Hashtags member Nikko Natividad had a heated exchange with Pro-Duterte blogger Byron Cristobal, more popularly known as Banat By, who recently took a jab at those who joined the protests in support of ABS-CBN following the lawmakers’ decision to reject the network’s application for a new franchise.
The exchange emanated from a tweet by Nikko where he chided Banat By for calling out the said rallies, while turning a blind eye to the “mañanita” or the birthday serenade for Metro Manila police chief Gen. Debold Sinas that drew flak last May for allegedly violating the 10-people limit on gatherings to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“K*pal tong si ‘BANAT BY’ lahat daw binabanatan nya at walang inuurungan. Dahil binanatan nya yung pag titipon sa abs. Kung wala ka talagang kinakatakutan baket [di] mo banatan yung nag mañanita,” said Nikko on Twitter on Monday, July 20.
“Hahalik ako sayo ‘BANAT BY’ kung lahat kaya mo tirahin. Sa totoo lang tayo,” he added.
In his response the following day, Banat By, who also works as the Facebook page administrator for fellow pro-Duterte blogger and Deputy Executive Director of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Mocha Uson, called Nikko “disgusting,” and someone he won’t allow to kiss him. He also sneered that he surely can’t have sex with everyone as he only prefers to have sex with women.
Una sa lahat kadiri ka. Hinding hindi ako papahalik sayo. Pangalawa natural hindi ko kayang tirahin lahat. Babae lang kaya ko tirahin. Ikaw pati ba lalaki kaya mo tirahin???? 🤣🤣🤣 @Hashtag_nikko13 pic.twitter.com/pFkHa4hmmF— BANAT BY Official (@BanatByOfficial) July 21, 2020
Nikko again responded, saying, “Ewan ko ba. Sa lahat ng lalaki ikaw lang gusto ko halikan. Balita ko kasi mayaman [ka daw] kaya naatract ako kasi nga “BAYAD BY.”
This was followed by another post from the “It’s Showtime” mainstay on Twitter. On Wednesday, July 22, Nikko posted a short clip of Banat By inviting him to his online show for a “showdown.”
Idol BAYAD BY. Lugi po ako sa airtime . Dapat po hati tayo sa kita😊 kasi dame nag sesend sayo sa mga video mo. Sige po hindi ko na kayo lalandiin maselan po pala kayo. Ingat po “BAYAD BY AND SELL” pic.twitter.com/rrkjIfp1ot— Nikko Natividad (@Hashtag_nikko13) July 22, 2020
“Bibigyan kita ng airtime. Since gusto mo naman mag-collab, sige patulan kita. Nikko Natividad, e-mail mo lang ako email@example.com. Iinterbyuhin kita. Ano ‘yung pinaglalaban mo sa buhay mo? Bibigyan kita ng airtime,” Banat By was quoted as saying in the video.
However, Nikko, turned down the offer and said in his tweet: “Idol BAYAD BY. Lugi po ako sa airtime. Dapat po hati tayo sa kasi dame nag sesend sayo sa mga video mo. Sige po hindi ko na kayo lalandiin maselan po pala kayo. Ingat po ‘BAYAD BY AND SELL.’”
Nikko, who rose to fame after winning the “Gandang Lalake” segment of ABS-CBN’s noontime show “It’s Showtime”, has been vocal of his support for his home network even when the franchise hearings were still being conducted at the House of Representatives.