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RiceGum – YouTube Star & Rapper

Full Name Bryan Quang Le
Birthday November 19, 1996 (age 26)
Birthplace Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Ethnicity Vietnamese
Relationship Status Dating Instagram model Erica
Occupation YouTube, Musician
Net Worth $8 million
YouTube Subscribers 10.5 million
Instagram Followers 5.3 million
TikTok Followers 1.6 million

The Rise of a YouTube Icon

RiceGum, whose real name is Bryan Quang Le, has been one of YouTube‘s biggest stars and most controversial figures over the past decade. Born in Las Vegas to Vietnamese immigrant parents, RiceGum enjoyed playing basketball growing up. He started his YouTube channel in 2012 at age 16, uploading NBA 2K gameplay videos and commentaries.

But it wasn‘t until 2015 when RiceGum shifted to reaction-style and roast videos that his channel really blew up. His entertaining responses to cringey videos in his "These Kids Must Be Stopped" series earned him millions of views. By 2016, RiceGum hit 1 million subscribers. His follower count has steadily grown year after year since then.

Some of RiceGum‘s most viewed videos include:

  • "THESE KIDS MUST BE STOPPED" (37 million views)
  • "GOD CHURCH" (Official Music Video) (32 million views)
  • "I Didn‘t Hit Her (TheGabbieShow Response)" (27 million views)

With his funky hair, flashy clothes, and cocky persona, RiceGum ushered in a new generation of YouTube personalities. Love him or hate him, you can‘t deny his impact!

Flexing His Rap Skills

In addition to his YouTube fame, RiceGum has made a name for himself in music. He kicked off his rap career in 2016 with the diss track "It‘s EveryNight Sis" featuring Alissa Violet which became a viral hit.

Some of RiceGum‘s other popular songs include:

  • "God Church" (2017) which debuted at #87 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • "Frick Da Police" (2020) which hit #13 on US Rap Digital Song Sales
  • "Flex Season" (2022) featuring Lil Yachty

His music videos are known for showing off flashy cars, jewelry, and liberal use of cash. RiceGum even won "Diss Track of the Year" at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards.

Controversies & Criticisms

Despite his popularity, RiceGum has frequently been embroiled in controversies and feuds during his career. He has come under fire for things like:

  • Making lewd comments about women
  • Promoting gambling websites to underage fans
  • Arrogance and excessive flexing of wealth
  • Feuds and diss tracks targeting other creators

In particular, his 2017 feud with iDubbbz, who criticized RiceGum‘s videos in his own viral diss track "Asian Jake Paul", sparked intense backlash and debate.

But RiceGum has brushed off most detractors and controversies. He even proudly refers to himself as the "YouTube villain."

Fun Facts for RG Fans

Over the years following RiceGum‘s career and videos, I‘ve gathered some fun facts that provide insights into his personality and life:

  • Has an eccentric fashion sense – wears bejeweled grills, brightly colored suits, designer sneakers
  • Loves playing basketball – hosts games with other creators at his LA mansion
  • Gives away tons of money and prizes to fans in his videos
  • Previously dated Instagram model Abby Rao
  • His real middle name is actually Truong, not Quang
  • Dropped out of college to pursue YouTube fame
  • Known for stunts like going skydiving or bungee jumping with friends

Say what you want about RiceGum – he knows how to entertain! After a decade, the self-proclaimed YouTube villain remains as popular as ever. With his unique brand of flexing, roasting, and cavalier attitude, RiceGum has cemented his status as one of the platform‘s most prominent stars.