Doja Cat on Why She’s ‘Trying to Be More Careful About Who I’m Collaborating With’

The 2021 VMAs host, winner, and performer reflected on her 'Planet Her' album and looked ahead to what's next, revealing she'll be "more careful" about collabs.


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Doja Cat is aiming to be “really careful” about she collaborates with in the future.

In a recent interview conducted amid coverage of her 2021 MTV Video Music Awards hosting (and performing) stint, the Planet Her artist was asked about the collaborations already in her catalog and who else she wants to create with.

“I’ve been trying to be more careful about who I’m collaborating with,” Doja told Extra. “Not to say that the people on my album aren’t, like, they’re incredible. Like, they are. They’re the perfect features on my album. But I do wanna be more choosy about what I’m doing because I feel like a lot of features are coming out and it feels like people are just getting on each other’s songs for the sake of having them on each other’s songs.”

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Moving forward, Doja added, she’s going to be “really careful” not to contribute to that.

“I want to be really careful about that,” she said. “You know, sometimes it’s too much collabs and remixes and things like that.”

Planet Her saw Doja enlisting Young Thug, Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, SZA, and more. “Need to Know,” the most recent single from that album, peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track was produced by Dr. Luke, who’s also credited as a composer and lyricist and whose presence in the industry has been a continued source of criticism.

In addition to hosting, Doja was up for multiple awards at this past weekend’s VMAs, ultimately taking home Best Collaboration for the SZA-featuring cut “Kiss Me More.” Her Saweetie collab “Best Friend,” meanwhile, took home Best Art Direction.

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