A TikTok prankster known as Mizzy said he made controversial videos to ‘help support his struggling mum financially’ but wants to make ‘better decisions’ for his son.
Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, 18, filmed himself invading a family home and picking up an elderly woman’s dog and running away.
The dad-of-one was handed a community behaviour order with the threat of jail time if he were to post videos without the consent of those in it or visit Westfield in Stratford.
But he was arrested for breaching the order after he entered the shopping centre on Friday.
O’Garro, from Hackney, London, has now admitted he will ‘no longer be making crazy videos’ and he wants to be a ‘better influence’.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk, he said: ‘I have remorse, and I know I can’t continue with this so I need to start making better decisions.
‘Basically I just want to be a good influence, but I always aimed for these videos to go out there, because now I have got that popularity.
‘All these pranks were part of my plan.’
O’Garro said after he realised crazier videos helped bring in money, he got ‘sucked in’ to help his family financially.
‘I was raised by a single mum who overcame a lot of hardships,’ he said.
‘My first videos were just me speaking to a camera, but as my following built up I realised controversy sells and I got sucked into “Mizzy” as my online persona.
‘All the ad revenue and promotional posts were helping my family.’
But his stunts put a strain on his relationship with his mum, as she ‘didn’t speak to him at one point’.
He said: ‘My mum knows I’m clever but I’m easily led astray.
‘We are on good terms now, but we weren’t talking at one point – now we are better.’
O’Garro has also realised the backlash may not be in the best interests of his eight-month-old son.
‘Before, it was just me, but now I have a son that will always be with me,’ he added.
In an apology video he released this morning, O’Garro said he had ‘made a very dumb stupid mistake’ by walking into the couple’s home and walking around in front of their children.
He said on Twitter: ‘A house is supposed to be a safe space where you know you can relax without being in any sort of distress and me walking into that house was a very big violation to the homeowners.
‘They had kids and I have a child myself so I know how protective people get over their children.’
He also praised Tristan Tate, who was arrested along with his brother Andrew Tate on allegations of rape, people trafficking and forming an organised crime group which they deny, for ‘helping immensely’ with the apology.
‘Tristan Tate reached out to me and told me what I was doing was wrong. He invited me into a group chat with Andrew where they were telling me what I was doing was wrong. They helped me make a draft of the apology video weeks ago,’ O’Garro said.
Despite all the backlash and his arrest, O’Garro confirmed a life on social media is ‘definitely in the future’.
He said: ‘I’ve got big things happening, I want to bring Bacari into the media rather than Mizzy.
‘Social media is definitely in the future, because my name will always be out there.
‘I’m going to take over the internet this year, whether you love or hate me, you’re still going to watch me.’
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