Back in April, Doja Cat trolled her fans by claiming she wouldn’t make pop or rap music anymore, then claiming she was quitting music altogether. After admitting that was a joke, she said her next album would be “rock/spoken word” and “French conceptual country/bohemian fusion.” But in an interview with V Magazine, Doja seems to finally be getting serious about her new era.
“I have thrown fits my whole career because I have been making music that didn’t allow me to have a mental release,” she tells the magazine. “I have been making music that is palatable, marketable and sellable [sic], that has allowed me to be where I am. Now I am making music that allows me to express the way I feel about the world around me.”
Doja, who’s had seven top 10 singles, adds, “These upcoming projects are going to be very different compared to everything I have done and I am excited about that. I do not care if people are not.”
So what are these projects going to sound like? She tells V, “I have made pop music. I’m currently making rap, soul and R&B music with jazz elements.”
As for people who deem her “weird” for her online antics, trolling or outrageous outfits, Doja tells V, “We are all really f****** weird, and we are all trying to hide it, or afraid to do certain things, hiding it due to our upbringing.”
“It is for sure something that is a part of my message, to inspire people that think they can’t be what they want to be because they are told by others that they can’t.”