Doja Cat has responded to Nas, who dissed her on his brand-new song, “Ultra Black.”
Last week, Nas released the new, Hit-Boy-produced track from his upcoming project King’s Disease. Thesong features Nas proudly repping his African American heritage while simultaneously name-dropping other prominent Black figures like Grace Jones and Colin Kaepernick. “We goin’ ultra-black, I gotta toast to that,” he declares on the opening. “We don’t fold or crack / Occasion, we rose to that, fuck goin’ postal.”
Later on, Nas takes a shot at Doja Cat, referencing her alleged participation in racist chatrooms with white supremacists. “Cash Money with the white tee and the soldier rag / We goin’ ultra-black, unapologetically black / The opposite of Doja Cat, Michael Blackson black,” he spits.
Following the song’s release, Doja took to TikTok to address the diss in the most Doja Cat fashion imaginable. “I’m so offended and upset by this song,” she says sarcastically in the clip as “Ultra Black” plays in the background, before asking “Have you guys heard ‘Fruit Salad’ by The Wiggles?” Check out her reaction below:
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— junior | dickiana (@onikasrules) August 15, 2020
In May, Doja Cat landed herself in hot water after the internet accused her of participating in alt-right chatrooms. The rapper also received backlash after a controversial song, which she had written in 2015 used an anti-black trope in its title, recently resurfaced. Doja later issued an apology for the lyrics and denied those racism allegations. “I’ve never been involved in any racist conversations,” she said in a now-deleted Instagram statement.
Last month, Doja revealed that she tested positive for the novel coronavirus. According to the rapper, she had experienced symptoms of COVID-19 for several days but has since recovered. “Honestly, I don’t know how this happens but I guess I ordered something off of Postmates and I don’t know how I got it but I got it,” she explained.
Nas, on the other hand, is gearing up for the release of King’s Disease, which is due out this Friday. The album is a collaborative project with his longtime producer Hit-Boy. Listen to their new song “Ultra Black” here: