The TikTok app exploded during the pandemic and turned many ordinary people into popular influential people. The social media platform has also attracted established celebrities like Will Smith and Jason Derulo who were looking for new ways to engage with their fans during lockdown. Smith and Derulo have become so popular in the app that they have tied their success and turned it into a fun beef. But the question is still – which is really more popular on TikTok?
The best personalities on TikTok are not established celebrities
As The Evening Standard notes, both Smith and Derulo are extremely successful at TikTok. Both came on the list of Top 10 Most Followed Stars on the Platform. However, they were at the very bottom of the list. The top eight are ordinary people who have become famous on TikTok after introducing themselves as dancers, comedians and trendsetters.
The most followed person on TikTok is 16-year-old Charli D’Amelio, AKA, “the queen of TikTok.” The trained competitive dancer began to gain traction with her dance videos in late 2019, and her popularity flourished during the pandemic. She currently has 86.7 million followers, and her fortune is estimated to be around $ 4 million.
Getting in as number two is another competitive dancer, 19-year-old Addison Rae. She joined TikTok in 2019 to upload dance videos and has since become a full-time content creator. She is believed to be the highest earning star on 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 to be around $ 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 the number is extremely close. Smith – whose bio 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 does not necessarily make him more popular. Smith has posted 48 videos and has received a total of 195.5 million likes since joining the platform in October 2019.
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Derulo’s numbers are even higher. He joined TikTok in March 2018 and has since posted countless videos. He has also received 824.6 million likes. Depending on how you rate popularity, one may come out on top.
Either way, they are both extremely successful and have noticed each other’s work on the platform. This led to Smith and Derulo teaming up on videos showing the two having fun at war with each other over followers.
Jason Derulo and Will Smith’s videos together make fans laugh out loud
Derulo and Smith started posting videos with each other over the summer. Smith released the first collab video with Derulo on August 5th. It featured the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air taking a hoodie off a clothes rack and throwing it on a table.
When the hoodie hits the table, Derulo appears in the sweatshirt. The visual effect makes it look like the singer hit his head. In the caption, Smith wrote, “@jasonderulo said he would catch up on followers, so don’t let this flop.”
Derulo also shared the video, but with a split screen. On the other hand, Derulo responded to it with a frozen steak on his head to reduce the alleged swelling from the injury.
Since then, the two have submitted videos together showing the two in different situations. A clip showed the couple in an Eyebrow Dance Battle. The latest video on Smith’s page shows him playing beer pong and making incredible shots. It cuts to Derulo behind the camera, actually falsifying the shots.
The two quarrel over who gets the footage, and Derulo runs off with the camera. Later, Derulo posted a split screen video on Instagram. On the one hand, Smith’s beer pong was TikTok video, on the other hand, Derulo reacted while covered in bandages.
In the caption, Derulo wrote, “Do not meet your heroes, they will try to kill you @willsmith.”