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Doja Cat continues to stir controversy among fans with the release of her new single ‘Balut’

Rapper Doja Cat has released a new song that is turning people’s heads because of its title.

Her new single “Balut,” is the latest track to emerge from her upcoming LP, Scarlet, out on September 22 under Kemosabe Records/RCA Records. Scarlet is a follow-up to the rapper’s 2021 blockbuster, Planet Her.

In an Instagram story, she explained the meaning of the song and wrote “I named the song Balut because it signifies a bird that’s being eaten alive. It’s a metaphor for Twitter stans and the death of twitter toxicity. The beginning of ‘X’ and the end of ‘tweets.’”

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Although there has been support for her new single, this has caused a discourse online about how the rapper continuously offends her fans.

Some have heavily pointed out that there was a lack of research as to what ‘Balut’ really is because she claims that it is alive when clearly it is a fermented egg so the bird is technically dead.

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Even though the message is indeed clear with her explanation, it still doesn’t sit right as there is a display of wrong ideals.

Last July, a lot of fans aired their disappointment by unfollowing Doja on her different social media platforms after the artist refused to acknowledge their efforts to them that didn’t feel true to her. Although her previous followers thought that the mass exodus would serve as a big threat to her to change her decision, instead she felt relieved.

“Seeing all these people unfollow me makes me feel like I’ve defeated a large beast that’s been holding me down for so long,” she wrote on her Instagram Story the following month. “It feels like I can reconnect with the people who really matter and love me for who I am and not for who I was. I feel free.”


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