By Taonga Sesani
NEW YORK-(MaraviPost)-Doja cat an American singer took to Instagram to address accusations of racism.
The 24 year old artist was under fire this weekend after a 2015 song containing a racist slur surface online, the singer was also accused of taking part in racist online chats in the past.
Fans took to twitter under the hashtag#DojacatisOverParty after allegations surfaced that the singer, whose given name is Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini, had taken part in racist video chats and wrote a song in 2015 called “Dindu Nuffin”.
A racist slur mocking victims of police brutality but Doja cat issued an apology for the song but denied taking part in racism online.
“I want to address what’s been happening on twitter” she wrote on Instagram.
“I have used public chat rooms to socialize since I was a child. I shouldn’t have been on some of those chat room sites, but I personally have never been involved in any racist conversations. I’m sorry to everyone I offended.”
Continued the singer, “I’m a black woman, half of my family is black from south Africa and i’m very proud of where I came from.”
According to Doja cat, she did write and record “Dindu Nuffin,” saying it was a misguided attempt to reclaim the term as a person of color.
As for the old song that’s resurfaced, it was in no way tied to anything outside of my own personal experience.
She said the song was written in response to people who often used that term to hurt her.
“I made an attempt to flip its meaning, but recognize that it was a bad decision to use the term in my music.” She wrote.
Writes the singer, “I understand my influence and impact and I’m taking this all very seriously. I love you all and I’m sorry for upsetting or hurting any of you. That’s not my character, and I’m determined to show that to everyone moving forward.