Doja Cat Says “I Am A Black Woman” As She Apologizes For Participating In Alleged Racist Chatroom: I Personally Have Never Been Involved In Any Racist Conversations
Chart-topping rapper Doja Cat (real name, Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini) is crashing the #DojaCatIsOver party with an apology for allegedly using racially offensive language in an online chatroom. This past weekend, video footage of Doja Cat allegedly participating in chatrooms on platforms TinyChat, 4chan, and RedPill that are notorious for spreading racist rhetoric. Celebrity exposé blogger, @shadycelebsig, claims the “Say So” rapper even performed racy online strip sessions for the alleged white supremacist webcam users.
#dojacatisoverparty here’s what happened:
Doja Cat is being accused of being part of a white supremacist group chat in which she was allegedly racist herself
— IG: @expsingshadycelebs (@shadycelebsig) May 22, 2020
In response to the viral motion to cancel her and her music, Doja Cat issued an apology to fans on Instagram. She clarified that she identifies as a Black woman, and that she should not have used the chatroom. Note that the post’s comments are disabled:
“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 an racist conversations. I’m sorry to everyone that I offended. I’m a black woman. Half of my family is black from South Africa and I’m very proud of where I come from.”
She also responded to a leaked Soundcloud song called, “Dindu Nuffin,” in which she uses the N-word.
“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 recognzie that it was a bad decision to use the term in my music.”
“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 everybody moving forward. Thank you.”
Here’s how social media users are responding to Doja Cat’s apology:
— Shells (@_TropicalDream) May 25, 2020
— sugar (@GrimesXGurira) May 25, 2020
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Written by Miata Shanay