Doja Cat released her Scarlet album on Friday (September 21) following a rollout in which she was blasted for the demonic imagery. The 17-track featureless project includes her first No. 1, “Paint the Town Red.” The song was an instant hit and became the first rap cut to hold the top spot in 2023.
Doja Cat fans are raving about Scarlet, with many calling it her magnum opus. Others want Doja to win another Grammy. A glance at Twitter shows early fan favorites are “F##k The Girls and “Wet V#####.” “Agora Hills” is another apparent standout with fans loving the newly released visuals.
Of course, not everybody is a fan of the unique album artwork, with one fan blasting the “ugly ass ticks” on the cover.
Doja Cat defended her artistic decision and explained the significance of the Scarlet cover, her first with any meaning.
“The art I chose for my album is beautiful and I like it a lot,” she replied. “The two spiders signify conquering your fear. None of my album covers had meaning until this album. You not accepting me was a fear I used to have. I don’t care anymore about satisfying you.”
The rapper/singer also addressed the recent social media scandal that resulted in her losing more than one million Instagram followers after telling her fans she doesn’t love them.
She hosted a listening experience Friday evening where her fans gathered outside a store window to watch the star literally paint the store red.
Doja Cat wrote out “I love you” in the window in red paint with a heart replacing “love” before splashing it with paint to distort the words. She then added, “THANK YOU” in large letters showing her gratitude for her supporters. Watch Doja Cat painting the town red and check out some of the reactions to Scarlet below.