Doja Cat Apologizes & Denies Allegations Of Racism Against Her
Musician Doja Cat denied racists allegations made against her on Instagram over the weekend. Many were accusing her of sexually interacting with white supremacists online and insulting African Americans in one of her songs.
Doja Cat, who’s real name is Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini, responded to the issue after the hashtag “#DojaCatIsOverParty” was trending on Twitter over the weekend. She said the allegations made against her were “100% incorrect,” but she did admit to some “dumb–a– behaviors.” She said, “I’m sorry if I hurt you or made you feel in any way upset.”
There was footage released of Doja Cat on an online video chatroom called Tiny Cat making sexual comments to men who were members of the alt-right/incel community which is an online group of white supremacists.
In addition to this, an old song of Doja Cat’s has resurfaced titled “Dindu Nuffin.” This is a term used to belittle black victims of police brutality. Many believed that it was referring to Sandra Bland who is an African American woman that died in police custody in Texas in 2015.
Doja Cat posted her apology Instagram post on Sunday and said, “I want to address what’s been happening on Twitter. 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 conversation. I’m sorry to everyone that I offended.”
She then went on to explain, “I’m a black woman. Half of my family is black from South Africa and I’m very proud of where I come from.”
Doja Cat also discussed the meaning behind her “Dindu Nuffin” song. She said, “as for the old song that’s resurfaced, it was in no way tied to anything outside of my own personal experience. It was written in response to people who often used that term to hurt me. I made an attempt to flip its meaning, but recognize that it was a bad decision to use that term in my music.”
After she had posted the Instagram, Doja Cat took to Instagram Live. She played clips from her 98 drafted apology videos that she had made because of the incident and spent 30 minutes discussing the allegations. She explained that her statement earlier was edited by people that she worked with.