Welcome to the song of the summer.
Even if you don’t vibe with Doja Cat’s “Mooo!” it’ll probably be stuck in your head well into 2019. The intoxicating beat, juxtaposed with catchy declarations like “Bitch, I’m a cow” and “I’m not a cat, I don’t say meow” creates a bop that you can’t help dancing along to.
The music video’s green screen magic rivals John Mayer’s “New Light” — while his featured the artist awkwardly dancing with zebras, Doja Cat’s “Mooo!” shows her enthusiastically munching on a burger in front of the Microsoft default background.
Doja Cat tweeted a portion of the video last week, featuring her bellowing “mooooooo” while wearing a cow printed crop top and matching pants.
“Should I honestly post the rest of this insane shit?” she asked her followers.
Doja Cat fans responded with their own renditions and cow-themed gifs.
The song blew up over the weekend, taking over Twitter timelines with the memes it inspired.
me to myself: Don’t
Don’t say it
DO NOT say it!!
my head: bitch I’m a cow!!
— SKY🦅 (@TIMSKYLIVE) August 14, 2018
mooo by doja cat has to be some kind of ancient incantation being spread by a cult, there’s no way a song has gotten stuck in so many peoples heads in such a short amount of time we’re all collectively summoning some demonic cow into our homes and I’m kind of here for it
— ༺ 𝔊𝔬𝔱𝔥 𝔍𝔞𝔣𝔞𝔯 ༻ (@arabthot) August 13, 2018
Nicki Minaj had a 5 month long album rollout only for it to get overshadowed by “Bitch I’m a Cow”
— Bobby (@SullivanBobby) August 13, 2018
Some were upset that Doja Cat, who released an album this year, was only getting recognition now.
Doja Cat did not make No Police and So High back in 2014 AND drop ‘Amala’ earlier this year for y’all to just now be getting on Al Gore’s internet talking about “Bitch I’m a cow” 😭😭😭
— C. (@xMurderCWrote) August 12, 2018
Doja Cat drooped a dope ass album this year too, but Bitch I’m a Cow is what made her go viral. The internet is a funny place.
— jj bittenbinder (@intrepid_heroin) August 14, 2018
Doja Cat herself said she couldn’t believe the attention she was getting. She told Complex that she only made the video because she bought a cow print outfit to wear on tour, and she used old sheets she had in her room as a DIY green screen.
“After making the song I was craving a cheeseburger so I ordered delivery and it made it to my house in time for filming,” Doja Cat told Complex. “That’s why I’m eating and drinking a strawberry milkshake throughout the video.”
I can’t fucking believe how much you guys like moo
— WATCH “MOOO!” ON YT (@DojaCat) August 10, 2018
She also promised to perform “Mooo!” every night of her tour.