Rapper Doja Cat examined positive for COVID-19 after downplaying virus

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In a new interview, singer-songwriter and rapper Doja Cat revealed that she had recently tested positive for coronavirus after previously making light of the pandemic on social media.

Though she feels better now, Doja told Capital XTRA that she had symptoms that lasted for a few days — and blamed the food delivery app Postmates for contracting the virus.

About Rapper
Rapping (or rhyming, spitting, emceeing, MCing) is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates “rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular”, which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backing beat or musical accompaniment. The components of rap include “content” (what is being said), “flow” (rhythm, rhyme), and “delivery” (cadence, tone). Rap differs from spoken-word poetry in that it is usually performed in time to musical accompaniment. Rap being a primary ingredient of hip hop music, it is commonly associated with that genre in particular; however, the origins of rap precede hip-hop culture. The earliest precursor to modern rap is the West African griot tradition, in which “oral historians”, or “praise-singers”, would disseminate oral traditions and genealogies, or use their rhetorical techniques for gossip or to “praise or critique individuals.” Griot traditions connect to rap along a lineage of black verbal reverence, through James Brown interacting with the crowd and the band between songs, to Muhammad Ali’s verbal taunts and the poems of The Last Poets. Therefore, rap lyrics and music are part of the “Black rhetorical continuum”, and aim to reuse elements of past traditions while expanding upon them through “creative use of language and rhetorical styles and strategies”. The person credited with originating the style of “delivering rhymes over extensive music”, that would become known as rap, was Anthony “DJ Hollywood” Holloway from Harlem, New York.Rap is usually delivered over a beat, typically provided by a DJ, turntablist, beatboxer, or performed a cappella without accompaniment. Stylistically, rap occupies a gray area between speech, prose, poetry, and singing. The word, which predates the musical form, originally meant “to lightly strike”, and is now used to describe quick speech or repartee. The word had been used in British English since the 16th century. It was part of the African American dialect of English in the 1960s meaning “to converse”, and very soon after that in its present usage as a term denoting the musical style. Today, the term rap is so closely associated with hip-hop music that many writers use the terms interchangeably.

Rapper Doja Cat tested positive for COVID-19 after downplaying virus

About tested
Tested is a live album by punk rock band Bad Religion. It was recorded in the USA, Canada, Germany, Estonia, Denmark, Italy and Austria, in 1996, and released in 1997. It is Bad Religion’s second live album. Instead of using crowd microphones and mobile studios like most live albums, the band tapped the inputs, for a result that portrays Bad Religion’s live sound without crowd noise. It also includes three new songs; “Dream of Unity,” “It’s Reciprocal,” and the title track.

“I got COVID. Honestly, I don’t know how this happens, but I guess I ordered something off of Postmates and I don’t know how I got it, but I got it,” Doja, whose real name is Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini, said. “I’m OK now. It was a four-day symptom freakout, but I’m fine now.”

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Rapper Doja Cat tested positive for COVID-19 after downplaying virus

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She downplayed the severity of COVID-19 on Instagram Live in March by comparing it to the flu and refusing to take the proper precautions.

“I’m gonna get corona and then I’m gonna get a Corona, cause I don’t give a f–k about corona, b—h,” Doja said to her followers. “It’s a flu! Ya’ll are p—–s. You just take some Mucinex and drink water and tea and sleep — that’s all you gotta do.”

Doja has courted plenty of controversy lately. In May, videos began to circulate of her participating in a known white supremacist chat room on Tinychat and using racial slurs. Doja was also criticised for using homophobic language on Twitter in 2018, and then defending her decision to do so.

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Meanwhile, a remix of Doja’s song ‘Say So’ featuring Nicki Minaj topped the charts in mid-May, and continues to dominate the soundscape of the video sharing app TikTok.

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