Rapper, Doja Cat has taken to Instagram to apologize for what many have deemed past racist remarks.
This is coming after the hashtag, #DojaCatIsCancelledParty went viral on Twitter after a video of her in a racist chat room surfaced online.
“I want to address what’s been happening on Twitter,” she began. “I’ve used public chat rooms to socialize since I was a child. I shouldn’t have been on some of those chat room sites, but I personally have never been involved in any racist conversations. I’m sorry to anyone I offended.”
“I’m a black woman,” she continued. “Half of my family is black from South Africa and I’m very proud of where I come from.”
Doja went on to explain an old song that recently resurfaced called “Dindu Nuffin,” was in “no way” tied to anything outside of her “personal experience,” and that it was written in response to “people who often used that term to hurt me.”
The rapper explained that her intention was to “flip” the term’s meaning, but admits that it was a “bad decision” to use it in her music.
“I understand my influence and impact and I’m taking this all very seriously,” she added. “I love you all and I’m sorry for upsetting or hurting any of you. That’s not my character and I’m determined to show that to everybody moving forward. Thank you.”