Li Ziqi is one of China's biggest internet stars. Her Youtube channel is the world's most popular Chinese language channel.
李子柒是中国最出名的网红之一 。她的Youtube频道是世界上最受欢迎的中文频道 。
In China, she has nearly 100 million followers across platforms like Weibo, Bilibili, Douyin and more.
She's known for videos of her idyllic life in the Sichuan countryside. But in July, she stopped uploading new videos.
她因有关四川农村田园生活的视频而名声大噪 。但在今年7月份，她停止了新视频的发布 。
Her huge fanbase started speculating about why she seems to have taken a step back from her active online life.
The last time she posted, it was about how to make salt.
But it was a month later when she uploaded this photo of herself, that rumors of her unhappiness started.
In her photo, she is filling a police report.
In screengrabs online, she wrote a comment that translates to "Big enterprise are manipulative."
While she hasn't come out to point fingers, much of the rumors involve her talent agency, Weinian.
Weinian used to be Li's MCN, or multi-channel network.
That's a relationship where the MCN usually helps to amplify a content creator, and takes a share of video revenue.
The better a video creator does, the more profit to the MCN. Stop posting, and everyone suffers.
视频制作者做得越好，MCN获得的利润就越高 。停止更新，大家都不好过 。
Things were good enough that after a year of working together, Weinian and Li decided to set up a company in 2017 to take this relationship to the next step.
Weinian owns the majority stake though.
This new company launched a line of Li Ziqi-brand products, mostly of packaged food. And the success of the products has been hugely profitable for both.
这家新公司推出了一系列李子柒品牌产品，主要是包装食品 。这些产品的成功让双方获得了巨大的利润 。
But following Li's posts about her unhappiness, her assistant also said that the star was having issues with a third-party company.
This got people wondering if things were bad with Weinian.