Doja Cat dealt with the so-called cancel culture last year, and even the year before that; she now has some analysis on how to deal with such situations.
The “Say So” singer breaks down numerous ways to deal with being canceled in an interview with Power 106’s Nick Cannon Radio Show yesterday, focusing on the positive and negative repercussions of each. She emphasized the necessity of being apologetic and non-combative in certain settings.
She told Nick, “There are times where people will understand you’re apologetic—or they don’t have to accept your apology at all, which is completely fair—but it’s how you handle it, and I think that if you are combative against people who are continuously trying to tear you down, it doesn’t benefit you or the other people.”
Last year, Doja was accused of engaging in racist chat rooms, and she had already been chastised for using a homophobic slur on social media years prior. In this interview, Doja doesn’t address those specific incidents, but she states that the best approach to cope with individuals who seek to knock you down is to show love rather than anger.
While Doja has had her share of controversies, things are looking up for her in 2021. Planet Her, her new album, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart last month. As if that wasn’t enough, she was also revealed as a performer at the upcoming Global Citizen Live 2021 earlier this week.