This is a formal request. Please, for the love of God, do not quit music, Doja Cat!
In case you've missed it, Doja Cat announced that she'd be quitting music after getting into a Twitter argument with Paraguayan fans, who claimed that the singer didn't show them "enough love" during her visit, because she wasn't able to perform due to a big storm.
Basically, what happened is that she didn't post about the specific performance on her social media, but posted footage from both her tour in Argentina as well as Brazil, and even acknowledged that her first show in Brazil wasn't her best, and promised she'd deliver a better one on night two.
She also wasn't able to greet fans outside of her hotel (which, also is something celebrities should never be forced to do), due to flooding as a result of the storm.
After Twitter exploded with plenty of fans criticizing Doja Cat, the singer replied to a few of the Tweets, and also changed her name on the platform to "I quit."
“It’s gone and I don’t give a f*** anymore. I f***ing quit I can’t wait to f***ing disappear and I don’t need you to believe in me anymore,” she wrote, and later followed up with, “Everything is dead to me, music is dead, and I’m a f***ing fool for ever thinking I was made for this this is a f***ing nightmare. Unfollow me.”
Doja Cat, who has become a favorite across social media – especially TikTok – for her fun personality, and interactions with fans, has previously spoken about how the music industry has made her feel bad about herself and has been open about some of her struggles.
As a result, fans have felt close to the singer, and therefore think that they're entitled to being a part of her life, and always expect way more than a mere mortal can deliver.
This isn't just the case with Doja Cat, it happens to celebrities all the time.
It doesn't matter how many hits you make, or how many awards you win, because at the end of the day, the internet exists and that's where all your worst critics are hiding out.
In this industry, fans are so quick to build you up and shower you with love, but when you get to the top, they just as quickly tear you down.
I interviewed Doja Cat for the first time when her song "Bitch, I'm a cow" came out, and since then, she's blown up, collaborated with SZA, Tyga, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, and more, and has also done countless of performances. Her star power is unmatched. She can sing, dance, rap, and she's got a banging personality that TikTok gets to see often.
To me, Doja Cat felt refreshing, and to be honest, there's no way I can even go a day without hearing at least one song that's hers (or one that she's featured on). Without Doja Cat, TikTok especially would be nothing. We wouldn't have the countless trending sounds that have come out of her songs, and we might never have any more if she's actually serious about quitting music. So, if you're currently lipsyncing to "Ain't Shit" on the app, it might just be your last time.
"This s*** ain’t for me so I’m out. Y’all take care.”
I'm hoping with all my heart that Doja Cat doesn't quit, but at the end of the day, creating music for fans that quickly turn against you isn't something that anyone wants to do.
Of course, she's still got plenty of fans showing her love all over social media, and hopefully, we can sway her to stay.
So the moral of the story is, next time you think about Tweeting something stupid and mean, please don't, because celebrities are people too, and they don't exist purely for our entertainment.
Please, Doja Cat, don't quit!