In a song praising his Blackness, the New York hip-hop heavyweight calls her as well as Michael Jackson out for losing theirs in a metaphorical and physical sense, respectively, when rapping, “We goin’ ultra black, unapologetically black/ The opposite of Doja Cat, Michael Blackson black.” The “Say So” hitmaker came under fire in May after news broke out that she frequently hung out in what were considered to be racist, alt-right chat rooms.
Doja started trending on Twitter following the song’s release, and CupcakKe publicized how she wasn’t a fan of the shot Nas took. But she referenced Lil Nas X in her social media response by tweeting, “He bout to make me regret doing the old town hoe remix.” The 23-year-old Chicago rapper recorded an “Old Town Hoe” remix in April 2019, right when his “Old Town Road” remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus reigned at No. 1 for 19 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the longest-running No. 1 song on the chart.
He bout to make me regret doing the old town hoe remix 🤦🏾♀️ https://t.co/XOxOYt5TRe
— MARILYN MONHOE (@CupcakKe_rapper) August 14, 2020
“Ultra Black” comes from the legendary MC’s highly anticipated 12th studio album King’s Disease, which will be released next Friday, Aug. 21 via Mass Appeal. It’s his first new album in two years since Nasir in June 2018, during Kanye West‘s bustling summer of producing five different albums including Nasir.
He teased something was in the works between him and Hit-Boy back in April during an interview with DJ and VJ Ralph McDaniels. “Hit-Boy, that’s been fun working with him. He played a snippet in the battles the other day… of something. We got some things,” Nas said, referencing a March 27-dated Verzuz battle between Hit-Boy and Boi-1da.
— 6GOD TV (@6GOD_TV) April 24, 2020
Listen to “Ultra Black” below.