Gwen Stefani is well aware that she can’t be good at everything. Which is why when someone recently dinged her TikTok skills in a comment on one of her videos that read: “I love watching celebrities totally fail tiktok… Love Gwen shes amazing buuuuut,” she didn’t get mad.
Instead, Stefani got funny. “Thank u for calling me out you’re right!!!” Stefani, 51, said before dropping in a purposeful misspelling that proved she gets it in an Instagram Story response via E! Online. “TickTock is not for me but help yourself to my music and enjoy!! wait… am i a celebrity??” The video in question was one in which Stefani was lip synching to her 2004 Love. Angel. Music. Baby. song “Bubble Pop Electric.”
Stefani is in the groove of the André 3000-featuring song from her solo album at first, but by the second line things get messy and the filter goes bonkers, resulting in a distorted mess. Stefani recently revealed that her long-awaited fifth solo outing is coming out “probably soon,” even as she’s been making the rounds to promote her bouncy single, “Let Me Reintroduce Myself.”
“I don’t know, probably soon,” Stefani told the Today Show last month. “I have all the songs. I wrote a song yesterday. I’m still writing. I’m going to write a song tomorrow and I’m just going to edit, you know, and get the best of the best. As soon as they say I can put it out. Soon.”
Not everyone agrees with her TikTok tormentor, though. On Twitter a number of fans stood up to support and back Stefani up a week after they first began asking her to make the video in the first place.
Check out their tweets below.
@gwenstefani the only reason I even joined tiktok was because you're making videos there please we love u 🥺
— nau ❀ (@simplekindaIife) February 5, 2021
@gwenstefani you're doing amazing on TikTok, forget them!
— Jess (@catsandtats922) February 5, 2021
— Paty I lover of good music, coffee and traveling (@MusicCoffeeLol) February 5, 2021
Hi @gwenstefani yes TikTok is for you if you want it to be. There are many different ways to use and enjoy social media, I hope you know we love when you post anything there. Keep having fun 😍
— cami (@justacami1) February 5, 2021
@gwenstefani um tiktok is for you and we love when you post!! you’re the best ❤️❤️❤️
— jen (@jennifertrp) February 5, 2021
@gwenstefani don’t listen to them queen of tiktok we love yours videos
— ash (@blakesgwen) February 5, 2021