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LeBron James Still Has Blue Check on Twitter But Only Because Elon Musk is ‘Paying For a Few Personally’

LeBron James Still Has Blue Check on Twitter But Only Because Elon Musk is ‘Paying For a Few Personally’

After publicly stating that he will never pay for the blue check verification on Twitter, Los Angeles Lakers player, LeBron James has kept the blue check on his profile. Yet, Twitter has stated in order to keep the blue check or now obtain one, users would have to pay a monthly fee. So, since James still has one, there was speculation that he may have caved and paid for his blue check, but, Elon Musk has come out to state that he has personally paid for a few of them, validating James’ claim that he won’t pay for one.

According to a post by TitterDaily on the social media platform, Musk admitted to keeping several celebrities’ blue checks by stating that he is “paying for a few personally.”

T(w)itter Daily News was reporting that some celebrities “have been offered a complimentary Twitter Blue subscription ‘on behalf of Elon Musk.’” 

Pop Base then reported that Musk was ‘personally paying’ for the Blue Checks for some celebrities. They mentioned James and Stephen King, who also stated that he refuses to purchase the service. Musk responded to the tweet by saying that it’s only three celebrities, James, King, and Star Trek’s William Shatner.

“Just Shatner, LeBron and King”

The blue check people had previously been given on Twitter was like a badge of honor. It was given to celebrities, athletes, politicians, and notable people and companies to verify that they are authentically the person and/or company represented on the social media platform. That changed recently. Twitter’s new owner is giving anyone who is willing to pay a monthly fee a blue check that changes the verification meaning.

LeBron James Still Has Blue Check on Twitter But Only Because Elon Musk is ‘Paying For a Few Personally’

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