In a new interview with Moby, he was asked the burning question fans have always wanted to know: What was it like to have Gwen lick his head in the “Southside” video? Looking back, he called the moment “gross” and said that he felt “weird and guilty” about it saying it was prompted by the video’s director, Joseph Kahn. Moby says that Gwen was such a good sport even though he thinks they had “crossed the line”… was it really that bad?
The iconic moment even made it’s way into fan art, see? Mostly we’re just using this story for a “Southside” appreciation post.
Vice — How was it getting your head licked by Gwen Stefani?
It wasâ€¦ [fumbling for words] It was probably the only time in my life anyoneâ€™s licked my head. I think I felt weird about it. I think I kind of felt guilty. Because, like, who wants to lick a bald guyâ€™s head? Itâ€™s kind of gross. Joseph Kahn, the director said, oh, lick the back of his head. It wasnâ€™t sexy. We were working and I felt like she was being such a good sport about everything that when the director asked her to lick my head I was like, now weâ€™ve crossed a line. Now sheâ€™s going to storm off. I just felt weird and guilty about it.