Doja cat has been accused of bullying and banning a participant from a Tinychat room where she allegedly gained admin rights.
That Grammy-winning artist has a controversial history with chat rooms, where alleged racist behavior has taken place in rooms she has been a part of. Doja himself has also been accused of using slurs.
Earlier this week, an unverified participant wrote on social media: “Not only has Doja Cat come into this chatroom, she’s right here, the owner gave her admin and she’s banning, kicking and bullying the crap out of me in chat. “
A clip of Doja Cat in the chat room was also shared.
Doja Cat has a checkered past, appearing in chat rooms that have been labeled “incel” or “alt-right” chats. She has previously denied all allegations against her of any racist behavior in 2020.
Narratives on social media began to run wild against Doja with the hashtag #DojaCatIsOverParty trending on Twitter.
“I want to address what has happened on Twitter. I’ve been using public chat rooms to socialize since I was a kid. I shouldn’t have been on some of those chat room sites, but I’ve never personally been involved in any racist conversations. I’m sorry to everyone that I offended,” she wrote.
“I’m a black woman. Half of my family is black from South Africa and I’m very proud of where I come from. As for the old song that has resurfaced, it was in no way tied to something 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 reverse its meaning, but recognize that it was a bad decision to use the term in my music.”
Doja Cat continued: “I understand my impact and influence and I take it all very seriously. I love you all and I’m sorry that I upset or hurt any of you. It’s not my character and I am determined to show it to everyone in the future. Thank you.”
On the music side of things, even though she didn’t drop a new project this year, Doja Cat is still one of the most nominated artists on Grammy Awards 2023. She collected five nominations in categories such as Record of the Year, Best Pop Performance, Best Rap Performance and Best Music Video.