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The higher they rise, the harder they fall. Or moo, in this case.
Earlier this month, the 22-year-old rapper and songwriter who goes by Doja Cat (real name Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini) made waves with her hot new bovine anthem of the summer, aptly titled “Mooo!” With lyrics like “bitch I’m a cow / bitch I’m a cow” and “you a calf, bitch, you my daughter / I ain’t bothered, get slaughtered,” and of course, the titular “mooo,” the song quickly became an ear worm of the internet, inspiring jokes and memes.
The inspiration for the song was innocent enough, as Doja Cat later told Complex.
“The only reason I made this song is because I bought this cow print outfit as a costume for my upcoming tour,” she explained. “I cheated and wore it in bed while starting to make a new song on Insta-Live. It inspired everything.”
Unfortunately, it seems as all that’s about to come crashing down because on Tuesday night Doja Cat effectively milkshake duck‘d herself with one extremely bad tweet.
“I called a couple of people f*****s when I was in high school in 2015 does this mean I don’t deserve support?” she wrote. “I’ve said f****t roughly 15 thousand times in my life. Does saying f***** mean you hate people? Do I hate gay people? I don’t think I hate gay people. Gay is ok.”
Oh honey, no. It’s unclear why she would volunteer this information, and she’s since deleted the tweet, along with nearly every other tweet in her account going back before August 27. This is probably about the time an apology might come in handy, but even then it might be too little too late because the majority of Twitter is calling for Doja Cat’s cancellation, effective immediately.
its over, rip doja cat 2018-2018 pic.twitter.com/5KLYx0ZeDz— yung terracotta (@TeeHaitchGee) August 29, 2018
ALRIGHT WRAP IT UP EVERYONE DOJACAT HYPE OVER pic.twitter.com/OHHb4HU5o8— zacharie @ p5 (@divisionallstar) August 29, 2018
these minor celebrities really dont have friends to check before they hit send tweet do they pic.twitter.com/cc3J35lDQS— jovan (@ehjovan) August 29, 2018
doja cat you either do or don’t hate gay people there is no “i think” pic.twitter.com/bNbg0EUCyl— z. (@pasteInight) August 29, 2018
Me @ Doja Cat..... pic.twitter.com/WseIqndYAc— Shamir (@ShamirBailey) August 29, 2018
Doja Cat just said that she didn’t know “f*ggot” was a harmful word...I- pic.twitter.com/dHbCy2YOLa— crash bandicoon (@croptopthot) August 29, 2018
The build up and tear down of Doja Cat has happened at a frightening pace.— Not Very Smart Brotha (@HisNamesTawanda) August 29, 2018
It’s unclear how this controversy might effect Doja Cat’s upcoming Amala fall tour, which is currently planning to hit over 20 U.S. cities in September and October.
Stacey Ritzen is a reporter and editor based in West Philadelphia with over 10 years' experience covering pop culture, web culture, entertainment, and news. You can follow her on Twitter @staceyritzen.