Singer Jason Derulo has quickly become one of the biggest stars on video-sharing social platform TikTok, with more than 27.7 million followers and counting, for his widely popular videos.
His TikTok game has seriously been on point since the country went under quarantine, with his viral videos amassing millions of views. From pretending to lose his own teeth to launching dance challenges, the Grammy-winning singer has been declared the unofficial King of TikTok, and his efforts are paying off quite literally.
On Wednesday (July 8), Derulo chatted it up with Complex News amid the release of his newest single, “Coño,” where he discussed his TikTok fame.
“I’m able to show who I am whereas in other apps I didn’t thrive as much because I couldn’t show me. I feel like TikTok is all about creation and I love just building things from nothing,” he said. “Anytime I can create something from nothing, those are the moments that I really thrive.”
He continued, “Slowly, people started to call me the king of TikTok and then I was like ‘Whoa, that’s a lot of pressure. But, I just decided to wear that crown and be a leader.”
As they were discussing TikTok, host Speedy Mormon inquired if the online rumors were indeed true that the R&B singer was bringing in $75K or more for his TikTok posts. “I think it’s tacky to say what I make from them.” Derulo said coyly. “It’s far more than that, but I’m not gonna say what it is.”
Check out the full interview below and see what else Jason Derulo had to say about how he’s making the most of quarantine.
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