The latest chapter in Doja Cat’s retirement tour unfolded on Thursday, as the rapper reiterated that she still plans on quitting music but only after she fulfills her prior commitments.
Doja took to Twitter to remind fans that, despite her announcing plans to step away from the music industry, she’s “not bailing” on The Weeknd’s upcoming After Hours til Dawn Stadium Tour, which will kick off in July and run through September.
“For those who are seeing me at the after hours tour, i’m not bailing,” she wrote. “But me not bailing doesn’t mean my ass isn’t gonna disappear right after. i still got shit i gotta do. and a lot of y’all think cuz i post a fuckin picture it means i’m not out. Pic doesn’t = music GOOFY.”
She added, “So yes, that still means i got videos to film i got performances to do and I got content to drop so i’m pooping it out and dippin. i ain’t gone yet.”
Doja’s latest update arrives two days after she said that she is in fact retiring when responding to a tweet from Florida radio station MIX 105.1, who wrote, “Ok so maybe @DojaCat isn’t retiring,” alongside an article about the rapper’s plans to quit music.
“Yes the fuck I am,” Doja replied.
As previously reported, Doja last week announced plans to quit music amid frustrations over a canceled South American festival set.
“I don’t give a fuck anymore,” she tweeted Thursday night. “I fuckin quit. I can’t wait to fucking disappear and I don’t need you to believe in me anymore. Everything is dead to me; music is dead, and I’m a fucking fool for ever thinking I was made for this. This is a fucking nightmare. Unfollow me.”
Less than 48 hours later, Doja appeared to have a change of heart. In a series of since-deleted tweets, she issued an apology to her fans for her previous comments.
“I can travel, I can eat good food, I can see new people, I can smile, I can make memories that I dreamed of having, I can laugh, I can support my family and my friends, I can learn about the world, and I can give back to everyone because of you,” she reflected. “I do owe people shit. I owe a lot.”
Doja continued, “I owe myself a lot too. I owe myself the chance to open up and be good to people. I owe myself the death of my fears that don’t allow me to expand my heart. I didn’t come to another country to do something i can do everywhere else. that would be pointless in a way.”