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Olivia Rodrigo calls Gwen Stefani the "prime example of an artist who defies stereotypes"

10 April 2024, 16:22 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

In a recent interview with Nylon, Olivia Rodrigo praised Gwen Stefani for her artistry and revealed how she is inspired by her.

“Gwen’s ability to evolve and explore different styles of music, songwriting, and aesthetic while still remaining true to herself is incredibly inspiring,” Rodrigo said. “To me, she’s a prime example of an artist who defies stereotypes and preconceived boundaries and just makes stuff that she thinks is cool… If that’s not a true artist, I don’t know what is.”

Discussing how Stefani inspires her own songwriting, Rodrigo added: "She unapologetically sings about things ranging from wanting to make out with someone to fantasizing about having a husband and kids. There’s so much heart in every word she says, and every song feels like it’s ripped from the diary of the coolest girl you know.”

As Consequence reports, "Rodrigo kicked off the “GUTS World Tour” decked out in a shirt referencing No Doubt’s 1995 hit “Just A Girl”, and covered the same song during her “SOUR” tour in 2022."

During her GUTS world tour, Olivia Rodrigo recently brought Jewel on stage to to duet on the 1995 single, "You Were Meant For Me", which features on Jewels' Pieces of You album.

GUTS (Spilled), the deluxe edition of Olivia Rodrigo's second album, GUTS, is out now.

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