Doja Cat had already recorded a version “You Right” when The Weeknd heard it. After a different collab fell through, he convinced Doja to give him a spot on her song, and the rest is history.
USA Today mentioned the album’s star-wattage collabs, but reviewer Melissa Ruggieri couldn’t help but take a swipe at Doja:
Her two highest-profile collaborations – with Grande and The Weeknd – are memorable not for the name recognition of her playmates, but for how well they balance Doja Cat’s unique, if not technically adept voice.
Grande is in full pillow-y princess mode as she complements Doja Cat on the airy “I Don’t Do Drugs,” a mid-tempo pop song studded with electronic touches. The Weeknd, meanwhile, dives into the head-nodding “You Right,” which he co-wrote, with a patented sexy verse, leaving his mark as he urges Doja Cat to move on and into his bed (“I know your history, met him before your peak/ He’s so connected to that woman that you used to be”).
The art for her new album Planet Her includes fabulous imagery by David LaChapelle:
Image: YouTube / Doja Cat