‘Just kidding’ Doja Cat Retracts Insults on her Dad Dumisani Dlamini

Doja Cat has recently faced backlash for making derogatory comments about her father, Dumisani Dlamini.

The American singer stirred up controversy on social media when she launched a profanity-laden tirade directed at her South African dad. Doja Cat, born in 1995 to the renowned Durban actor and musician and his then-partner, Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer, has a complicated relationship with her father.

Dumisani Dlamini, known for his roles in “Sarafina” and “Yizo Yizo,” relocated to South Africa, leaving behind his daughter, who has yet to visit the country. It remains uncertain whether Doja has ever had the opportunity to meet her father in person.


In an Instagram post, Doja Cat put her father, Dumisani Dlamini, on blast yet again.

In it, she called him out for “abandoning” his family and being a “b*tch.”

One follower – likely a South African – was not impressed with Doja’s words, commenting: “You are messing with the wrong one. Zulus don’t play…your ancestors will humble you”. Doja Cat clapped back: “Go give the deadbeat a kiss on the lips for me.”

She added: “[Dumisani] gave me a lazy eye and dipped.”

However, before the day was up, Doja seemingly had a change of heart. The 28-year-old changed her caption to: “JK [Just Kidding] Love you, I was mad.”

In a 2020 interview with Metro FM, Dumisani Dlamini claimed he had, in fact, attempted to reach out to Doja Cat. However, his efforts were allegedly halted by the singer’s management.

“They don’t want me to connect with her. I have tried to send her messages on social media,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to connecting with her because, as a Zulu girl, she needs to come and meet with her ancestors.”

He added: “I have tried to search for my baby and the company that runs her entertainment has been blocking me. They know that if I could get hold of her, maybe she will disappear from the picture … I know my daughter, wherever she is, is looking for me.”

In 2021, Dumisani spoke to Mzansi Magic about his belief that Doja Cat would visit South Africa.

Speaking of his Grammy-winning child, he said: “She’s my daughter. It just blew up now as if there was something wrong. People are changing stories.”

He added, “We don’t want to dwell [on the past]. One day, she will come home, and everyone will see her.”

Dumisani insisted he was proud of Doja “even before she became a superstar.”

In a 2019 interview with Leah Henry and DJ Quicksilva, Doja Cat opened up about not knowing her father.

She said: “I have never [met him], and he’s on Instagram. And he comments on my pictures sometimes. He’s an incredible dancer and great actor, but yeah, I don’t know him very well”.

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