Rapper Doja Cat tested positive for COVID-19 after downplaying virus

Washington, DC, USAUpdated: Jul 26, 2020, 06:42 PM IST
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Rapper Doja Cat has courted plenty of controversies lately.

In a new interview, singer-songwriter Doja Cat revealed that she had recently tested positive for COVID-19 after previously making light of the pandemic on social media.

According to a news agency, though she feels better now, Doja told Capital XTRA that she had symptoms that lasted for a few days - and blamed the food delivery app Postmates for contracting the virus.Doja, whose real name is Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini, said, "I got COVID. Honestly, I don't know how this happens, but I guess I ordered something off of Postmates and I don't know how I got it, but I got it.I`m okay now. It was a four-day symptom freakout, but I'm fine now." 

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She downplayed the severity of coronavirus on Instagram Live in March by comparing it to the flu and refusing to take the proper precautions.The 24-year-old rapper said to her followers, "I`m gonna get corona and then I'm gonna get a Corona, cause I don`t give a f*** about corona, bitch.It`s a flu! Y'all are p***ies. You just take some Mucinex and drink water and tea and sleep -- that's all you gotta do."

Doja has courted plenty of controversies lately. In May, videos began to circulate of her participating in a known white supremacist chat room on Tinychat and using racial slurs.

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Doja was also criticised for using homophobic language on Twitter in 2018 and then defending her decision to do so.Meanwhile, a remix of Doja`s song `Say So` featuring Nicki Minaj topped the charts in mid-May.