Doja Cat Drops New Track, Addresses You Know What

“Just a pile of a poo poo honey,” Doja Cat captioned her latest SoundCloud post for her new track “Unisex Freestyle.” The laid-back, video game-like jingle is Doja at her most authentic. Both silly and incredibly slick, her rhymes aren’t anything world-changing, but it’s more than enough notice to her haters that she’s back and here to stay after a controversial month on social media.

“I’m for all the ladies and gentleman/ I’m unisex, unisex,” she chants for the new song’s chorus. Whether or not you interpret “Unisex Freestyle” as the bisexual anthem Pride 2020 needed, like some of her fans in the comments on SoundCloud, it’s undeniable that the track is everything stans have come to love about the 24-year-old’s music. It’s sultry, it’s cute and it’s incredibly catchy. She released it rather quietly on social media, tweeting out, “I made some more horny shit check it out,” along with a link to listen.

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The single serves as Doja’s first official release since dealing with a mob of Twitter users in late May calling her out for her alleged ties to racist chatrooms and a song she made called “Dindu Nuffin” back in 2015. Today, she took to Instagram Live to call out the fact that the Tinychat groups she’s a part of “aren’t racist.” She rejected the narrative and stated definitively, “My friends on Tinychat are not fucking white supremacists, they love me, I love them, they’re loving, and that’s it. And you won’t find anything on them because you’re fucking stupid!”

While it might be hard for some to overlook the 2015 track that used the historically racist phrase, “Dindu Nuffin,” as its title, Doja clarified recently that the song was made to reclaim the term rather than perpetuate its use, as she herself is a Black woman. The general public has seemed to agree more and more over time that the online hate riled up to “cancel” her was a product of misogyny and anti-Blackness itself. The replies under tweets about her from celebrity news account PopCrave have changed tone from pure hatred to love and support seemingly over the course of just a couple weeks.

Listen to “Unisex Freestyle” below.

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Doja Cat Responds to Racism Accusations

Doja Cat has responded to accusations of racism.

Over the weekend, the star came under scrutiny after her 2015 song called “Dindu Nuffin” resurfaced. The song title is a racist slur used to mock Black victims of police brutality. Additionally, Doja was accused of appearing in racist chats in the past, which led to hashtags like #DojaCatIsOverParty and #OnlyKlans going viral.

In response to the backlash, Doja issued a statement via her Instagram on Sunday night to apologize “to everyone that I offended.”

“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,” she began. “I’m sorry to everyone that I offended.”

Doja then went on to say that she is “very proud” of her Black South African background and where she comes from, adding that the aforementioned song “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,” Doja explained, before saying, “I made an attempt to flip its meaning, but recognize that it was a bad decision to use that term in my music.”

Doja also tried to reassure her fans she is “taking this all very seriously,” and that she’s “sorry for upsetting or hurting any of you.”

“That’s not my character, and I’m determined to show that everybody moving forward,” she said.

See Doja’s statement in full, below.

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