Not so long ago, Doja Cat was strutting the bustling streets of Paris for the fashion week. She broke Twitter and Instagram with looks the entire week of the A-list studded affair. The red Avant-Garde ensemble she wore for the Schiaparelli show is still the talk of fashion news weeks later.
Wasting no time, Doja returns with her first cover of the year in Variety magazine. The versatile rapper jumps in on her love for feathers as she jumps on the virtual interview via Zoom. She tells Variety’s Chris William, “I like to show my feathers,” whether on the red carpet or in normal life. Her manager adds to Doja’s fascination with attention-grabbing fashion accessories,
“It’s a performance everywhere we are. If we pop up at a party, it’s a performance. If she goes and reads a book, I’m sure it’s gonna be a performance. That’s her personality. I think Doja is our generation’s Madonna or Lady Gaga, as far as her capabilities, and we’ve just scratched the surface. We are planning for the long haul, as far as her businesses, and as far as potentially joining the film and TV world. She’s done a little acting before.”Doja Cat’s Manager talks to Variety’s Chris William
The interview sails to a more pressing issue that affects her self-esteem–social interactions and fans’ reactions to her TikTok video uploads, Instagram lives, Tweets, etc. Doja Cat explains to Chris how every encounter affects her life, “It fucking sucks now that I can’t fully do my thing on Instagram Live. Now I’m being flooded with people who have these preconceived fucking notions about me, and they come in and try to troll. Which I’m very good at handling,” then she adds on,
“A lot of people think I’m not good at handling trolls because I respond to them. But that’s the art of it: I love to go to fucking war with trolls. That’s just what I’ve grown up with; I’ve been on the internet for 1,000 fucking years and it’s just part of me: that I need to respond. People think, ‘Oh, if you’re defending yourself, you’re weak.’ But I always rest on ‘Everyone can suck my dick from the back.’”
On the album matter, Doja hints at a release in 2023 following the success of the previous project Planet Her. She elucidates on needing perfection for the recordings before taking the next crucial steps. The album will contain more rap songs than pop-rap. Doja Cat opens up about feeling overly criticized for releasing songs that exude a pop feeling rather than a heavy rap song.
My only wish is to receive more Doja Cat content, and overall experience a new creative direction for this new era. I enjoy her whole setup.