Loren Gray Spills the Tea with Brittany Broski on TikTok’s ‘For You’ Podcast
For those who haven’t yet subscribed to TikTok’s debut podcast For You, let us fill you in quickly. Hosted by creator Brittany Broski (you know, Kombucha Girl), For You dives into all things TikTok with the platform’s biggest stars. Every week Broski sits down with a different influential creator who has turned the platform into a global community and cultural phenomenon. Joined by creators Frankie Jonas and Boman Martinez-Reid for episodes 1 and 2 respectively, Broski sat down with singer Loren Gray for episode 3 to chat about internet culture, having a voice and staying true to yourself.
At 18-years-old Gray is one of the most followed creators on TikTok with just over 51 million followers and almost three billion likes. Her rise to fame came at age 13 after she accidentally posted a video of herself lip-synching on Musical.ly and was featured within the app. Gray, who describes herself as quirky and weird, says it was an escape for her and began live streaming as a way to satisfy her “craving for human interaction.”
Check out a snippet of Broski and Gray’s conversation below and tune into new episodes every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. PST/8:30 p.m. EST on TikTok LIVE and Thursday mornings on Apple, Spotify, Google and all major podcast players.
Broski: “I feel this immense pressure to not only share what I like, which I’m sure, you know, you feel as well…but it’s also like, you have such an opportunity to educate but is that our responsibility to educate or is it just the times that we’re in, you know, where you should be spreading information? Do you have any thoughts on that? Of the role of a creator.”
Gray: “Yeah, I think it’s really difficult to navigate because I do obviously feel a responsibility as a person with a platform. But it’s also difficult because I think people put such pressure on creators and forget that we’re also people who are trying to learn as well. And trying to, uh, figure out what the best standpoint to take is and figure out where I fall and when my voice is necessary and what I should be talking about. Because I mean, I’m an 18-year-old girl, I’m normal, I’m in college and you know, I’m trying to learn too. Sometimes I feel like people have really high expectations.”
Broski: “There’s no margin of error, you know, that we’re afforded. It’s like you either get it right the first time or you’re done.”
Gray: “And it’s dangerous waters because it’s either you say something and get attacked or you don’t say anything, and you get attacked. It’s really difficult to navigate and I feel like the people that are watching the creators need to realize that we’re a one-man-show. We don’t have a big production team that can tell us what to say, we have to figure it out for ourselves. Sometimes we get things wrong and sometimes we’re not quick enough and it’s disappointing but we’re all just trying to learn.”