*Doja Cat has once again addressed the accusations that she’s a racist after her association with alt-right internet users was exposed.
We previously reported… the biracial singer, 24, is catching some serious heat over her alleged self-hate and anti-Black remarks in racist chat rooms. She also recorded a song that features the derogatory term “Dindu Nuffin,”which is used to mock Blacks who are victims of police brutality. Many critics on social media insist she penned the track in response to Sandra Bland’s suspected murder by Texas police.
Internet sleuths also claim to have uncovered receipts of Doja stating online how she hates her “African” hair and denouncing her blackness by claiming “at least I’m light skinned and thick.”
Word on the curb is that one of Doja’s incels (incel = white males who are “involuntary celibates”) has videos of her naked and performing sex acts on herself while talking dirty to several users in the racist chat room that she loves to frequent.
On Sunday, Doja issued a statement on Instagram in which she denied ever uttering a word of hate speech, while claiming to be a proud Black woman with South African roots.
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“I want to address what’s been happening on Twitter,” Doja Cat wrote on her Instagram. “I’ve used public chat rooms to socialize since I was a child. 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 I offended.”
She continued, “I am a black woman. Half of my family is black from South Africa and I’m very proud of where I come from.”
Fans noted that this is the first time the singer has claimed Blackness or the heritage of her absentee father.
On Tuesday (May 26) Doja Cat once again took to Instagram Live to further address the points
(her team) previously referenced in a message to fans.
“Like any business, like any conglomerate, there would be many people trying to protect what’s going on,” Doja Cat said during Monday’s IG Live session, as seen in the clips below. “And that’s exactly what we were trying to do. So I’m just gonna, one, debunk everything. I have bullet points.”
On the topic of “self-hate,” Doja Cat said:
“I’ve seen tweets about me,” she said. “It’s a video, it’s not even me. It’s my friends helping me see through Twitter with a filter. I’m not on Twitter. That shit hurts my feelings. Seeing people come for me. Seeing people come for my character. Just like any of you guys, it wouldn’t feel good to me so I avoid social media. My friends looked on social media and they told me what was going on. I know exactly what you guys are talking about as far as self-hate goes. I had a video of me talking about my hair. I have a lot of trouble taking care of my hair . . . A lot of my friends would agree who have hair like mine that they have a hard time taking care of it. What I think that the mistake may have been was saying it on a social platform, saying it out in public. Maybe being honest about how I feel about taking care of my hair was a bad idea.”
On the song “Dindu Nuffin,” Doja explained:
“To anybody who I have hurt using this term when I used it, it was because I was in chat rooms all the time and I was kinda locked away and I was always on there dealing with people coming at me left and right talking about different slanderous terms after another,” she said. “The term that I used in the song was one that I learned that day. People were calling me it left and right.”
She added, “It was to kinda take back and fucking just say fuck you to those people. The song, however, I agree. Maybe the worst song in the entire world. Not good. Lyrically lost. The worst song. The lyrics in the song don’t make sense. I see some of the interpretations of the lyrics. A lot of them are wrong. I can rewrite the lyrics for you guys. I don’t know how important that is but if you need me to, I can. But that song is in zero ways, in no way, connected to police brutality or Sandra Bland.”
On the chat rooms at the center of this controversy:
“The chat room that I go to is a public chat room,” she said. “It’s me, my friends. You go in there. Now you have to pay 30 dollars to get into the chat room, which is a new thing. But I used to go in there for free and I learned there are racist people who come in and out of the chat. They’re there. They happen and then they’re banned. The idea that this chat room is a white supremacist chat room is, I don’t understand in any way. I just don’t understand.”
Watch a lengthier version of her IG Live sessions below: