Doja Cat Responds to Fans’ Online Nickname, “Kittenz”

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Doja Cat recently expressed her annoyance with fans who refer to themselves as “kittenz.” In response to one tweet, she asserted that her fans don’t have the right to name themselves and suggested they focus on more productive endeavors.

A fan defended the use of the nickname, reminding Doja Cat that it was a term she herself had introduced for her supporters. However, the artist emphasized that she coined her stage name when she was going through a difficult phase as a teen.

When asked what her fans should call themselves instead, Doja Cat suggested that they should consider reevaluating their online presence entirely.

As a result of the dispute, several fan accounts, including popular pages Doja HQ and The Kittens Room, were deactivated.

Doja Cat also called out a fan for using her real name, Amala Zandile Dlamini, as their Twitter handle, deeming it “creepy.”

Fans pointed out her behavior, referencing her Met Gala appearance and her alter-ego known as Scarlet, noting that she should treat her supporters better as they contribute to her success.

Recently, Doja Cat introduced her alter-ego Scarlet in her latest single “Attention,” displaying a more avant-garde persona.

The single is the lead track from her upcoming album, which she initially referred to as Hellmouth but later revealed to be named First Of All.

Last month, she announced her first-ever headlining arena tour, The Scarlet Tour, with Ice Spice and Doechii as her support acts.  You can look for any available tickets for the tour here.