Kai Cenat breaks silence on PlayStation 5 New York City giveaway cover image

Kai Cenat breaks silence on PlayStation 5 New York City giveaway

The Twitch streamer posted a response to the New York City riot that happened on Aug. 4.

Popular Twitch streamer Kai Cenat has posted a video about his experience with his recent PlayStation 5 giveaway that happened in New York City. The event resulted in a gathering of about 2,000 people and led to an intervention by the New York City Police Department (NYPD).

Key takeaways

  • About 2,000 people visited New York City on Aug. 4 for Kai Cenat's giveaway
  • This led to a riot and the NYPD got involved
  • Kai Cenat said he just wanted to give back to his community
  • The Twitch streamer said it wasn't his intention for the riot to happen
  • Kai Cenat asked the media to not involve his family in this matter
  • He will return to streaming after some obligations in court

Kai Cenat talks about New York City giveaway

In a video, Kai Cenat talked to his Twitch chat about the reasoning behind his giveaway event. He expressed that it's his dream to give back to the New York community that built him up. Kai Cenat also emphasized the sentiment of wanting to do good things for his community.

"It has been my dream to wanna give back to the community that made me who I am, bro," he said. "It has been my dream to wanna give back to the community that made me who I am, bro," he said. "That's always been my whole like, y'know, I feel like everybody can — whoever is in a big position could agree that wherever you come from, you want to give back to your community and you want to do nice things. You feel what I'm saying?"

Kai Cenat then recalled what happened on Aug. 4 when New York's Union Square turned into a chaotic situation. He said he gained a deeper understanding of his power and influence.

"I am beyond disappointed. Beyond disappointed in anybody who became destructive that day, bro," Kai Cenat added. "100%, bro. That's not cool."

NYPD executives talking about the incident (Image via the New York City Police Department)
NYPD executives talking about the incident (Image via the New York City Police Department)

Kai Cenat on the PlayStation 5 giveaway and moving forward

The Twitch streamer noted that the riot was not his intention. "I don't condone any of the things that went on that day. None of that is cool," he said, emphasizing his incredulity about people standing on cars. Kai Cenat then talked about wanting events to be cool and fun without any destruction.

Kai Cenat promised himself that for similar events in the future, he will contact the right people and make the right calls. He further stressed that the chaotic crowd was not his intention before adding that he loves New York and wants to make sure that everyone can be safe and have fun at the same time.

The video also included a request to the media to not involve his family.

Kai Cenat talks with his Twitch chat about the New York City giveaway (Image via Kai Cenat)
Kai Cenat talks with his Twitch chat about the New York City giveaway (Image via Kai Cenat)

As for his Twitch streams, Kai Cenat said he may be busy for a while due to court dates such as one on Aug. 16. He told his viewers that they may not see him for a short period of time, but he will return soon.

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