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KSI says Asda workers are selling his Prime energy drink on the black market – causing shortages

KSI claims Asda workers are selling his energy drinks on the black market amid a nationwide shortage.

The in-demand beverages are being flogged for profit – up to 500 times their £2 price tag – according to the YouTuber and rapper.

Influencers turned boxing rivals Logan Paul and KSI with their Prime Hydration drinks
Some supermarkets have introduced a three-bottle limit on the beverages

In an interview with The Fellas podcast, the 29-year-old, real name Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ” Olatunji, said: “It’s always sold out, man.

“Honestly, people are selling it on the black market.

“I s*** you not, the only place you’re meant to get Prime is Asda and Arsenal stadium, but people are getting it at petrol stations.

“Asda employees aren’t even f***ing putting it on the shelves anymore. They’re shipping it out lowkey.

“They’re like ‘what’s the point? I put it on the shelf and it’s gone instantly. F*** it, I’m just going to sell it on the black market myself’.

“That’s what they’re doing, bro, and then people are making Ps from it because you can’t get it anywhere.”

The drinks – called Prime Hydration – were developed by influencers turned boxing rivals KSI and Logan Paul.

They hit UK shelves in May and have been flying off them ever since.

Thirsty teens have been swarming supermarkets to get their hands on the drinks, in a craze part-fuelled by TikTok.

And Prime has been so popular that some Asda branches have introduced a three-bottle limit, while schools have banned it altogether.

Now, it seems people are turning to sites like eBay to make some serious cash.

Current listings show sellers flogging cases for £1,129 – or £47 a bottle.

And one bold user is charging £1,000 per 500ml.

It is not known where these vendors got their stock or if they work for Asda.

KSI and Paul came up with the idea for coconut water-based Prime Hydration after their final boxing match in 2019.

During a live stream, the pair said they wanted to “rival the biggest companies on earth” with their products – including “Pepsi, Coke, Gatorade and Powerade”.

But they insisted their main goals for the 11-flavour project – which includes blue raspberry, tropical punch and grape – were taste and hydration.

An Asda spokesperson said stores receive regular deliveries of the popular product but declined to comment on colleagues buying stock.

People are flogging the drinks on eBay for hugely inflated prices
KSI and Logan Paul came up with the idea after their final boxing match
The drinks come in 11 flavours and cost £2 a bottle
One seller is charging £1,000 a bottle

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