Nas Addresses His Apparent Doja Cat Diss On 'Ultra Black'

By Paris Close

August 24, 2020

Chill. Nas has no beef with Doja Cat.

Ever since Nas dropped his song “Ultra Black” from his new album King's Disease, social media has been hot over one line, in particular, in which Nas seemingly disses the “Freak” singer.

The controversial verse in question: "We going ultra black, unapologetically black/ The opposite of Doja Cat, Michael Blackson black."

The line drew Nas a ton of unwanted attention, with many speculating he was throwing shade at Doja, who, months prior, had been embroiled in a racism controversy for participating in chatrooms with alleged white supremacists. (She also caught heat for putting out a song titled “Dindu Nuffin,” an expression that demeans Black victims of police brutality.)

However, Nas claims people are giving the lyric more meaning than it needs, explaining that he meant no disrespect toward the 24-year-old pop star, and assured “Ultra Black” is nothing but a Black pride anthem.

Nas cleared everything up during a recent interview on Friday (August 21), saying, "I was really just saying a rhyme that rhymed with 'Ultra Black.' I didn't even think of it, you know what I'm saying? It's all love."

So how did Doja react to all of this? Well, she’s apparently planning to answer the mention on her upcoming track, titled — wait for it — “NAS.” What’s more, the starlet claims she planned to drop the song even before Nas released “Ultra Black.”

“It’s kinda nice… because that was before the fact. If you know what I’m talking about, then you know what I’m talking about,” she teased at the time. “If you don’t, you don’t.”

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