Keemstar, formally known as Daniel Keem, is a popular Youtuber and Twitch Streamer originally from Buffalo, New York. He is best known for hosting his pop culture drama show called DramaAlert.
Keemstar currently resides in Buffalo, New York. Although he is frequently spotted in Los Angeles, California, the popular Youtuber has made claims about staying in Buffalo, New York for the rest of his life.
It is no secret that Keemstar is one of the leading Youtubers for drama and influencer news. His videos oftentimes feature major controversies and he does not hold back in terms of reporting on the personal lives of popular influencers. Keemstar’s Youtube channel “DramaAlert” has over 3.2 million followers and has accumulated over half a billion views so far. His personal Instagram has over 240k followers, the DramaAlert Instagram has over 730k, and he has 2.8 million followers on Twitter.
DramaAlert on YouTube
The 35-year-old Youtuber has a major following on the internet and his drama channel does not hold back on the controversy that occurs within the influencer community. Keemstar’s beginnings with YouTube were pretty quite accidental.
In 2009, Keemstar was working at an attorney’s office. After winning a case, Keemstar started drinking to celebrate and ended up trash-talking the other side to some fellow gamers on Halo. A gamer that had been listening to the trash talk, under the name DERANKER, was actually recording the entire conversion and ended up posting the video to YouTube.
The video of Keemstar quickly became a hit, although it only has around 500,000 views. The trash-talk gained a lot of traction in the media and gaming community, and Keemstar became known for his ability to be controversial and not hold anything back. He later became a moderator for a trash-talk website known as BattleCam.
Keemstar realized that not many people had been opinionated and controversial online, although there was a major market for it. People love influencer drama and gossip, and Keemstar was one of the first people to give people what they wanted. He decided to start a YouTube channel to do exactly that and in 2014, the DramaAlert channel was born.
The “love-hate” relationship that Keemstar has with his audience fuels his desire to create more content. Stating that the media is oftentimes censored when it really shouldn’t be, the YouTuber has become more of an enemy for the influencers in Los Angeles.
Daniel Keem has covered stories about people ranging from the Paul brothers, Jeffree Star, TikTok stars, the Kardashians, FaZe members, and even people in the beauty community. Because of his frequent trips to Los Angeles, he’s actually good friends with some of the people he’s covered stories about. His friends seem typically unfazed by the YouTuber covering scandals that have to do with them, as Keemstar states that “it’s his job”. That must be awkward regardless.
Keemstar’s Buffalo Residence
Keemstar currently lives in his Buffalo, New York residence. He has made claims on Twitter stating, “I will live in Buffalo NY for the rest of my life! This is the best place on earth with the best people that work circles around everyone else! I will live in LA 25% of the year tho. Kinda have to. Don’t save this tweet. Not trying to be exposed when I move in the future.”
Judging by the tweet, he seems to really love Buffalo but still may move in the future. Living in New York for 75% of the time seems to be his plan so far, although his work technically completely revolves around life in Los Angeles.
Daniel Keem bought his home in Buffalo in 2016, two years after his drama channel officially took off. Living a comfortable and private life, he has been living in Buffalo for the entirety of his life so far. He posted a video of a short house tour on Twitter when he first bought it.
The home was purchased for around $315,000, but he has done many renovations on the house since then. Keemstar enjoys posting updates of his home renovations on Twitter, showing off his updated and overall, modern-looking home with lots of cool amenities.
His Presence in Los Angeles
With most of his drama stemming from Los Angeles, California, Keemstar does spend some time in LA. He is friends with some members of FaZe Clan, including FaZe Banks, who he does a podcast with called “Mom’s Basement”.
With influencer brand deals and business manners typically stemming from the entertainment industry central, Los Angeles, Keemstar spends about one or two months in California. He flies to California for business manners and to see his Los Angeles friends.