Doja Cat Addresses Allegations of Racism

Written by on May 25, 2020

Doja Cat is responding to the backlash over racist feedback she allegedly made previously.

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, the “Say So” rapper addressed the controversy after the #DojaCatIsOverParty hashtag started trending on Twitter on Friday. Doja, whose actual title is Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini, has been accused of taking part in racist video chats and recorded a music in 2015 known as “Dindu Nuffin,” a racist slur mocking victims of police brutality.

“I need to deal with what’s been taking place on Twitter,” she started her assertion. “I’ve used public chat rooms to socialize since I used to be a baby. 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.”

Doja, whose father is South African actor Dumisani Dlamini, stated she identifies as a “black lady” and that she’s “very pleased with the place I come from.”

She additionally acknowledged that she wrote and recorded “Dindu Nuffin,” saying it was a misguided try to reclaim the time period. “As for the outdated music that’s resurfaced, it was by no means tied to something outdoors of my very own private expertise,” she added. “It was written in response to individuals who usually used that time period to harm me. I made an try to flip its which means, however acknowledge that it was a foul resolution to make use of the time period in my music.”

The 24-year-old ended with an apology to her followers. “I perceive my affect and impression and I’m taking this all very critically,” she stated. “I like you all and I’m sorry for upsetting or hurting any of you. That’s not my character, and I’m decided to point out that to everyone transferring ahead. Thanks.”

Doja just lately scored her first No. 1 on the Billboard Sizzling 100 with “Say So” that includes Nicki Minaj and collaborated with The Weeknd on a remix to “In Your Eyes.”

Learn her full assertion under.

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