Doja Cat’s rapid rise may be put on hold after her response to resurfaced homophobic tweets has left some fans unsettled. The L.A.-via-South Africa R&B artist struck viral gold earlier this month with “Mooo!," a charmingly slapdash ode to our farmhouse friends. The bovine bop quickly catapulted her to Internet darling status: the original video has over 9 million views since it was quietly put out to the world Aug. 10. She has also received ringing endorsements from Chance the Rapper and other stars, and she announced on Tuesday (Aug 28) that she has plans to release a studio version of the track this week.
But, as with a number of internet phenomena that came before her, the goodwill appears to have somewhat dried up after intrepid fans combed through Doja's Twitter history only to find her reportedly using homophobic slurs.