Last fall, Blueface, a rapper finest recognized for his hit track “Thotiana,” had a actuality present thought. A spin on Oxygen’s controversial Unhealthy Women Membership, he would invite a handful of younger ladies into his residence, movie their each transfer for practically a month and publish the movies on OnlyFans—dubbing it Blue Girls Club.
For a $50 month-to-month subscription to his channel, viewers can watch the ladies repeatedly brawl with one another, celebration lengthy into the evening, and dance for the digital camera. Whereas Blueface pockets the money, the ladies’s cost comes primarily within the type of “publicity.”
Blueface, actual identify Johnathan Jamall Michael Porter, appears to have taken inspiration from fellow rapper Tyga, who made waves when he joined the subscription-based platform final September, teasing pictures of himself surrounded by ladies. “It’s a brand new platform the place I can discuss on to my followers and provides them unique music, pics, movies, and different BTS of my newest releases,” Tyga initially mentioned. “They will actually see extra inside my life than ever earlier than, and an intimate look of what I do on daily basis. It’s ‘bout to be lit!”
However 24-year-old Blueface noticed additional potential: to accommodate a complete present on OnlyFans. The poorly produced content material by no means garnered an excessive amount of consideration exterior his fan base till this week, when some social media customers went as far as to liken him to R. Kelly after a portion of the newest episode was leaked exterior the positioning.
“Able to get tatted?” Blueface asks a room of sleeping ladies that he had flown out to his $1.3 million residence within the quiet Los Angeles suburb of Chatsworth in early April. The cameraman pans across the room displaying unmade bunk beds and garments strewn round. “Tattoo or go residence, which one is it?” he asks.
Social media rapidly pounced on the clip—some jokingly referring to it as “Blueface Bootcamp,” however many have been involved concerning the rapper forcing ladies to get a tattoo that pays homage to him as a check of loyalty, likening it to a cult.
Because the media firestorm grew, Blueface remained smug. “Sheesh who knew my lil outdated OnlyFans present could be so viral,” he tweeted, including, “WTF is a cult.” As for the sleeping preparations, he shrugged it off. “America’s Subsequent Prime Mannequin was on bunk beds however y’all mad at me.”
“For individuals who are curious, my present is a 3-week sequence,” he later clarified. “I transfer ladies in from everywhere in the US, fly them out to Cali, put them beneath one roof. I personal 2 houses. I don’t keep there. I care for all there [sic] monetary wants whereas they’re right here. I promote there [sic] manufacturers and so on. We movie all day, tune in.” He adopted up the tweet by saying a casting name for the following season.
However 23-year-old Zia, who participated in Blueface’s first present final 12 months, issued a warning to any ladies all in favour of making use of. “This might have an effect on folks mentally for a very long time,” she informed The Each day Beast. “I positively assume he’s compromising the security of a number of younger ladies, even exterior the Blue Women Membership. I simply assume that they’re in jeopardy.”
“This might have an effect on folks mentally for a very long time. I positively assume he’s compromising the security of a number of younger ladies, even exterior the Blue Women Membership. I simply assume that they’re in jeopardy.”
“I would like all the ladies to know who’re signing up for this: you don’t should do something you don’t need to do,” she continued. “In the event you say no, maintain saying no. Simply please attempt to be protected. Be sensible about what you do and what you say.”
Zia principally takes subject with the practically every day bodily fights that get away between the ladies, who throw arduous jabs to the face, shove one another into partitions, deal with different ladies to the bottom, pull at hair, and scrape with nails. Chrisean Rock, who appeared in each seasons and is the primary lady signed to Blueface’s label, had her tooth knocked out one evening when Blueface’s former companion turned as much as the home.
Zia mentioned she by no means fought again when she was attacked by the opposite ladies as a result of she’d beforehand determined to by no means get into an altercation attributable to her PTSD from when she was bodily abused up to now. She claims that she heard Blueface comment about her, “How do you anticipate to return to Blue Women Membership and never anticipate to get hit?”
In a failed effort to tame the fights, Blueface made the basement the designated preventing zone, supplying the ladies with a pair of boxing gloves for once they needed to duke it out. However the sudden flare-ups meant that fights have been simply as prone to get away on celebration buses, in bedrooms, or residing rooms. If the fights did occur downstairs, the shortage of headgear made the blows appear simply as unsafe.
There aren’t any seasoned professionals breaking apart the fixed fights, however fairly Blueface’s relations, mates, and members of his private workforce, lots of whom might be seen laughing when making an attempt to tear the ladies aside.
Irie, who appeared on the primary season, admitted it was “scary” at first residing in the home as a result of everybody was “on edge,” and acknowledged that she understands the place the priority is coming from.
However when pressed on the close to fixed bodily violence, the 26-year-old claimed different exhibits may very well be thought-about worse as a result of they make folks “eat loopy issues to win cash.”
“Clearly, it’s unhealthy ladies, it’s not like ‘good ladies membership,’” she mentioned. “We’re not stepping into there pondering that everybody’s going to be good and candy. We all know that everybody’s going to go there with an angle… Everybody had this type of fighter spirit. It was presupposed to be a difficult present, it wasn’t presupposed to be one thing simple.”
Sevyn, who participated in the latest season, claims that at one level Blueface did rent skilled safety guards to intervene when the ladies clashed. Nonetheless, he allegedly fired the top of safety when he “creeped” out the ladies, in response to Sevyn.
Sevyn, 20, mentioned the person would leer on the ladies once they danced and adopted them round the home, however the last straw for her got here when the ladies have been having a non-public dialog. (The safety head couldn’t be reached for a response.)
“We have been simply speaking lady discuss, like stuff that we’ve performed and no one’s speaking to him,” she informed The Each day Beast. “He butts within the dialog and he’s yelling at me like, ‘Oh, what’s the nastiest factor you’ve performed? All people be quiet.’ They known as me ‘Little Child’ as a result of I’m presupposed to be probably the most harmless one in the home. So, for him to place me on the spot about freaky issues made me uncomfortable.”
After firing the top safety member, Blueface’s family and friends members took over the job of breaking apart the fights, Sevyn claimed.
In accordance with all three ladies, the rapper didn’t have any form of medical skilled on employees in case a combat resulted in a severe harm, nor did he have any sort of psychological well being counselor for the ladies to talk with.
Irie conceded that if Blueface is severe about making his OnlyFans present legit, he wants to rent professionals. “He ought to ship this out to a community so it has correct medical folks available and a correct manufacturing crew, so that they’re not getting in the way in which of fights and are protected,” she mentioned.
“He positively must get some type of actual safety or some type of workforce that’s been educated in preserving folks protected,” Zia agreed. “For the primary season, he was saying this isn’t like a combat membership, it’s all about empowering ladies. However then season two, he’s saying he’s been within the fitness center so he might break up fights.”
“For the primary season, he was saying this isn’t like a combat membership, it’s all about empowering ladies. However then season two, he’s saying he’s been within the fitness center so he might break up fights.”
“The way in which he’s doing it proper now, I can’t help it,” Zia added. “I’m now not affiliated with him as a result of I do assume what he’s doing is fallacious.”
However Sevyn and Irie mentioned they have been glad to be on the present, noting the “clout” and publicity they gained. Their Instagram followings exploded, which led to different work, comparable to modeling and video vixen jobs.
In response to The Each day Beast’s prolonged request for touch upon the allegations and obvious lack of security measures on Blueface’s present, his supervisor Wack 100 mentioned, “Final I checked R Kelly made them keep, he didn’t kick em out!”
Past the preventing, one other staple of the OnlyFans present is highlighting the ladies dancing, typically in underwear, lingerie, topless, or absolutely nude. To audition for the present, they need to submit an OnlyFans-type of video. Whereas they don’t should be bare, they’re inspired to be attractive. Each Zia and Sevyn mentioned they have been OK with dancing for the digital camera as a result of they knew that was a big a part of the present, however Zia mentioned typically issues went too far.
Throughout one incident, Zia mentioned she was making a video within the bathtub with two different home members. “I had my thong on, and I used to be shaking my booty, simply doing my factor,” she mentioned. “I used to be anticipating bubbles within the tub, I used to be anticipating somewhat bit extra protection, nevertheless it was empty.” She mentioned whereas they have been dancing, one of many ladies tried to drag her thong down, however she waved away her hand, claiming she was self-conscious.
Finally, Zia’s thong got here off and the video found its way onto Pornhub. Zia mentioned she tried to get it taken down, however the questions in Pornhub’s content-removal request kind have been too difficult to reply, so she gave up. “It’s up there and a few man is being profitable off it, all as a result of I’ve signed up for this factor,” she mentioned. “There’s only a lot about it that I’m not glad about.”
When The Each day Beast reached out to Pornhub and made it conscious of the video, it was promptly eliminated.
Concerning accusations that Blueface compelled the ladies to get a tattoo of the Blue Women Membership brand, each Sevyn and Zia mentioned it was technically non-compulsory. Nonetheless, Zia mentioned when she declined, she was pressured to get inked just like the others, particularly by Blueface, who stored making an attempt to alter her thoughts.
“He’s like, ‘This tattoo makes you a part of the workforce, you’re a part of the group, you’re a part of the Blue Women,’” Zia mentioned. “There’s hours and hours and hours of footage of me being a part of the Blue Women. I don’t want tattoos to show that I’m a part of the group. He wasn’t fooling me with that one, however he tried.”
Rose Adre, who was on the latest season, claimed she was kicked out of the home as a result of she refused to get a tattoo on the final day of filming. She went on Instagram Stay to elucidate that regardless of her flight being booked by Blueface’s workforce for the following day, she was compelled to purchase her personal Uber and a brand new flight residence when she was despatched packing.
She didn’t reply to The Each day Beast’s repeated requests for remark.
Blueface has claimed that his present is supposed to be empowering for ladies, explaining “the aim of the present is to develop these ladies by exercising their mood, angle, persistence, and composure.”
“I’m letting them use my platform as a second probability to chase their desires with out promoting themselves to get by,” he mentioned. “I’m not lookin’ to earn money off these ladies from OnlyFans, however I’d a minimum of wish to make again what I put in. On the finish of the day I’m a businessman.”
However Zia disagrees. “He mentioned, ‘That is nice for you, you’re getting a following. That is going to alter your life.’ My life is mainly the identical. He did give me a following, however I labored for it. I made cash off it with my OnlyFans that I put collectively. He didn’t inform me to place it collectively. He didn’t inform me the best way to do any of this. He simply mentioned, ‘Right here’s your following, now get out.’”
“We have been paid in followers and he simply stored having us imagine that it is a good factor. Actually, I don’t need these followers from him.”
Mentioning that Blueface was accused by followers of molesting a stripper on his Instagram story by eradicating her thong with out her consent whereas she was dancing, Zia mentioned she is glad to lose the followers who help Blueface.
“I don’t need them following me in the event that they assume that’s OK,” she added.