Jidon Adams, known by his online moniker JiDion, is an American content creator who has gained popularity through his YouTube channel and Twitch streams. He is primarily famous for his comedic vlogging content and prank videos that often involve interacting with strangers in public places.
Early Beginnings and Viral Success
Adams first started his YouTube channel in 2018 with a video of him attempting to resell various items at his high school. However, it wasn’t until early 2019 when he gained viral success with his video “Giving Strangers The N-Word PASS.” In his comedic videos, Adams often goes by the pseudonym “DeMarcus Cousins III”, a name inspired by NBA player DeMarcus Cousins.
Interactions with Celebrities and Twitch Ban
In December 2021, Adams attempted to get an autograph from NBA player DeMarcus Cousins, which led to a brief altercation with a stadium security guard. Cousins eventually signed Adams’ jersey, and the video went viral. Adams has also been known to interact with other celebrities, such as Mark Cuban, who approached him during a game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks.
In January 2022, Adams was permanently banned from Twitch for “extreme harassment.” The incident involved a Twitch “raid,” where Adams instructed his viewers to comment something in the chat of another streamer’s content. This led to his fanbase spamming “L + ratio” in the chat of a Twitch streamer, Pokimane.
Collaborations and Partnerships
Adams has collaborated with several well-known YouTubers and Twitch streamers, including Adin Ross, Kai Cenat, KSI, Sneako, Pokimane, and Niko Omilana. His series with Omilana, known as “The Biggest Menace,” involved the two YouTubers engaging in a large-scale prank war.
In April 2023, Adams announced a partnership with the alt-tech platform Rumble, where he will exclusively livestream. His first stream on Rumble was during UFC 287 with Adin Ross, Sneako, and others. He also met with notable figures such as Mike Tyson and Donald Trump.
Jidon Adams has gained a significant following through his comedic content and entertaining public interactions. Although he has faced controversy in the past, he continues to grow his audience through collaborations and partnerships with other content creators. As of April 23rd, 2023, Adams’ YouTube channel has 7 million subscribers, and his fans eagerly await his next video or livestream.