The drama between TikTokers Nessa Barrett and Mads Lewis continues to grow online as the latter claims that Barrett is friends with other people for "clout." The 19-year-old made the accusation on the reality series Famous, Like Me, leaving netizens exasperated.
The social media influencer claimed that her former friends gave her dirty looks and also called her the “drama,” following the love triangle debacle between her, Barrett and Jaden Hossler. In an interview clip on the show, she said:
“Anything you do on social media, people like to turn it into something it’s not. They’re like, 'Notice how everyone was friends with Mads and they’re just not friends with Mads anymore, they’re all friends with Nessa.' All these people that are friends with Nessa want to be friends with Nessa because she might be clouting with Justin Bieber cause they want to be backstage at the concert.”
“It pisses me off! It makes me so f**king mad. Nobody knows anything. I’ve been on social media for eight f**king years, and I’ve just seen so many people go up, go down, go up, go down, be friends, not friends. Why are you not friends? 'Oh, because I took all their clout, and I don’t need it anymore.'”
Netizens drag Mads Lewis on social media
As the clip continued to circulate online, fans of Barrett defended her tirelessly. They also expressed irritation about Lewis bringing up age old drama. A few tweets read:
Tana Mongeau and Nessa Barrett respond to viral clip
As the clip went viral on Instagram, YouTuber Tana Mongeau opined on the same. She wrote under a TikTok Insiders Instagram post:
“Nessa isn’t friends with people for clout. She’s the sweetest and best friend to those around her. There’s a lot that went on that if people knew they’d undoubtedly side with her.”
Mongeau added that Barret “chooses to take the high road.” She also said that she wished “mads would quit this” as she knew the truth behind the entanglement.
Barrett also took to her TikTok account, posting a video with Hossler. The video’s caption read, “lol idk if I can hold this shit in anymore yall.”
It remains unclear whether it was a direct response to Mads Lewis’ statement, but fans predict the same.
TikTokers’ love triangle explained
Prior to Barrett dating Hossler, the latter was in a relationship with Mads Lewis. However, Barrett and Hossler got closer while recording their song La Di Die.
In the following months, Lewis unfollowed Hossler on Instagram and the latter started dating Barrett.
Mads Lewis also threw shade at the 19-year-old on Twitter, however Barrett had not spoken publicly about the situation amongst the three.