SZA Reveals Doja Cat Is Featured on Long-Awaited Song ‘Shirt’
If this is the reason why SZA fans have been waiting so long to get “Shirt,” then we forgive you, Solana. While performing at Mad Cool Festival in Madrid on Sunday, SZA revealed that Doja Cat is hopping on “Shirt” — the fan-named single she’s been teasing for hella long.
“Want to know a secret? You all want to know who’s on this song? It’ll be like our secret, right?” she told the crowd. “The hint is we already have a song together. Her name starts with a ‘D’ and it rhymes with Soulja.”
SZA announces Doja Cat will be featured on her highly anticipated track “Bloodstain/Shirt.” pic.twitter.com/fFNc6Qhubo
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“Shirt,” which SZA stans and TikTok dancers have been waiting for since 2020, will mark the second time SZA and Doja Cat have collaborated on a song. The two previously paired on “Kiss Me More,” which took home the Grammy Award for best pop duo/group performance this year.
SZA first teased “Shirt” by sharing a snippet of it on her Instagram story in late 2020 before posting it on TikTok, where it quickly went viral with a dance challenge. (“I heard y’all named the TikTok song ‘shirt’ lol. I’m fine w that,” she tweeted in January 2021. Later that month, she wrote that she was was “finalizing” the track.)
She also teased the unreleased song in the outro of her “Good Days” music video, where she’s seen pole dancing to the song. And last summer, during her 360-degree In Bloom performance for Grey Goose, SZA performed a minute-long snippet of the track.
“Bloodstain on my shirt/New bitch on my nerves/Old n—a got curved/Going back on my word/Damn, bitch, you like thirty,” she sings in the chorus. “Stealing all of my worth/Still question my affection/Let you all in my mental/Got me lookin’ so desperate.”
Back in June, SZA spoke to People about the track and how it “wasn’t going to be included on the album” but has since become its centerpiece.
“It’s always interesting to see what people gravitate toward and what they don’t,” she said. “And I think that teaches a lot about the human psyche and our culture at the same time. It’s always a surprise for me, always on both ends, whether something is positively received or negatively received.”
“Sometimes what I like doesn’t line up with other people and that is tricky, always tricky,” she added. “You never know what people want to see. It’s just a matter of how much you psych yourself up and do what you want to do no matter what anyone else wants to see. It takes a lot of willpower and energy.”
The news surrounding the track comes about a month after SZA released a deluxe edition of her 2017 LP Ctrl, which included seven new tracks, such as “2AM,” “Miles,” and “Percolator.”
She last dropped the single “I Hate U” in late 2021, joined Kali Uchis on a remix of “Fue Mejor,” and hopped on Summer Walker’s “No Love” with Cardi B.
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