Doja Cat finds it amusing that there is an entire demonic discourse around her new tattoo. The singer inadvertently reignited satanic panic with her recent tattoo of a scaled, animal figure who is crossbred with female attributes. She took to social media to respond to people who were claiming that she is engaging in unholy behaviour.
One Twitter user enquired, “What’s the point of writing your music and creating something if it isn’t considered timeless?! I HOPE THAT THIS ALBUM has no demonic influence. If it does, not worth listening to. I said what I said. If you don’t like it, take your grievances to @god and @jesus.”
Doja responded by saying, “Slay girl yas.”
slay girl yas— DOJA CAT (@DojaCat) April 16, 2023
Another user wrote, “I show up when it’s time for their soul to GO TO HELL. Now play on that @dojacat, the only person in a ritual putting demonic s–t on my page.”
Doja replied, “Honestly werk.” She also made a follow-up to both tweets, stating that she loves it when people associate her with anything satanic. “If ur calling me demonic honestly werk cuz like i love that u ate fr,” she tweeted.
Doja Cat posted the photo of her tattoo on Instagram and made a follow-up post shortly after. The second post explained the ink’s origins and was captioned as, “your fear is not my problem.” One of the slides explained that the semi-animal creature is inspired by Fortunio Liceti’s 1655 ‘Monsters’ series, where he was known for making illustrations inspired by deformities in nature.
if ur calling me demonic honestly werk cuz like i love that u ate fr.— DOJA CAT (@DojaCat) April 16, 2023
A lot of fans also showed support to the rapper and said, “People want to scream the words demonic or illuminate [sic] at the sight of anything they’re unfamiliar with.”. Another fan added, “Quite a wholesome and profound inspiration to draw from. Finding beauty in our imperfections. Makes me even more excited for this album.”
– Riya Sohini