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Logan Paul talks YouTube, pink eye on Fox Business | Full interview


LIZ: A STEEL CAGE DEATH MATCH KIND OF HAPPENING IN SILICON VALLEY BETWEEN GOOGLE-OWNED YOUTUBE AND FACEBOOK. THE PRIZE, BIG MONEY CYBERSTARS AND INTERNET INFLUENCERS. THIS AS FAMOUS YOUTUBERS ARE ACCUSING FACEBOOK OF TAKING MONEY RIGHT OUT OF THEIR POCKETS. BUT WHILE FACEBOOK COURTS NEW CONTENT CREATORS AND YOUTUBE ROLLS OUT A TON OF GLITZY FEATURES, WE HAVE THIS BREAKING NEWS. THE TICK-TOCK, THE FOURTH MOST DOWNLOADED APP IN THE WORLD IS NOW TAKING A PAGE OUT OF INSTAGRAM’S PLAYBOOK, EXPERIMENTING WITH SIMILAR FEATURES INCLUDING A GRID STYLE LAYOUT AND DISCOVER PAGE. OUR NEXT GUEST KNOWS A THING OR TWO ABOUT JUMPING FROM PLATFORM TO PLATFORM WITH HIS VIRAL VIDEO CONTENT. HE’S A CONTROVERSIAL 24-YEAR-OLD MEGASTAR MAKING CRAZY DAILY VLOGS WITH MORE THAN 19 MILLION YOUTUBE SUBSCRIBERS. 60 MILLION FOLLOWERS ACROSS ALL SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS. HE RAKES IN ABOUT $15 MILLION A YEAR. HE’S INTERNET FAMOUS LOGAN PAUL, HOST OF THE IMPAULSIVE PODCAST.>>YES, NUMBER ONE PODCAST IN THE WORLD. I HAVE TO STOP YOU THERE. YOU USED THE WORD CONTROVERSIAL. LIZ: YES.>>JUST SO YOU KNOW, I AM AN EX-CONTROVERSIAL YOUTUBER. LIZ: I KNOW THAT. I KNOW THAT. WE CAN GET TO THAT. WHAT MAKES YOU IN A WAY CONTROVERSIAL IS YOUR MEGASTARDOM AND IT CAN’T BE A SURPRISE TO YOU THAT YOU HAVE THIS COMPETITION BLOSSOMING NOW WITH FACEBOOK TRYING TO PLAY CATCH-UP WITH YOUTUBE. HOW DO YOU SEE THAT BATTLE?>>EVERY BIG PLATFORM WANTS TO BE THE VIDEO PLATFORM. VIDEO IS HUGE NOW. I THINK IT’S STATISTICALLY, YOU MIGHT KNOW, ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS KIDS ARE CONSUMING. I MEAN, I DON’T KNOW, YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT A LOT OF STUFF I DON’T REALLY KNOW MUCH ABOUT. I’M KIND OF JUST LIKE OUT HERE. LIZ: YOU ARE SORT OF AT A PIVOTAL MOMENT, I’M SURE. YOU’RE LIKE, I’M SORT OF OUT HERE, YOU KNOW, I’M IN NEW YORK, I’M IN CALIFORNIA, I’M FROM OHIO, RIGHT?>>OHIO, RIGHT. LIZ: GO, BROWNS.>>CLEVELAND, OHIO. GO, BROWNS. GO, INDIANS. LIZ: LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING. YOU GOT A CLEVELAND FAN HERE. WE’RE AT THIS PIVOTAL MOMENT WHERE EVERYBODY WANTS TO PLAY CATCH-UP BECAUSE IT’S ALL ABOUT BUSINESS. YOU’RE WITH YOUTUBE. I’M REALLY INTERESTED TO KNOW, YOU’RE SPREAD ELSEWHERE TOO, RIGHT?>>I’M EVERYWHERE, BABY. I’M EVERYWHERE AND NOWHERE. I’M LIKE A GHOST. LIZ: BUT FACEBOOK IS ACTUALLY INACTIVE. YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT IS INACTIVE.>>WHY YOU HAVE TO CALL ME OUT LIVE? WHAT ARE YOU DOING? TECHNICALLY, YES. LIZ: YOU GOT 16 MILLION PEOPLE STILL FOLLOWING AN INACTIVE FACEBOOK?>>ODD, RIGHT. I DON’T KNOW. I NEED TO OPTIMIZE THAT ACCOUNT. LIZ: WHY HAVEN’T YOU, IS WHAT I’M SAYING?>>CAN I SAY THIS? LIZ: YOU CAN SAY ANYTHING.>>[ INAUDIBLE ] DOES A BETTER JOB OF MONETIZING FOR THE CREATORS. THAT’S THE HOME FREE AS A CREATOR WHERE NOT ONLY CAN MY CONTENT BE SEEN, CONSUMED, DIGESTED BUT ALSO, THEY PAY. I THINK FACEBOOK JUST GOT INTO MONETIZING CONTENT. I’M SO SORRY, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM. BUT YEAH. I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH OF AN AUDIENCE IS THERE. LIZ: YOU ARE PRETTY MUCH SET ON YOUTUBE, CORRECT?>>FOR NOW. LIZ: YOU KNOW HOW THESE THINGS WORK. WHEN UPSTARTS COME IN, AND THEY DO HAVE MONEY BEHIND THEM, THEY’RE NOT SOME LITTLE GUY, THEY WILL TRY AND NAB YOU. HAVE YOU BEEN APPROACHED BY FACEBOOK TO JUMP OVER THERE EXCLUSIVELY?>>NO. LIZ: ARE YOU LYING OR TELLING ME THE TRUTH?>>THAT’S THE TRUTH. LIZ: IF THEY DID, AS A BUSINESSMAN, YOU HAVE A PAYROLL NOW, RIGHT? YOU’RE THE ONE SIGNING THE CHECKS.>>YEAH, YEAH, YEAH. I WILL SAY MY EXPENSES JUST SURPASSED MY INCOME FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. I JUST SAT WITH MY FINANCIAL MANAGER. HE TOLD ME THAT. I’M DEFINITELY GOING DOWNHILL FROM HERE. LIZ: DOES THAT MAKE YOU NERVOUS?>>I’M TERRIFIED. I THINK IT’S THE BEGINNING OF THE END. LIZ: COME ON.>>I ALSO HAVE PINKEYE. SO THIS WHOLE THING IS LIKE — LIZ: DON’T TOUCH THE SET.>>I’M SO SORRY. IT’S NOT CONTAGIOUS. NO, IT IS. THERE’S A TWO-WEEK INCUBATION PERIOD. I’M SO SORRY. LIZ: YOU’RE NOT INTERESTED IN JUMPING SHIP.>>WHAT’S THE INCENTIVE? YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING? I THINK WHERE DO PEOPLE WATCH CONTENT THE MOST. THAT’S WHERE I WANT TO POST, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU. I’M SLIGHTLY NOT SO CONCERNED WITH MONEY. MAYBE THAT’S WHY MY EXPENSES HAVE SURPASSED MY INCOME AND PROBABLY NOT THE BEST THING. I WANT TO BE POSTING WHERE MY CONTENT IS GOING TO BE SEEN AND CONSUMED. LIZ: THEN WHAT’S YOUR SECRET, I’M ASKING YOU TO REVEAL IT, TO BUILDING AN AUDIENCE? WE HAVE PEOPLE WATCHING RIGHT NOW WHO THINK OH, I COULD DO A CHANNEL, TOO, I’M KIND OF QUIRKY AND FUNNY. HOW DO YOU BUILD AN AUDIENCE?>>AUTHENTICITY. I REALLY BELIEVE IT IS AUTHENTICITY. IF YOU CAN BE YOURSELF AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU, YOU’RE GOLDEN. THE ISSUE IS SOMETIMES WHEN PEOPLE ARE THEMSELVES, LIKE WHAT IF YOU SUCK, YOU KNOW, THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE YOU’RE NOT GOING TO RESONATE AND BE RELATABLE TO PEOPLE. YOU GOT TO BE A GOOD-HEARTED POSITIVE PERSON AND A LOT OF YOUTUBERS I MET ARE. BUT YEAH. LIZ: YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE HAD FOLLOWERS GO EVERYWHERE WITH YOU, THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY. OBVIOUSLY THE SITUATION IN LATE 2017 WHERE, YOU KNOW, YOU HAD SOME OFFENSIVE CONTENT FROM THIS JAPANESE SUICIDE FORCE, IT’S NOT THIS IS HOW WE FEEL HERE, IT’S NOT HOW PEOPLE FALL, IT’S HOW AND WHETHER THEY GET UP. YOU GOT UP. YOU DID A VERY COMPELLING APOLOGY VIDEO. MY KIDS HAD ME WATCH THIS. I ACTUALLY REALLY LIKED IT. I THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY GOOD.>>THANK YOU. LIZ: YOU DIDN’T TAKE ANY MONEY FROM THAT. YOU DIDN’T PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH WAS.>>QUITE THE OPPOSITE. LIZ: YOU PUT THE DOLLARS ASIDE.>>EXACTLY. LIZ: TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE DOING NOW, THE CHALLENGER GAME.>>THIS IS A GREAT THING. IF I’M BEING QUITE HONEST WITH YOU, I’M THE FASTEST YOUTUBER, THE FASTEST ENTERTAINER ON THE PLANET. LIZ: TALKING ABOUT RUNNING.>>I COULD BE THE QUICKEST MAN ON THE PLANET. LIZ: YOU PLAYED FOOTBALL IN HIGH SCHOOL, WEST LAKE HIGH SCHOOL.>>I’M BETTING $100,000 I’M THE FASTEST MAN ON THE PLANET. LIZ: I JUST WANT TO ASK OUR VIEWERS, HAVE YOU SEEN HIM DO THE SPLITS? HOW DO YOU — I CAN’T DO THE SPLITS.>>I WOULDN’T EXPECT YOU TO. WHY CAN I DO THE SPLITS. THAT’S WEIRD. I’M UNCOMFORTABLE WITH MYSELF, YOU KNOW. BUT THE CHALLENGER GAMES, JULY 27th, THIS SATURDAY, WE ARE GETTING THE BIGGEST ENTERTAINERS IN THE WORLD, BIGGEST YOUTUBERS ON THE PLANET, WE WILL RACE AND SEE WHO’S THE FASTEST. IT’S FOR CHARITY. SPECIAL OLYMPICS JUST CONFIRMED. LIZ: EXCELLENT.>>GOOD JOB. YEAH. WE RAISED A BUNCH OF MONEY. IT’S GOING TO BE LIVESTREAMED WITH A DONATION LINK. GET YOUR TICKETS. LIZ: YOU HAVE THE PAY PER VIEW FIGHT WITH KFI? G? I? L?>>KFI. LIZ: THIS GUY THAT YOU FOUGHT. YOU MADE A LOT OF MONEY THERE.>>I SHOULD HAVE MADE MORE. I SHOULD HAVE MADE MORE. LIZ: WHY?>>THE STREAM WAS PIRATED ILLEGALLY TWO MILLION TIMES. THERE’S $20 MILLION. LIZ: YOU WILL HAVE A SECOND FIGHT WHEN?>>END OF THIS YEAR. LIZ: WHERE?>>I DON’T KNOW. THE STAPLES CENTER OR THE FORUM. LIZ: CAN FOX BUSINESS COME AND COVER THAT?>>I THINK SO. YOUR DAUGHTER JUST NODDED AT ME YES. I THINK SO. HEY, IT’S JUST LIKE KFI. I’M GOING TO BEAT YOU BADLY. LIZ: OH, BOY. BY THE WAY, LOGAN IS GOING TO BE A GUEST ON MY EVERYONE TALKS TO LIZ PODCAST.>>OH, GREAT. LIZ: HE WILL HAVE TO TEACH ME HOW TO GET A MILLION VIEWS PER PODCAST.>>WHICH I CAN DO BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW, I AM THE HOST OF THE NUMBER ONE PODCAST IN THE WORLD. LIZ: YOU SURE ARE. CONGRATULATIONS. LOGAN PAUL, THE YOUTUBE SENSATION. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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