Gwen Stefani is a superstar in the music industry. She has won several awards including four MTV Video Music Awards, three GRAMMY(r) Awards, and two Billboard Awards. After retiring from No Doubt in 2006, Stefani launched her solo career. Her first solo album was called Love. It featured songs like Baby, Angel, and Music.
But despite her success, Stefani has been accused of cultural appropriation. She was criticized for a music video filmed in a high school gymnasium. However, she later clarified that she was not trying to impress anyone, but herself.
The video for Slow Clap also features rapper Saweetie, who twerks up a storm. Nevertheless, the video has received criticism, mainly because of the cultural appropriation.
Regardless of the controversy, the song's lyrics are fun and classic. Like a slow clap at the end of a movie, Stefani's lyrics are a message to the doubters. While the lyrics are simple, they're very powerful.
The first verse of the song sounds like a tribute to the underdog. However, the second verse is more like bragging. And the singer urges clapping throughout the track.
This is a fun track that is bound to get stuck in your head. Besides the twerking and the cleavage, the video is full of bright gym wear and dancing. Several young Black backup dancers make their presence known.
Ultimately, the song and its lyrics aren't about the dancers themselves. They are about encouraging listeners. Whether or not they like the lyrics is up to you.