Doja Cat is not here for the Britney Spears comparisons.
The “Woman” hitmaker went off on fans who have likened her current buzzcut to the “Womanizer” singer’s decision to shave her head during a particularly tumultuous time in her life.
“It’s so incredibly disrespectful for people to be minimizing what Britney went through and make a joke out of something that was very serious and a big deal in her life,” Doja (real name: Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini) told Variety in a cover story published Wednesday.
“Every time I see a comment like that, I can’t compute what’s happening, other than it’s just an awful thing.”
Much like Spears did in February 2007, Doja, 27, was the one who gave herself the hair makeover — which included buzzing off her eyebrows — in August 2022.
But unlike the 41-year-old “Piece of Me” songstress — whose bad moment was captured by relentless paparazzi slammed up against the glass of a Los Angeles salon — Doja chose to have an audience, as she documented her hair-removal process via Instagram Live.
“When I shaved my eyebrows off and I shaved my head, I remember thinking, ‘Get this s—t off of me,’ because I needed to change something,” she told Variety, adding that she “wasn’t really taking care of [herself]” at the time and felt the urge to “do something.”
“So I just chopped it all off,” she explained. “And I could see the shape of my head. I could see my whole face. I can see my ears, now that I don’t have a wig that’s glued to my forehead.”
The Grammy winner added, “It’s the best choice I’ve ever made, and I’ve never felt more beautiful.”
Spears, then 25 and brunette, was in an entirely different state of mind when she walked into a beauty shop in Tarzana, Calif., late at night and asked a stylist to cut off her hair.
When the owner refused, the pop star grabbed a pair of scissors and a razor and did it herself.
The now-infamous incident happened in the midst of Spears’ bitter custody battle with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, and preceded her allegedly abusive conservatorship under her father, Jamie Spears.
The controversial legal arrangement was terminated in November 2021 after nearly 14 years.