Gwen Stefani defends the participation of an all-Asian dance group during the “Harajuku Girls” era, criticizes claims of “cultural appropriation”

GWEN Stefani defends with an all-Asian dance group during the Harajuku Girls era of her solo career.

The music icon also applauded claims she is guilty of “cultural appropriation”.

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Gwen Stefani defends with all-Asian dance group during Harajuku Girls era of solo careerCredit: Getty
The music icon also applauded claims that she is guilty of

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The music icon also applauded claims she is guilty of “cultural appropriation”Credit: Getty

Gwen told Paper magazine, “If we didn’t buy, sell, and trade our crops, we wouldn’t be so beautiful, you know?

“We learn from each other, we share from each other, we grow from each other.

“And all of these rules only divide us more and more.”

Gwen told Paper magazine:

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Gwen told Paper magazine, “If we didn’t buy, sell, and trade our crops, we wouldn’t be so beautiful, you know?”
She said of her 1996 trip to Japan with No Doubt:

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She said of her 1996 trip to Japan with No Doubt: “It was a big deal for me”Credit: Getty

Gwen also explained that she was very interested in Japanese culture as a child when her father worked in the country.

She said of her 1996 trip to Japan with No Doubt: “It was a big deal for me.”

Gwen then incorporated an element of Japanese culture into her solo career: “I never had dancers with No Doubt. I never got to change costumes. I never got to do all of these fun things in between. girls i always love to do.

“So I had this idea that I would have a group of girls – because I’ve never had relationships with girls – and that they would be Japanese, Harajuku girls, because those are the girls that I love. They are my friends. “

These four women, whose stage names Love, Angel, Music and Baby were mentioned often in Gwen’s music also served as the title of her first solo album in late 2004.

The Hollaback Girl also designed a Harajuku Lovers clothing line, and said Japan is “where I would be if my dream came true, I could go and live there and hang out in Harajuku”.

The Just a Girl singer has been engaged to fellow voice trainer Blake Shelton, 44, since last year after dating for five years.

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The Just a Girl singer has been engaged to fellow voice trainer Blake Shelton, 44, since last year after dating for five years.Credit: Getty
Fans of The Voice slammed alum Gwen Stefani's look in final performance with new brown bangs and loose red leather pants

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Fans of The Voice slammed alum Gwen Stefani’s look in final performance with new brown bangs and loose red leather pantsCredit: Instagram

Fans of The Voice criticized alum Gwen Stefani’s look in the final performance with new brown bangs and loose red leather pants.

The 51-year-old initially shocked fans when she showed off her new hair color on social media ahead of her performance.

She rocked a brown ponytail and bangs with the sides of her head dyed blonde.

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Gwen was previously married to Bush rocker Gavin Rossdale from 2002 to 2016, and they share three children: Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, seven.

The Just a Girl singer has been engaged to fellow vocal coach Blake Shelton, 44, since last year after dating for five years.

Back in 2O15, Blake and his ex-wife, Miranda Lambert, 37, finalized their divorce after about four years of marriage.

Gwen shares sons Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, seven, with ex Gavin Rossdale

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Gwen shares sons Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, seven, with ex Gavin RossdaleCredit: Getty