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WATCH: Karlien van Jaarsveld sets the record straight on the Gwen Stefani music video drama

After releasing her music video for 'Rooilipsoene', Karlien was accused of plagiarising Gwen Stefani's music video for cool - but a few months later, she sets the record straight.

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Karlien van Jaarsveld / Instagram.

Moments after the video hit social media in September, many people said that it had a lot of similarities to American artist, Gwen Stefani's music video for 'Cool'. 

READ ALSO: Did Karlien van Jaarsveld copy Gwen Stefani in her new music video?

In both videos, the singer is a woman who welcomes her ex-lover and his new fiancé, while flashing back to their time together. Watch the two videos below:

Karlien van Jaarsveld - Rooilipsoene

Gwen Stefani - Cool

Karlien, who is performing at this year's Afrikaans Is Groot mega concerts at the Sun Arena in Pretoria, addressed the backlash she received for the music video, stating that she never plagiarised Gwen's music video, but rather wanted to pay homage.

"What people probably didn't know, is that I am a massive Gwen Stefani fan. Back when I was still in a band I knew that I wanted to recreate a music video like that, so when I heard Rooilipsoene I thought it would be the perfect song to do it on," van Jaarsveld said in an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with Jacaranda FM.

 Watch the full interview with High School Hit's presenter, Renaldo Schwarp here:

The singer also recently launched a limited edition red lipstick line, Karlien - which was inspired by her chart-topping hit, Rooilipsoene.

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