It’s been a bittersweet month for Doja Cat.
The rapper, 24, landed her first Billboard No. 1 hit solely to be accused days later of collaborating in allegedly racist web chat rooms, prompting the Twitter hashtags #DojaCatIsOverParty and #DojaCatIsCanceled.
The viral footage exhibits Doja — actual identify Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini — participating in chat rooms by way of video chatting platform Tinychat. The “Say So” singer could be heard making sexually suggestive feedback to males believed to be members of the alt-right incel (involuntarily celibate) neighborhood. The biracial artist can also be heard calling somebody the N-word — in her personal phrases “with a tough R” — in entrance of the group.
Doja has since addressed allegations that she participates in “White supremacists chatrooms,” claiming that whereas racists might enter the chat from time-to-time, they’re normally kicked off. She additionally denied personally participating in “any racist conversations.”
“I wish to tackle what’s been taking place on Twitter,” she wrote Monday in an apology. “I’ve used public chat rooms to socialize since I used to be a toddler. I shouldn’t have been on a few of these chat room websites, however I personally have by no means been concerned in any racist conversations. I’m sorry to everybody I offended.
“I’m a black lady. Half of my household is black from South Africa and I’m very happy with the place I come from.”
However her mea culpa wasn’t totally accepted by the plenty, a lot of whom took situation with the “Tia Tamera” singer touting her South African heritage after utilizing a racial slur that will undoubtedly offend her family.
She adopted up the apology Tuesday with a extra detailed rationalization on Instagram Stay, denying as soon as once more that she participates in racist chatrooms. She additionally understands why many followers imagine she might have a difficulty with self-hatred as a black lady, admitting that she usually feels insecure about her pure hair.
As for her use of a racial slur, she claimed she was intoxicated. “Sure, that is me 100% f–king excusing my dumbass habits. I’m dumb, however I’m additionally drunk … on this video, I’m being fully f–king blackout drunk and fully f–king dumb … that is the place I’m saying ‘shut the f–ok up, you,’ after which I say — with a tough R — the N-word.”
Simply earlier than blaming it on the alcohol, the Los Angeles native additionally addressed leaked track “Dindu Nuffin,” a phrase usually used to mock victims of police brutality. Many imagine it was a direct reference to Sandra Bland.
“It was by no means tied to something exterior of my very own private expertise. It was written in response to individuals who usually used that time period to harm me. I made an try and flip its which means, however acknowledge that it was a nasty determination to make use of the time period in my music.”
Doja is the most recent entertainer to be deserted by a lot of her fanbase, however we’ve additionally seen Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Kanye West and several other different “canceled” celebs come again stronger than ever because of help from the very crowd who as soon as shamed their habits.