Doja Cat apologises for alleged past racist remarks
Doja Cat has offered an apology last weekend to those who hurt from her past racist remarks mocking black victims of police brutality.
“I want to address what’s been happening on Twitter,” she began. “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 anyone I offended.”
The rapper whose real name is Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini, had taken part in racist video chats and wrote a song in 2015 called “Dindu Nuffin,” a racist slur toward victims of police brutality.
Doja Cat also has issued a statement denied that she used the song as a hate toward black people because she one of them and she proud to be part of it.
“I’m a black woman,” she continued. “Half of my family is black from South Africa and I’m very proud of where I come from.”
She explained that the song was in “no way” tied to anything outside of her “personal experience,” and that it was written in response to “people who often used that term to hurt me.” According to Doja, her intention was to “flip” the term’s meaning, but admits that it was a “bad decision” to use it in her music.
“I understand my influence and impact and I’m taking this all very seriously,” she added. “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.”