Last week (May 22), Doja came under fire on Twitter after it was alleged that she had taken part in racist video chats in the past. A music Doja wrote in 2015 referred to as ‘Dindu Nuffin’, named after a racist slur that mocks the victims of police brutality, additionally resurfaced.
Doja subsequently issued an apology on Instagram for the music, however denied participating in “any racist conversations” within the chat rooms. “I’ve used public chat rooms to socialise since I was a child,” she wrote. “I shouldn’t have been on some of those chat room sites, but I personally have never been involved in any racist conversations. I’m sorry to everyone that I offended.”
Doja Cat then admitted to writing and recording ‘Dindu Nuffin’, however mentioned it was a misguided try to “flip its meaning” in “response to people who often used that term to hurt me”.
Following her put up, Tekashi 6ix9ine waded into the controversy when he posted a variety of feedback on Instagram. “She started with the wrong one… give me till tomorrow #canceldoja,” he wrote in a single put up. “Someone called her Doja Dog,” he added in one other.
6ix9ine feedback on Instagram posts dissing Doja Cat calling her “Doja Dog.” pic.twitter.com/vldxFlmAlE
— Pop Tingz (@ThePopTingz) May 26, 2020
Some have pointed out that Tekashi might even have been responding to Doja’s remark throughout a subsequent Instagram Live session by which she seemingly referred to Tekashi’s recent claim that Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber rigged the charts.
Doja mentioned: “Your favourite artist — and there’s no judgement — if they care about that? Wonderful. That’s fine. There’s nothing wrong about wanting a No. 1 and working hard to get to that No. 1. For me? I don’t give a shit.”
Earlier this week (May 25), Doja went on Instagram Live with the intention of “debunk[ing] everything” in regards to the earlier allegations about the chat room and the subsequent social media furore that followed.
“There’s no better apology than me doing what I’ve always done, being on Live, telling you guys my fucking truth and being completely honest,” Doja informed these watching. “It’s a hard time right now, but recording myself apologising and recording myself sounding perfectly diplomatic is the biggest fucking lie I can make to you.”
She later added: “My behaviour isn’t one thing that at all times must be adopted, I’m not good — I shouldn’t be doing dumb shit. But additionally I want to face up for myself as an alternative of creating a video that’s diplomatically and politically right.
“…I’m sorry if I hurt you, or embarrassed you, or made you feel in any way upset,” she informed her followers.
Last week also saw Doja Cat respond to Lana Del Rey’s controversial Instagram post by which the latter hit again at claims her personal music “glamorises abuse” whereas additionally citing the success of a number of different feminine artists.