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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 12: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains partial nudity.) Doja Cat attends the 2023 Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey.

Doja Cat is giving us a little more insight into what’s to come on her new album Scarlet. The “Attention” singer will have “no features” she says on the project and that it will contain 15 songs:

1. “Paint The Town Red”
2. “Demons”
3. “Wet Vagina”
4. “F— The Girls” (FTG)
5. “Ouchies”
6. “97”
7. “Gun”
8. “Go Off”
9. “Agora Hills”
10. “Can’t Wait”
11. “Often”
12. “Love Life”
13. “Skull And Bones”
14. “Attention”
15. “Balut”

She has already released “Attention,” “Paint The Town Red,” “Demons,” and today she dropped her fourth single “Balut.” Compared to her previous Scarlet songs, “Balut” has a slower melody but she is still able to show off her rapping ability.

Doja is hyping herself up throughout the entire song, “Is it coke? Is it crack? Is it meth? (Is it?)/What the f— do she put in them hits?/I’m the s—, you a real piece of s—/I am needed, you a real needy bitch/I’m competing, you are incompetent/You are fleeting ’cause you can’t copy this,” she sings.

Then for additional salt in her fellow artists’ wounds, she says how easy it is: “Uh, wow, uh, yeah/Uh, wow, uh, yeah/Uh, wow, uh, yeah/It’s like takin’ candy from a baby,” she repeats in the chorus.

The Scarlet Tour

While the album is not out until Sept. 22, Doja already has something to celebrate. Doja gave hip-hop its first Billboard Hot 100 since August 2022 with “Paint The Town Red.” According to Billboard, the song ended its longest break for the genre atop the chart since 2001.

The California native also had one of the best performances at the VMAs. The singer performed a Scarlet medley of “Attention,” “Paint The Town Red,” and “Demons.” She also took home a moon man after winning for Best Art Direction for “Attention.”

Doja will be taking Scarlet on the road soon. The singer announced that she will be going on tour starting in October. The “Paint The Town Red” rapper won’t be alone on this journey as she has recruited both Ice Spice and Doechii to go along on tour with her. The tour begins on Halloween (Oct. 31) in San Francisco and ends on Dec. 13 in Chicago.

Scarlet will follow Doja’s Grammy-winning third studio album, Planet Her. Planet Her was released in 2021.

Listen to “Balut” below:

2023 VMAs: Hip-Hop's Performances, Ranked

  • 8. NLE Choppa feat. Nelly - "Ain't Gonna Answer" / "Hot In Herre"

    NLE Choppa took the stage and performed “Ain’t Gonna Answer.” The song features Lil Wayne who also performed earlier in the show but he did not come back out to collaborate with NLE Choppa. Nelly also came out and performed his 2009 classic “Hot In Herre.” Take a look at their performance above.

  • 7. Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary Tribute feat. Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, LL Cool J & More

    For one of the last performances of the night, the VMAs celebrated the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. The performance included, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, LL Cool J, DMC of Run-DMC, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, and Grand Master Flash. Some of the songs that were performed were “The Message” (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five), “Itty Bitty Piggy” (Nicki Minaj), “A Milli” (Lil Wayne), and “I’m Bad” (LL Cool J) more. Take a look at the performance above.

  • 6. Lil Wayne - "Back That Azz Up" / "Uproar" / "Kat Food"

    Lil Wayne opened up the VMAs performing his hits such as “Back That Azz Up” and “Uproar.” The Young Money boss also performed his new song “Kat Food.” “Kat Food” was released earlier this month. Take a look at his performance above.

  • 5. Metro Boomin ft. Future, Swae Lee, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & NAV - "Superhero"/"Calling"

    Metro Boomin took the stage and brought out his army of “superheroes” and “villains” for his dynamic performance. The Grammy-nominated producer brought out Future, Swae Lee, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and NAV to perform “Superhero” and “Calling.” Metro Boomin and Future are rumored to have a collab album coming out soon. Take a look at the performance above.

  • 4. Diddy - "I'll Be Missing You" / "Bad Boys For Life" / "I Need A Girl" & More

    Not only did Diddy accept his Global Icon Award, he also performed some of his hits. He performed “I’ll Be Missing You,” “Bad Boy For Life,” “I Need A Girl” and more. He also brought out Keyshia Cole, Faith Evans, Sting, Yung Miami, and his son Christian “King” Combs on stage. Take a look at his performance above.

  • 3. Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion - "Bongos"

    Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion put on a high-energy and twerk-filled performance at the VMAs. The duo performed their latest song “Bongos.” The record was released last week and it was the first time the two have worked together since “WAP” in 2020. Take a look at their performance above.

  • 2. Nicki Minaj - "Last Time I Saw You"

    Nicki Minaj performed “Last Time I Saw You,” her first solo song of the year. She also teased a new song which has not yet been titled. It is expected that “Last Time I Saw You” will end up on her upcoming album Pink Friday 2. That project is set to be released on Nov. 17.

  • 1. Doja Cat - "Attention" / "Paint The Town Red" / "Demons"

    Doja Cat had a dark and quite windy performance at the VMAs. She performed her three newest songs “Attention,” “Paint The Town Red,” and “Demons.” All three songs are expected to be on her upcoming album Scarlet. Her LP is set to drop on Sept. 22. Take a look at her performance above.

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