Black Twitter Responds To Doja Cat Winning Best R&B Category At AMAs

Some American Music Awards viewers on Twitter were stunned when singer/rapper Doja Cat won a soul/R&B trophy.

Doja Cat and her music lives in a place that is firmly in between pop music and R&B. This is why some Twitter users were stunned by the singer/rapper who took home the Favorite Female Artist award in the Soul/R&B category at the American Music Awards on Sunday night.

“idk why they keep her in this category damn well knowing she’s POP,” a now-viral tweet read.

Doja Cat will take part in the Balmain Festival in September as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2022 at La Seine Musicale in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Balmain)

“Why did Doja Cat win? JAZMINE SULLIVAN and HER. for favorite R&B artist….what R&B music does she have?” another early.

In addition to Doja Cat, the nominees for Favorite Female R&B Artist Sullivan, HER, Jhene Aiko and UPS.

When she took her prize for the win, even the victor seemed shocked. “Wow. There are some people I really want to thank,” Doja Cat said onstage, “and I forgot some names because I didn’t know this was going to happen.”

The singer, nominated for her release in 2021, Planet Her, won the category voted for by fans. An user explained“This isn’t a Doja issue… it’s an industry issue. They’ve categorized PH as an R&B album when it clearly isn’t… the Kittens just voted where Doja was nominated.”

“I’m a huge fan of Doja Cat, but I’m confused how she’s considered a Soul/R&B artist?! Lol #AMAs, “a fan wrote. Another commented: “This is very offensive to true soul/r&b artists. That’s not her genre and she shouldn’t have been nominated in this category… awards really don’t mean anything anymore.”

The response was quick, but not aimed at Doja, who can be heard this year on tracks from artists ranging from city ​​girls, Chloe x Halle and Ariana Grande until Ari Lennox, Lil Wayne and Lil Nas X. her hit Nicki Minaj-assisted single, “Say So (Remix),” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 card.

Instead, music fans and awards show that appreciators think the way the category is structured should be examined.

One Twitter user wrote that the pop star’s nomination could have bigger consequences.

“Therefore [someone’s] black,” they posted, “doesn’t mean their music is automatically RnB/Soul…….and like we’re tired of having this conversation….. like more [microaggressions] and stereotypes.”

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