Doja Cat finds a sense of liberation in the wake of losing approximately 200,000 Instagram followers.
The 27-year-old rapper recently faced a backlash for her criticism of fans who referred to themselves as “kittenz,” yet she remains unfazed by the reported 180,000 followers who unfollowed her.
Doja likened this experience to conquering a formidable obstacle, expressing that it now allows her to reconnect with her genuine supporters who appreciate her for who she truly is.
In a statement shared on her Instagram Story, Doja, born Amala Dlamini, conveyed her emotions:
The incident in question arose when Doja Cat criticized fans for adopting the name “kittenz.”
Her tweet last month urged fans to engage in more productive pursuits, leading to a negative response from her followers.
She further engaged with a fan account inquiring about a name change, advising them to reconsider their online presence.
The controversy escalated when Doja expressed that she couldn’t genuinely love her fans because she lacks familiarity with them.
This statement drew a mixed reaction from her followers, with some expressing their unwavering support while others confronted her.
Doja’s response to one fan, who asserted that they have supported her through thick and thin, led to a heated exchange. She also Tweeted,
Her latest release, ‘Paint the Town Red’, released two weeks ago has garnered over 10 million streams on YouTube.
She still has a fanbase after all.