Headline: Doja Cat’s New Album “Scarlet” Pushes Boundaries and Ignites Controversy
by Jacob Webster
In her highly anticipated fourth studio album, “Scarlet,” Doja Cat proves that she is not afraid to take risks and engage in online feuds with her own fans. With 17 tracks that showcase her unbothered attitude, Doja Cat pushes the limits of her tolerance, but whether she is truly winning is up for debate.
Throughout the album, Doja Cat emphasizes her indifference towards criticism and feuds with her fans. In songs like “97,” she brags about not caring what others think, repeating the refrain multiple times. However, despite her attempts to convince listeners that she is unbothered, there are cracks in her armor.
A significant portion of “Scarlet” is dedicated to addressing her disinterest in her fans’ opinions. Tracks like “Fuck the Girls (FTG)” and “Shutcho” make it clear that Doja Cat does not hold her fans in high regard. These songs serve as her way of dismantling the idol worship that often follows successful artists. By pushing her fans to their breaking point, she showcases her skill at playing the game.
While Doja Cat’s bravado is evident in songs like “Wet Vagina” and the album’s singles, the album also exposes her vulnerabilities. Her defense of her relationship with comedian J. Cyrus, who has faced accusations of manipulation and emotional abuse, raises eyebrows. In “Agora Hills,” she dismisses her fans’ concerns, calling them “miserable hoes” for mentioning the allegations.
“Scarlet” also sees Doja Cat trying to reclaim her place as a rapper, rather than just a pop artist. Songs like “Skull and Bones” and “Ouchies” showcase her rap skills and distance her from the pop sound that brought her success. Notably, this album marks her first release without any contributions from the controversial producer Dr. Luke.
Despite her attempts to appear unbothered, Doja Cat revisits criticisms throughout the album. Whether it’s criticism about her appearance, fashion choices, or refusal to conform, she takes the time to address them with meticulous precision. She has always challenged the conventions of pop stardom and “Scarlet” is no different.
The album concludes with “WYM Freestyle,” a captivating rap record that reveals Doja Cat’s plans for growth and change. While she occasionally acknowledges her fans and their impact, any truces are short-lived. Ultimately, Doja Cat is determined to have the last word.
“Scarlet” is a bold and controversial album that showcases Doja Cat’s unwavering confidence and determination to defy expectations. Whether fans and critics are won over by her unapologetic persona or left questioning her intentions, one thing is clear – Doja Cat is not backing down.