IShowSpeed, a famous YouTuber with more than 10 million subscribers, was arrested in Ohio by police for an anonymous report against him.
Darren Watkins Jr., famously known as IShowSpeed or Speed, is a well-known YouTuber, streamer, and social media celebrity from Ohio, United States. The YouTuber has gained massive subscribers of more than ten million on his YouTube channel.
IShowSpeed is mainly known around the world for its video gaming abilities. He gains thousands of subscribers through his live stream and gaming videos that he posts on YouTube.
However, the YouTuber is recently popular for getting arrested by the American police rather than on his YouTube channel.
Is IShowSpeed Arrested?
On August 8, 2022, IShowSpeed’s residence in Ohio was swatted by a bunch of policemen from Cincinnati. The YouTuber had just finished his live stream video. There is also a 1-minute 34-second video of his channel, showing several police officials coming to his house.
According to multiple sources, the police officers received an anonymous report that categorized him as a threat. In the video, IShowSpeed seems to be in disbelief. He was surprised and shocked by his arrest.
While he was arrested, he shouted, “Oh my god, bro! I swear I didn’t do anything. I didn’t do s**t. Oh my god!”
This video was live-streamed on August 9, 2022, with more than 5 million views. Another person captured the whole scene. However, he only managed to capture 22 seconds; the remaining minute was just footage of the camera facing the sky.
The video quickly became trending after it surfaced on the internet. Many of his fans showed massive support to IShowSpeed, hoping he was doing okay.
IShowSpeed’s Age & Wikipedia
IShowSpeed was born on January 21, 2005 – currently, he is 17 years old. The YouTuber was born and raised in Michigan, United States. He is reported to be studying in a high school.
IShowSpeed started his YouTube channel on March 22, 2016. Before that, he used to stream live videos on Twitch but shifted to YouTube after getting banned from the website.
IShowSpeed was pretty consistent with these video uploads. A couple of his videos got thousands of views that increased his subscribers. Then, he started live streams on YouTube, gaining him a massive number of subscribers daily. In April 2021, his channel gained 100,000 subscribers.
Another light bulb idea for the YouTuber was when Adin Ross (Twitch Streamer) ‘s appearance in his live stream gained him a lot of subscribers. On June 30, 2021, he hit the milestone of achieving one million subscribers on YouTube.
On August 6, 2021, IShowSpeed launched his debut song featuring Jay Cinco. The music video managed to get more than 500K streams in a single day.
The YouTuber’s channel has 10.8 million subscribers and more than 700 million video views. Till now, he has more than 1100 videos on his YouTube channel.
IShowSpeed’s Parents and Ethnicity
IShowSpeed has a mixed ethnicity of African-Americans.
In regards to his parents, the YouTuber has not revealed anything. He does live with his mother, whose voice is sometimes heard on his YouTube videos. We have no information about his father and siblings.
IShowSpeed’s Net Worth
IShowSpeed’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
Since he is fully dedicated to being a YouTuber, he mainly earns his income through ads on his live streams. He is reported to make at least $125,000 from ads every month.
Besides YouTube, he has partnered with Represent, which sells his merchandise.