Don’t you love a good ol' nostalgia trip? Over on TikTok, Avril Lavigne threw it all the way back to 2002 by recreating her iconic debut album cover as she celebrates its 20th anniversary.

The “Sk8er Boi” icon used the “I’m Just A Kid” trend on TikTok where you pose similarly to a photo of yourself when you were younger, showing the difference between younger you vs. older you, with Simple Plan's "I’m Just A Kid" as the fitting backing track. 

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Her debut album, Let Go, came out June 4, 2002. It houses some of her biggest hits, “Sk8er Boi,” “I’m With You” and her debut single “Complicated,” which received great success, bagging her a Grammy nomination, peaking in Billboard’s Top 100 and becoming x3 triple platinum-certified in the U.S. Lavigne is no stranger to TikTok virality, the pop-punk queen’s reign knows no bounds. She’s always hopping on fun video trends, ones where she dispels rumors that she’s actually a clone, or meeting up with her good pal Tony Hawk to do some sick skater tricks.

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In the March edition of Alternative Press, the "Modern Icons Issue," Lavigne reflected on the earlier years of her career and the triumphs she fought for to make her music the way she wanted.

I’ve always been pretty good about keeping it real, and I’ve always been pretty unapologetic about it," she says. "It’s a different time now. There were times at photo shoots [where] they’d want me to wear girly clothes, and I was super tomboy. When I came out with my first album, I was fighting with people. They’re like, 'You can’t wear your clothes. You have to wear what’s on the rack.' It’s a pink blouse. I’m not fucking wearing that shit!”


"I’m constantly fighting," she continues. "I’ve been fighting since day one to write my own songs. I had to fight my whole career to write the type of music I wanted to write. Sometimes labels would give me pushback and didn’t understand my vision. I had to always fight, and fight on each album to keep going in the musical direction I wanted to go, even if they’re trying to sway me another way.”