Doja Cat would like to clarify a few assumptions about her relationship with her fans.
The “Agora Hills” rapper sat down with Ebro for an intimate Apple Music interview, released Thursday (Dec. 14), that delves into claims that she has disdain for her devoted supporters.
“One thing I do wanna set straight is: You’ll never see a direct quote of me saying I hate my fans. Not once. But it’s a really big misquoted thing. Everybody is saying she hates her fans. Never said that, but I do like to play with that as a meme,” she explained. “I know that people who get it, get it. And I’m fine with that. I don’t have to explain my sense of humor and explain comedy to anyone. If people don’t see the joke, then they just don’t see the joke, and it’s not my responsibility to have them understand.”
Doja hating her fans became a conversation topic back in July, when she slammed fans on Threads for using her government name as their screen name and using “Kittenz,” her fandom name, saying, “If you call yourself a ‘Kitten’ or f—ing ‘Kittenz’ that means you need to get off your phone and get a job and help your parents with the house.” Meta confirmed to Billboard that she lost 237,758 the weekend of her post.
During the interview, Doja also addressed claims of her videos containing satanic imagery, particularly in her video for “Paint the Town Red.” Referring to her dancing atop the video’s green goblin, the Grammy winner explained, “That was a painting I painted. My painting isn’t a f—ing weapon. It isn’t offensive. It’s just a green goblin-y monster guy. … That was a really big piece for me. It was one of my proudest moments ever, and people wrote that off as Satanism, and it’s literally just a little green guy with horns and I’m standing on his head! Where’s the harm?”
Ultimately, Doja knows that pleasing fans all the time is an impossible task, and she relishes in the feeling. “I’m not gonna make everyone happy, and that’s just that,” she said. “I’m just not, and I know that I’m not, so that’s freed me immensely.”
Watch Doja’s interview in full in the video above.