– ♪ Bitch, I’m a cow ♪
♪ Bitch, I’m a cow ♪ – What?
– As stupid as this whole thing was, is there a brilliance to it?
Yeah. ♪ (industrial intro) ♪ (cow mooing)
– ♪ (harmonizing off-key) ♪ – Oh my god.
– What in God’s name is this? – (laughs) Yes!
– Yes! Yes! Oh my god. Doja Cat. – I don’t know what I’m watching.
This is so weird. – ♪ (harmonizing off-key) ♪ – Oh my god. The anime [bleep]
are freaking me out. – ♪ Yah ♪
♪ Bitch, I’m a cow ♪ ♪ Bitch, I’m a cow ♪
– What? – ♪ Bitch, I’m a cow ♪
♪ Bitch, I’m a… – What in the [bleep]? – (raps along) ♪ I don’t say meow ♪
And it’s funny, ’cause she’s Doja Cat. – ♪ Bitch, I’m a cow ♪
– (sings along) ♪ Bitch, I’m a cow ♪ – ♪ Go moo ♪
♪ Moo ♪ – Why am I wearing this shirt today?
– I’m totally matching. – (raps along) ♪ Moo ♪
Oh, it’s a mood. – I kind of like it,
but I also really hate it. – ♪ I’m not in the mood ♪
– In the mood for being a human? – This is gonna be
in my head all day. – She actually sings really good.
This song is actually really good. – ♪ Got milk, bitch? ♪
– It’s a metaphor. – ♪ Got steak, ho? ♪
– (laughs) – ♪ Get me A1 sauce… ♪
– Oh my gosh. This is genius. – Okay, the more I watch it,
the more I kind of like it. – Oh my god. I just noticed
that her hair makes it look like she has the little horns.
– Dude, she’s on Rap Genius, too. This [bleep]’s deep.
It’s a political message. – ♪ Ice cream ♪
– This can’t be a thing. This is not real. – (laughs) This is so stupid,
but I love how much she’s owning it. – ♪ …farmer, McDonald’s ♪
– It’s very chill. That’s what I like about it. I can listen to this
if I’m doing homework. – ♪ Chili cheese fries
as a starter ♪ – She has bars. I actually
checked out her other music, too. – ♪ Bitch, I’m a cow ♪
♪ Bitch, I’m a cow ♪ – This is weird good [bleep].
I wasn’t expecting this to just be weird [bleep].
This is weird good [bleep]. – ♪ Bitch, I’m a cow ♪
– This is the stupidest thing I think I’ve ever seen.
– She has an album coming out, too. And if this song’s on there,
hell yeah, I’m copping that. – ♪ Old McDonald had a farm ♪
– (laughs) No, she did NOT with the nursery rhyme.
– ♪ I been tryna turn up in the country ♪
♪ I ain’t in the city… ♪ – I don’t understand
if this is a vegan statement or if it’s just a random
intentionally trying to go viral kind of thing.
– ♪ Get out my hay ♪ ♪ Get out my hay, bitch ♪ ♪ Get out my hay ♪
♪ I ain’t a moose, bitch ♪ – Moose, bitch,
get out my– (laughs) yeah. This is pretty good. – ♪ Milkshake brings
all the boys to the farm ♪ ♪ And they’re like
it’s better than yours ♪ – Wait, she’s just taking
pieces from other songs. – ♪ …treat you ♪
– (raps along) ♪ But I have to charge ♪
Oh my god. See? Number one fan. – How long is this video?! – (Doja Cat) I want a cheeseburger.
– (snickering) It’s just so good, dude.
It’s just such meme music. – It’s dumb. And sometimes,
dumb things are funny. – It’s not bad.
It’s really good from beginning to end, everything.
The lyrics, the outfit, the visuals in the background.
That was the best weird [bleep] I’ve seen recently.
– (FBE) So, that was the viral hit, “Mooo!”
– (bursts out laughing) Thank god this wasn’t
a Try Not to Laugh. – (FBE) Before we jump
into questions, we have a video of the creator of the song, Doja Cat.
– Doja Cat? I thought she said
she wasn’t a cat. – (FBE) In this video,
she’ll be breaking down her lyrics. – Yeah, yeah. She did it on Genius. The second that dropped,
I had to watch. – (Doja Cat) This top
was a huge distraction for me. I would go to hit the keys
on the keyboard, and I’d have [bleep] in my way.
I literally can’t function with this, and I’m just
hitting the keys, and I’m like, “You know what?”
– She’s so cute. – (Doja Cat) “I’m just
gonna make a song about cows.” – (laughs)
– (Doja Cat) I’ve had intention of making meme music…
– Yeah. – (Doja Cat) …that would maybe
reach a wider audience, that would make people go,
“What the hell is this? I should share this.”
– Hell yeah. That’s exactly what I thought.
– (Doja Cat) …that I’ve made would go viral, but that wasn’t really
the idea behind this. I was just [bleep] around.
I made the song and the video in one day.
– I love it. – (Doja Cat) I think that it’s
kind of a break for everybody. I feel like artists have been
taking themselves really seriously. – I agree with this, too. Everything’s very sensitive
and political. – (Doja Cat) And the climate right now
is kind of– it’s kind of uptight. Everyone’s pretty…
– Yeah. – (Doja Cat) …sensitive right now.
I think people do need humor. – That’s true.
– (Doja Cat) If I’m making a song about cows, my name is Doja Cat,
I gotta acknowledge that. Before making the song…
– I mean, boom. – (Doja Cat) But there is no way
in hell that I’ll ever be Doja Cow. – (chuckles)
– (Doja Cat) ♪ Got milk, bitch? ♪ – Can she do some ASMR videos, please?
Her voice is so soothing. – (Doja Cat) I think if anyone
makes a cow song, they have to say, “Got milk?”
– Right. – Ooh. Oh. I love that she has
an In-N-Out burger in her hand. – (Doja Cat) ♪ A1 sauce please ♪
♪ These heifers got nothing on me ♪ ♪ Steaks high, need a side
of collard greens ♪ ♪ Cash rules everything around me ♪
– I like this better when she’s doing it this way
that’s, like, a capella. – (Doja Cat) When we came up
with that one, I was like, “Bitch, C.R.E.A.M?”
It’s dairy! Gotta add it.
– (chuckles) – (Doja Cat) ♪ I got a cheeseburger,
[bleep] vegans ♪ – (laughs)
– (Doja Cat) I don’t hate vegans. I just don’t give a [bleep]
that you’re vegan. – Oh my god. – (Doja Cat) Stop shoving it
down my [bleep] throat. – We all feel that way.
– (Doja Cat) I like animals, but I also eat them. Um, so…
– (laughs) – (Doja Cat) …I’m
kind of conflicted. – I’m with her on that.
I do eat cows. – I agree with her.
I feel like everyone is a little too serious right now
about music, and it’s just like, we need to be able
to laugh a little bit. – As stupid as this whole thing was,
is there a brilliance to it? Yeah. Because do you have any idea
how much money she made from this stupid thing?
And she’s like this “Hahahaha. I’m off to the bank.”
– (FBE) So, as we’re filming this episode, some controversy
has stirred up that we will get to shortly.
– Oh, yikes. – (FBE) Before we get into that,
after watching the music video and getting a little more background
on the meaning of the lyrics, what are your initial thoughts
on the song and the video when you first watched?
– Honestly? Love it, love it, love it. – This [bleep] is weird
in the best way. People say that millennial humor
is so [bleep] weird. Absolutely, because this [bleep]
is hysterical. – It’s fun and stupid,
and when people own up to their stupid humor,
and it’s just goofy, and it’s still very innocent. – It’s not necessarily my cup of tea,
but she’s very charming. It was funny. – (FBE) The video earned more
than three million views in just under a week.
– Well deserved. – (FBE) And many are attributing that
to how bizarre and different it is in creating an almost
meme-like atmosphere around the video. – Yeah, our generation cycles
and lives through memes. – In the end,
it’s just all entertainment, and it’s just fun.
And I don’t care whether it was organic or inorganic
of creating this meme. If the [bleep]’s funny,
the [bleep]’s funny. – Our culture right now is very much,
“What can I do to be famous?” When you measure yourself that way,
you’re setting yourself up for a lot of disappointment.
– (FBE) So, as we mentioned, as we are filming this episode,
a story is developing about controversy around the artist.
So, by the time this episode comes out, there will likely
be more information, which we will include
in the fact graphics below. But we still want your thoughts
on what you know so far. – Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, of course. – (FBE) The controversy’s around
the resurfacing of old tweets from Doja Cat that some view
as homophobic in nature with words used to traditionally
attack gay people. – Uh-oh.
– (FBE) She has posted multiple apologies,
but one also used the word in trying to explain herself,
which got even more backlash, so she has since deleted them.
But she then did post a more heartfelt apology,
saying she wants to do better. This is happening more often
of late, where old posts are found and people are called out for them,
especially people with fame. What are your thoughts overall
around this being something that is continually happening
in the social media age? – It just frustrates me.
I don’t care if it was in the past and that we should get over it,
you’re still in control of what you say on social media.
There’s no changing that. Like, “Oh, it was the past.
I’m a bigger and better person.” Yes, I guess you can be,
but still, what you said still hurts. – We can hold people accountable
for sure, but I mean, if she’s genuinely changing
and apologizing and she doesn’t feel that way anymore, that’s fine. – For a society who maybe wants to act or is super compassionate and wants to act
like we’re very forgiving or open-minded, we do a lot
of close-minded things when it comes to forgiveness. – We need to be realistic
and understand that people make mistakes
and that we all are going through a channel of growth.
Yet, I do sort of like that we’re doing this,
because we’re raising the standards of what’s respectful and what’s not
and what’s acceptable and what’s not. And so, we’re letting
the future generation know we will not tolerate
this kind of behavior. – (FBE) So, we don’t have
the full information yet to fully know all the specifics
in this situation as we film, but overall, do you think
this may become too immediate on the internet to start
forming opinions before everything
is out there and people have
a full chance to respond? – I don’t, ’cause that’s the game.
That is just the game of the internet, and you can’t go crying
boo-hoo about it. – Once those happened,
some people can truly be sorry, and those people will never
be seen as sorry. That’s the downside to this
that’s not fair. – People get caught up very quickly,
and Twitter is so instantaneous that sometimes we’re like
writing as we think or writing before we think.
And I mean, that’s what starts the problems
in the first place, right? People tweeting things
without really thinking about them. – We, as people, jump
to conclusions so fast. And sometimes, you don’t get
the full story like you said. It’s another form of bullying.
– This is the “You’re canceled” era. There’s a lot of elitism
on social media and in our culture right now,
where it’s, like, there’s only one way
of being right. And of course, I’m not condoning
any hate speech or whatever. That’s horrible. For me,
it’s about letting a person prosper and improve themselves.
– (FBE) Finally, Doja Cat recently revealed that she will
be releasing a remix of “Mooo!” on Spotify and iTunes, saying,
“The version I’m putting out for sale is different
from the original, but I love it,
and I was scared as [bleep] to hear the remake,
but trust me on this one.” So, with all this mind,
do you think you’ll wanna check it out
and follow her career? Are you not interested?
Or do you think you wanna wait and see where this controversy goes
to make that decision? – I don’t know. I feel like
maybe I’ll– if I stumble upon it, then I’ll click on it,
but I don’t think it’s something that I would necessarily seek out.
– I’m pretty sure I’ll listen to it. It’s just a song.
– I’m ready to hear this. I’m ready to make some “mooves.” – I’ll probably be checking it out.
– I will. But that’s because I wanna follow it
and see what’s up. – Even before I heard
about the controversy, I was never gonna go on the internet
and look her up and go, “Let me see her.” – No. I’m not gonna
go look at her stuff. – I want to see her apology first,
and I want to get my view on it and see how I see her apology,
and then we’ll go from there. – She could have had zero controversy,
and I’m not gonna be like, “I can’t wait for that remix
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