RiceGum, 21, who’s real name is Bryan Le, is a Vietnamese-American YouTuber known for his comedy video and diss tracks to other YouTubers. Le and fellow YouTuber Alissa Violet worked together on the song and released it in June last year. It was widely successful and reached 80 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart on September 19, 2017. Since then, the video has racked up over 135 million views on YouTube and counting.
In order for a song to get platinum status, it needs a total of 1 million “units” sold. One unit equates to either one paid download or 150 video streams. Le’s certification was issued by the RIAA on March 9.
Aside from his popular diss tracks, RiceGum previously gained notoriety for belittling and embarrassing an alleged rape victim with his comments in a YouTube video.