Missy Elliott had a conversation with a self-critical Doja Cat, talking about her experience making music over the course of her career.
Doja Cat has exploded over the last few years with hit singles such as Say So and Kiss Me More, along with three studio albums under her belt. However, she still feels like she needs to work on her lyrical abilities. During an Interview Magazine conversation with a trailblazer before her, Missy Elliott,she explained how the talent of her peers makes her want to improve as a rapper. When it comes to rap, I could be better, Doja Cat admitted. 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 Im like, Yeah, Im doing pop, but I should focus on my pen now more than ever. Im 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 whats going on. She continued, Theres personal stuff that happens in my life that I dont talk about in my music. I also kind of dont care. I always felt like you cared about dancers, and you cared about sounds, and youre 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 theyre sick and tired, and how theyre this and that. It gets boring after a while. Missy Elliott replied, Sometimes you gotta take a chance. I never felt like I fit in, period. I dont think there was a lane for the music that we did. The only reason they found a lane is because I was rapping over the tracks. But at first, I dont think people understood the music. Youre starting to create your own lane. It probably wont ever fit, but people will love it. A post shared by Doja Cat (@dojacat) Doja Cat also revealed she finds rapping harder than singing due to the fact she doesnt want to come out with silly lyrics. Its harder for me to rap, she said. Sometimes I get writers block, because I dont want to write something stupid. Sometimes Ill write something and be like, Why would I say that? Then Ill restart, and eventually just give up. But when I do it right, Im really, really happy about it. Read more