Doja Cat Now Has The Second-Most Platinum Singles Ever For A Female Rapper

Doja Cat has had a massively successful last few years, racking up victories and nominations across a variety of prominent award shows, putting on stellar live sets, and regularly being called upon by stars of today and yesteryear to add her versatile spice to their records. Today (July 1), she has earned a whopping 22 new RIAA certifications, which has helped put her in rare air: She now has 14 total Platinum singles, which is tied with Nicki Minaj for the second-most ever for a female rapper. The Planet Her and Queen artists now only stand behind Cardi B within these specific rankings, with the Invasion Of Privacy artist holding firm at 17 Platinum singles.

The RIAA has certified the 26-year-old’s singles “Juicy,” “Need To Know,” “Ain’t Sh*t,” “Streets,” “Rules,” “Get Into It (Yuh),” “Woman,” “Cyber Sex,” “Candy,” “You Right” featuring The Weeknd,” “Like That” featuring Gucci Mane, “Tia Tamera” featuring Rico Nasty as Platinum, with “Say So” and “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA now five-times and four-times Platinum, respectively. Additionally, “Freak,” “Bottom B*tch,” “So High,” “Mooo!,” and “I Don’t Do Drugs” featuring Ariana Grande are officially Gold-certified. Lastly, Doja Cat’s 2019 LP Hot Pink and 2021 LP Planet Her are officially Platinum, with 2018’s Amala reaching Gold status.

Though the multi-talent unfortunately has to miss some major upcoming shows due to tonsil surgery, surely some good news like this will comfort her in the recovery process before she is back to doing what she does best. It may just be a matter of time before she reaches No. 1.

Check out the full list of Doja Cat’s RIAA certifications here.

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The Weeknd Announces New Openers To Replace Doja Cat On His ‘After Hours ‘Til Dawn’ Tour

Just days before his hotly anticipated “After Hours ‘Til Dawn” tour is set to kick off, The Weeknd has announced new openers who will support him throughout the trek. Joining The Weeknd for the 19-date North America leg are Mike Dean, Snoh Aalegra, and Kaytranada, as reported by Variety.

Rapper and singer Doja Cat was originally set to open for The Weeknd on the tour. However, she is currently recovering from a tonsil surgery she underwent last month. The tour kicks off Friday, July 8 in Toronto, where Dean and Kaytranada will open. Dean will appear on all 19 dates of the North American leg. Aalegra’s will join them beginning August 11 at Mercedes Stadium in Atlanta.

“Unfortunately I have to have surgery on my tonsils ASAP. The surgery is routine but the recovery is going to take awhile due to swelling,” Doja said in a since-deleted Instagram post. “That means I have to cancel my festival run this summer as well as The Weeknd tour. I feel horrible about this but can’t wait for this to heal and get back to making music and create an experience for y’all.”

“The entire show is conceptual,” said The Weeknd’s creative director La Mar Taylor to Variety. “There is a linear story between After Hours and Dawn FM, and I think the audience will walk away with different interpretations of the show. To us, that’s the whole point.”

Here Are the Winners of the 2022 BET Awards

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  • Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • Best Group

  • Best Collaboration

  • Best Female Hip Hop Artist

  • Best Male Hip Hop Artist

  • Video of the Year

  • Video Director of the Year

  • Best New Artist

  • Album of the Year

  • Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • BET Her

  • Best International Act

  • Best Movie

  • Best Actor

  • Best Actress

  • YoungStars Award

  • Sportswoman of the Year Award

  • Sportsman of the Year Award

DJ Akademiks Shares Messages From Doja Cat Calling Him A “Lowlife Piece Of Sh*t”


DJ Akademiks has spent the majority of his recent career beefing with rappers and other entertainers. Sometimes he is beefing with Freddie Gibbs and other times he might be getting called out by other entertainers or musicians. Just recently old audio of him saying he would sleep with any girl as long as she had a college I.D. surfaced. In a new episode of his podcast, he and DJ Vlad discussed a beef that he had with Doja Cat a couple years ago.

Ak said that the singer had sent him a bunch of messages around the time she was being criticized for hanging out in white supremacist chat rooms.

“[She] sent me a bunch of messages,” Ak said. “It was weird, it was when I was covering the whole thing about like… She was in some white supremacist chat rooms,” he added.

He went on to say how his coverage of her sitation made her “really upset.” The Youtuber and podcaster pulled up DM’s where she told him that she did not like him, and even played a voice memo where she called him a “sick person.”

“No, your problem is that you exploit people. You exploit people’s depression, you exploit people’s mistakes, and you try to bring attention to things that don’t need attention, and that makes you a sick person,” Doja said in the voice memo.

Ak went back to reading the messages Doja sent him. “I said, ‘That’s cool, I don’t like anyone either.’ She’s like, ‘You’re a low-life piece of shit.’ I was laughing, and she was like, ‘I really don’t like you at all.’”

Akademiks said he told Doja to “get in [her] feelings some more” before she responded with, “It’s easy for someone like you to say that with no feelings.” 

You can watch the clip below.

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Doja Cat Demonstrates The Devastating Effects Of Her Throat Surgery By Rapping A Classic Nicki Minaj Verse

Last month, Doja Cat canceled her upcoming tour with The Weeknd, warning her fans that she had to have tonsil surgery after they’d become infected and would require several months of rest to recover. The “Vegas” rapper apparently has undergone the required surgery, sharing a series of photos from a hospital bed on Twitter on Thursday. She also demonstrated the effect that the surgery has had on her vocal cords, attempting to rap Nicki Minaj’s fan-favorite verse from Trey Songz’s “Bottoms Up.” Unfortunately… well, you can see for yourself below.

So it looks like she’ll be out of commission for a while — which could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. After all, for much of the past year, she’s apparently been feeling the effects of burnout after skyrocketing to fame pretty quickly on the strength of her breakout hit “Say So” — which, ironically, features Nicki Minaj on the remix. The atypical pop star tweeted in October, “I’m just tired and i don’t want to do anything… I’m not happy. I’m done saying yes to motherf*ckers cuz I can’t even have a week to just chill. I’m never not working.” She also posted about feeling pressured by the demands of her flourishing career. “I’m doing all this shit that I don’t f*ckin’ wanna do,” she said in an Instagram Live stream. “I don’t want to do that. I want to be home. I wanna make music. I wanna play f*ckin’ video games.”

Doja’s time off could be a chance for her to check off some things on that to-do list while rediscovering her passion for rapping, which she says she wants to do more of on her next album. And for fans who’ll miss seeing her on tour, there’s at least some consolation; she’s always been highly active on social media, so her inevitable boredom will likely lead to some hilarious and interesting content.

Coi Leray Adds New Tour Dates, Megan Thee Stallion’s Got Workout Motivation, Ciara Drops, Keyshia Cole In The Bonnet Biz And More!

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Summer is here, and Coi Leray, Megan Thee Stallion, and Ciara are blazing through with new projects, partnerships and music. Doja Cat also gives props to the black woman Elvis ripped for “Hound Dog.”   Spotlights, everyone! Coi Leray Surprises Fans With New Tour Dates Coi Leray  is finally gearing up to hit the road, as […]

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Doja Cat Keeps It Feisty And Fierce As She Dismisses An Old Lover In Her Freeing ‘Vegas’ Video

At the beginning of last month, Doja Cat released “Vegas,” which stood as her first single of the year. She uses the record to talk down on a past lover who underestimated her worth. The track is also one that’s set to appear on the soundtrack for the upcoming film Elvis which is set to premiere in theaters later this month on June 24. With weeks to go until the movie arrives, Doja returns with a vibrant music video for the track. Her feistiness and fierce spirit are on full display as she dismisses her ex-lover. She also passionately dances around an old-style room as she airs out her grievances.

The past month has been a tough one for Doja. She was forced to undergo surgery on her tonsils and it requires months of recovery, which she is still in the midst of. As a result, she had to back out as an opener for The Weeknd’s After Hours Til Dawn tour later this year. Despite this, some good news would come her way. Doja racked in the most nominations for the upcoming 2022 BET Awards and she helped to bring back Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza which returned to store menus last month.

As for the upcoming Elvis soundtrack, Doja is not the only big name who will contribute to it. Eminem, Denzel Curry, Gary Clark Jr., Jack White, Jazmine Sullivan, Kacey Musgraves, Nardo Wick, Stevie Nicks, Swae Lee and Diplo, Tame Impala, and more will also contribute to the project.

You can watch the video for “Vegas” above.