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Doja Cat Discusses Racist Comments and Self-Hate Rumors in Instagram Live Chat

Mahlik Campbell

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Doja Cat attends the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Shortly after issuing a statement addressing her allegedly racist comments, Doja Cat hopped on Instagram Live late Monday night to further defend herself. 👀

Building off of her previous apology note to fans (see below), Doja took a businesslike approach to "debunk" claims being made against her by going through a list of talking points.

"Like any business, like any conglomerate, there would be many people trying to protect what's going on," Doja Cat said near the beginning of the IG Live session, in which comments were restricted. "And that's exactly what we were trying to do. So I'm just gonna, one, debunk everything. I have bullet points."

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First, in response to rumors of "self-hate," fueled by a video of Doja talking about her frustrations with her 4C hair texture, Doja claimed that she may have made a "mistake" expressing her true feelings on social media.

"My friends looked on social media and they told me what was going on," she said. "I know exactly what you guys are talking about as far as self-hate goes. I had a video of me talking about my hair. I have a lot of trouble taking care of my hair ... A lot of my friends would agree who have hair like mine that they have a hard time taking care of it.

"What I think that the mistake may have been was saying it on a social platform, saying it out in public. Maybe being honest about how I feel about taking care of my hair was a bad idea."

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She also addressed her controversial 2015 track "Dindu Nuffin," titled after an offensive phrase that's often used to mock Black people who claim innocence after getting in trouble with the law.

"To anybody who I have hurt using this term: When I used it, it was because I was in chat rooms all the time and I was kinda locked away and I was always on there dealing with people coming at me left and right talking about different slanderous terms after another," she said.

"The term that I used in the song is one that I learned that day. People were calling me it left and right. And I used it in a song. And it was to kinda take back and fucking just say fuck you to those people."

She later referred to the track as "maybe the worst song in the entire world" and "lyrically lost," adding that it's "in zero ways, in no way, connected to police brutality or Sandra Bland."

What kind of story would this be without a 6ix9ine appearance, though?

When he came across Doja's latest comments on a post from The Shade Room, 6ix9ine cryptically replied, "She started with the wrong one ... give me till tomorrow #canceldoja.”

He continued in a second comment, "Someone called her Doja dog."

Blueface also shared some candid thoughts on the controversy in an IG Story. "Fucc doja CAP on cryp weird ass bitch," he wrote.

Back to Doja, she spoke elsewhere on using the "hard 'r' N-word" and denied having any interest in the "race play" fetish. "I am completely not into it," she admitted. "I'm kinky as fuck. Very kinky. But to that extent, no."

Another highlight came when Doja addressed the backlash she received for revoking her Twitter promise to "show you guys my boobs really hard" if her "Say So" remix with Nicki Minaj went No. 1 on the Hot 100, which it did.

"It's a lot of Fortnite kids and gamer kids who just wish they could've seen my boobers," she said. Doja continued, "I don't give a shit [about going No. 1.] I just want to fucking make music."

You can watch Doja Cat's full 30-minute IG Live monologue here.