At this point, I think it’s pretty safe for people to go ahead and understand that cancel culture just doesn’t really exist.
Over the past year, Doechii has become and pretty notable rising artist the industry. She signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, and gained a buzz with her track ”Crazy” in 2022. She also made some noise with her “Persuasive” single, which went on to receive a popular remix featuring fellow TDE label mate, SZA over the summer and most recently was recognized with the ‘Rising Star’ award during Billboard’s annual Women in Music celebration earlier this month.
Now, Doechii’s looks to keep the momentum going as she’s been teasing the release of a new single, “What It Is (Block Boy).” Initially, when Doechii previewed the track with a video of her vibing out to it in a recording studio it received a fairly positive response with fans waiting to hear the full thing. However, now that she has announced who the track features closer to it’s release, it seems she’s now receiving more negative attention than positive around the song.
What it is haux?! New music otw 🐊 pic.twitter.com/KR5pwAWMLd
— Swamp Princess 🐊 (@iamdoechii) March 1, 2023
Doechii a took to Twitter and announced that the track would feature none of than Florida rapper Kodak Black by uploading a screen cap of the upcoming video along with the caption, “FL Royalty 3/17.” However, it seems not everyone was happy to hear about this link up. While Kodak has managed to have his share of success over the last few years (Hell, who wasn’t singing “Super Gremlin”?), there is definitely a large number of people who find it difficult to let go of some of the Gremlin’s past controversies such as his comments about dark skinned women, his comments on expecting to sleep with any female artist who who wants to work with him, and most notably his sexual assault case where he was accused of raping a South Carolina teen.
“Out of all of the women to work with & you chose that colorist swamp monster looking rapist…” one fan wrote in response to Doechii’s single announcement, with another replying “and this is gonna flop just like Chloe’s song,” referencing the very similar backlash Chloe Bailey received just a few weeks ago when she announced that her single ‘How Does it Feel’ was being accompanied by a Chris Brown feature.
I’m actually glad that user mentioned the Chloe and Chris situation because it brings me to my closing point with this mess. I think it’s time that we understand… people are going to do what THEY want to do. Very rare is it that “cancel culture” actually ends up cancelling anything in the long run. Everyone has a mind of their own and for that reason you can never expect everyone to be on one accord when it comes a person and their actions. Just support who you’re going to support and keep it moving. Who you personally support is the only choice you have in this.
Take a look at all the talk below and let us know your thoughts.
Take it back! pic.twitter.com/lU0MJqCS8Z
— Najma Sharif (@overdramatique) March 14, 2023
girl 🙁 pic.twitter.com/vlU1TLvpuG
— wannabe maxine shaw🍒 (@stillnotziora) March 15, 2023
All the excitement just left my body… pic.twitter.com/6y4T2WRbkR
— 𝑻𝑨𝑱 𝑫𝑨 𝑺𝑳𝑬𝑬𝒁𝑬 ✫彡 (@CRASHINBARBIE) March 14, 2023
— wannabe maxine shaw🍒 (@stillnotziora) March 14, 2023
— 𓃰 (@VlRGEE) March 14, 2023
— jolt (@meltborne) March 14, 2023
— Bella Goth ☀️ (@WickedNFine) March 14, 2023
Using the word “royalty” to describe a convicted rapist is truly a choice. https://t.co/KL3ACbLRCM
— them/her (@itsJODONNA) March 14, 2023
Now…if the song is about Florida royalty…wouldn’t Trina be a more logical choice? https://t.co/53dYdbLkDp
— 𖦹•BamBam’s Sour Patch Wife•𖦹 (@SunshowerFro) March 14, 2023
— well, maybe 😶🌫️✨ (@Millraison) March 14, 2023
— Danny (@jonathansiris) March 14, 2023