Doja Cat was a trending topic all weekend! From #DojaCatIsOverParty to #SorryDojaCat.
We covered the report, people online were reacting to old videos of the singer in chat rooms talking to alt-right men and used the N-word around the White men. People were also not feeling her 2015 resurfaced song “Dindu Nuffin,” where the title is a racist slur often used against black people that faced police brutality.
In a post, Doja explained that she grew up on online chat rooms and it was a way for her to socialize. On Instagram Live May 25, Doja addressed all the controversy surrounding her from the days prior. She explained the resurfaced song title and says that in the chat rooms she would get called names so the title was “her way” of “fighting” back.
Doja, who’s mother is white/Jewish and her father is famous South African actor, Dumisani Dlamini, who was estranged for her entire life. Although Doja is half-Black, she didn’t grow up with black culture because her dad left, so some argue that it’s not Doja’s fault she’s not in touch with her roots. Ebro offered for people to look at the situation differently and instead of bashing her, show her that black culture is beautiful.
“Instead of canceling Doja Cat for having some weird fetish and identity issues possible to uplift her and show her that being Black is beautiful? I’m assuming she had no Black culture in her suburban wasteland and her white Mom couldn’t help her. And chat rooms..”
Instead of canceling Doja Cat for having some weird fetish and identity issues
possible to uplift her and show her that being Black is beautiful?
Im assuming she had no Black culture in her suburban wasteland and her white Mom couldn’t help her.
And chat rooms.. 🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏿♂️
— Kojo Ebro Odogwu (@oldmanebro) May 23, 2020
On the IG live, Doja also praised Beyoncè after she was accused of making fun of the Queen! The “Say So” rapper also spoke on her dating life after people criticized her for liking white men. Although she apologized for her chat room actions and the old song, she makes it clear that if she’s attracted to someone she’s going to love them no matter what!
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