Half-black pop star accused of racism for recording a rap song called ‘Dindu Nuffin’

Half-black pop star accused of racism for recording a rap song called ‘Dindu Nuffin’
Doja Cat (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – So Joe Biden gets a pass after ridiculing black Americans for refusing to stay on the plantation, while a woman who has as much claim to calling herself black as Barack Obama doesn’t?]

This weekend wasn’t the first time Doja Cat came under fire for saying offensive things online. … [F]ans 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. Late Sunday, 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 in an Instagram post. … “I’m a black woman. Half of my family is black from South Africa and I’m very proud of where I come from.” Her father is South African actor Dumisani Dlamini, best known to American audiences for his turn in 1992’s Sarafina! across from Whoopi Goldberg.

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