Doja Cat landed in hot water last week after some questionable actions from her past resurfaced, which prompted the hashtag #DojaCatIsOverParty on Twitter.
A video of the Say So singer participating in chat rooms with alt-right supremacist groups was uploaded by a Twitter user, as well as an old, unreleased song of hers called “Dindu Nuffin.” The term refers to black victims of police brutality.
Doja took to her Instagram to share a post acknowledging the backlash; writing, “I shouldn’t have been on some of those chat room sites, but I personally have never been involved in any racist conversations.”
She continued on to apologize for her use of the Dindu Nuffin term in a song, writing, “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.”
She furthered her explanation in a lengthy Instagram Live video, where she touched on the song, saying, “that song is in no way connected to police brutality.
Doja recently made headlines when the remix to her smash hit song, Say So ft. Nicki Minaj hit the top of the charts alongside Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage remix ft. Beyoncé, marking the first time in history 4 black women have topped the charts.
Doja wrote in her apology, “half of my family is black from South Africa and I’m very proud of where I come from.”