Ric Aptitude famously claimed, “To be the person, you bought to beat the person” — and now, Doja Cat has used “The Nature Boy” to declare how she’s hip-hop’s new heavyweight champ.
The 74-year-old WWE Corridor of Famer’s voice opens Doja’s new music, “Balut,” launched Friday, September 15. “Bear in mind, ladies. None of you will be first, however all of you will be subsequent,” says Aptitude in audio taken from audio recorded earlier within the 12 months, per Complicated. Whereas Aptitude was utilizing it as an invitation, Doja used the audio to subject a warning to all her opponents.
“I’m the shit, you an actual piece of s—t / I’m wanted, you an actual needy bitch,” raps Doja within the music (which takes its title from road meals the place a fertilized duck embryo is boiled or steamed in its shell.) “I’m competing, you’re incompetent/ You might be fleeting ’trigger you may’t copy this / Copy this, copy that / Each bitch that’s right here copy ‘Cat / Copy the greats, that’s my primary technique / However beware which you could’t copy stats.”
The music conveys Doja’s confidence and funky demeanor as her flooring pairs effectively with the dreamy manufacturing courtesy of Yeti Beats, Rogét Chahayed, and Kurtis McKenzie (The Arcade). It additionally acts because the fourth single from her upcoming album due on September 22.
“Balut” caps off a banner week that noticed her mild up the stage on the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards with an epic medley of his songs “Consideration,” “Paint the City Crimson” and “Demons.” Doja additionally walked out of the September 12 ceremony with a Moon Particular person, as her video for “Consideration” gained the award for Greatest Artwork Course.
Even earlier than the present started, Doja made a splash on the purple carpet by stepping into the Spooky season along with her outfit. Doja walked into Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Middle carrying a customized spider web-like costume made by Monse. It was giving haunted home by the use of New York Style Week, as Doja – who went topless within the barely-there robe – regarded scary good within the attractive outfit.
Doja will finish September on a excessive word by releasing her fourth studio album, Scarlet. “I do know that I’ve carried out a number of pink and tender issues, a number of pop and glittery sounds,” Doja stated in a 2023 interview with Selection, “however for this subsequent period, I’m getting into a extra masculine course.”
Within the interview, she referenced “Vegas,” her single on the Elvis unique movement image soundtrack. “That was one of many best experiences,” she says, “as a result of everybody is aware of [Elvis Presley’s] ‘Hound Canine,’ however I used to be capable of give it my very own spin. I went in and I used to be like, ‘Lastly, I get to rap once more.’ Lots of people discredit me, so it’s good to only put one other one within the f—kg bucket for an ideal rap music.”
The 12 months hasn’t been with out controversy for Doja Cat. In July, she attacked her followers describing themselves as “kittenz,” saying that nickname was one which she got here up with “after I was an alcoholic teen” and that it was time for followers to “get off your telephone and get a job and assist your dad and mom with the home.” This drama was the ultimate for some ex-“kittenz,” as a few of Doja’s high fan pages deactivated their accounts following this incident.