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Doja Cat Confides to Missy Elliott About How She Herself Could Be a ‘Better’ Rapper

“When it comes to rap I could be better. I think everybody feels that way with their own art, in all kinds of ways. But I see all these incredibly talented rappers around me, and I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’m doing pop, but I should focus on my pen now more than ever,'” she told the veteran MC. “I’m good, and I can be funny and charming, and I can do little punchlines here and there, but I need to talk about my life more, and about what’s going on.”

While she hosts consistent Instagram Live chats with fans from her bedroom, there’s more to her than what meets the eye through the screen. And she’s still figuring out if she wants to share those parts of her through her bars. “Yeah, there’s personal stuff that happens in my life that I don’t talk about in my music. I also kind of don’t care,” Doja added, telling the “Work It” rapper, “I always felt like you cared about dancers, and you cared about sounds, and you’re not boring people to death with your personal life, or whatever is going on in your mind. Sometimes rappers can do that. They rap about how they’re sick and tired, and how they’re this and that. It gets boring after a while.”

Her “Say So” smash perfectly demonstrates Doja’s versatility as a rapper and singer, but the first part of her art is something she’s still finding the time to really sit down and hone in on.

“It’s harder for me to rap. Sometimes I get writer’s block, because I don’t want to write something stupid,” Doja said. “Sometimes I’ll write something and be like, ‘Why would I say that?’ Then I’ll restart, and eventually just give up. But when I do it right, I’m really, really happy about it.”

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