Korean American solo music artist Jessi recently held her first live broadcast via TikTok, and she was shocked by its features.
Jessi is known for her Instagram Lives, frequently interacting with fans. With her bold personality, her live broadcasts feel personable.
Saw Jessi was on IG Live and decided to pop in and it was just as she said she wanted to play the song she’s been listening to all the time and of course it was #onthestreet_by_jhope 😍 pic.twitter.com/uE9Xh16kwV
— KitDC⁷ 💜 아포방포 💜 Love All 7 (@kitiara_dc) March 15, 2023
JESSI AND HENRYS IG LIVE HAS ME ON THE FUCKING FLOoOR pic.twitter.com/igvyGs51ZB
— 𝐚. (@zerobbh) September 3, 2019
She decided to try to host a live broadcast via TikTok for the first time, and it was not what she expected. Jessi was shocked to see GIFs or emojis appearing. So, she asked about it only to discover viewers were paying to send them to her.
They cost money?!
After finding out that viewers were paying money to send her the “gifts,” she decided it was time to go. Jessi panicked, trying to end the live broadcast with no luck. So, she begged fans to stop paying money for the GIFs.
Okay, I gotta go! Bye! No, don’t pay! Don’t do that! How to get off? Don’t send me money! How do I get the f*ck off? Oh my God. Hey, don’t send me that sh*t. Don’t send me that.
Finally, Jessi agreed to stay a little longer just as long as viewers didn’t pay more money to send gifts. She encouraged them not to “waste” money.
I’ll literally stay for like 30 seconds. But please do not send me gifts. Don’t do it. Don’t waste your money on that.
Jessi made it clear that it would probably be her last TikTok Live. She definitely prefers Instagram.
I don’t like this site. I don’t like TikTok.
As soon as another GIF appeared on screen, Jessi told fans she had to go. So, she ended the live broadcast.
I don’t need your money. I don’t need these emojis. Please stop.
Jessi was not playing around! She did not want her fans to spend their hard-earned money like that. She would not be the first celebrity that this has happened to either.
jessi was live on tiktok and i fucking died at her reaction to finding out you have to pay to send gifts on live lmaoooo the way she struggled so hard to end the damn livestream had me SCREAMING 😭 pic.twitter.com/o8xGq4h1Zk
— dani 🍭 (@povjparkbieber) July 8, 2023
Last year, GOT7‘s Jackson Wang reacted similarly when he held a live broadcast via TikTok for the first time. Read more below.