Doja Cat was catching heat on social media for being in racist video chats and creating racist music.
In an Instagram post, Doja Cat issued an apology, but denies ever taking part in any racist conversations.
Doja took to social media after the backlash to admit she made a mistake in participating in Alt-Right video chats.
“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. I’m sorry to everyone I offended. 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.”
She's been silent on social media as her name trended on twitter under the hashtag #DojaCatisOverParty and the controversy comes as she earns her first Billboard number 1 with “Say So Remix” featuring Nicki Minaj.
“I understand my influence and impact and I’m taking this all very seriously,” Doja said of the recent controversy. “That’s not my character, and I’m determined to show that to everybody moving forward.”
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