Doja Cat seemingly shrugged off the blatant diss Nas hurled in her direction on the King’s Disease song “Ultra Black” earlier this month. But judging by a recent Instagram Live post, perhaps she wasn’t as unbothered as she initially appeared.
In the clip, the “Say So” rapper explains she has an upcoming song she’s calling “N.A.S.,” which is rumored to be her previously unreleased single “Ain’t Shit.”
“The song that I have coming out is called ‘N.A.S.,’ but only if you abbreviate it,” she says in the clip. “It’s three words. Abbreviate. Which is funny. It’s kinda nice ’cause that was before the fact. If you know what I’m talking about, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, you don’t.”
Nas revealed the “Ultra Black” cut on August 14, which came with the line, “Sometimes I’m over-black, even my clothes are black. Cash Money with the white tee and the soldier rag/We goin’ ultra black, unapologetically black/The opposite of Doja Cat, Michael Blackson black.”
After Doja heard the slight, she issued a reaction video full of sarcasm.
“I’m so offended and upset by this song,” Doja said as “Ultra Black” played in the background. “Have you guys heard ‘Fruit Salad’ by The Wiggles?”
In May, the 24-year-old Los Angeles native faced an onslaught of criticism after an old video of herself allegedly engaging in racist chatrooms surfaced online. She also caught flak for an earthed song she wrote called “Dindu Nuffin,” which is a pejorative term used to “mock Blacks that commit crimes, and the excuses that’s made for them.” She promptly offered an apology and denied she was anti-Black.
“I’ve used public chat rooms to socialize since I was a child,” she said. “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 everyone that I offended.
“I’m a black woman. Half of my family is black from South Africa and I’m very proud of where I come from. As for the old song that’s resurfaced, it was in no way tied to anything outside of my own personal experience. It was written in response to people who often used that term to hurt me. I made an attempt to flip its meaning, but recognize that it was a bad decision to use in my music.”
She added, “I understand my influence and impact and I’m taking this all very seriously. 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.”
Nas’ new album King’s Disease arrived on Friday (August 21), “Ultra Black” included.
Check it out below.