarding his videos with hate comments and dislikes for no good reason.

Subscriber Milestones (Citations needed)

  • RiceGum Reached 1 Million Subscribers on April 17, 2016
  • RiceGum Reached 2 Million Subscribers on June 7, 2016
  • RiceGum Reached 3 Million Subscribers on July 17, 2016
  • RiceGum Reached 4 Million Subscribers on August 31, 2016
  • RiceGum Reached 5 Million Subscribers on December 8, 2016
  • RiceGum Reached 6 Million Subscribers on June 18, 2017
  • RiceGum Reached 7 Million Subscribers on August 6, 2017
  • RiceGum Reached 8 Million Subscribers on August 30, 2017

Popular Uploads 

He has since become one of the most prominent users on the YouTube community along with others due to his vlogs, skits, and music. His top videos include:

  • "I Mailed Myself in a Box and IT WORKED! (Human Mail Challenge) (Almost DIED)", which has gained over 19 million views.
  • "God Church", one of his recent diss tracks that, in two weeks, had received close to 30 million views.
  • "I Didn't Hit Her (TheGabbieShow ake Diss Track) (Official Music Video)", which is aimed at another vlogger by the name of Gabrielle Hanna (who also referred to herself as TheGabbieShow at that time) who claimed that RiceGum had physically assaulted her during a party because she tried to record him into an improvisational exposure of his ghostwriter. This actually resulted in RiceGum smashing her phone in an attempt to "not look like a bitch." This video is also close to 30 million views within four months of its release.
  • "It's EveryNight Sis" in which he collaborates with Alissa Violet. The video itself has amassed over 100 million views. The video was aimed at fellow YouTuber Jake Paul who dissed Violet in his own song "It's Everyday Bro." However, RiceGum has dismissed any claims of having “beef” with Jake and admits he was just helping a friend out. Despite that, Jake Paul demonitized the video because it references him and his brother by full name and uses an image of the former.

References

  1. (Archive) "You guy probably don't know this but I turned down a full ride scholarship to Harvard so I could start my YouTube channel". RiceGum's Twitter on August 6, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  2. "RiceGum YouTube Stats, Channel Statistics". Socialblade.com. Retrieved October 12, 2017.

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