On topic of the abuse allegations:
To be honest, I found (most) of the videos to be pretty genuine from the beginning to about mid-late 2012. I chalked this up to them getting more income due to YouTube and being able to afford shit. There's tons and tons of videos showing him verbally abusing his wife that just really cannot be faked. Example:
He may or may not be hamming it up for the camera here, but this is a genuine fight-- unless they're really damn good actors. Hell, it all might be completely fake and I'm just exceptional. I think the "interview" (which is just Boogie shilling for him, even leading the conversation for him to warp his answers) is just backpedaling for Michael. Michael won't accept someone to interview him who has a backbone and will refute his answers.
And this one. Some of the prank stuff from back then may have been fake but it used to be a lot more real than it is now, which is not at all.