Jake Paul Signs With Shots Studios

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 30: Jake Paul of Los Angeles California enters the ring make his boxing pro debut on January 30, 2020 part of Matchroom Boxing and DAZN Miami Fight Night at the Meridian in Miami, Fl. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The 23-year-old has joined the Shots Studios network and will be managed by the company’s co-founder and CEO, John Shahidi. Shots, of course, is the talent management and digital production studio that represents some of the social sphere’s biggest stars, including Lele Pons (who in May debuted a hit Shots-produced docuseries for YouTube Premium and just unveiled a Spotify-exclusive podcast dubbed Best Kept Secrets), Anwar Jibawi, and Hannah Stocking.

Beyond his digital acumen, Shahidi is no stranger to working with and helping to reform stars facing personal and professional turmoil — making him something of a perfect fit for Paul. Previously, Shahidi has worked with pop icon Justin Bieber, who has had numerous run-ins with the law, as well as boxing icon Floyd Mayweather, who faced numerous domestic violence and battery convictions from 2002 to 2011. (Bieber and Mayweather were both early investors in Shots, which launched as a photo-sharing app a la Instagram or Snapchat before transitioning into a management firm and production studio).