As #WeAreSorryDoja trends, Doja Cat addresses racism allegations and clarifies the meaning of 'Dindu Nuffin'
Doja Cat has posted an apology and addressed the recent controversies that surfaced online.
Doja Cat is apologizing over recent controversial incidents that surfaced on the Internet. An old song of hers, titled 'Dindu Nuffin', resurfaced on social media on May 22. The track's title, which is also the chorus, plays on racist themes related to police brutality. The 'Dindu Nuffin' phrase is a stylized pronunciation of "didn't do nothing."
Hollywood Unlocked reported that Doja Cat also came under fire for having video-chatted with racists on Tiny Chat. Many of her fans were extremely upset and disappointed in the contemporary R&B star, especially considering that she recently landed at No. 1 on Billboard with her hit song 'Say So'.
Soon after the sing resurfaced the hashtag #dojacatisover started trending after the alleged evidence showed that Doja Cat associated with racists from alt-right incel groups.
The 'Say So' singer took to Instagram to "address what's been happening on Twitter." with an apology on May 24. She said, "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." She added, "I'm sorry to everyone that I offended."
Doja Cat continued her post, explaining, "I'm a black woman. Half of my family is black from South Africa and I'm very proud of where I come from."
As to the '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 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," she concluded.