The issue at hand that a group of Twitter users has brought up is that Doja Cat should credit Rolling Ray — an influencer from Washington, D.C., who is known by many to have popularized the phrases “It’s giving” and “Purr.”
Although “It’s giving” is a vernacular that has been already used in the Black LGBT community before the influencer’s social media rise, there are people who still feel the influencer should be recognized to a certain extent.
Rolling Ray himself entered the discussion once Doja Cat’s post went live.
“This b-tch said let me steal from this handicap black b-tch & copyrighted my saying uh whole year ago !! Lord I’m tired of fighting,” he wrote in a tweet.
This bitch said let me steal from this handicap black bitch & copy righted my saying uh whole year ago !! Lord I’m tired of fighting https://t.co/4C28VH9EjO
— RollingRay!!! (@DMVMOSTFAMOUS) August 18, 2022
Twitter pulled out the receipts that Doja Cat had trademarked the phrase for her new clothing line.
for everyone asking it’s her upcoming clothing line It’s Giving, her and jay are wearing shirts from the line here pic.twitter.com/afdfqf5PFu
— ~anthony (@aper6014) August 18, 2022
— 𝖘𝖆𝖗𝖆 (@ASTRODOJA) August 18, 2022