The “Say So” rapper previously made light of COVID-19, calling people “pussy” for being scared of it.
Just a few months after mocking people who were concerned about catching the novel coronavirus during a global pandemic, Doja Cat has revealed that she’s tested positive for the virus herself.
In a recent interview with Capital XTRA (see below,) the “Say So” rapper copped to having contracted the virus, claiming to be fine now, but also admitting there was a “four-day symptom freakout.” Unsure of how she came in contact with the virus, the rapper speculated, “Honestly, I don’t know how this happens but I guess I ordered something off of Postmates and I don’t know how I got it but I got it.”
Her tone was notably more even than the last time she discussed the virus in a public forum. In March, as cities and their local governments braced for the pandemic with lockdown protocols and social distancing measures, the rapper minimized the severity of the virus by calling it “the flu” and sent shots at anyone who feared a bout with it.”I’m not scared of a coronavirus or the motherfucking beer version of that shit. I’m gonna get corona and then I’m gonna get a Corona, cause I don’t give a fuck about corona. Bitch, it’s a flu,” the rapper prophetically ranted in an Instagram Live session. She added, “I’m not scared. Y’all are pussy, period.” You can watch that video below as well.
It’s worth noting at the time of those remarks (early March,) disturbingly little was actually known about the virus. But it’s still a terrible look. In the months since the U.S. alone has recorded nearly 146,000 deaths from COVID-19 and more than 4 million cases to date, with communities of color impacted at a disproportionate rate in both healthcare and economic outcomes.