Doja Cat got COVID after downplaying it

In March, Doja Cat appeared flippant about the coronavirus outbreak.

Doja Cat performs during the TIDAL’s 5th Annual TIDAL X Benefit Concert TIDAL X Rock The Vote At Barclays Center – Show at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images for TIDAL )

Last Friday, during an interview with Capital XTRA, a hip-hop and R&B radio station in the U.K., Doja Cat revealed that she has the coronavirus.

“It’s been alright. I’ve stayed at home. I got COVID,” Doja Cat told the hosts.

She has allegedly stayed at home for the past few months, though in March, the singer appeared flippant about the coronavirus outbreak, according to XXL Magazine.

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“I’m not scared of a coronavirus or the beer version of that shit,” she said, according to XXL.

Waka Flocka Flame, Trick Daddy, Post Malone, and Casanova were other rappers who had doubts about the virus in March.

As of now, “I’m okay, now,” Doja Cat said. “It was a four-day symptom freak out but I’m fine now.”

“Honestly, don’t know how this happens. I guess I ordered something off Postmates. I don’t know how I got it, but I got it.”

In the past few months, Doja Cat has been trying to clean up her image. In May, the rapper, who is South African and Jewish, got exposed for socializing with racists in an online chatroom. 

To make matters worse, a song from the singer called “Dindu Nuffin,” a catchphrase used to cast doubt on unarmed Black victims of police brutality, surfaced.

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As theGrio previously reported, Doja Cat offered a lengthy apology and denied being racist, twice.

“As for the old song that’s resurfaced, it was in no way tied to anything outside of my own personal experience,” she wrote, “It was written in response to people who often used that term to hurt me. I made an attempt to flip its meaning, but recognize that it was a bad decision to use the term in my music.”

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