Gwen Stefani's Live Music Video Featured a Pretty Big Blake Shelton Reference

She performed it during the Grammys Monday night.

Gwen Stefani's Live Music Video Featured a Pretty Big Blake Shelton Reference
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Gwen Stefani made history during Monday night's Grammy awards, creating the first-ever music video created on live television—a Target-sponsored one which aired during a four-minute commercial break. The epic video for "Make Me Like You" featured seven costume changes, more than 40 performers, and a crew of 250 people at a 32,000-foot soundstage in Burbank, California.

Stefani and her fellow salon-goers hold tabloids that read "Gwen Pregnant With Alien Baby," likely a reference to all the false rumors that have been circulating about her personal life lately. Her real hairstylist, Danilo Dixon, was in the video fixing her 'do, and her real stylists, Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, helped out with costume changes throughout. 

Then, later in the video, Gwen heads to a bar with a neon "Blake's" sign, which was modeled after boyfriend Blake Shelton's real handwriting, according to a press release. Shelton liked it so much that he apparently ran off with the prop after the shoot was over. 

The performance went off without a hitch—well, except for that one roller-skating dancer who slipped and fell while on camera. Though it looked like Stefani, it was clearly a body double who was skating backwards while Gwen hit her mark for the next shot. Which she did, flawlessly. 

According to Billboard, a rehearsal just before the main event didn't go as well, and Stefani had banged her head and worried everyone. But after handling it perfectly in real time, she reportedly collapsed into Shelton's arms offset, quoting a song lyric, "Thank God I found you." Cheesy, but adorable. Watch the full video below. 

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Megan Friedman

Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.