29 Interesting Facts about Doja Cat

Cropped image of Doja Cat on stage
Doja Cat. Photo Courtesy of Naz (@dojaclouds) via Wikimedia Commons.

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 02:28 am

Who is Doja Cat?

Doja Cat is a female rapper from Los Angeles, California. She has been active in the music industry since 2012 when she released her debut studio album ‘Purrr!’

In 2014, she produced another album, which contained singles such as ‘So High’ and ‘Wanna Party’.

Here are some crazy and interesting facts about Doja Cat

Doja Cat’s Real Name

Doja Cat’s real name is Amala Zandile Dlamin.

She says that she changed her stage name from ‘M’ to ‘Doja’ when she entered high school because she didn’t want her African name.

According to Rap Genius, she said that people at school would always ask what it stood for and that they couldn’t pronounce it. She then told them that it was short for “Doja cat”.

Her stage name has many meanings. ‘Doja’ was the name of a type of weed that she liked to smoke in high school. She said that “Cat” came from her love for art and how cats have an artistic quality to them.

Cropped photo of Doja Cat with her hair flying in air
Doja Cat. Photo Courtesy of VOGUE Taiwan via Wikimedia Commons.


Doja Cat was born in Los Angeles, California on July 4th, 1996.

What Nationality is Doja Cat?

Doja Cat is of South African ancestry according to her Twitter page.

How tall is Doja Cat?

Doja Cat’s height is 5ft 6in tall.

Doja Cat Net-worth

Doja Cat’s net worth is about $1 million. This makes her one of the few female rappers to have a net worth over a million dollars at such a young age.

Furthermore, she is also incredibly successful at such a young age, having been nominated for various awards and even touring with Wiz Khalifa as one of his opening acts.

Doja Cat will be joining Wiz Khalifa on his upcoming summer tour in 2018 to promote her album “Amala”.


In 2011, Doja Cat created her YouTube channel with her best friend ‘Aryay.’ She started vlogging and posting music that she made herself.

She then gained popularity when one of her videos went viral in 2012. Doja Cat’s viral video ‘Mooo!’ had over eighty-nine million views by 2017.

Doja Cat said in an interview with ‘High Snobiety’ that she created the song when she was in high school and was going through a tough time with her family.

She then says that she ‘fucking hated the world’ when she wrote it because of this.

In 2013, she released another song called ‘So High’ featuring Ty Dolla Sign which had over twenty million views on YouTube by 2017.

Doja Cat performing on stage
Doja Cat. Photo Courtesy of Georgebre via Wikimedia Commons.

In late 2014, Doja Cat announced that her first album would be produced by Diplo and his record label Mad Decent.

She stated that she decided to work with him because of how much she loved electronic music.

Where is Doja Cat from?

Doja Cat grew up in Tarzana, a suburb of Los Angeles, to a family of South African ancestry.

She is also an only child and she has never met her father. Doja Cat’s mother later moved away with Doja Cat to Palmdale, California because she had problems with drugs that made living together hard.

Early years in music

While growing up, Doja Cat was very musical. She started playing piano at the age of four and took lessons in jazz, hip-hop, and ballet when she turned six.

Later on in her teenage years, Doja Cat began producing songs herself which is what got her famous in 2011.


Her mother’s name is Nomsa Dlamini and she was born in Swaziland, Africa in December 1971. She moved to the United States in 1997 with her then-husband.

Doja Cat’s father is Matthew Thomas Knox who also goes by ‘Lil Matt.’ He was born on January 12th, 1984, and raised in Louisville, Kentucky.

Doja Cat has stated that she never met her father, which makes sense because he is already married with children. She also stated that she wouldn’t want to meet him anyways.


Doja Cat wants kids and she is currently saving up money to adopt a child.

She has stated that she loves the idea of having kids and thinks that it would be ‘fun’ to have them.

Zodiak Sign

Doja Cat is a Sagittarius. A major trait of any Sagittarius is their curiosity and need for freedom.

Work with other artists

Apart from her own solo career, Doja Cat has also been featured in singles and albums by other artists. She appeared on the track “Five Hours” along with MØ and DJ Snake.

Her Passion

Doja Cat loves to paint. She has worked on two projects so far, one called “GOOD MORNING TEXAS” and the other called “No More Bad Vibes.”

Doja Cat Loves Anime

Doja Cat is known to enjoy watching anime. Her favorite anime movie is Akira.

Where does Doja Cat live?

Doja Cat lives in a house she recently purchased for $2.2 million in Beverly Hills.

Cost of her Home

Doja Cat’s home in Glendale, California is currently worth $2.2 million dollars.

Her Influences

One of Doja Cat’s biggest influences is the artist ILOVEMAKONNEN. She was introduced to his music through her family because they are friends with him

Doja Cat Tattoos

Doja Cat has four tattoos. One of them is a picture of her deceased brother’s face with the words “Shine Bright” underneath. It is on the back of her neck.

High School

Doja Cat went to Terra Linda High School in San Rafael, California. Furthermore, she was a cheerleader at her school and graduated in 2011.


Doja Cat attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

She studied business and psychology there for three years, but she dropped out because she felt like it wasn’t the right path for her.

Favorite music

Doja Cat enjoys rap and R&B music. Furthermore, she is a huge fan of the rapper Kodak Black. She has been supporting him since he was first arrested.

 Doja Cat singing on stage
Doja Cat. Photo Courtesy of Flow Experience via Wikimedia Commons.

Doja Cat’s Favorite Food

Doja Cat’s favorite food is Chinese food and Thai food, specifically fried rice. She also loves strawberries and pineapple which you can also see in many of her music videos.

Doja Cat’s least favorite food is olives because she claims that it tastes like medicine even though she loves the taste of medicine, according to an interview with High Snobiety.

What her First Job Was

Doja Cat’s first job was at Starbucks.

When she was working there, the members of SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada) would come in regularly because they are fans of her music.

What She Loves

Doja Cat loves her fans. She has said in multiple interviews that she would never be where she is without them and they inspire her every day.

Favorite Hobbies

Doja Cat enjoys painting and spending quality time with her friends and family. She also likes to hike and go on road trips.

Doja Cat Favorite Color

Doja Cat’s favorite color is yellow, which you can tell by looking at all of her tour merchandise, as well as the yellow tint in most of her music videos.

Signature style

Doja Cat’s signature style is very unique and specific. She wears t-shirts that are either yellow or black with some kind of print. She also wears sunglasses which you can see in most of her music videos.

Favorite songs

Doja Cat’s favorite song to perform is “So High” because it ‘feels like the best moment of [her] life’. Her other favorite song is called “Mooo!”.

She also loves “So High” because it is her favorite song to perform and she loved putting the “So High” video together.

Celebrity Drama

Doja Cat has had some celebrity drama in the past.

She dated rapper Lil Uzi Vert for a short time. The celebrities ended their relationship after just two months.

She does not seem like she will be stopping anytime soon because of how much support and love she gets from her fans on social media as well as being able to tour with big artists such as Wiz Khalifa.

Company she Keeps

Smiling Doja Cat interviewing to a journalist
Doja Cat. Photo Courtesy of The Knockturnal via Wikimedia Commons.

Doja Cat enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Her inner circle consists of close friends, but she is also very close with her siblings.


Written by Bo Weber

Supporting artists since 2014


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