Gwen Stefani has said she is Japanese in a recent interview and then doubled down on her words.
You wouldn't think it considering she was born in California to an Italian-American father and Irish-American mother, and the singer isn't actually claiming to originally be from Japan, but it's clear she's a really big fan.
Allure magazine about the launch of her new vegan beauty brand, was asked about her Harajuku Girls era and told a story about her father working for Japanese company Yamaha for 18 years.
He travelled between the US and Japan a lot, introducing his daughter to Japanese culture, which she very much enjoyed.
She said: "That was my Japanese influence and that was a culture that was so rich with tradition, yet so futuristic [with] so much attention to art and detail and discipline and it was fascinating to me."
The explained that when she travelled to the Harajuku district of Tokyo she said to herself 'my God, I'm Japanese and I didn't know it', telling the interviewer 'I am, you know'.
Describing herself as a 'super fan' of Japanese culture, she said there was an 'innocence' involved with her relationship to it, saying it 'doesn't feel right' that people would criticise her for 'being a fan of something beautiful'.