Is Doja Cat quitting music? What has the rapper said about retiring?
1 April 2022, 13:43 | Updated: 6 March 2023, 15:50
Doja Cat says she’s tired of having unnecessary obligations
The rapstress has spoken about her retirement and that she no longer enjoys her music career – but is Doja Cat really quitting music? Here's everything we know...
However, she has backtracked, then reiterated her desires to make an end to her music career. Here's everything to know about what Doja has said in relation to her quitting music...
November 2021 - Doja Cat says she's no longer enjoying her music career
During an Instagram Live in November 2021, Doja Cat revealed that she is no longer enjoying her career.
The 'Woman' rapstress admitted that she isn't happy anymore and hasn't had fun making music in the last 5 years.
In her Instagram Live, Doja said: ""Do I want to do that shit because I have to? No! No, I don’t! But I feel pressured to do sh*t like that. I don’t want to do that. I want to be home. I wanna play f***in’ – I wanna make music. I wanna play f***in’ video games"
She continued: "I just mean, make music like, willy nilly, have fun and just jam and make some sh*t. I haven’t done that in maybe five years it feels like" she explained.
Doja added: "I’m doing all this sh*t that I don’t f*ckin’ wanna do. I don’t want to take f*ckin’ pictures.
Like, yes, planning a photoshoot is very fun. Capturing a concept, capturing a visual idea, like something like that… I love fashion. I really do"
sorry for complaining— mike penis (@DojaCat) November 25, 2021
The superstar later went on Twitter to apologise to her fans, writing: : "sorry for complaining".
March 25th 2022 - Doja Cat announces she's quitting music
On March 25, Doja Cat snapped at a fan who questioned her about her humility.
A fan wrote: "Doja about 4 years ago you started to achieve fame and all thanks to tik tok what happened to your humility queen? I loved you"
Doja replied to the tweet, revealing she's fed up and wants to quit music.
She replied: “I don’t give a f**k anymore. I f**kin quit. I can’t wait to f**king disappear and I don’t need you to believe in me anymore."
Doja continued: "Everything is dead to me; music is dead, and I’m a f**king fool for ever thinking I was made for this. This is a f**king nightmare. Unfollow me.”
March 27th 2022 - Doja Cat apologises to her fans and says she "owes them al lot"
On Sunday (Mar 27) Doja seemed to have a change of heart, as she jumped on Twitter to issue an apology to her fans for her previous retirement comments.
“I can travel, I can eat good food, I can see new people, I can smile, I can make memories that I dreamed of having, I can laugh, I can support my family and my friends, I can learn about the world, and I can give back to everyone because of you,” she reflected in a series of tweets.
“I do owe people sh*t. I owe a lot.” the star added. “I owe myself a lot too. I owe myself the chance to open up and be good to people. I owe myself the death of my fears that don’t allow me to expand my heart."
Doja Cat added: "I didn’t come to another country to do something i can do everywhere else. that would be pointless in a way.”
The 'Kiss Me More' artist insisted that she was sorry for her prior comments, writing, “I am,” in response to an earlier tweet in which she said she was not sorry for anything she said.
March 29th 2022 - Doja Cat reiterates that she is quitting music
On March 28th, a new publication tweeted out an article which read: 'Doja Cat apologises for saying she's quitting music'
The publication tweeted: "Ok so maybe @DojaCat isn't retiring. @PikeTaylorRadio"
Doja swiftly responded to the tweet writing: "yes the f**k I am"
March 30th 2022 - Doja confirms she's quitting music after the After Hours Til Dawn Tour with The Weeknd
After days of tweeting that she was retiring, she took to Twitter to reassure fans that she is still quitting, adding that she will not bail on The Weeknd's upcoming After Hours til Dawn Stadium Tour, which will begin in July and end in September.
"For those who are seeing me at the after hours tour, i’m not bailing" she tweeted. "But me not bailing doesn’t mean my ass isn’t gonna disappear right after. i still got shit i gotta do. and a lot of y’all think cuz i post a f*ckin picture it means i’m not out. Pic doesn’t = music GOOFY".
for those who are seeing me at the after hours tour, i’m not bailing. But me not bailing doesn’t mean my ass isn’t gonna disappear right after. i still got shit i gotta do. and a lot of y’all think cuz i post a fuckin picture it means i’m not out. Pic doesn’t = music GOOFY— sausage toes (@DojaCat) March 31, 2022
She then added "So yes, that still means i got videos to film i got performances to do and I got content to drop so i’m pooping it out and dippin. i ain’t gone yet".
so yes that still means i got videos to film i got performances to do and I got content to drop so i’m pooping it out and dippin. i ain’t gone yet.— sausage toes (@DojaCat) March 31, 2022
Doja Cat sings as she gets her makeup done after quitting music following Twitter outrage from fans in South America