- Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, better known as Doja Cat, has proven herself a true superstar.
Following the release of their long-awaited third album, “Planet Her,” the hitmaker’s album “Kiss Me More” was received with overwhelming acclaim with 7.8 on Pitch Fork, M-Stars on NME, and 77% on MetaCritic.
“Planet Her” is one of the best albums of 2021 so far. From the Afrobeats-inspired track “Woman” to the homage to female hip-hop icon Nicki Minaj from “Get Into It (Yuh),” Dodge seamlessly combines trap, pop, and other genres into a versatile mix of songs that showcases its versatility… both as a rapper and as a singer.
However, there was a time in his rise to stardom that he was almost undone. Last year the hitmaker received a storm of rejection when a video of himself posted on the TinyChat forum made sexually suggestive comments and “undressed” what some users were saying about excessive white/whiteness on the surface.
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Initially referring to what happened in an Instagram post, he said, “I’ve been using public chat rooms to communicate since I was a kid. “I shouldn’t be on some of these chat room sites, but I’ve never been involved in racist conversations. I feel sorry for all the people I have hurt.”
He later deleted the post and looked at the charges he faced after #DojaCatIsOverParty trended online. She stated that she was not aware of any white alternatives/tops in TinyChat’s room on entering Instagram Live.
He also denied allegations that he was “undressing for white leaders” and had website moderators ban users and delete comments and users who said something racist. “The story that this is a white Suprematist chat room is absolutely 100% false,” he said.
It all happened during Say So’s rise to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chat, and it was the kind of bad publicity she didn’t need because her star was on the rise.
The main thing to learn when it comes to cultural erasure is that it doesn’t exist. So many celebrities have been “canceled” – Ellen Degeneres, Kevin Hart, Chris Brown, Chris Pratt, etc. – continue to have a successful career understanding that canceling someone is not a group show but a personal matter.
And as long as you have fans who condone problematic behavior, you can still have a career. So how did the Doja cat survive the storm? We all know that black women are rarely allowed to make a mistake and then come back as is, well, that’s fair. A typhoon attacked him before he got out of control and took responsibility for his actions.