In response to criticism that she is not “black enough” and has a greater Jewish influence in her life, Doja Cat is defending herself. Read what she said!
Doja Cat has addressed the claim that she had no Black influences in her life while growing up.
The 27-year-old, whose real name is Amala Dlamini, is estranged from her Black South African father and has a white Jewish mother.
Doja has also been charged with having no Black influences because she was raised by her mother and maternal grandmother.
In an interview with Dazed magazine, she said, “I saw something the other day where someone said I was never surrounded by Black people, and I had no Black impact in my life, which is so completely strange to me. “It was all Black energy while I was growing up on the property. My relatives were Black. The only authentically white person in my life was my mother.
Making assumptions about individuals you don’t know is simple. Doja Cat said, “I don’t believe others are attempting to dim my brightness or cause me to be miserable; I believe it’s just that they don’t know.
Before returning to her native California, Doja spent the first five years of her life living with her grandmother in New York City.
The pop sensation relocated to Sai Anantam Ashram, a community in the Santa Monica foothills started by Black jazz musician Alice Coltrane when she was about eight years old together with her mother and brother.
She tended the land and performed chants with Alice while she was there.
Doja Cat said, “That had a big conscious and subconscious influence on me.” Every Sunday, Alice and I would lead everyone in the area in singing bhajans (chants) at the temple. I’m grateful to have come from such a unique area of the community since I appreciated being surrounded by musical influences. Being around Alice as a little child was great.