Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp says he apologized to Need to Know rapper Doja Cat after posting her DMs on TikTok last week.
The actor, who plays Will Byers in the hit Netflix series, took the blame in a TikTok clip he shared on Wednesday, which he set to an accelerated version of Doja Cat’s hit “Kiss Me More.”
“Guys everything is fine i apologized and i still follow her and love her music no hard feelings ❤️❤️,” the 17-year-old star wrote in the comments of the video, which impressively shows how he solves a math quiz.
But his comment came two hours after he posted the video in which he challenged his followers to “beat my score” after several commented on his use of Doja Cat’s song.
There seemed to be plenty of hard feelings last week after the singer gutted Schnapp for calling her “thirsty doja” in a TikTok video that revealed the direct messages she sent him as she tried to smack her with his Stranger Things co-star Joseph Quinn.
Though Schnapp deleted the original video, Doja blasted the star on TikTok Live, blaming his youth for his “boundary snake” behavior. The Planet Her artist said Schnapp’s leak felt like “a weird power play” and that she’s already spoken to him about it.
But that didn’t protect the 26-year-old rapper from backlash on social media, where several commenters disapproved of her reaching out to a minor — and then criticizing him.
The singer hasn’t directly addressed the situation since, but did on Friday tweeted: “You’re all so flinched and lame and no one wants to get hung up, that’s why you’re all here writing unironically replies to s— it’s driving you nuts.”
As the drama unfolded over the past week (and “Stranger Things 4” remains so popular), Schnapp reportedly gained almost a million more followers on Instagram. Doja reportedly lost 200,000 followers on the platform.
Schnapp’s followers on TikTok also rose to 27.8 million as of Thursday, an increase of more than 3 million since the drama began on July 7. Doja Cat’s followers on the video-sharing platform have remained steady at around 25.5 million.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2022-07-14/noah-schnapp-doja-cat-tiktok-dm-response Noah Schnapp says he apologized to Doja Cat for leaking DMs