"All this and still no contract" - Streaming community divided after Twitch gifts Kai Cenat a custom Nike Air Force 1
On March 27, 2023, a new controversy erupted in the streaming community when Kai Cenat showcased a gift he received from Twitch following his record-breaking subathon. The platform sent him a customized Nike Air Force 1 with the text "King of Twitch" embossed on it.
A video of him unboxing the sneaker went viral on social media platforms like Reddit and Twitter. Numerous community members voiced their displeasure with Twitch's gesture, with Twitter user @GoKuWithADeuce's writing:
"All this and still no contract."
Kai Cenat bursts out laughing after unboxing Twitch's gift
Kai Cenat unboxed the sneaker at the four-hour mark of his livestream on March 27. He was overjoyed to open the gift and hoped that the Amazon-owned platform would send him a contract as well.
When he saw the Nike box, he was left stunned and stated:
"What the f**k? Hold the f**k on. 'Congratulations Kai, on your huge accomplishment. We are so proud of you. Laura, Ana, and all of your friends at Twitch.'"
While showcasing the custom Nike Air Force 1 in a purple colorway, the Streamer of the Year burst out laughing. He began playing Selena Gomez's Shake It Up and continued to show the sneaker's details, adding:
"King of Twitch. 'Put 'em on!' Bro, what do you... they got this... Bro, it's too hard! This s**t's too hard! What size are these motherf**kers? 8.5, they're my size. What the... how much h**s can I get (from) this, though? Let me see."
The New Yorker expressed gratitude to Twitch. However, he was still expecting a contract from them:
"Yo, nah! Appreciate it, man! Hell, there's got to be a contract. Appreciate it, whoever put the time into this s**t. For real! Thank you, brah! Thank you!"
Fans react to Twitch gifting Kai Cenat a pair of custom Nike Air Force 1
Twitch's gift to Kai Cenat was a hot topic of conversation on Twitter, with several community members weighing in on the streamer's clip. Here's what they had to say:
Meanwhile, on the r/LivestreamFail subreddit, Redditor u/Gorillaz2189's take attracted numerous upvotes, in which they stated that even though the shoe was a "terrible gift," they did not agree with the "racist" comments.
They compared the situation to Chance "Sodapoppin," who supposedly received a "trucker hat and a coffee mug" from Twitch:
"It's a terrible gift but I don't get how it's racist. Kai has a shoe collection, at the very least. I thought everyone wore shoes. Soda(poppin) got a trucker hat and a coffee mug from Twitch. At least they put effort into the shoes even if it looks like dog s**t."
Here are some more relevant fan reactions from Reddit:
Kai Cenat is a popular Twitch streamer who began broadcasting on the platform in 2021. At the time of writing, he is the third-ranked content creator on Twitch, boasting over 4.8 million followers on his channel.
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