Singer Doja Cat has claimed that she is quitting pop music to focus on getting better at rapping. On Saturday (April 8th), Doja Cat said that she had begun in a new direction in her music career. She simply tweeted, “no more pop”.
She then added, “I also agree with everyone who said the majority of my rap verses are mid and corny. I know they are. I wasn’t trying to prove anything; I just enjoy making music, but I’m getting tired of hearing yall say that I can’t, so I will. Pop isn’t exciting to me anymore. I don’t wanna make it.”
In an interview with Variety, Doja Cat admitted that her new songs are heading in a “more masculine direction. “I know that I’ve done a lot of pink and soft things, a lot of pop and glittery sounds,” she said. “But for this next era, I’m going in a more masculine direction.”
As for her hip-hop influences, Doja Cat told Dazed, “And just to make it clear, Beastie Boys is a huge inspiration to me. Beastie Boys will hit you with hard, loud and crazy rap, but they’ll also hit you with real raw ‘90s punk, which I love, or smooth techno that feels sexy and sleek.”