Keemstar is an American YouTuber, podcaster, and streamer who has millions of followers across all of his social media platforms. He’s a New York native, but what ethnicity is Keemstar?
Keemstar is a born and bred American who is 46% Italian/Greek, 19% Irish, and 9% African, according to the results of a DNA trace report he shared with his Twitter followers. He identifies as “mostly Italian”.
For someone who loves spilling the T on the lives of others, Keemstar sure does keep his private life private. Let’s dig a little to find out more about who Keemstar is, what his ethnicity is, and what his family tree looks like.
Who is Keemstar?
Keemstar, whose real name is Daniel M. Keem, is a YouTuber, podcaster, and streamer who was born in the Buffalo area of New York on 8 March 1982.
Though he has a handful of successful podcasts, a gaming organization, and a semi-successful music career Keemstar is best known for being the creator and host of ‘DramaAlert’.
‘DramaAlert’ is a YouTube channel that boasts more than 5 million subscribers. The type of content found on the ‘DramaAlert’ channel is a mixture of commentary videos and news-style updates on other YouTubers, gamers, streamers, podcasters, influencers, and online personalities.
Though his controversial opinions often land him in hot water, most of Keemstar’s videos end up with upwards of one million views, with his most successful video having 11 million views. He’s also collaborated with the likes of Logan Paul, Jake Paul, and Alissa Violet.
Keemstar and ‘DramaAlert’ have millions of followers across various platforms including TikTok, Instagram, Twitch, Twitter, and, of course, YouTube.
What is Keemstar’s Ethnicity?
With his pale skin, 5 foot 8-inch height, brown eyes, thick eyebrows, and full beard, it can be difficult to determine what ethnicity Keemstar is. Most people think he is of either Italian, Greek, or Lebanese descent.
Thankfully, most people don’t need to guess as the star shared details about his genetic ancestry back in September of 2017. According to the pie chart he shared with his Twitter followers, Keemstar is 46% Italian/Greek, 19% Irish, and 9% African.
He shared a screenshot of the pie chart and captioned it “Im 9% African! Never judge a book by its cover B!” and went on to say “Not everyone in Africa is Black – this is DNA test results of RACE.”
Of course, Keemstar’s claim to his black heritage didn’t go down too well with the general public and he received quite a bit of backlash from the declaration. This didn’t deter him from being proud of his ethnicity though.
When asked about his race on 4 September 2018, Keemstar tweeted, “Nah, I’m mostly Italian. We are the Blackist white people.” On 1 September 2019, the star tweeted, “I’m Mixed race!! Italian , African , & Korean!”
Who is Keemstar’s Family?
Normally, finding out a celebrity’s ethnicity is easy — one needs to simply take a look at their family tree. However, in Keemstar’s case, this is nearly impossible as hardly anything is known about his parents and extended family.
All that is known about Keemstar’s family is that he has a brother and a sister and that his siblings have three children between them, all of whom are boys.
On top of being an uncle, Keemstar is also a father, a fact that he only revealed to the public in 2014. He has a daughter named Mia who was born in 2010, but it’s unclear whether he is her biological father as most reports indicate that Keemstar adopted the child.
The identity of Mia’s mom has never been revealed and Keemstar has been a single dad for most of Mia’s life. These days it looks as though Keemstar is raising Mia with his new girlfriend, whose identity also remains to be confirmed.