Nas Says “It’s A New World” With Social Media

LEGENDS & ICONS - Article By Kevin Douglas


Nas has found himself still trying to explain his words about Doja Cat for his “Ultra Black” single supposed diss of the new rapper.

Nas returning to the music scene in 2020 saw the legend know the power of the social media age. Many people came at him over the line about Doja Cat where he raps, “We going’ Ultra Black/ unapologetically black/The opposite of Doja Cat, Michael Blackson black.”

Maybe the timing was bad as Doja Cat was in headlines over controversial Tiny chats., Doja has formed online friendships with people who are reportedly known to be alt-righters, racist, and “incels” (misogynistic men who treat women poorly). Videos of Doja Cat in these chats began to circulate, and it didn’t take long for some of her old tweets to resurface where she allegedly made bigoted remarks.

“Well, I’ve been away, so, of course, I mention someone’s name that’s popular and people are gonna talk about it,” Nas said in a recent interview with NME. “I hear people do it all the time but no one makes a big deal of it. Maybe it’s because I don’t put out records a lot, so they’re like, ‘Whoa!’”

As you can expect, Nas isn’t one to fancy social media. In fact, it seems entirely possible that he doesn’t actually handle any of his social media platforms himself.

“I don’t really know the world that these stars live in anymore,” he said. “I’m rapping the same way I did when I was on the block, but now there’s a new world and what I say can take off with social media and I can’t do anything about it.”

Nas has previously stated he meant no malice towardsDoja Cat.