After Beem made a video with popular creator MrBeast, his channel suddenly exploded.
Throughout 2020, Beem has posted several videos to popular YouTuber MrBeast, who currently has 96 million subscribers and is one of the most viewed and highest paid creators on the platform.
Beem didn’t know MrBeast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, personally at the time, but he used the YouTuber’s name in various video titles, such as “I covered my house with MrBeast’s face” and ” Asking MrBeast to give me $100,000.” “
On July 27, 2021, Beem posted a YouTube video titled “I surprised MrBeast with a custom car!”
In the video, Beem filmed himself using the skills learned from his car paint job to customize a Smart car for Donaldson, at the launch of the YouTuber’s new burger channel, MrBeast Burger.
Beem, who had 19,000 followers at the time according to analytics tracker Social Blade, told Insider he spent a month customizing and wrapping the car, and drove it to North Carolina, where he knew Donaldson was based, to try to convince the YouTuber to accept the car in a video with him.
Beem told Insider that one of Donaldson’s producers initially declined a pitch for a collaboration Beem sent them, saying Donaldson was too busy to take the opportunity. Beem said he decided to pursue his video idea to surprise Donaldson and his team.
“I bought a Smart car without asking them because I figured it’s much easier to say no to an idea than something amazing that’s already been done.”
When Beem traveled to North Carolina, he said he called Donaldson’s producers, who agreed to let him showcase the car to Donaldson in a video. The video now has 4.5 million views on the platform.
Representatives for Donaldson did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.