In a series of Tweets on April 8, Ben Lyons wrote:
I'm more inspired now than I've ever been! If you think seeing me on E!, At The Movies, Good Morning America, Nickelodeon, & ESPN is a lot..
YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET!
I am more focused than ever to crush all the haters! As Clinton would say...GET FAMILIAR!
New chester French Mixtape! www.chesterfrench.com ! Have you ever heard of a film critic on a mixtape with Diddy & Common?
I didn't think so! I am changing th game! So should you...Be your own person, only place it's cool to follow someone is here on TWITTER!
If you listen to Ben's part on the mix tape, he basically plays a parody of himself--an over-hyping red carpet interviewer. Which would be funny, except that is who he is in real life. Also, he forgot to mention this appearance, which will probably do little to "crush all the haters":
Ben belatedly denounced Twilight as a movie-length CW episode, which I thought at the time was very accurate, although now I am wondering whether or not that was meant as a compliment.