Doja Cat Says “That Sh*t Hurts My Feelings” While Confronting Rumors About Her Alleged Racism & Photo Lightning
Singer/Rapper Doja Cat is aware that the internet has tried to “cancel” her and in a 30 minute live on Instagram, she decided to debunk any rumors associated with her and her character, hoping to clear her name. She started her live by joking at the fact that she isn’t hiding from her current controversy, and asked her followers to record her. She started off by addressing her written apology that was released the night before, and comes clean about it being an “edited piece” amid fans, not feeling the apology was genuine,
“The apology that I posted is absolutely an edited piece, 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 then told the public, how she has a collection of unreleased apologies that she’s created over the last 3 days, that she calls “boohoo woe is me.” Her first myth was one that she “hates herself,”
“That sh*t 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.”
She then goes on to talk about the video released of her talking about her 4C hair, and how she has trouble managing it, which turned into a rumor of her disliking the black side of her,
“I have a video of me talking about my hair, I have a a lot of trouble taking care of my hair, so when my hair is either straightened of I have a wig in, I’m pretty much okay. But when I’m trying to comb out wash, twist everything, it’s frustrating for me, it’s very hard for me. A lot of my friends would agree who have hair like mine, that they have a hard time taking care of it. I think that the mistake may have been that I made, was saying it on a social platform, saying it out in public.”
Doja Cat then addressed the use of an offensive word term she used in the past, and apologized for it,
“So I made a song, I think it was 2015, and it has a very offensive term in it, and it shouldn’t be used, period. I’m very sorry to anybody who takes offense, to anybody who I’ve hurt, using this term, when I used it, it was because I was in chatrooms all the time, and I was kinda of locked away, and I was always on there just dealing with people coming at me left and right, talking about different slanderous terms, after another. The term that I used in the song, is a term that I learned that day, people were calling me it left and right, and I used it in a song and it was to take back and say f*ck you to those people.”
In the past, Doja Cat has issued an apology on Instagram, stating that she identifies as a black woman, and agrees that she should not have been using the chatrooms. Which was another controversial topic she touched on, in her live.
“The chatroom that I go to is a public chatroom, its me my friends, you go in there, now you have to pay $30 to get into the chatroom, which is a new thing. But I used to go in there for free, and I learned, that there are racist people who come in and out of the chat… They happen and then they’re banned. The idea that this chatroom is a white supremacist chatroom is, I don’t understand it in any way. Not even fully, I just don’t understand how, you know what I do understand? Is that there is racism that happen across tiny chat, there is racism that happens across Instagram, there is racism that happened across Twitter, this sh*t happens everywhere. It just happens more on Tinychat because it’s not as monitored. So, when you see racist sh*t on Tinychat, it’s because people aren’t paying attention.”
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In her lengthy clarification video she then addressed the myth that she lightens her photos, and points the blames at the people who edit her photos not her,
“There was a photo that was lightened, to a certain point, that sh*t just happens, I’m not behind editing my photos. This a while team of people that are behind editing, you can speak to them, not me.”
Check out out the 30-minute clip below:
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