The TikTok app exploded during the pandemic and turned many ordinary people into popular influencers. The social media platform also attracted established celebrities such as Will Smith and Jason Derulo, who were looking for new ways to engage with their fans during the lockout. Smith and Derulo have become so popular in the app that they have linked to its success and turned it into a lively beef. But the question remains – which one is really more popular in TikTok?
TikTok’s best personalities are not established celebrities
As The Evening Standard notes, both Smith and Derulo have been extremely successful at TikTok. Both were included in the list of Top 10 most watched stars on the platform. However, they were at the bottom of the list. The top eight are ordinary people who became famous in TikTok after introducing themselves as dancers, comedians and trendsetters.
The most followed man in TikTok is 16-year-old Charli D’Amelio, also known as the “Queen of TikTok”. The trained competitive dancer began to gain strength with her dance videos at the end of 2019 and her popularity flourished during the pandemic. She currently has 86.7 million followers, and her net worth is estimated at about $ 4 million.
In second place is another competitive dancer, 19-year-old Addison Ray. She joined TikTok in 2019 to upload dance videos and has since become a full-time content creator. She is considered to be the most profitable star of TikTok. With 60.3 million followers, she has partnered with Reebok, Hollister, American Eagle and L’Oréal. She also has a podcast on Spotify with her mother. Its net worth is estimated at about $ 5 million.
Will Smith has more followers on TikTok than Jason Derulo
As of October 16, Smith has more followers on TikTok than Derulo. But their number is extremely close. Smith – whose biography describes him as “the same child from West Philly” – has 38.5 million followers. At the same time, Derulo has 37.7 million followers.
But just because Smith has more followers than Derulo doesn’t make him more popular. Smith has posted 48 videos and received a total of 195.5 million likes since joining the platform in October 2019.
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Derulo’s numbers are even bigger. He joined TikTok in March 2018 and has posted countless videos since then. He also received 824.6 million likes. Depending on how someone evaluates popularity, anyone can come out on top.
Either way, they are both extremely successful and have noticed the other’s work on the platform. This prompted Smith and Derulo to team up for videos that show the two happily fighting each other for followers.
Jason Derulo and Will Smith videos together leave fans laughing out loud
Derulo and Smith began posting videos to each other over the summer. Smith posted the first video of a collaboration with Derulo on August 5th. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air appeared in it, removing the hood from the trunk of his clothes and tossing it on the table.
When the hood hits the table, Derulo appears in the sweatshirt. The visual effect makes it look as if the singer has hit his head. In the caption Smith wrote, “@jasonderulo said he would catch up with me followers, so don’t let that flop.”
Derulo also shared the video, but with a split screen. On the other hand, Derulo reacted to her with a frozen pie on his head to reduce the alleged swelling from the injury.
Since then, the two have posted videos together that present the two in different situations. A video shows the couple in the battle for eyebrow dancing. The latest video on Smith’s page shows him playing beer pong and making amazing shots. He contacts Derulo behind the camera, who is actually falsifying the footage.
The two quarrel over who gets the footage and Derulo runs away with the camera. Derulo later posted a split-screen video on Instagram. On one side was TikTok’s video of Smith’s beer, on the other, Derulo reacted while covered in bandages.
Derulo’s caption reads: “Don’t meet your characters, they will try to kill you @willsmith.”