Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong reveals he wasn't paid for videos with KSI
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Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has claimed he was not paid for collaborating with YouTube boxer KSI.
The former Arsenal midfielder took part in a number of videos on KSI's YouTube channel in the early 2010s, with the pair often playing against each other on FIFA, which has since been re-branded as EA Sports FC.
Speaking to BettingSites.co.uk about the the videos, Frimpong revealed that they were no longer in touch, but he had huge respect for the internet sensation.
"I did make videos with KSI around 12 years ago, when he was coming up in the YouTube scene," Frimpong said. "Now he’s done very well for himself.
"We don’t talk because we’re not close friends but follow each other on social media because we have previously worked together.
"If I did message him, I think he would be humble enough to message me back, but we have nothing to talk about!
"I congratulate him and wish him even more success because what he’s done and where he has come from is amazing."
KSI's fame all started from filming videos in his bedroom, with the 30-year-old now worth an estimated £20m after launching world-famous energy drink, Prime, alongside Logan Paul.
But despite his wealth, KSI was unwilling to share with Frimpong back in the day.
"KSI didn’t pay me for the last couple of FIFA videos I did with him years ago, Frimpong added. "So I might have to give him a message and ask for it now!
"I always looked to work with people who were talented like KSI, but I don’t think we can have another round of FIFA because he’s moved on from that type of content."
Frimpong made 16 appearances for Arsenal after graduating through the Hale End academy, but left the Emirates in 2014 following loan spells at Charlton Fulham and Barnsley, before hanging up his boots in 2018.