Professional gamer, Ninja, is facing backlash after racial slur

Pro gamer Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins is facing some serious heat after accidentally dropping a racial slur while live streaming Fortnite on Twitch.

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Twitch streaming legend Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins is facing a sea of backlash after accidentally dropping a racial slur while live streaming. The incident occurred while live streaming with fellow gamer Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag. Ninja began rapping along to Logic's hit single '44 more' and got the lyrics confused. The video of the incident can be seen below.

I promise that there was no mal intent (I wasn't even trying to say the word-I fumbled lyrics and got tongue tied in the worst possible way). Again, I apologize for offending anyone and appreciate you all rocking with me.

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Ninja has since issued an apology to his fans, explaining the cause of the incident. The news comes just weeks after Ninja revealed to the world that he's currently making approximately $550K per month gaming. Although an apology was issued Thursday morning, fans are waiting to see if any sponsors pull their partnerships.