August has been quite eventful for Doja Cat—and we’re not even a week in.
Just hours after she confirmed her headlining performance for the Victoria’s Secret World Tour, the Grammy-winning artist came through with her second single of 2023. The song, titled “Paint the Town Red,” was announced Thursday on Doja’s social media accounts, where she gave fans a taste of its chorus.
“Bitch, I said what I said/I’d rather be famous instead,” she declares. “I let all that get to my head/I don’t care, I paint the town red.”
The track came with a music video co-directed by Doja and Nina McNeely, based on paintings by the singer/rapper.
The record is expected to land on Doja Cat’s long-awaited fourth studio album, the title of which has fluctuated. “Paint the Town Red” arrives about a month and a half after the 27-year-old gifted fans with “Attention.” Both titles were spotted in what appeared to be a tentative tracklist for Doja’s next album; however, she has yet to confirm the tracklist or a release date.
You can stream "Paint the Town Red" below.
It was less than two weeks ago when Doja reportedly lost 240,000 Instagram followers after mocking her own fans. The drama began when Doja remarked on her die-hards collectively referring to themselves as “Kittenz.” She clearly wasn’t flattered and criticized the fandom via Threads.
“My fans don’t name themselves shit,” she wrote in a since-deleted message on the platform. “If you call yourself a ‘kitten’ or fucking ‘kittenz’ that means you need to get off your phone and get a job and help your parents with the house.”
It remains unclear how or if the controversy will affect Doja’s album rollout and her upcoming Scarlet Tour with Ice Spice and Doechii.