Doja Cat performs during the SnowGlobe Music Festival 2019 at Bijou Park on December 30, 2019 in South Lake Tahoe, California. (Tim Mosenfelder/Getty)
Rapper Doja Cat has come under fire over a resurfaced 2015 song in which she appears to mock police brutality, and for allegedly video chatting with an alt-right incel group.
A 2015 song by the artist titled “Dindu Nuffin” has been spreading like wildfire across social media.
The phrase “Dindu Nuffin”, a stylised pronunciation of “didn’t do nothing”, is used by racist alt-right groups to mock Black victims of police brutality.
The lyrics of song’s chorus are: “How much nothing can a dindu do / If a dindu, dindu nothin’ / How much money could a dindu make / If a dindu did all the things that you wish to.”
After listening to Doja’s song “Dindu Nuffin” I did a search of “dindu nuffin” on Twitter and yeah it’s definitely a racist alt-right thing. Doja Cat is not going to be able to get out of this one as easily as she did with the the f slur 😬 pic.twitter.com/ZwAU4vpwA8
— Neo (@Neo_url) May 22, 2020
As well as the resurfaced song, video chats have also come to light which allegedly show Doja Cat interacting with an alt-right incel group.
#DojaCatIsOverParty began trending on Twitter after Hollywood Unlocked revealed a video reportedly showing the singer with the group on the video chat platform Tinychat.
Doja Cat has so far not addressed the allegations.
In 2018, the rapper prompted backlash when she dismissed complaints over her use of the word “faggot”, saying she had used the word “like 15 thousand times in my life”.
She added on Twitter at the time: “Does saying faggot mean you hate gay people? Do I hate gay people? I don’t think I hate gay people. Gay is ok.”
She later addressed the issue in a longer post, and wrote: “I truly apologise to anyone that I’ve offended or deeply hurt with my words.
“I used these hateful and derogatory words out of ignorance and didn’t intend to discriminate against anyone for their race, religion or sexual orientation.
“I understand how serious this is and know that I have let a lot of my fans and supporters down,” she added. “I promise to do better for myself and each and every one of you.”