Kiss Me More singer Doja Cat is revealing her vulnerable side while preparing to record her rap album. Yes, the pop singer’s next album but rap-centered similar to what fans hear on the pop hit featuring SZA. The 25-year-old sat down for an interview with Missy Elliot to talk about her album ‘Planet Her’ and what fans can expect from the budding lyricist. “When it comes to rap, I could be better. I think everybody feels that way with their own art, in all kinds of ways.” However, she acknowledges that like everyone she has gotten caught up comparing herself to others.
‘All These Incredibly Talented Rappers Around Me’
The Say So singer is a bit intimidated by “all these incredibly talented rappers around me”. “Yeah, I’m doing pop, but I should focus on my pen now more than ever. I’m good, and I can be funny and charming, and I can do little punchlines here and there, but I need to talk about my life more, and about what’s going on,” realizing that she has to work on her lyrics and flow to catch up with her counterparts. Still, the singer, whose real name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini is up for the challenge.
She Isn’t A Pop Singer, She’s A Rapper
The Grammy-nominated singer who often gets lumped into the pop singer category is able to point out one way, so far, that she plans on improving herself and pushing past the restrictions put on her music; not talking about her personal life. It’s all about the show. “There’s personal stuff that happens in my life that I don’t talk about in my music,” shared the singer who has had a few troubles with trolls and past social media posts. “I always felt like you cared about dancers, and you cared about sounds, and you’re not boring people to death with your personal life, or whatever is going on in your mind.”
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We Want The Drama
But Doja Cat is not going to give it to us. “Sometimes rappers can do that,” she says about spilling the details on their personal life and complaining to their fans. “They rap about how they’re sick and tired, and how they’re this and that. It gets boring after a while.” Missy Elliot who has over 20 years in the music industry and worked with titans like Puff Daddy, Timberland, Aaliyah, and way too many more to name, gave the controversial rapper some sound advice. “Sometimes you gotta take a chance. I never felt like I fit in, period. I don’t think there was a lane for the music that we did. The only reason they found a lane is because I was rapping over the tracks.”
‘Create Your Own’
Ultimately, the Get Ur Freak On rapper advised Doja to “create your own lane.” Noting that “It probably won’t ever fit, but people will love it.” She also let her in on a secret, you don’t have to be able to drop bars. “When I’m hearing people, and they got mad bars, I love it. But I’m not that girl. I will say this, and I’m sure you probably feel this way too, if we sat down, we could do it. As a writer, you can sit and create those bars.”