The conclusion of a significant time period. Following two years and 90 days of 18-year-old Charli D’Amelio holding the title of most-followed content maker on TikTok, comic Khaby Lame — known for his shortsighted style of silently responding to absurd substance — has now taken the privileged position.
On the off chance that you’ve at any point been on the speedy video-sharing stage, there’s a high opportunity you’ve seen Lame’s face, and a much higher possibility you’ve never heard his voice. The 22-year-old, who was brought into the world in Senegal and presently lives in Italy, made his name by utilizing just his brand name “Are you messing with me?” articulation to respond to different recordings in TikTok’s feed of crazy little known techniques, productions and tricks.
Presently having hit a record-breaking number of supporters — 142.9 million, to be careful — with that dry humor, the maker has for some time been procuring countless perspectives and collaborations on his recordings. His ascent to distinction has prompted various energizing open doors for him, from satisfying his self-purported “dream” of meeting soccer player Lionel Messi to protecting a coordinated effort with Ed Sheeran — who aided Lame make one of his unmistakable recordings back in November.
D’Amelio had recently held TikTok’s No. 1 spot since March 2020, when she outperformed Loren Gray’s supporter count at the hour of 41.3 million in the range of only nine months. That very year — in November 2020 — D’Amelio commended being the principal maker to arrive at 100 million devotees. “A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED ME REACH 100 MILLION SUPPORTERS!!! What’s more, ANOTHER HUGE THANK YOU TO @tiktok I LOVE EVERY ONE OF YOU!!!” she subtitled a video at that point. As of Friday (June 24), the youthful force to be reckoned with — who came to distinction by performing stylish, arranged TikTok moves — has not yet responded via virtual entertainment to her new situation in the TikTok competitor list.
What’s more, however it was his given base of devotees that moved Lame to the best position with a new fan-drove special mission, he’s said before that his allies are significant because of reasons far more noteworthy than the numbers they produce. “My supporter base is my family and I wouldn’t be who I am without family,” he told Forbes in March. “I could never consider them to be simply numbers, as everyone is somebody I need to fabricate associations with, both disconnected and on the web. I love to meet them, in actuality, and to draw in them in my day to day existence. That is the motivation behind why I generally attempt to keep my recordings certifiable and valid.”