Doja Cat thrills with rock version of “Say So” at MTV EMAs

The rapper also took home the award for Best New Artist.

Doja Cat gave her smash hit “Say So” a heavy makeover for her remote performance at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards.

The rapper dropped the vibrant looks that characterized her Hot Pink era and instead donned an artfully ripped white dress to crawl out of a ‘screen’ like the creature from horror classic The Ring. The camera then swirled around Doja and her backing band, who delivered a rock version of “Say So” in a performance that would make Evanescence proud.

“Day to night to morning, keep with me in the moment / I’d let you had I known it, why don’t you say so? / Didn’t even notice, no punches left to roll with / You got to keep me focused, you want it, say so,” she sang over rock riffs, giving her once-sugary verses a new punch.

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Doja was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Push Artist at the ceremony, winning the former. On social media, she acknowledged the stir her performance caused, tweeting shortly after the performance was broadcast: “I’m tired of ‘Say So’ too yall.”

Watch Doja Cat’s electrifying rock performance of “Say So” below:

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