Trisha Paytas is leaving Frenemies after a contentious on-air discussion about ownership of the podcast, they announced in a recent video posted to their personal YouTube channel.
Monday’s episode of Frenemies ended with Paytas and Klein arguing over the show’s production, revealing a long-running dispute over pay and creative control over the podcast. During the last minutes of the show, Paytas expressed disapproval over Frenemies’ “fan advice” segment, which they called “lazy.”
“A lazy podcast? You don’t do anything for it,” Klein responded. “You just show up, we do all the work.”
That sparked a heated argument over the show’s direction, the planning of which Paytas felt left out. Paytas noted that they “didn’t get input” on hiring production crew and questioned Klein’s purchase of a Downtown Los Angeles studio to film the podcast. Klein told Paytas they get a “generous” cut of the show’s profits, and insinuated that they are the show’s talent, not producer. The podcast, which is livestreamed on YouTube, ended with Paytas asking to end the show.