Doja Cat Explains Why She Changed Her Album Title From ‘Hellmouth,’ Struggles With ‘Hot One’s Da Bomb

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Doja Cat covered everything from her new album Scarlet to her obsession with “YouTube poop” and the real reason she loves being bald on her Thursday (Oct. 12) Hot Ones appearance — that is, before Da Bomb briefly stopped her in her tracks.


The 27-year-old rapper became the latest star to conquer Sean Evans’ hit First We Feast series, and luckily for curious fans everywhere, the host’s first question was about Doja’s album title change. The project, which dropped Sept. 22 under the name Scarlet, was originally titled Hellmouth, as revealed by the musician back in March.

“I don’t care about the meaning being so deep, as much as the word being a cool word,” she began. “I just like good words. I thought Hellmouth was cool … it’s like the gates of hell. But that felt so aggressive to me after a while, and I don’t know if I even like it anymore.”

“I change my mind constantly,” Doja added. “And Scarlet felt like the right thing to do, ’cause it’s kind of an ode to Hot Pink. I did the name of a color, but it’s not really; you think of [Scarlett] as someone’s first name, and not as a color. That was kind of the twist to it. And also red is just a passionate shade.”

The two also bonded about their shared hairstyles — both of them rock shaved heads — while devouring increasingly spicy chicken wings Doja made headlines last year when she razored off all of her hair, a decision she’s still loving now.

“What I like most about it, I can focus on what I’m wearing and less about my hair,” the Grammy winner said, struggling to answer while huffing, puffing and gasping through hot sauce No. 8 Da Bomb’s tear-inducing heat, looking at one point as if she might vomit. “Hair, it’s a whole other world. It’s like, f–k that. I can just wear a cute outfit and be bald. There’s hella bad b—hes that are bald in this world.”

Evans also asked Doja, who professed to being “addicted to the internet,” about her recent online obsessions — and, as expected, it yielded a very interesting response from the eccentric star. “YouTube poop has a lot of interesting — do you know what YouTube is?” she asked Evans, laughing. “It’s a sub genre of YouTube comedy.”

“I like it most when it’s a talk show, and you go in and edit it to make it sound like someone’s saying something that’s super crass and crazy,” she continued. “Like, there’s some Dr. Phil YouTube poops that are some of the best ones. I keep going back to them, but it’s a very deep rabbit hole.”

The “Paint the Town Red” musician made it through the rest of the show without too much trouble, until she was overcome by a coughing attack at the very end. That didn’t stop her from finishing a custom monster doodle inspired by Hot Ones, though.

Watch Doja Cat take on Hot Ones above.

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