PHOTOS: Doja Cat Attends 2023 MTV VMAs Red Carpet Wearing Nothing But Spider Webs

Fans were not happy with the rapper’s risqué attire.

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Melanie Rooten

Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to write for Music Mayhem in August of 2023, she has also contributed to Holler, Country Now, Country Chord, Celeb Secrets, Celeb Secrets Country, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not writing, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).

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Posted on September 12, 2023

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Doja Cat; Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for MTV

If there is one thing to know about Doja Cat, it is that she is not afraid to take a risk on the red carpet. 

Tonight at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), the talented singer-songwriter stepped out in a Halloween-esque dress that greatly resembled spiderwebs, showing a lot of skin and exposing a great deal of her curvy figure — talk about leaving little to the imagination!

Doja Cat paired her dress (or lack thereof) with pointed-toe pumps and tons of fun jewelry, as well as a massive spider earring to match her cobweb-looking attire. As for her oh-so bold makeup look, the rapper channeled the 1920s with white eyeshadow and thin eyebrows, as well as a blood-red manicure to complete her spooky ensemble.

Doja Cat; Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for MTV
Doja Cat; Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for MTV

“Stylist: Spiderman”

Despite being one of the first celebs to show up to the Prudential Center this evening, we already know that this look will be one of the night’s most notable — fans are already buzzing on social media.

“Happy Halloween,” @hollywoodpeezyy wrote.

“stylist: spiderman,” @afternessa wrote.

“Why wear clothes? Just go naked at this point. ‘So who are you wearing tonight?’ Spirit Halloween,” @Random_Avenger wrote.

“Did she get this from SHEIN,” @AuroraBarb9 wrote.

Doja Cat; Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for MTV
Doja Cat; Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for MTV

New Album, Scarlet

Despite the controversial dress that she wore on the pink carpet, this look is very on-brand when it comes to Doja Cat’s highly-anticipated fourth studio album, Scarlet, which is set to arrive just one week after the VMAs.

Fans have already suspected that Scarlet will have a spooky theme based on the lyrics, cover art and music videos for her pre-released tracks, “Attention,” “Paint The Town Red” and “Demons,” so we will just have to wait and see if the rest of the project stays true to this unique concept.

While Doja Cat is already a four-time VMA winner, and previously hosted the iconic award show back in 2021, she is nominated for five more “Moon Person” trophies tonight in some of the biggest categories: Artist of the Year, Video of the Year for “Attention,” Best Direction for “Attention,” Best Art Direction for “Attention” and Best Collaboration for “I Like You (A Happier Song)” with Post Malone.

To Perform At 2023 MTV VMAs

Aside from being one of the top nominees of the night, Doja Cat will also take the VMAs stage for an extra special performance. Will viewers get to hear a brand new track off of Scarlet? Only time will tell…

Doja Cat; Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for MTV
Doja Cat; Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for MTV

2023 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2023 MTV VMAs will also feature performances from Anitta, Demi Lovato, Diddy, Fall Out Boy, Karol G, Kelsea Ballerini, Lil Wayne, Måneskin, Metro Boomin, Future, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Swae Lee, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo, Peso Pluma, Shakira, Stray Kids, TOMORROW X TOGETHER and more. 

Additionally, the show will include star-studded collaborations from Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, Metro Boomin featuring Future, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Swae Lee and NAV and others.

The show is set to conclude with a massive celebration that will honor the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop with a collaborative performance by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Doug E. Fresh, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, LL Cool J, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.

Doja Cat; Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for MTV
Doja Cat; Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for MTV

Bebe Rexha, Charli D’Amelio, Coco Jones, Dixie D’Amelio, Emily Ratajkowski, French Montana, GloRilla, Ice Spice, Jared Leto, Madelyn Cline, Rita Ora and Sabrina Carpenter will be on hand to present during the ceremony.

Hosted by Nicki Minaj, the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) will broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday, September 12 at 8/7c on MTV.

The show will also stream live on UniMas at 8/7c with an encore to follow on Univision at 11:30/10:30c, making it available to the most global audience in VMAs history. 

For more information on the MTV VMAs, visit their official website HERE.

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Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to write for Music Mayhem in August of 2023, she has also contributed to Holler, Country Now, Country Chord, Celeb Secrets, Celeb Secrets Country, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not writing, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).

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