Doja Cat Claims She’s Quitting Music for Good: ‘Music Is Dead’

Doja Cat recently won her first Grammy Award. But just days ahead of the big night, the popular hip-hop artist threatened to quit music for good. 

It all started when fans called out Doja Cat after one of her concerts was canceled

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Doja Cat at the Grammy Awards on April 3, 2022, in Las Vegas | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

On March 22, Doja Cat was scheduled to perform at the Asunciónico Festival in Paraguay. But windy weather forced organizers to cancel the show. 

Fans were understandably disappointed. Some even took to social media to lash out at Doja Cat because they felt she didn’t reach out to fans post-cancellation. 

The day after the concert was canceled, Doja revealed (in a now-deleted tweet) that she had left her hotel and was surprised no fans were outside. One fan shot back, suggesting that the people who had waited for Doja outside the hotel in the rain on concert day weren’t interested in waiting again because she had never come out to greet them. 

Doja Cat threatened to quit music 

After some contentious back-and-forth with fans on Twitter, Doja Cat made a surprise announcement. The 11-time Grammy-nominated singer suggested she was quitting music. 

“I don’t give a f*** anymore. I f***in quit, I can’t wait to f***ing disappear and I don’t need you to believe in me anymore. Everything is dead to me, music is dead, and I’m a f***ing fool for ever thinking I was made for this, this is a f**ing nightmare, unfollow me,” Doja tweeted.

“I don’t have to focus on anything because I quit,” she wrote in a series of follow-up tweets on March 25.

“This s*** ain’t for me so I’m out. Y’all take care.”

After apologizing to fans, the ‘Kiss Me More’ singer picked up her first Grammy

The day after she threatened to quit music, Doja Cat tweeted an apology to fans. In a string of messages, she acknowledged how much she owes her fans. She also took a moment to reflect on her fears. 

“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 friends, I can learn about the world, and I can give back to everyone because of you,” Doja tweeted. 

“I owe myself a lot too,” she added. “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. I didn’t come to another country to do something I can do everywhere else. That would be pointless in a way.” 

On April 3, Doja attended the 64th-annual Grammy Awards and won her first golden gramophone. She and SZA picked up the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance statuette for “Kiss Me More.”

Following her big win, Doja took to Twitter again to acknowledge her fans. “Thank you, guys,” she wrote. 

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