Grammy-winning artist Doja Cat, who recently rose to fame with her hit single “Say So,” is addressing the disrespectful speculation that she’s “having a Britney moment.” The comparison was made after she shaved her head last August, a move that brought forth ridicule and was compared to Britney Spears’ highly publicized breakdown in 2007. In an interview with Variety, Doja expressed her frustration with those who continue to trivialize Spears’ struggles with her mental health.
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“It’s so incredibly disrespectful for people to be minimizing what Britney went through and make a joke out of something that was very serious and a big deal in her life,” said Doja. “Every time I see a comment like that, I can’t compute what’s happening, other than it’s just an awful thing.” The rapper, whose real name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, went on to explain that she shaved her head for practical reasons, saying she “needed to change something.”
Doja also touched on her upcoming album, which is expected to have a more masculine sound compared to her previous work. With her recent fashion choices receiving praise for their gender-bending artistry and her third studio album “Planet Her” ranking as the fifth-most-streamed on Spotify globally in 2022, the rapper has firmly cemented her status in the cultural zeitgeist. Doja is up for five Grammys this weekend, including Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Rap Performance.