Remy Ma ignited a contentious online debate when she told Drink Champs she doesn’t consider Doja Cat a rapper. During a recent interview with Black Compass media, one of the show’s hosts made a joke about the Doja Cat “controversy” and the Terror Squad rapper made it clear where she stood on the issue.
As Remy was talking about wanting to bring more female rappers into the battle rap space, the host shouted, “Yo Remy, you tryna line up Doja Cat?” Remy quickly replied, “Don’t even bring her up. I thought I was giving [her] a compliment. Her whole entourage or fan base came for my life. I was like, ‘I thought I said something good!’”
Remy Ma sparked the Twitter debate in March while talking to Drink Champs co-hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN. As soon as N.O.R.E. referred to the “Say So” artist as a “rapper,” Remy Ma jumped in with, “I don’t think she’s a rapper. Let’s be clear with that. They put her in the rapper category, I don’t think she’s a rapper. But she makes dope records, and I think she’s dope.”
Comments started flying in ranging from, Y’all have to understand where Remy Ma is coming from. She grew up in a time where artists were rapping, not singing. Doja Cat’s music is more pop than rap, and that’s a fact” to “Remy Ma saying Doja Cat isnt a rapper just pissed me off. Bitch are YOU a rapper? What was the last song YOU released?”
Just weeks later, Doja Cat won a Grammy Award in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category for the song “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas — not Best Rap Song, not Best Melodic Rap Performance, not Best Rap anything.
Still, Doja Cat has always maintained she’s rapper. As she tweeted in 2021, “DONT EVER FUCKIN DISRESPECT ME AS A RAPPER,” Doja tweeted at the time “AFTER THE LAST SONG I DROPPED YOU WILL RESPECT MY PEN AND THATS FUCKIN THAT. stream Very Best.”
If anything, it’s clear Remy Ma has grown tired of the subject, while Doja Cat recently promised her next album will be “mostly” rap.