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It’s true that there was a definite horror movie energy to Doja Cat’s TikToks about Taco Bell last week. Like she was being held prisoner?
“They want me to rap about Mexican pizza,” she says in the first TikTok, featuring a wall that is literally crumbling. “Just know it’s contractual… I know it’s bad!”
In the second TikTok, she drops a half-hearted rap jingle over a “monstrosity of a beat.”
Our favorite bar is [checks notes] “I eat, I eat, I eat.”
She doesn’t look happy, the way she did as a rebellious clown in Taco Bell’s Super Bowl commercial. She’s visibly cringing.
And the people love it!
The Doja Cat effect, by the numbers
Together, her two TikToks got…
- 28M+ views
- 7M+ likes
- 5K+ retweets from one Twitter repost
- *Several* tweets about Doja-inspired Taco Bell runs — this is a full-funnel strategy!
Anyone assuming Taco Bell is unhappy with Doja, think again. The TikToks got people excited about Mexican pizza, and the joke was on her jingle — not the food.
We pretty sure Taco Bell’s in on the joke, too; they posted a similar creative concept to their brand TikTok.