Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj are having a purr-fect week. Their remix of Doja’s “Say So” surged the tune from No. 6 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, marking each artist’s first leader on the list.
The remix was in a tight race with Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Savage,” which also got a twist from Beyoncé. The Houston natives’ collab clocked in at No. 2 on the chart, and Doja Cat was asked about her victory over the other female-charged remix of the week. The feline-named singer responded that, despite some opinions, no claws were out.
“Obviously, women have been pitted against each other, and this is f—ing so not that,” she said during an Instagram Live on Monday (May 11). “We’ve climbed over that, and that’s cool. That’s f—ing cool. That’s cooler than anything that I could f—ing imagine in this realm.”
She then shifted her focus to her new No. 1 hit, and thanked both her rapping counterpart and Minaj’s fervent fan base. “I wanted to say thank you, Nicki, thank you Nicki Minaj so much. Thank you to, oh my God, the f—ing Barbz. Holy s—!”
“I’ve never in my life seen anything like that ever, as far as fan support,” she continued. “I’ve spent more time recently on Twitter and things like that because of what’s been going on with the remix and everything. I’ve never seen this much support from any group. What a f—ing beautiful bunch of people. It’s really, really, really cool.”
See her thoughts via a Twitter account below.
Doja Cat just thanked Nicki Minaj and Barbz for all their efforts to make "Say So" #1 on the Hot 100. 👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/AI5lCPOLIY
— 🦄 (@HARDWHlTE) May 11, 2020