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TikTok stars Charli D’Amelio, Avani & Nikita in new Bebe Rexha video

Published: 10/Oct/2020 16:51 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 17:23

by Charlotte Colombo

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After months of hype, Bebe Rexha has finally released the music video for her latest single ‘Baby, I’m Jealous’. With special guests like Charli D’Amelio, Avani and Nikita Dragun, fans are calling the music video a “cultural reset.”

The new song, which also featured the vocals of singer Doja Cat, is described by Rexha as “a little time travel to check out jealousy throughout the ages”.

Throughout the song, there are countless references to modern social media culture – with the lyrics alluding to timelines, catfishing, internet history and liking pictures. So, it isn’t surprising that Rexha recruited some of the biggest faces in social media to come with her on a journey back to pre-social media times – whether it be the 1800s, 1960’s or the very beginning of time.

This is because when it comes to social media, the credentials of her guest stars are impressive. Some of Doja Cat’s previous hits like ‘Say So’, ‘Juicy’ and ‘Like That’ have become the soundtracks to some of the biggest trends on the app.

As well as being a previous member of the Hype House, Charli D’Amelio holds a world record for the most TikTok followers, with her current following on the app standing at 79.9 million.

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio also appeared in the music video.

 

TikToker, makeup artist and actress Avani has a similarly impressive following of 27.7 million. She also rose to fame as part of the Hype House.

Beauty YouTuber Nikita Dragun, despite being marred with controversy and accusations of ‘blackfishing’, still has a strong subscriber count of 3.65 million on her YouTube channel.

Upon the music video’s release on October 9, the stars of the video got together for a livestream to celebrate – although D’Amelio was sure to take a test to make sure she was safe, following backlash from fans that she wasn’t taking social distancing seriously enough.

Many fans have expressed their enthusiasm for the new video. One Twitter user described it as “mind blowing”, “iconic” and Rexha’s “best music video so far”.

Meanwhile, another user praised Rexha for the message she put across in the song, saying: “I love the idea of highlighting that jealousy is normal and common, as long as it’s not toxic, it’s just a human trait that is part of being alive, it was always around! Good job.”

However, the video has also amassed criticism for its inclusion of TikTokers. One commenter on YouTuber said that “the music video automatically became trash when they added in the problematic tik tokers [sic]”, while several other commenters pointed out the irony of Nikita Dragun talking about getting “canceled” in the music video in light of their recent controversies on Twitter.

Despite the controversy the co-stars of the music video have amassed, it already has over 3 million views on YouTube and over 360,000 likes.

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TikTok in shock as Quenlin Blackwell reveals she’s living with Diplo

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47

by Alice Hearing

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Popular TikToker and former vine star Quenlin Blackwell has bemused fans after revealing that she’s currently living with world-famous DJ Diplo.

Quenlin Blackwell first rose to fame on Vine, earning more than half a billion loops and half a million followers, and has now amassed more than 4 million followers on TikTok.

Diplo, 41, is an American DJ known for tracks like “Be Right There” and “Revolution,” and has released music with artists including Dua Lipa and Justin Bieber. He is also a founding member of electronic supergroup Major Lazer.

The DJ’s global fame is partly a reason why TikTok was so bemused when 19-year-old Quenlin revealed to her followers that she lives with him. In one video, responding to fans who asked her about noise complaints, she very casually said “I live with Diplo right now and he fully supports my endeavors.”

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Quenlin is popular on TikTok and is often seen with members of the Hype House

TikTokers immediately asked questions about how the pair ended up living together and expressed their surprise. Quen responded to a comment that said “What! Tell us how this happened. We need the story,” and filmed herself asking Diplo why she lives with him, to which he responded, “Because I have no other friends.”

@quenblackwellReply to @itsamayy♬ original sound – quenblackwell

This offered fans little in the way of explanation and even rapper Lil Yachty responded with cry-laughing emojis.

One user wrote: “This is the oddest duo but like I’m not mad.” Another wrote: “I’m sorry I’m having a hard time processing this,” while someone else added “Who is writing the 2020 script?? I just wanna know.”

@quenblackwellLIVING WITH DIPLO: PART 3 he doesn’t know how to tie his shoes♬ original sound – quenblackwell

Since the bizarre reveal, Quenlin has begun a TikTok series documenting her living situation with one of the world’s biggest musicians. So far Quenlin has filmed Diplo struggling to tie his shoelaces, bopping to music in the car, and behind the scenes at a live-stream concert for Major Lazer’s new album launch.

@diploThe time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh♬ original sound – Diplo

Meanwhile, Diplo has featured Quenlin on his own TikTok including a video of him checking to see if she has swollen glands in her neck and a sneaky video of a photoshoot with the caption “The time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh.”

No one was ready for such a bizarre collaboration, but TikTok is here for it and excited to see the next few installments of Quenlin’s “Living with Diplo” series.