Magcon, a group of teenage Vine stars, allegedly “broke up” on Thursday, but one of the members of the group explained what is going on. He essentially said that MAGCON can’t use that name anymore but the group remains.
“We couldn’t work out a deal that we thought was best … the only harm done is we lose the name MAGCON,” Nash Grier said via his YouTube channel.
Carter Reyolds, Hayes Grier as well as Cameron Dallas are signed with 26 Management, which is headed by Grier’s father. 26 Management couldn’t come to an agreement with MAGCON’s management, he said in the video.
He said that the same MAGCON members will continue to meet with fans and do shows but with a different name.
“We’re a family. We’re never going to break up,” he stressed.
“We’re all going to travel the country and meet you guys … we’re still going to do the same things, but it’s just not going to be called MAGCON.”
He added: “We’re still going to be performing together … don’t worry, everything is going to be okay.”
“If anything, you guys should be more excited about this, because we’re doing what we were doing, except we’re going to be more happy … and that means you guys are going to be more happy, because we are going to be more happy to do stuff for you. So be excited for the future; a lot of stuff to come.”
Grier gave his explanation on YouTube here:
On its official Twitter, the MAGCON Tour said that tickets were being sold starting April 19 for its Atlanta show. “#MAGCONATLANTA tickets on Sale 4/19 at 8pm Eastern Time! Get ready! They’ll sell fast,” it tweeted. The account made no mention of the group splintering.
But other members indicated the situation is rocky.
“It’s no joke haha. Doesn’t mean we aren’t all still brothers. Just finding better opportunities is all,” wrote Jack Johnson, another member of MAGCON.
Johnson continued: “I love everyone. I hope you are still here to support us no matter what. If not I won’t blame you, but you guys are the the best fans ever.”
MAGCON says it “began in September of 2013. Bart Bordelon, the founder and general manager of MAGCON, befriended a young social media star, and sprung up an amazing idea. The idea, to hold an event, with several up and coming stars from social media, bringing online celebrities into the real world while supporting an Anti-Bullying Campaign as many of the young stars have been bullied throughout their lives.”
After the news spread, some people apparently started a “#CutforMagcon” trend on Twitter, but it’s unclear how legitimate it is. In the past, a few “cutting” trends on Twitter like were merely started by pranksters. There were images going around on Thursday night and Friday morning that showed arms with cuts and covered in blood with the #CutforMagcon tag.