Doja Cat is retiring? A look at the rap retirement home

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Many wonder whether or not Doja Cat is serious about retiring from the rap game.

Over the years, Doja has killed the game, writing songs true to herself and her audience, but that may soon be over. The announcement of Doja Cat’s retirement was made on March 25 after several heated back-and-forths between her fans.

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Many of his supporters demanded an apology.

Fans accused Doja of being rude and aggressive in response to replies on Twitter. Following the cancellation of her performance at the Asunciónico Music Festival due to a major storm, Doja took to Twitter passionately.

A week after her announcement, she received her Grammy for “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA. In an exclusive with Entertainment Tonight, Doja Cat briefly opened up about retiring from music. Focusing only on having a good night, she dodged the question as best she could.

Is Doja Cat retiring? She dodged the question in the interview

Doja Cat’s retirement from music says a lot about the relationship between fans and celebrities. Is she over for good or does she need a sanity break?

Many rappers before her have claimed to have retired and even shown how much their sanity has grown from the music industry. However, for many animators, it’s hard to stay away from rapping.

What could other rappers who have said the same thing tell us about Doja Cats’ retirement?

1. Lil Wayne: How Music Can Beat Artists Like Doja Cat

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Via @liltunechi

The exact date of Weezy’s retirement is uncertain. On several occasions, due to the controversy behind The Carter V, the rap superstar has announced his retirement.

Weezy’s first retirement announcement came in 2012 with MTV. His commitment to retirement grew more serious as he faced a legal battle with record label Cash Money in 2016.

In a tweet, Weezy expressed the defeated sanity the music industry has caused him.

The Carter V finally came out in 2018, however, that wasn’t the end of Weezy’s music career. It will soon be featured on tracks by artists such as Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled.

Notably, you can follow Lil Wayne’s retirement at islilwaynerretired.com

2. Jay Z: came back stronger than ever

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Via @beyonce

Jay-Z’s retirement story is interesting but not much can be said about the godfather of rap in this case. Jay-Z retired in 2003, after releasing The Black Album. It was, however, a marketing tactic.

Three years later, he would drop Kingdom Come and many more. He found that “retiring” at the height of his career would only make his next albums more popular.

Jay-Z would end up dropping back-to-back hits, which was well worth it. His fame was not limited to rapping after his comeback. The Carters would be a household name after marrying Beyonce.

3. Logic: Could Twitch be a new path for retired Doja Cat?

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Logic is probably the most recent rapper to come out of retirement. His retirement story is also quite strange. After the release of No Pressure, he quit his rap career and became a pro streamer on Twitch.

Her personality attracted a large audience and was a refreshing change from the music. With an ecstatic personality, could Twitch itself be a new path for retired Doja Cat?

In less than a year, he came out of retirement. His announcement came as a nod to Micheal Jordan. Logic’s non-retirement letter posted on Twitter is a copy of Jordans, modeling the same format and posted similarly by their respective attorneys

4. 50 Cent: Found his place in television

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Via @50cent

50 Cent’s retirement came unexpectedly after a chart battle with Kanye West in 2007. Ahead of Kanye and 50’s Curtis’ iconic album Graduation, the duo reportedly had heated exchanges where they said they would quit release solo albums if Graduation sold more records.

The feud between the two was great for marketing, and fans loved the beef, however, in the end, Kanye’s Graduation passed Curtis.

The rapper never really intended to retire. Losing the chart battle with Kanye hasn’t really done him any favors in the music industry. In 2009 he came out of retirement and released Before I Self Destruct, which didn’t really compete with the others.

Fortunately, he found a niche in entertainment as an executive producer for Power. Could television be a path for Doja Cat after her retirement?

5. Nicki Minaj icon for women in rap

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Nicki Minaj is one of the most controversial retired and unretired rappers. In 2019, Nicki tweeted that she was retiring from music to focus on her family. She left her “barbies” fanbase freaked out all over Twitter.

She will later clarify this tweet in an interview with The Shade Room. Nicki was only thinking about her future when she posted this tweet.

“So the retreat was kind of about talking about my album, which was like, ‘Do I want to go back and record my fifth album? Where am I now? ” she told Shade Room.

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