Many renowned musicians at some point in their careers face peculiar rumors of being part of an enigmatic secret society. Figures like Rihanna, Kanye West, and Madonna have been speculated to be members of The Illuminati. Some have even faced accusations of human sacrifice or making a pact with the devil for their success. Doja Cat, instead of dismissing these rumors, has embraced them, leading to questions about her possible affiliation with Satanism.
In early May, while in New York City for the Met Gala 2023, Doja Cat visited the well-known Bang Bang Tattoo studio and got an anatomical bat tattoo on her back. This led to fans labeling the artwork as demonic. In response, she stated, “Your fear is not my problem,” and explained the inspiration behind the tattoo.
Doja Cat, known for her trolling nature, responded to the uproar by dressing as a horned character during her YouTube Brandcast 2023 performance later that month. Her album’s title at the time, ‘Hell Mouth’ (later renamed to ‘Scarlet’), added fuel to the fan-generated frenzy.
On August 4, she released the lead single from the project, “Attention,” followed by “Paint The Town Red.” The official video for the latter featured Doja alongside the Grim Reaper, with her in full black body paint, blackout pupils, and horns. She replicated this look with minor changes on the cover art for her upcoming single “Demons.” Coupled with a new scythe tattoo behind her ear, fans are convinced she has fully embraced a darker persona.
Despite the criticism, Doja remains unfazed, responding on her Instagram Stories with a dismissive message for her detractors.
In a 2018 interview with The Fader, Doja Cat discussed her upbringing in Hinduism. While she has neither confirmed nor denied being a member of the Church Of Satan, she seems to enjoy keeping her online followers in suspense.