Doja Cat to critics of her ‘ugly’ gold makeup: ‘Wasn’t trying to look sexy’

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Doja Cat’s not afraid to get into it (yuh) with her haters.

The “Kiss Me More” hitmaker rocked dramatic gold face and body paint while out and about during Paris Fashion Week Tuesday, but not everyone was a fan of her gilded glam.

“The paint is making her look ugly. When you do makeup like this you still need to accentuate features. She look like a tired old statue lmao,” one person tweeted.

Doja, 26, wasted no time in defending her Midas moment.

“I wasn’t trying to look sexy or attractive,” she shot back. “All of my makeup has a story and there are absolutely 0 rules and if there were you wouldn’t be the one making them.”

The “Planet Her” rapper rocked the bold beauty look with a matching gold manicure, a plaid pantsuit and a Simon Miller vegan shearling coat ($695) for the A.W.A.K.E Mode show, and later swapped out the suit for a casual tee and jeans (but kept the metallic makeup) to go shopping at the Jacquemus store.

Doja dressed down for her shopping break but kept the metallic makeup on (after all, it must take a lot of time to remove).
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It was far from her only major makeup moment in Paris; Doja also sported white face paint with blue contouring, a black striped lip paired with silver eyebrow studs and graphic zigzagging eyeliner, among other theatrical looks created by artists Laurel Charleston and Sophia Sinot.

doja cat with blue face makeup
The “Need to Know” singer went with a blue-contoured look for the Monot show.

“Part of the reason we don’t get big red carpet fashion moments like that JLo Versace dress, Gaga’s meat dress or Rihanna’s met gala 2015 moment is because nobody is taking big swings anymore. Doja Cat seems to be in her ‘f—k it, let’s try it’ era and I appreciate that,” one fan tweeted.

Another praised Doja for her “most expressive” series of styles, writing, “her [sic] and her team deserve their flowers … she looks AMAZING.”

The Grammy winner shaved her head and eyebrows in August, and has been experimenting with eye-catching beauty looks ever since.

Doja Cat attends the Balenciaga Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 02, 2022 in Villepinte, France
Doja Cat hit the Balenciaga show with skinny drawn-on eyebrows.
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She recently hit back at haters of her buzzed ‘do, tweeting, “I won a grammy and traveled the f—king globe i’ve had a #1 and i went platinum. I make hit after hit after hit and you all want me to look f—kable for you so that you can go home and jerk your c—ks all day long while you live in your mothers [sic] basement.”

Added the outspoken songstress, “Go f—k yourselves.”

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