The TikTok app exploded during the pandemic and turned many ordinary people into popular influencers. The social media platform has also attracted established celebrities like Will Smith and Jason Derulo who were looking for new ways to connect with their fans during the lockdown. Smith and Derulo got so popular on the app that they defied their success and made a fun beef out of it. But the question remains – which one is really more popular on TikTok?
The top personalities on TikTok are not established celebrities
As The Evening Standard notes, both Smith and Derulo are hugely successful at TikTok. Both made the list of the top 10 most visited stars on the platform. However, they were at the bottom of the list. The top 8 are ordinary people who became famous on TikTok after introducing themselves as dancers, comedians, and trendsetters.
The most visited person on TikTok is 16-year-old Charli D’Amelio, AKA, the “Queen of TikTok”. The trained competitive dancer started gaining traction with her dance videos in late 2019, and her popularity boomed during the pandemic. She currently has 86.7 million followers and her net worth is estimated at around $ 4 million.
Another competitive dancer, 19-year-old Addison Rae, came in second. She joined TikTok in 2019 to upload dance videos and has been a full-time content creator ever since. She is considered the highest earning star on TikTok. With 60.3 million followers, it has partnered with Reebok, Hollister, American Eagle and L’Oréal. She also has a podcast on Spotify with her mother. Her net worth is estimated at 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. However, their numbers are very close together. Smith – whose biography describes him as “the same kid 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 necessarily 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 greater. He joined TikTok in March 2018 and has posted countless videos since then. He’s also got 824.6 million likes. Depending on how you judge the popularity, you could prevail.
In either case, both are extremely successful and have noticed the other’s work on the platform. This resulted in Smith and Derulo joining forces on videos showing that the two are weird about their followers at war.
The videos of Jason Derulo and Will Smith together made fans laugh out loud
Derulo and Smith started posting videos together this summer. Smith released the first collab video with Derulo on August 5th. It showed the fresh Prince of Bel-Air taking a hoodie from a clothes rack and throwing it on a table.
When the hoodie comes on the table, Derulo appears in the sweatshirt. The visual effect makes it look like the singer hit his head. In the headline, Smith wrote: “@jasonderulo said he would catch up with me through followers so don’t let this flop.”
Derulo also shared the video, but with a split screen. Derulo, on the other hand, responded to it with a frozen patty on his head to reduce the alleged swelling from the injury.
The two have since posted videos together showing the two of them in different situations. One clip showed the couple in an eyebrow dance battle. The latest video on Smith’s site shows him playing beer pong and taking incredible shots. It cuts to Derulo behind the camera, who actually fakes the recordings.
The two argue about who gets the footage and Derulo runs away with the camera. Derulo later posted a split-screen video on Instagram. On one side was Smith’s Beer Pong TikTok video, on the other, Derulo responded while covered in bandages.
In the headline Derulo wrote: “Don’t meet your heroes, they will try to kill you at Willsmith.”