Doja Cat Continues to Address Racism Allegations: 'I'm Not Perfect’

Hopping on Instagram Live to speak her truth

May 26, 2020
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Monday night, Doja Cat took to Instagram Live to further address allegations that she was previously involved in online racist activity.

Doja started it off by letting us know that she was here to debunk anything in question. “From me and the people I work with, like any business, like any conglomerate, there would be many people trying to protect what’s going on and that’s exactly what we were trying to do,” she said, before getting to her bullet points of discussion topics - re-addressing allegations of racism, her involvement in the chat rooms and the “Dindu Nuffin” song.

Doja expressed her feelings, letting viewers know that within the three days following the controversy she recorded 98 different apology videos. But that to her, “there’s no better apology than me doing what I’ve always done, being on Live, telling you guys my f****** truth and being completely honest,” Doja expressed to those watching. “It’s a hard time right now, but recording myself apologizing and recording myself sounding perfectly diplomatic is the biggest f****** lie I can make to you.”

Doja admitted that “doing this Live might have been the biggest… mistake in my career," also adding that her "behavior isn’t something that always needs to be followed, I’m not perfect — I shouldn’t be doing dumb s***. But also I need to stand up for myself.” Doja closed out the Live cementing her remorse to her fans, “I’m sorry if I hurt you, or embarrassed you, or made you feel in any way upset.”

The initial accusations that Doja had taken part in racist video chats in the past began surfacing on Friday. In a addition, a song Doja wrote in 2015 called “Dindu Nuffin,” named after a racist slur that mocks the victims of police brutality, also reemerged.

As to be expected the internet reacted and the Twitter hashtag #DojaCatIsOverParty started trending. Consequently, Doja issued an apology on Instagram for the song, however opposed taking part in “any racist conversations” in online chat rooms.

In the apology Doja wrote, “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 that I offended.” She then confessed to writing and recording "Dindu Nuffin,” but admitted it as a misguided attempt to “flip its meaning” in “response to people who often used that term to hurt me.”

Doja finished off her apology letting her fans know that she isn’t taking this lightly. “I understand my influence and impact and I’m taking this all very seriously. I love you all and I’m sorry for upsetting or hurting any of you. That’s not my character, and I’m determined to show that to everyone moving forward. Thank you.”

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