After years of exchanging heavy blows, Andrew Tate has made the decision to bury the hatchet with True Geordie.
The pair of internet titans have been going head-to-head for several years now, after the Newcastle YouTuber mocked the former kickboxing star on his weekly show ‘True News’.
In a segment surrounding Tate, Geordie slated the standard of women the entrepreneur was claiming to pull, saying, “Your ba**ing s***s, mate.”
This deeply angered Tate, who challenged his nemesis to a boxing match, which never came to fruition.
And several years later, the American-born fighter has come forward to give his side of the story.
Andrew Tate and True Geordie go back a long way
In a recent interview with James English, the 3x ISKA and 1x Enfusion title holder recounted the origin of their rivalry.
He said: “That’s old beef, and truthfully, I don’t hold anything against the guy. I don’t have any real grudges against these people. But sometimes the nature of the internet is that when everybody is trying to get attention, they say and do dumb s**t.
“He started a beef with me when I had a Twitter account long ago and a webcam company, and he said all the girls who work for me are wh**es.
“I just replied, saying, ‘Listen, there’s a whole group of women who’ve seen you call them whores, and you don’t know who these people are, and that’s quite misogynistic. You shouldn’t be calling a bunch of people you don’t know names. They have children and some of them have husbands and you don’t know who they are’.”
Soon after, intimate screenshots leaked of a private conversation Geordie had engaged in with a female, and Tate used them as ammunition.
The 36-year-old laughed: “He started it, he was particularly aggressive, thought he was a tough guy. But just a week later those screenshots came out, so I had to mention it. I ran with that for a while, so he didn’t like me.”
Tate himself claims to have been the victim of a leaking scandal. During his stint on Big Brother in 2016, a clip emerged of him threatening and brutally whipping a female to the point in which she became extremely distressed. However, the pair have released separate videos saying they were merely engaging in role-play.
Andrew Tate and True Geordie have one of the biggest beefs on the internet
Trouble then struck again for Geordie after what was intended as a lighthearted joke landed him in hot water. But as time has gone on, Tate has forgiven the towering Brit.
Tate explained: “Then when I converted to Islam, he said, I should blow myself up and he lost all his sponsorships and got in a lot of trouble for that one. It’s a stupid thing to say. But it is what it is, I have no real genuine beef with him. I could sit here and make fun of him, but beef over what?
“I do have enemies in the world and I do know who they are. But they’re not on social media, let’s put it that way. This YouTube s**t is amateur. It’s kind of below me.”
He continued: “I don’t want to say too much on this podcast, but I’m living in Romania and I’m affluent and I think people here are smart enough to understand what I’m saying. I have real enemies. Do you think I’m interested in some YouTube beef?
“If I had an actual problem with him, it’d be over. There would be no YouTube channel for him. I don’t give a s**t about this YouTube beef and ‘He made a video, so I’ll make one back’. It’s gay, it’s so gay.”
Tate is currently out of prison, having officially spent several months in a cell under human trafficking allegations, which he denies. Geordie has made a plethora of videos about this, particularly taking aim at Tate’s alleged ‘Loverboy method’.
The government’s explanation of this tactic is as follows: “Traditionally, a loverboy seduces young, vulnerable girls and boys over a lengthy period of time, in order to exploit them sexually later on.”
Featured Image Credit: James English & True Geordie