Ellen in her apology video

Proverbial "cancel culture" is not new, but it reached its zenith in 2020.

Everything was fodder for canceling and nobody was safe. People had the time to comb through old tweets and Instagram posts, while new content was prolific from every celebrity whose projects and vacations were paused.

From irresponsible pandemic comments and behavior to more serious unearthings of racism, 2020's cancellations ran a wide range when it came to who and why.

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The VMAs Were a Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Hosted by Keke Palmer, the 2020 VMAs featured many highlights—a Lady Gaga's masks, Miley Cyrus's wrecking ball, and the Black Eyed Peas' UFO, to name a few. But Chadwick Boseman was an overarching presence.

Keke Palmer and Chadwick Boseman

The 2020 VMAs were different from the start.

At the very beginning of the show, host Keke Palmer told viewers that the night was dedicated to Chaswick Boseman, who died on Friday after a private fight with colon cancer.

"Before we get into the music tonight, we need to take the time to talk about the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose talent and passion were a true inspiration to all the fans he touched, and everyone he encountered," Palmer said. "We dedicate this show to a man whose spirit touched so many. He's a true hero – not just on screen, but in everything he did. His impact lives forever."

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Why Doja Cat Promised to Show Her Boobs

"Say So" is now at the top of the charts.

Today Nicki Minaj's remix of Doja Cat's "Say So" went #1 on Billboard's Hot 100.

The song is incredibly catchy, and certainly Minaj's sometimes violently devoted fanbase, The Barbz, played a role in getting the song to #1.

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Nicki Minaj Scores First No. 1 Hit with "Say So (Remix)"

With over 100 entries on the Hot 100, Minaj's remix of the Doja Cat tune becomes both artists' first time topping the chart.

Though Nicki Minaj has made over 100 appearances on the Billboard Hot 100, the rapper has just now scored her very first No. 1 single.

Since 2010, Minaj has steadily been cranking out hits, both in solo endeavors and guest verses on countless peers' songs. She is easily one of the most beloved—and wealthiest—female rappers of all time. But, it wasn't until Minaj's new remix of Doja Cat's viral "Say So" that she finally topped the charts, marking a victory for both the rising star and the longtime torchbearer.

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Doja Cat's 10 Best Lyrics

Doja's wordplay game is unparalleled.

Doja Cat's Spotify Profile Pic

You might know her from her viral "Moooo" music video about being a cow, but Doja Cat has a strong catalogue of catchy songs.

With her two smash hits "Say So" and "Juicy" rising up in the charts, Doja Cat is here to stay. With witty word play and cutting commentary, here are the top ten Doja Cat verses that are just straight fire.

10. "Cookie Jar"

Doja Cat holding her treat

He call me Oreo, break it and lick the flavor off,

It's my modern life, make me wanna find some Rocko nig

F*ck talkin', she record that, Pokémon Go, you Snorlax

You won't get these sweets again, like Violet, you childish

These explicit verses from Doja Cat's song about being a snack reference four bomb things: the classic Oreo cookie, the iconic 90's cartoon "Rocko's Modern Life," the addictive Pokemon app, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. We can't help but stan, since she gave homage to the pillars of pop culture and our 90s childhood.

9. "Rules"

Doja Cat bringing some snake action in her "Rules" music video

Wanna shake that ass

I'ma do this sh*t in slow motion

Look at me like I'm alien

B*itch, I'm f*cking reptilian

You have to love that Doja Cat references Mystikal's "Shake Ya Ass" and Juvenile's "Slow Motion" from the golden era of the early 2000s. But what impresses most in this song is Doja throwing some conspiracy bars. Apparently, celebs, high ranking politicians, and world leaders are actually from an alien reptilian race that are able to shape-shift and control the world. Haven't you seen Justin Bieber's "reptilian" video?

8. "Moo"

Classic Doja Cat snapshot of her 2018 viral "Moo" music video

Milkshake brings all the boys to the farm

And they're like, it's better than yours

Damn right, it's better than yours

I can treat you, but I have to charge

It's not just the fact that Doja references Kelis' fire song "Milkshake," but a milkshake is also...wait for it...dairy. It just fits so seamlessly.

7. "No Police"

Doja Cat's cover art for her 2014 debut album

Like, all these bars, no police

Whee-ooh whee-ooh, whee-ooh whee-ooh

He calls me copper tone

Smoking ultraviolet

We turn off the phone

I'm in autopilot

Make that disappear

Mr. Copperfield

As Doja Cat makes clear in her songs, she also likes to smoke weed so it makes sense she talks about smoking ultraviolet and just vibing in "autopilot". the fact that she references renowned magician/illusionist David Copperfield in a song about bars but no police (meaning her verses) is a nice touch considering Copperfield has done plenty of illusions and tricks with chains/shackles. Doja has a talent for referencing popular figures way past her time (she's only 24!).

6. "Streets"

Doja Cat looking like a queen in her Vevo Live session of "Streets"

When other chickens tryna get in my coop

'Cause you're a one in a million, there ain't no man like you

Send your location, come through

Another pop culture reference to the late singer Aaliyah. One of her hits was a song titled "One in a Million" (which is also the title of her sophomore album) which discussed the topic of love and commitment. The line about the chickens and coop is hilarious since Doja is comparing her love interest to a rooster -- there's no room for other chickens or ladies. Of course, the line about sending the location is a throwback to R&B/pop singer Khalid's "Location."

5. "All Nighter"

Doja Cat feelin' herself in this edgy, denim look

Practice, knee-deep in your tactic

Back it up, beep beep, no U-Haul

Tossed salad, no cheese, no croutons

Said it don't taste cheap, no coupon

Doja has plenty of dirty lyrics and this one just walks the line of extremely explicit and hilarious. From the "Beep Beep" line as she backs it up (with no U-Haul) for her partner, to the notion of a tossed salad. Basically, Doja Cat wants y'all to know she's high quality and delicious if you catch my drift.

4. "Addiction"

"Addiction" is from Doja Cat's newest album "Hot Pink"

We could get that white girl lit like Madonna

Bitch, I ain't Gwen but this shit is bananas

It's only right that Doja Cat references the Queen of Pop herself Madonna when she's talking about getting white girl wasted. Madonna did release a song titled "Bitch I'm Madonna" where she's just dancing and partying all night with every celeb— even Beyonce! The line about shit getting crazy calls for that flawless Gwen Stefani feature. I think we can all agree that "Hollaback Girl" helped us all spell bananas.

3. "Tia Tamera" Ft. Rico Nasty

Doja Cat and Rico Nasty having fun in the "Tia Tamera" music video

Cheese like pizzeria, have a seat bitch, please, Ikea

From the Westside like Maria, I'm hot like grits, Madea

Beat the pussy up call PETA, I rock the boat like Aaliyah

West Side Story, IKEA, Tyler Perry's iconic Madea character, and singer Aaliyah are an odd combo but the rhyme is priceless and pretty accurate considering Doja Cat is making bank, from the west side (born and raised in LA), and up and coming or "hot" now. She's "rocked the boat" with minor controversies and even gets a little political with PETA. It's a nice touch since Doja loves and has cats in real life. Not to mention, the song title is a reference to celeb twins Tia and Tamera Mowry and, according to Doja, her big boobs. Only Doja Cat can sing about her assets in such memorable fashion.

2. "Cyber Sex"

Doja Cat petting her kitty in her "Cyber Sex" music video

We freak on the cam

Love at first sight, just a link to the 'Gram

Met him on Tinder, he just swiped left on bitches

And he don't even scroll through Insta

'Less he going through my pictures

You a creep, I saw you on Dateline

You ain't gettin pussy, you f*cking a A.I

Huh-oh, what a time to be alive

Living in the future, blinging on my hotline

This Doja Cat song about sexting is truly underrated. In this day and age, technology is vital to a healthy dating life. The lines talking about Instagram, Tinder, and freaking on camera is on point considering that we all send pics (not to mention the high probability you'll get nudes pretty quickly once you match online). Talking about creeps like the ones on Dateline news and the whole A.I. argument is straight fire. The Drake "hotline bling" reference in regards to Doja's line going off in this digital age is just *chef's kiss*. Not to mention, she includes Facetime in her song when she talks about head. I mean, it's a banger all around, no pun intended.

1. "Juicy"

Doja Cat and all her juicy fruits

He beg for that, I bend and snap

She keep it juicy just for papi, call me Buffy with the body

I just slipped into my savage and come over like a walkie

Like her song about her boobs, "Juicy" discusses Doja's other assets—her ass. What is there not to love? Doja sings about Legally Blonde with her bend and snap line which we all know is a tactic to get a guy's attention. If that's not enough nostalgia, Doja brings up Buffy the Vampire Slayer cause Doja is slayin' with her curvy body that she keeps thick or "juicy" for her man. But the Crème de la crème is the fact that Doja Cat slips into Rihanna's Savage x Fenty lingerie to come over to his place like a "walkie." What do we say when we talk on a walkie? We say "over."

Needless to say, you should be proud to stan a quirky, confident, and talented queen like Amala Zandile Dlamini—the one and only Doja Cat.

Doja Cat showing off her ASS-ets flawlessly

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Doja Cat's "Say So" Video Is a 1970s Dream (With a TikTok Twist)

Watch the rapper do a viral TikTok dance in her latest music video.

Since her song "Say So" blew up thanks to a viral TikTok dance challenge, Doja Cat has gone from a cult favorite to one of the most promising voices rising in pop today.

The 24-year-old rapper—who first rose to prominence with the meme-ready "Mooo!" back in 2018—just released the '70s-inspired video for "Say So," which pays homage to the hundreds of thousands of TikToks that helped spawn the hit. As Doja sports a rotation of disco-ready ensembles and a feathered hairdo that'd give Farah Fawcett a run for her money, the retro clip feels perfectly in line with "Say So"'s throwback groove.

About midway through, Doja and her army of backup performers do the dance routine that's been recreated time and time again on TikTok. By the video's end, Doja hits a dance floor that looks straight out of Saturday Night Fever, joined by an equally-stylish posse that includes TikToker Haley Sharpe, who first created the dance routine. Doja has already shown her appreciation for trends from the past—last year's "Tia Tamera" visually transported viewers to an outrageous late-'90s wonderland—but the music video for "Say So" feels like a rightful full-circle moment in pop culture.

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