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Cuddling And Wrestling Are Just Two Ways To Make Money On The Side

Side hustles are a way of life for young people and they can be anything.

Side hustles are a very important and common part of the economy for young people. Whether it is freelance writing, social media managing, or consulting, you know someone who is working a side hustle to make ends meet. The upside to these side hustles is that they can be anything you want them to be. mitú’s new show “Side Hustle” is taking you behind the scene of some of the most intriguing side hustles. The first episode explores side hustles you can do with your body that kind of make sense.

Janelle Perez is the brains behind CuddleLux, a professional cuddling service.

There is something to be said about a good cuddle. The right touch and squeeze and alleviate all of your stress from the day. For some people, there just isn’t anyone at home to provide that kind of physical touch that can change everything. Fortunately, CuddleLux is expanding a market of people who just want a little cuddle at the end of the day. Despite people first thinking that the idea was weird, according to Perez, they usually come around to the idea of professional cuddling.

“I don’t think that my parents know but my siblings know,” Perez admits to co-host Sasha Merci. “I charge $120 an hour, but the industry rate is $80 an hour. I was doing a regular day job and I just found that it wasn’t for me. I didn’t have enough time with my son, time with myself. I was just running around like a crazy person. I was like, ‘This is for the birds. I’ve got to find something else. Something more flexible.’”

Dirty Sanchez is a luchador that is basically living out our childhood dreams.

We all have memories and home videos of us playing lucha libre with our primos and hermanos. It was just something that we did and we never worried about anyone getting hurt because we were young and invincible. Dirty Sanchez just never grew past the obsession phase and it led him to a profitable side hustle. Now, don’t go calling it fake. Dirty Sanchez is not here for that kind of talk.

“I have plenty of doctor bills to prove that it’s not fake,” Dirty Sanchez tells co-host David Alvarez. “When I’m going to hit you, I’m going to hit you but you’re not going to go to the hospital. I was doing a show in Philadelphia. It was a deathmatch. So we decided to go up on this high balcony that they had so they threw me off and unfortunately that table did not break my fall so I must have fallen about 20 to 25 feet. They checked up on me and said, yeah, pretty much what I had did was pretty much everything in my stomach had came loose and went completely down from that impact.”

Watch more Side Hustle on We Are Mitú’s YouTube channel.

READ: Sasha Merci And David Alvarez Explore The World Of Side Hustles In New Series

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J Balvin Gets Hot As He Chows Down On Fiery Hot Wings And Spills The Tea On All Things Balvin

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J Balvin Gets Hot As He Chows Down On Fiery Hot Wings And Spills The Tea On All Things Balvin

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The Prince of Reggaeton and one of the world’s most-streamed artists on both Spotify and YouTube joined the host of First We Feast for a little dish session on all things Balvin. Aside from the joys of watching Balvin devour entirely too spicy foods and salsas, we learn so much about the Colombian artist – and get to meet his dog Enzo.

J Balvin devours spicy AF wings and spills some tea in a new episode of First We Feast. 

Balvin shares how he used to be his own manager and even pretended that he was a totally separate person from J Balvin – Jose. In conversations with record labels and radio stations, he’d hype up J Balvin (as any good manager should do) and would tell those interested in booking the artist that he’d have to check in with him and make sure that his schedule would allow it. 

We learn tons of new things about the Prince of Reggaeton. 

Like apparently his first stage name was nearly Scotch Bonnet, which is a pretty amazing revelation considering it comes during a segment while he piles some Scotch Bonnet hot sauce on chicken. For those of you who don’t know, Scotch Bonnets are one of the world’s hottest chili peppers. Balvin says that his friend, rapper Fat Al, said that he should have a spicy name but Scotch Bonnet never stuck. 

And he shares why he thinks that reggaeton is outpacing the rest of the music industry.

J Balvin credits the meteoric rise of reggaeton thanks to its feel good vibes and its emotional value. He loves to make people vibe and feel something with his music.  He also gives credit where credit is due, pointing out how there are so many artists before him who have paved the way for his success.

Check out the full video here on YouTube.

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Uber Driver Records Passenger Coughing On, Assaulting and Pepper-Spraying Him When He Asks Her to Wear a Mask

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Uber Driver Records Passenger Coughing On, Assaulting and Pepper-Spraying Him When He Asks Her to Wear a Mask

SCREENSHOT VIA SUBHAKAR KHADKA

There’s a reason so many Americans are critical of the growing gig economy. Unlike traditional jobs, which are often protected by unions and/or human resource departments, gig workers do not have the same security. Because of this, gig workers are often treated unfairly and, in some cases, put in dangerous situations.

Take, for instance, ride-share drivers. People who drive vehicles for ride-share apps like Uber and Lyft often complain of low pay and disrespectful customers. And sometimes, those disrespectful customers turn violent.

On Sunday, a San Francisco Uber driver was assaulted and attacked in his car by a young female passenger (Arna Kimiai) . The woman told the Uber drive she had COVID, coughed in his face, ripped off his mask, and snatched his phone.

The entire assault was caught on the driver’s dashcam footage. The ordeal started when the driver, Subhakar Khadka, asked the mask-less female passenger and her two friends to put on masks. Khadka then pulled into a nearby gas station so the woman could buy one.

Khadka, who is of South-Asian descent, said that by this time, the woman and her two friends were already enraged and calling him racist anti-Asian slurs. Khadka told the women to leave his vehicle, and that is when the assault began.

The woman screamed “f–k the masks!” and started loudly coughing in the car, telling Khadka that she is infected with coronavirus. Khadka looks visibly frustrated but still remains calm before the woman reaches over and grabs his phone from the dashboard. Khadka, shocked, tells the woman not to touch his property.

In response, the woman rips off his mask and appears to start hitting him while threatening to beat him up.

The woman continues to scream at him while Khadka tells her and her friends to get out of his vehicle. The three women simply scream obscenities at him.

Khadka told local news station CBS SF that after the women exited the vehicle, they pepper-sprayed him through his car window.

“She pepper-sprayed inside my car, from the passenger window that was open a little bit, that was the only window open in my car,” he said.

Uber caught wind of the viral video and immediately banned the woman from their service.

The woman, who many outlets have identified as Arna Kimiai, took to Instagram to defend her actions and refused to apologize.

At first, Kimiai, whose Instagram handle is @keepinupwforeign, was unremorseful about her behavior. In an Instagram live video, she said she attacked Khadka because he was about to leave them “in the middle of buttf–k nowhere in the hood.”

“He lucky as hell I ain’t have nothing on me on, mamas,” she added. “Cause if we would’ve played with me, bruh, it would’ve been a whole different story.”

Kimiai also claimed that she would only take Lyft from now on. Lyft, however, was notified of Kimiai’s plans and promptly banned her from their service as well.

“Although this incident did not involve the Lyft platform,” they tweeted out, “the unacceptable treatment of the driver in this video compelled us to permanently remove the rider from the Lyft community.”

Looks like Arna Kimiai will be walking from now on.

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