As the ‘Woman” singer, who’s 27 years old, went on a major social media spree over the weekend, she lashed out at her followers for calling themselves “Kittenz” in a series of tweets that she later deleted. In one of those tweets, she wrote, “My fans don’t get to name themselves s**t. If you call yourself a ‘kitten’ or f**king ‘kittenz‘ that means you need to get off your phone and get a job and help your parents with the house.” Doja Cat called out her supporters for giving themselves an unofficial fan nickname, which didn’t sit well with one fan who questioned her remarks, asking, “??? only using the name YOU gave your fans.” To this, Doja Cat (her real name is Amala Dlamini ) insisted that she came up with the name when she was “an alcoholic teen”
On another occasion, a fan with the account name ‘thekittenzweb’ sought clarification about what they should change their handle to after Doja Cat denounced the term. The artist’s response was straightforward, “Just delete the entire account and rethink everything. It’s never too late.” Things turned darker when ‘doja.cat.iran’ asked Doja Cat to show love for her fans, which she usually does. Doja Cat responded, “I don’t though cuz I don’t even know y’all.” This led to more tension when ‘dailytaylortea13’ confronted the singer, emphasizing how fans have supported her through thick and thin. In retaliation, Doja Cat said, “Nobody forced you [I don’t know] why you’re talking to me like you’re my mother b***h you sound like a crazy person,” which only added fuel to the fire.
Throughout the platform, similar sentiments echoed, with many fans expressing disbelief at how the artist could be so disrespectful to her fanbase. However, some offered a different perspective, like the Twitter account MuffinsSim, suggesting that Doja Cat wasn’t disrespecting her fans but rather discouraging the unhealthy aspects of obsessive ‘stan’ culture.
Regardless, Doja Cat’s wild comments prompted many of her top fan pages to deactivate their social media accounts in what seems to be a protest against the artist’s disrespectful behavior.
Now, Doja Cat is gearing up for a nationwide tour of the U.S. later this year, with the first show scheduled at San Francisco’s Chase Center on 31 October. But it remains to be seen how this recent controversy will affect her relationship with her fans and what impact it might have on her upcoming tour and overall fanbase in the long run.