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Doja Cat Bags VMA 2021 Hosting Gig – She Is Nominated for 5 Awards

Afouda Bamidele
Aug 30, 2021
06:30 A.M.
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Hip Hop star Doja Cat has announced that she will be hosting the fast-approaching 2021 VMA global events on social media. Alongside other mainstream stars, the rapper was nominated in five categories.

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Music star Doja Cat is bracing herself for her MTV VMA hosting gig. The singer and rapper took to Instagram, where she announced to fans that she would be handling the microphone at the big shot event.

The MTV VMA 2021 hosting gig marks the "Cyber Sex" crooner’s debut as a host for a show. Alongside the amazing milestone, she also bagged multiple nominations.

Doja Cat in a photo uploaded to her Instagram page on March 30 | Photo: instagram.com/dojacat  Shutterstock

Doja Cat in a photo uploaded to her Instagram page on March 30 | Photo: instagram.com/dojacat Shutterstock

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DOJA CAT’S ANNOUNCEMENT

The star posted an MTV VMA ad announcing her as the 2021 award show host. The clip included a creative image of her gleaned from a photoshoot session. Other details of the event were also included.

While Bieber is nominated in 7 categories, Megan bagged 6. Doja Cat joined the duo in the Artist of the Year category.

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The MTV VMA would take place on the 12th of September 2021. The time of event commencement has been slated for 8 pm. Doja Cat excitedly added in her caption:

“I’m hosting the 2021 #VMAs this year Wowowowowowow 🤯 Tune in on 9/12 at 8pm on @mtv.”

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Doja Cat added a shocked face with an exploding head emoji to show her feelings. Many Instagram fans joined the “Kiss Me More” crooner in the comment section as they all celebrated her big win.

DETAILS OF THE MTV VMA

Doja Cat’s announcement came a few days after MTV released a list of all the artists that would grace the occasion with their performances. Like Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, Lorde, Shawn Mendes, Machine Gun Kelly, and Camilla Cabello.

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Further information showed that there would be more announcements about performers in the following weeks. MTV set up a 14 gender-neutral category list for the award nominations.

Among these categories, Doja Cat bagged five nominations. Stars like Drake, Billie Eilish, Giveon, BTS, and Lil Nas X were also nominated. Justin Bieber and Megan Thee Stallion, lead with the nominations.

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While Bieber is nominated in 7 categories, Megan bagged 6. Doja Cat joined the duo in the Artist of the Year category, and for the first time, the VMAs have added the Global I Award, which would go to classic rock band Foo Fighters.

THE RISE OF DOJA CAT

It is safe to say that the trendsetter has come into her own in only a few years. The “Juicy” rapper first started gaining attention on TikTok in 2018, and at the time, it was for her viral song, “Moo, ([expletive] I’m a Cow.”

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Since her days on Soundcloud, TikTok fame, and becoming a Billboard singer, Doja Cat has had her fair share of controversies. With every milestone she attained, there was a bit of fuss regarding what many have termed misconducts.

The 25-year-old has been called out for sexualizing the Hindu Culture on her music video for “So High” and accused of racial slurs. Despite all of these, the singer keeps reaching for more milestones and attaining them.

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