Doja Cat is supposedly not dating anyone at the moment, as she hasn’t announced anything regarding the subject, nor shown any indication of having a romantic partner.
Although Doja Cat is characterized for not being afraid to speak her mind, and often communicates with her fans on her social media accounts, she prefers to keep details of her romantic relationships private.
Past Relationships & Rumors
Did Doja Cat Date French Montana?
In late September 2020, Doja Cat and fellow rapper French Montana were spotted together on a yacht. Although the pair wasn’t alone in what seemed a small party of friends, rumors were quick to arise, and it was speculated there was a romantic relationship between them.
However on a Tweet posted on 1 October, Doja Cat denied she was dating Montana: ‘Me and French got a song coming out. F*ckin relax.’ She didn’t give further details about the upcoming track, though she hinted that the collaboration also included Megan Thee Stallion as she liked a Tweet of a fan who suggested it.
Although Doja Cat’s words were enough to end the rumors between her and Montana, he didn’t address the issue, as his romantic life was already under public scrutiny at the time. Recently he has faced accusations of being romantically involved with the reality TV show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes, who is married.
French Montana – whose real name is Karim Kharbouch – has dated many celebrities and models including Iggy Azalea, Evelyn Lozada and Alexis Skyy. However, his relationship most publicly known to date has been with Khloé Kardashian, whom he dated from 2014 to 2015.
Doja’s ex-boyfriend – Who is Johnny Utah?
Despite being in the music industry for several years, Doja Cat’s only publicly known relationship to date has been with Jacob Sullenger, better known by his stage names Johnny Utah and JAWNY. Although he remains as an indie and somewhat-alternative artist, he has made a name for himself through his characteristic funky music style and singing.
Doja Cat’s romance with Utah – who is also a producer and songwriter – started in late 2019 after she watched the music video for his single “Honeypie”, as she recalled: ‘I liked the way you moved. I don’t know, it was your pants. I was like, Oh, I like your pants.’
Mesmerized by his personal style – though not so much by his music, Utah affirmed – she proceeded to comment on one of his Instagram’s posts ‘I love you babe,’ to which Utah answered: ‘Hey girl, I just showed this pic to my little cousin and I told him that we’re together. Don’t make me look like a liar now. He looks up to me.’
After that brief internet inter-action, the pair met in real life and soon confirmed their relationship. However, they weren’t together for long, as they broke-up in February 2020.
On an Instagram Live, Doja Cat confirmed she had unfollowed Utah on every social media account, also adding ‘everything is ok’ and ‘(it) just didn’t work out,’ as to affirm the relationship ended for normal reasons, and nothing dramatic had happened between them.
Who is Doja Cat?
Doja Cat – whose real name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini – is an American singer and rapper born on 21 October 1995 in Los Angeles, California USA. She rose to prominence with her album “Hot Pink” in 2020.
Amala Dlamini is the daughter and only child of Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer and Dumisani Dlamini. Soon after her birth Amala and her mother moved to New York, where they stayed for five years until their return to California. Amala’s father – who is a producer and actor of South African origin – wasn’t present in her life during her childhood.
Although Dumisani Dlamini often comments on his daughter’s Instagram’s posts, this makes her slightly uncomfortable as she told The Fader: ‘I don’t hold grudges against him or anything in any way, but obviously it’s a little weird’.
Amala Dlamini spent her childhood skating and dancing, though she developed an early interest in music as well. Besides taking Jazz lessons, she was also influenced by artists such as Jamiroquai and Tupac.
“Music By The Sun” by Rihanna was the first album the teen Amala bought though, which ultimately led her to start singing and creating her own sound. However, her lack of confidence slightly hampered her growth as an artist: ‘I think I wanted to sing, but I just couldn’t because I was so shy’. Amala continued, saying she thought her mother would be upset if she had heard her singing too loudly in her bedroom.
Deciding music was her way-to-go and her true passion, Amala eventually dropped out of high school at 16 years old.
Despite her shyness, Doja Cat started creating and producing her own music in her teens, and uploading it onto SoundCloud, though most of these tracks were deleted by herself not long after.
Her earliest recorded track on the internet – “So High” – dates back to 2012: ‘I got like two likes, but it was the craziest thing ever. I think I cried. It was insane’.
It was during these early stages of her career when she chose her stage name, inspired by her love for cats and ‘doja’, which is an alternative street name for marijuana. She told Dazed: ‘I was heavily addicted to weed and weed culture, so when I began rapping I thought of the word ‘doja’ and how it sounds like a girl’s name’.
After the release of “So High”, Doja Cat was signed by RCA Records in association with Kemosabe Records, managed by Dr. Luke. This helped her to release her first extended play (EP) “Purrr!” in late 2014.
Rise To Fame
Although “Purrr!” achieved a moderate success, it wasn’t enough to give Doja Cat the recognition she was looking for. However, not giving up on her dream, she continued creating music, and in March 2018 released her first full album entitled “Amala” .
Although at first “Amala” failed to attract the attention of the media, later in 2019 the album was re-released, and her career started rising. One of the new tracks – “Mooo!” – is an unconventional but entertaining cow-themed song, which was inspired by one of her costumes: ‘the shirt was so ridiculous that I was like, maybe that would be cool if I just made a song about cows,’ She told The Fader.
Not only did she create the song alone, the music video was also produced solely by herself: ‘(it) only took about five-and-a-half to six hours. I stayed up ‘til like 3 a.m.’ The song ultimately achieved moderate success, though its music video became viral on YouTube.
Doja Cat next released a remix of the song “Juicy”, featuring Tyga. This marked her first Billboard charting song, and her first certified Platinum work.
Doja Cat’s real rise to fame was soon to come though. The song “Bottom Bitch” was released in October 2019, followed by the track “Rules” later that month. In November, Doja Cat’s new album entitled “Hot Pink” was officially released, charting at number nine on Billboard.
Due to its increasing popularity online – it became a viral TikTok challenge – in January 2020 Doja Cat’s song “Say So” was released as an individual single, and soon enough charted at number five on the Billboard’s Hot 100 list, becoming her first single to reach a place on a mainstream list’s top ten.
1 year ago today I released Hot Pink! Thank you to everyone who supported me and this album… It’s been an amazing year 💖 pic.twitter.com/yr01CI7le8
— PLANET WHOMSTD (@DojaCat) November 7, 2020
In May that year the song was re-released as a remix featuring Nicky Minaj, achieving huge success as it topped the Billboard chart, becoming Doja’s first number one song.
In early 2020, Doja’s “Hot Pink Tour” was suspended due to the contingency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However Doja Cat has continued working hard, landing collaborations with international artists such as The Weeknd, Lil Wayne and Ozuna.
As of late 2020, Doja Cat has an estimated net worth of $4 million, resulting from her successful career as a singer and rapper.
Doja Cat is a woman of mixed ethnicity, characterized by her gorgeous facial features and curvy figure. She’s 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and weighs approximately 120lbs (55kgs).
In November 2020 Doja Cat confessed on her Twitter account that she was ‘tired’ of “Say So”.
During her teens she practiced Hinduism.
She has dyed her hair various colors including red, ash blonde and pink.
Doja Cat is openly bisexual.