Page semi-protected

Doja Cat

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Doja Cat
Doja Cat in 2019
Doja Cat in 2019
Background information
Birth nameAmala Ratna Zandile Dlamini
Born (1995-10-21) October 21, 1995 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Singer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • Vocals
Years active2013–present
Associated acts

Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini[3] (born October 21, 1995),[4] known professionally as Doja Cat, is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she began making and releasing music on SoundCloud as a teenager. Doja Cat signed a joint record deal with RCA Records and Kemosabe Records at the age of 17 and subsequently released her debut extended play, Purrr!, in 2014.[5]

Doja Cat rose to prominence as an internet meme in 2018 with her novelty song "Mooo!", which went viral online. She subsequently became known for creating music videos and songs that achieve popularity on social media apps like TikTok and YouTube.[6] She released her debut studio album, Amala, in 2018, followed by a new release in 2019, which included the singles "Tia Tamera" and "Juicy". Her second studio album, Hot Pink (2019), reached the top 10 of the Billboard 200 as a result of the single "Say So", which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart following the release of a remix featuring Nicki Minaj.

Since the start of 2020, Doja Cat has received nominations for two BET Awards, two People's Choice Awards, one Billboard Music Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards, winning one of the latter for Push Best New Artist.

Early life

Dlamini was born on October 21, 1995, into an artistic family in Tarzana, Los Angeles.[7][8] Her mother, Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer, is a Jewish-American painter.[9] Her father, Dumisani Dlamini, is a South African actor, composer and film producer of Zulu ethnicity best known for Sarafina![10][11] Doja Cat has said her father was absent from her childhood and that she has never met him.[12][13][14][15] She told The Fader she did not "hold grudges against him or anything in any way, but obviously it's a little weird" that he commented on her Instagram posts about how proud he was.[9] Her father has denied these statements, saying he has a "healthy" relationship with his daughter.[16]

Following her birth, Dlamini and her mother immediately moved to New York City, where they lived for five years. She returned to Oak Park, California, with her single mother, where she experienced a "sporty childhood",[15] often skating and visiting Malibu for surf camps.[17] It was during this time when she participated in ballet, tap and jazz lessons.[17] Her mother played music from artists such as D'Angelo, Jamiroquai, Tupac, Earth, Wind & Fire and Erykah Badu in the house.[18][19] She returned to Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles at the age of 11 and a half, where she lived in an ashram and practiced Hinduism for four years.[20][21][22] During this time she also took part in breakdancing classes, further joining a competitive troupe.[17] She would frequently skip school to participate in chatrooms.[23] She told Paper that she had a near-"religious" obsession with the unnamed chat room, and would still participate in it as of December 2019.[23]


2012–2017: Career beginnings and record deal

Doja Cat dropped out of high school at age 16 while in junior year,[24][25] and spent time downloading beats from YouTube to create her own music.[26] She taught herself to use GarageBand.[24][17] She has mentioned that life after dropping out of high school was "messy."[25] Doja Cat performed in a breakdancing crew and competed in dance battles in Los Angeles.[27] For the first few months, she would upload songs onto SoundCloud and quickly take them down,[25] until "So High" in late 2012,[9] which she remembers crying over attracting 12 views.[25] She got her stage name, "Doja Cat", from one of her cats and her favored strain of marijuana. She stated, "I was heavily addicted to weed and weed culture, so when I began rapping I thought of the word 'doja' and how it sounds like a girl's name."[28]

At age 17, Doja Cat signed to RCA Records with a joint venture deal with Dr. Luke's vanity label, Kemosabe Records, in 2014.[6][29] She signed to them in late 2013 but the deal was finalised in early 2014.[citation needed] She has declined to comment on her connection with Luke through Kemosabe.[9] Later that year, Doja Cat released her debut EP, Purrr!, which was described as "spacey, eastern-influenced R&B" by The Fader.[5] "So High" was re-released as a single prior to the EP's release. The song was also featured on the TV series Empire in the third episode of the first season.[30][7] She continued to release music on SoundCloud as she started gaining more attention.[citation needed] In mid-2015, OG Maco announced via Twitter that Doja Cat had signed to his label, OGG.[31] Following the reported signing, in late 2016, the two artists collaborated on "Monster" off of Maco's mixtape, Children of The Rage (2017).[32] By then she had also started collaborating with other artists, such as her Kemosabe label-mate Elliphant, and Soundcloud-based rappers Skoolie Escobar, Pregnant Boy and frumhere.

2018–2019: Amala and "Mooo!"

Doja Cat performing in October 2018.

On February 1, 2018, Doja Cat released the promotional single "Roll with Us", which entered Spotify's Global Viral 50 chart upon release.[33] On March 9, 2018, she released the lead single, "Go to Town", which was released with an accompanying music video on the same day. "Candy" was released as the album's second single on March 23, 2018.[34] The track would become a sleeper hit after a dance challenge on the video-sharing platform TikTok went viral in late 2019.[35] Consequently, the single charted in countries such as Australia, Canada and the United States, the latter having the song peak at 86 on the Billboard Hot 100 making it her first solo entry on the chart.[36] On March 30, 2018, Doja Cat's debut studio album Amala was released, including the three singles.[37] She later claimed to have been under the influence for most of the production of the album.[1] NPR described the album as a "manifesto of a young woman striving to take ownership of her craft, her image and her sexuality, mixing genres like dancehall, trap, house and R&B with a healthy dose of sass and humor."[38] Most of the tracks on Amala were co-produced by her frequent collaborator, Yeti Beats, who also executively produced the album.[39] At the time of its release, the album was largely ignored by critics and failed to chart within the top 200 selling albums released that week.[38][40] Doja Cat continued to promote the album herself on social media platforms as well as touring for the album with the Amala Spring Tour and Amala Fall Tour respectively throughout 2018 and 2019.[41]

Doja Cat at the 2019 BET Awards

On August 10, 2018, Doja Cat uploaded the completely self-produced music video "Mooo!" on YouTube. The single is a novelty song with absurdist lyrics where she fantasizes about being a cow.[42] The video gathered attention and praise from popular artists such as Chance the Rapper, Katy Perry and Chris Brown.[6] Due to popular demand following the music video's viral success, Doja Cat released a single version of "Mooo!" on August 31, 2018.[43] In February 2019, Doja Cat released the single and accompanying video for "Tia Tamera" featuring Rico Nasty, which preceded the release of a deluxe edition of Amala.[44] The re-release of the album included three new songs, including "Mooo!" and "Juicy", the first song released by Doja Cat that was co-produced by her label boss, Dr. Luke. Her ColorsXStudios performance of the latter song from March 2019, garnered over 21 million views on YouTube.[45] A remix of "Juicy" featuring Tyga and its accompanying music video were released in August 2019.[46] Following the release of the remix, the song debuted at 83 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Doja Cat's first entry on the chart, and ultimately peaked at 41.[40] The song would eventually be certified Platinum in the United States.[47] It led to Amala debuting for the first time on the Billboard 200 album chart in August as well.[40]

2019–present: Hot Pink and breakthrough

Doja Cat performing at the Hot Pink release party in December 2019.

On October 3, 2019, Doja Cat released "Bottom Bitch" which was dubbed the lead single from her second album.[48] The single, co-produced by Doja herself, would be noted for sampling the Blink-182 single "What's My Age Again?".[49][50] On October 24, 2019, she released the single "Rules" and announced her second studio album Hot Pink.[51] Hot Pink was released on November 7, 2019 to generally favorable reviews. The album would eventually peak at number 9 on the Billboard 200.[52] Her debut album, Amala, also reached a new peak on the Billboard 200 at number 138 around the time of Hot Pink's release.[52] Doja Cat contributed "Boss Bitch" to the soundtrack of the superhero film Birds of Prey.[53] The single entered the charts of 28 countries including United States, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

On January 28, 2020, Doja Cat's song "Say So" was sent to radio becoming the fourth single off of her album Hot Pink.[54] The song was originally released alongside the album in November 2019, but the song gained immense popularity through the video-sharing platform TikTok.[55] Doja Cat performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on February 26, 2020.[56] The next day, Doja Cat released the music video for the song, directed by Hannah Lux Davis.[57] The solo version of "Say So" peaked at number five on the Hot 100, becoming Doja Cat's first top 10 single,[58] and has so far been the most streamed song of 2020 by a female artist in the US.[59] In May 2020, following the release of a remix of "Say So", featuring Nicki Minaj, the single topped the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first number-one single for both artists.[60] The remix also marked the first female collaboration since "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX as well as the first ever female rap collaboration to peak atop the chart.[60][61]

On March 25, 2020, Doja Cat was set to embark on the Hot Pink Tour, before it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tour was planned to include fifteen shows spanning across North America, including two Coachella performances.[62][63] In May, Doja Cat featured on a remix of Canadian singer The Weeknd's single "In Your Eyes",[64] and the song "Shimmy" by American rapper Lil Wayne.[65] In June, Doja Cat featured on the song "Pussy Talk", from American rapper duo City Girls,[66] released the music video for "Like That",[67] and was nominated for two awards at the 2020 BET Awards.[68] Doja Cat also donated $100,000 to the Justice For Breonna Taylor Fund that month, in support of the movement protesting police brutality against black persons in the United States.[69] She also uploaded the demo song "Unisex Freestyle" to SoundCloud in late June 2020.[70]

On August 7, 2020, Doja Cat commercially released the song "Freak" after originally being available through her SoundCloud account since November 2018.[71][72] The song samples Paul Anka's 1959 song "Put Your Head on My Shoulder."[73] Doja Cat performed a medley of the songs "Say So" and "Like That" at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards.[74] She was nominated for four awards at the ceremony including Song of the Year and Push Best New Artist, winning the latter.[75] This became her first award win in her entire career.[76] On September 4, 2020, Doja Cat appeared as a lead artist on the remix for Chloe x Halle's song "Do It" which featured City Girls and Mulatto.[77] She also featured alongside Australian musician Sia on the track "Del Mar" from Puerto Rican singer Ozuna's album Enoc which also was released on September 4.[78] Doja Cat was nominated for a Billboard Music Award, two People's Choice Awards and two MTV Europe Music Awards in late 2020.[79][80][81] She performed a medley of "Juicy", "Say So" and "Like That" at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards in a burlesque theme that critics found inspired by the likes of Roxie Hart and Moulin Rouge.[82][83] On October 19, 2020, Doja Cat performed both "Baby, I'm Jealous" with Bebe Rexha and "Del Mar" with Ozuna on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live! respectively.[84][85]

Doja Cat has announced "N.A.S." (acronym for Niggas Ain't Shit) as her next release.[86] She had previously leaked the song while on Instagram Live.[87] "N.A.S" is expected to feature on an upcoming project alongside several other unreleased songs which Doja Cat also played while on Instagram live in June.[88] American singer Ariana Grande mentioned in May 2020 that Doja Cat and her had recorded a duo in early 2020.[89][90] Doja Cat has stated that her third studio album is complete and "all ready" for release.[91][92] In an interview with MTV, she revealed that it incorporates musical elements of dancehall, afrobeat, funk and house.[93][94]


After achieving mainstream recognition in 2018 with "Mooo!", Doja Cat sparked controversy on social media when her Twitter account history revealed the usage of homophobic slurs.[95] In a tweet dating back to 2015, Doja Cat used the word "faggot" to describe hip hop artists Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt, members of the musical collective Odd Future.[41] Doja Cat initially defended her past remarks.[96] She stated, "I called a couple people faggots when I was in high school in 2015 does this mean I don't deserve support? I've said faggot roughly like 15 thousand times in my life. Does saying faggot mean you hate gay people? I don't think I hate gay people. Gay is ok."[96] Her response was met by even more backlash, including a critical tweet from Will and Grace actress Debra Messing.[97] In her statement, Messing expressed disappointment with Doja for defending past ignorance and implored her to use her fame and platform for good. Doja Cat has since issued a series of apologies for her derogatory words and deleted her tweets.[96] The controversy generated much discourse regarding the limits of "cancel culture", the growing trend of outcry on social media resulting in celebrities being deserted and careers abruptly derailed following publicized historic misconduct.[98][95]

In May 2020, a 2015 song by Doja Cat titled "Dindu Nuffin" resurfaced.[99] "Dindu Nuffin" is an alt-right term used to ridicule African-American victims of police brutality who claim that they are innocent.[99][100] Doja Cat apologized by claiming that, though the song was meant to flip the meaning of the term, it was a "bad decision".[101] She denied that the song was a response to police brutality or the death of Sandra Bland, calling the allegation "one of the most awful rumors that I've ever encountered".[102] Doja Cat stated that, though she has previously criticized her own hair type, she does not have self-hatred or internalized racism.[103][104] Doja Cat denied a raceplay rumor that originated from a viral video of her saying "nigger" in a chat room.[105] She also denied engaging in online racist conversations during her participation in chat rooms, stating that "the narrative that it's a white supremacist chat is absolutely 100% incorrect."[102][101][106] American rapper Nas referenced the controversy in his 2020 single "Ultra Black", with the lyrics "We goin' ultra black / Unapologetically black / The opposite of Doja Cat". She implicitly responded by sarcastically expressing how she was unfazed, saying "I am so offended by this song. Have you guys heard 'Fruit Salad' by The Wiggles?"[107][108]


Doja Cat has cited American singer D'Angelo and Barbadian singer Rihanna among her biggest influences.[1] In May 2020, Doja Cat stated American singer Beyoncé "is one of the driving forces of who I am in my career."[102] In her early career, Doja Cat cited Japanese culture as an inspiration.[109] She has also cited rapper Nicki Minaj as an influence with XXL writer Stacy-Ann Ellis noticing "their similar cartoonish rap deliveries and whimsical sartorial selects."[110]

Personal life

Doja Cat has stated that she "like[s] both [men and women]. I like dicks and I also like, um, I like people that I can have sex with. You can kind of have sex with anybody, right?"[111][112] In 2019, she began dating indie rock musician JAWNY, although the pair split up in February 2020.[113] In May 2020, in response to accusations of internalized racism, Doja Cat stated that she identifies as a black woman and has pride for her South African roots.[114]

In March 2020, Doja Cat claimed on Instagram live that COVID-19 was only a "flu" and that she was not scared of it, mocking people concerned with the pandemic.[115] However, in a July interview with Capital Xtra's breakfast program, she revealed that she was diagnosed with the virus but has since recovered after a "four-day symptom freak".[116]


Awards and nominations

Organization Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
BET Awards 2020 Video of the Year "Say So" Nominated [68]
Best Female Hip Hop Artist Herself Nominated
Billboard Music Awards 2020 Top R&B Song "Juicy" (Tyga version) Nominated [79]
BreakTudo Awards 2020 International Hit "Say So" Pending [117]
International Revelation Herself Pending
MTV Millennial Awards Brazil 2020 Global Hit "Say So" (Nicki Minaj version) Nominated [118]
International Collaboration (Feat Gringo) Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards 2020 Best Push Act Herself Pending [81]
Best New Act Pending
MTV Video Music Awards 2020 Push Best New Artist Won [75]
Song of the Year "Say So" Nominated
Best Direction Nominated
Song of Summer Nominated
Nickelodeon Mexico Kids' Choice Awards 2020 Global Hit (Hit Mundial) Longlisted [119]
People's Choice Awards 2020 Best New Artist of 2020 Herself Pending [80]
Soundtrack Song of 2020 "Boss Bitch" Pending
TEC Awards 2020 Outstanding Creative Achievement – Record Production/Album Hot Pink Pending [120]



  • Purrr! Tour (2014)
  • Amala Spring Tour (2017–2018)
  • Amala Fall Tour (2018–2019)
  • Hot Pink Tour (2020; postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic)



  1. ^ a b c Brown, August (October 30, 2019). "Doja Cat went viral. Now what? A hip-hop meme star gets serious, sort of, for her second act". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Bashford, Erin (November 8, 2019). "Doja Cat - Hot Pink - Clash Magazine". Clash. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Full birth name:
  4. ^ Myers, Jess (October 2, 2019). "13 Talented Libras That'll Give You Balance this Zodiac Season". Ones to Watch. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Turner, David (August 5, 2014). "LA Singer Doja Cat Drops Her New EP Purrr!". The FADER. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c Tenbarge, Kat (March 21, 2020). "How Doja Cat harnessed viral moments on YouTube and TikTok to rocket to the top of the Billboard charts". Insider. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  7. ^ a b Pappaianni, Kayla (March 2, 2020). "24-year-old Doja Cat is this month's 'One To Watch' Artist!". Kiss Radio. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  8. ^ Meyer-Horn, Maxim (March 10, 2019). "Interview: Meet Doja Cat, the Artist Behind the Legendary Song 'Mooo!'". Enfnts Terribles. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  9. ^ a b c d Pache, Juliana (September 19, 2019). "Doja Cat will do whatever she wants". The FADER. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  10. ^ "Doja Cat brings up absent dad Dumisani Dlamini with Whoopi Goldberg". iOL. April 22, 2020. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  11. ^ Wells, Veronica (April 22, 2020). "'It's Crazy, You Got To Meet Him & I Didn't' Doja Cat To Whoopi Goldberg About Her Father, Sarafina! Star Dumisani Dlamini". MadameNoire. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  12. ^ "Doja Cat Breaks Down Her Estranged Relationship With Her Dad, Talks New Album "Hot Pink," + More". Radio One D.C. October 25, 2019. Retrieved April 20, 2020 – via YouTube.
  13. ^ "Doja Cat brings up absent dad Dumisani Dlamini with Whoopi Goldberg". iOL. April 22, 2020. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  14. ^ "Twitter slams 'Yizo Yizo' star for being an absent father to Doja Cat". iOL. March 25, 2019. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  15. ^ a b "Doja Cat on Family Support, Making YouTube Tutorials at 14 & More (HNHH Interview 2019)". HotNewHipHop. March 8, 2019. Retrieved April 20, 2019 – via YouTube.
  16. ^ "The profile: Dumisani 'Chester' Dlamini - POWER Talk". Power FM. November 15, 2019. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  17. ^ a b c d Alemoru, Kemi (August 29, 2018). "Speaking to Doja Cat, the IG Live auteur behind viral hit 'Mooo!'". Dazed. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  18. ^ Hughes, Aria (October 30, 2020). "Who Is Doja Cat?". WWD. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  19. ^ Penrose, Nerisha (November 11, 2019). "Doja Cat Just Wants to Make Rap Colorful". Elle. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  20. ^ Hahn, Brian (December 7, 2018). "Doja Cat talks early MySpace rap battles, practicing Hinduism, and more on First Times". The FADER. Retrieved May 10, 2020. "I was born in Tarzana, moved to Rye. When we moved back we went straight to an ashram, and we lived on an Ashram for about four years." Event occurs at 0:43 in embedded video.
  21. ^ Ellis, Stacy-Ann (January 30, 2020). "Doja Cat Wants to Be Taken Seriously as a Rapper". XXL Mag. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  22. ^ Martin, Felicity (March 20, 2019). "Doja Cat is ten steps ahead of your favourite rapper". Dummy Magazine. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  23. ^ a b Song, Sandra (December 19, 2019). "Break the Internet: Doja Cat: Reloaded". Paper. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  24. ^ a b Pometsey, Olive (May 1, 2020). "How Doja Cat broke the internet". British GQ. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  25. ^ a b c d DJ Vlad (August 19, 2018). "Doja Cat on Dropping Out at 16, Slowing Down After Signing Deal (Flashback)". Retrieved May 5, 2020 – via YouTube.
  26. ^ Schiller, Rebecca (November 19, 2018). "Doja Cat: Get to Know the 'Mooo!' Singer". Billboard. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  27. ^ "Music Monday: Doja Cat". Valfré. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
  28. ^ Chrizelda Kekana, "10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Doja Cat — Including the Origin of Her Name", PopSugar, December 26, 2019, retrieved February 27, 2020
  29. ^ Cho, Regina (November 22, 2019). "Doja Cat 'Hot Pink' Interview: Talks Sophomore Album, Working With Smino and Hip-Hop Influences". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  30. ^ ""Empire" The Devil Quotes Scripture - Soundtracks". IMDb. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  31. ^ Cheung, Nicholas (June 9, 2015). "Doja Cat Signs to OG Maco's Label OGG". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  32. ^ Ivey, Justin (December 28, 2016). "OG Maco Drops 'Monster' With Doja Cat". XXL Mag. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  33. ^ Friedman, Michael H (March 9, 2018). "Doja Cat releases 'Go to Town'". Skope. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  34. ^ "Doja Cat Releases New Track "Candy" From Her Forthcoming Debut Album 'Amala' Due Out March 30th Via RCA Records". RCA Records. March 23, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  35. ^ "Teens on TikTok are obsessed with Doja Cat's 'Candy'". The Daily Dot. November 25, 2019. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  36. ^ "Doja Cat". Billboard. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  37. ^ Valentine, Claire (March 30, 2018). "She's About to Be Everywhere: Get to Know Doja Cat". Paper. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  38. ^ a b "NPR Music's 40 Favorite Albums Of 2018 (So Far)". NPR. June 26, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  39. ^ Garner, George (May 18, 2020). "Doja Cat executive producer Yeti Beats joins Warner Chappell Music in global publishing deal". Music Week. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  40. ^ a b c Mench, Chris (August 29, 2019). "Chart Climber: Doja Cat Moves Past The Meme With "Juicy"". Genius. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  41. ^ a b Peters, Micah (September 3, 2018). "The Rapid Rise and Fall of Doja Cat in the Era of "Cancel" Culture". The Ringer. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  42. ^ Ritzen, Stacey (August 29, 2018). "Doja Cat Of 'I'm A Cow' Fame Tries To Defend Homophobic Comments in Bad Tweet". Daily Dot. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  43. ^ Hussein, Wandera (August 27, 2018). "Doja Cat will release an updated version of "Moo" on Spotify and iTunes". The Fader. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  44. ^ Montes, Patrick (February 20, 2019). "Doja Cat & Rico Nasty Collide for New Collaborative Single "Tia Tamera"". Hypebeast. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  45. ^ "Doja Cat - Juicy". ColorsXStudios. March 25, 2019. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  46. ^ Price, Joe (August 15, 2019). "Doja Cat Recruits Tyga for "Juicy" Remix Video". Complex. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  47. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  48. ^ "Doja Cat Goes Full Grunge With the Best Friend Anthem, "Bottom Bitch" / Ones To Watch". Ones To Watch. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  49. ^ "Doja Cat's 'Bottom Bitch': Listen". Billboard. October 4, 2019. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  50. ^ "Doja Cat samples Blink-182 on new song "Bottom Bitch"". October 6, 2019. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  51. ^ Renshaw, David (October 24, 2019). "Doja Cat shares new song "Rule," announces Hot Pink album details". The FADER. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  52. ^ a b "Doja Cat Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  53. ^ Moore, Sam (December 17, 2019). "Doja Cat has recorded a new song for the 'Birds of Prey' film". NME. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  54. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on January 23, 2020. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  55. ^ Mamo, Heran (January 21, 2020). "Here Are the Lyrics to Doja Cat's 'Say So'". Billboard. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  56. ^ Marie, Erika (February 27, 2020). "Doja Cat Delivers Fun & Sultry "Say So" Performance For "Tonight Show"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  57. ^ "Doja Cat Goes Disco in 'Say So' Video". Rap-Up. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  58. ^ Trust, Gary (May 8, 2020). "Megan Thee Stallion & Doja Cat Battling for No. 1 on Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  59. ^ McIntyre, Hugh (April 6, 2020). "These Are The 10 Most-Streamed Songs in the U.S. In The First Three Months Of 2020". Forbes. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  60. ^ a b Trust, Gary (May 11, 2020). "Doja Cat's 'Say So,' Featuring Nicki Minaj, Tops Billboard Hot 100, Becoming Their First No. 1 Each". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  61. ^ Brown, Emily (May 12, 2020). "Nicki Minaj And Doja Cat Just Made Hip-Hop History". Unilad. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  62. ^ Moorwood, Victoria (February 25, 2020). "Doja Cat announces tour in support of 'Hot Pink'". REVOLT. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  63. ^ "Coachella Announces 2020 Lineup". NBC 7 San Diego. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  64. ^ Murphy, Chris (May 21, 2020). "The Weeknd and Doja Cat Team Up For 'In Your Eyes' Remix". Vulture. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  65. ^ Bloom, Madison (May 30, 2020). "Lil Wayne Shares New Songs With Lil Uzi Vert, Doja Cat, More: Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  66. ^ Espinoza, Joshua (June 20, 2020). "Stream City Girls' New Album 'City On Lock,' f/ Doja Cat, Lil Baby, and More". Complex. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  67. ^ Williams, Aaron (June 25, 2020). "Doja Cat Channels 'Sailor Moon' In Her 'Like That' Video". Uproxx. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  68. ^ a b Mitchell, Gail (June 15, 2020). "2020 BET Awards Exclusive: Drake, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch Lead Nominees Slate, CBS Airing Show for First Time". Billboard. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  69. ^ Lavin, Will (June 7, 2020). "Doja Cat donates $100,000 to fund set up to honour Breonna Taylor". NME. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  70. ^ Kaufman, Gill (June 24, 2020). "Doja Cat is Here For All the Ladies And Gentlemen on Surprise 'Unisex Freestyle'". Billboard. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  71. ^ Rashed, Ayesha (August 7, 2020). "Doja Cat Releases "Freak" On Digital Service Providers For Fans". Respect. ISSN 2150-8674. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  72. ^ "FREAK - Track by DOJA CAT". SoundCloud. November 11, 2018. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  73. ^ Lavin, Will (August 8, 2020). "Listen to Doja Cat sample Paul Anka on doo-wop inspired 'Freak'". NME. ISSN 0028-6362. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  74. ^ Walker, Harron (August 31, 2020). "Doja Cat Blasts Off To Planet Hot Pink in Debut VMA Performance". MTV News. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  75. ^ a b Hosken, Patrick (August 30, 2020). "2020 MTV VMA Winners: see the full list". MTV News. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  76. ^ Rearick, Lauren (August 31, 2020). "Doja Cat Went From Viral Superstar To PUSH Best New Artist". MTV News. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  77. ^ Hussey, Allison (September 4, 2020). "Chloe x Halle Enlist City Girls, Doja Cat, Mulatto for New "Do It" Remix: Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  78. ^ "Ozuna lanza su nuevo álbum "ENOC" acompañado de Doja Cat, Sia, Nicky Jam, J balvin". El Periódico de Catalunya (in Spanish). September 4, 2020. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  79. ^ a b Aniftos, Rania (September 22, 2020). "Post Malone Leads 2020 Billboard Music Awards Nominations With 16: Full List". Billboard. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  80. ^ a b Grein, Paul (October 1, 2020). "Justin Bieber & Megan Thee Stallion Are Top Music Nominees for 2020 E! People's Choice Awards". Billboard. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved October 2, 2020.
  81. ^ a b Grein, Paul (October 6, 2020). "Lady Gaga Leads 2020 MTV EMA Nominations, Followed by BTS & Justin Bieber". Billboard. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  82. ^ Williams, Aaron (October 15, 2020). "Doja Cat Goes Burlesque For Her 2020 BMAs Performance Of 'Juicy/Say So'". Uproxx. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  83. ^ Savage, Mark (October 15, 2020). "Post Malone wins nine Billboard Music Awards, including best artist". BBC News. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  84. ^ Cantor, Brian (October 12, 2020). "Gwen Stefani, Swizz Beatz & Timbaland, Bebe Rexha & Doja Cat Scheduled For October 19 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'". Headline Planet. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  85. ^ Cantor, Brian (October 16, 2020). "Ozuna & Doja Cat, BLACKPINK, Tate McRae, Lauv & Conan Gray Scheduled For 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Performances". Headline Planet. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  86. ^ Woods, Aleia (August 21, 2020). "Doja Cat Says She's Releasing a Song Called "N.A.S."". XXL Mag. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  87. ^ "Doja Cat plays an UNRELEASED song 😍🔥 Instagram Live 4-4-2020". April 5, 2020. Archived from the original on August 31, 2020. Retrieved August 31, 2020 – via YouTube.
  88. ^ Lilah, Rose (June 24, 2020). "Doja Cat Teases A Bunch Of Unreleased Music To Be Packaged into Project". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  89. ^ Kaufman, Gil (May 13, 2020). "Ariana Grande Talks Unreleased Doja Cat Collab". Billboard. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  90. ^ Lindsay, Kathryn (May 13, 2020). "TikTok Is Not Ready For Ariana Grande & Doja Cat's Upcoming Collab". Refinery29. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  91. ^ Williams, Aaron (September 10, 2020). "Doja Cat's Third Album Is Complete -- But There's A Catch". Uproxx. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  92. ^ Krol, Charlotte (September 10, 2020). "Doja Cat has finished her new album: "It's all ready"". NME. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  93. ^ Hosken, Patrick (August 31, 2020). "Doja Cat Says Her New Album Integrates Dancehall, Afrobeat, Funk, House, And More". MTV News. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  94. ^ Kenneally, Cerys (August 31, 2020). "Doja Cat says her new album includes dancehall, afrobeat, funk and house tracks". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  95. ^ a b Bassett, Jordan (August 29, 2018). "Doja Cat, You've Been Cancelled: How The Novelty 'Mooo!' Rapper Became 2018's 'Milkshake Duck'". NME. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  96. ^ a b c Bote, Joshua (August 29, 2018). "Doja Cat Comes Under Fire for Defending Homophobic Language in Tweet". Billboard. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  97. ^ Montgomery, Sarah Jasmine (August 29, 2018). "Doja Cat Criticized Over Attempt to Explain Her Past Use of the word faggot". Complex. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  98. ^ Smith-Strickland, Stephanie (September 6, 2018). "Why Cancel Culture Doesn't Work". Paper. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  99. ^ a b Wongo Okon (May 23, 2020). "Fans Look To Cancel Doja Cat Once Again After Discovering Her Past Insensitive Videos". Uproxx. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  100. ^ Justin Caffier (January 25, 2017). "Get to Know the Memes of the Alt-Right and Never Miss a Dog-Whistle Again". Vice. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  101. ^ a b Daniel Barna (May 25, 2020). "Doja Cat Apologizes for Alleged Past Racist Remarks". Complex. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  102. ^ a b c Mark Savage (May 26, 2020). "Doja Cat denies 'stripping for white supremacists' and using racist insults". BBC. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  103. ^ "Here's How The Internet That Built Up Doja Cat Broke Down Her Alleged Racist Remarks". Billboard. May 26, 2020.
  104. ^ Carl Lamarre (May 26, 2020). "Doja Cat Addresses Racist Remarks and Self-Hate Accusations in 30-Minute Video". Billboard. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  105. ^ Haylock, Zoe (May 27, 2020). "Doja Cat's Controversial Career, From Overnight Star to Canceled Overnight". Vulture. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  106. ^ Lisa Respers France (May 25, 2020). "Doja Cat denies taking part in racist conversations". CNN. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  107. ^ Caldwell, Brandon (August 15, 2020). "Doja Cat Shrugs Off Nas' Diss On 'Ultra Black'". HipHopDX. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  108. ^ Vernon Coleman II, C. (August 15, 2020). "Doja Cat Responds to Nas Dissing Her in New Song "Ultra Black"". XXL Mag. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  109. ^ "J'ai interviewé Doja Cat, la nouvelle princesse du RnB". Ninkimag (in French). November 14, 2014. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  110. ^ Ellis, Stacy-Ann. "Doja Cat Is Here to Stay With Whimsical Wordplay and Bars That Bite". XXL. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  111. ^ "Doja Cat: 19 facts about the 'Say So' rapper you probably never knew". PopBuzz. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  112. ^ Sara Fleming (March 2, 2020). "Who Are We Keeping It Juicy For? Doja Cat Outshines Tyga in Denver". Westword. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  113. ^ Dusaran, Smol (June 9, 2020). "An Inside Look at Doja Cat And Johnny Utah's Dating History". The Things. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  114. ^ Mitchell Peters (May 25, 2020). "Doja Cat Issues Statement Addressing Alleged Racist Remarks". Billboard. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  115. ^ Slater, Georgia (July 25, 2020). "Doja Cat Contracted COVID-19 Months After She Said She Wasn't 'Scared' of the Virus". Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  116. ^ Tarr, Matt (July 24, 2020). "Doja Cat confirms she had coronavirus after making wild pandemic comments". Capital XTRA. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  117. ^ "Saiba quem são os indicados do BreakTudo Awards 2020" [Find out who are the nominees for the BreakTudo Awards 2020] (in Portuguese). BreakTudo. August 19, 2020. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  118. ^ "MTV Miaw 2020: Confira os vencedores da premiação". Splash (in Portuguese). UOL. September 24, 2020. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  119. ^ "Kids Choice Awards México 2020: Conoce la lista de prenominados y la dinámica para votar por tus favoritos". Marca (in Spanish). August 25, 2020. Retrieved September 5, 2020.
  120. ^ "Nominees for the 36th Annual TEC Awards Announced". TEC Awards. September 16, 2020. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  121. ^ Lilah, Rose (December 15, 2014). "Theophilus London Announces Tour Dates With Father & Doja Cat". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  122. ^ Khines, Butta (November 1, 2017). "LA Bouncers: Win Tickets To See Lizzo In Concert!". SoulBounce. Retrieved May 18, 2020.

External links