Meaning of “Tia Tamera” by Doja Cat Ft. Rico Nasty
Tia and Tamera are twins (surnamed Mowry) who are African-American actresses that reached the height of their fame in the 1990’s. Likewise, Doja and Rico are asserting that they share a similar type of relationship. The allusion to the real-life Tia and Tamera is further buffeted by the music video of this song – and indeed even some of Doja’s lyrics – being based on the theme of the 1990s American TV sitcom titled Sister, Sister starring Tamera and Tia Mowry.
Doja Cat is known for being a humor-based rapper. As such, her verse is very comedic. However, she does take time to shoutout Black American female icons such as Nia Long, Regina Hall and the Williams’ sisters (Venus and Serena).
Rico Nasty’s verse is more along the lines of a mainstream rap song. In other words, it is primarily centered on her bankroll and toughness, both personally and in terms of her posse. And she ends the verse referring to some dude who is sweating her whom apparently she’s snubbing.
In the chorus, Doja asserts that her ‘twins are big like Tia and Tamera’. In respect to the type of lewdness that is commonly found in rap tracks, it is not clear whether she is referring to her bosom or her relationship with Rico Nasty. Though many feel she’s referring to the former. That being said, what is apparent is that these two respect each other as artists and seemingly take pleasure in working together.
Facts about “Tia Tamera”
- Writer(s): This song was written by its artists, Rico Nasty alongside Doja Cat.
- Producer(s): Aside playing the role of the song’s co-writer, Rico Nasty also played the role of its producer.
- Release Date: Doja and Rico released “Tia Tamera” on 20th February, 2019.
- 1st Interesting Stuff: The music video for “Tia Tamera” find Doja and Rico participating in a game show reminiscent to Nickelodeon’s classic Double Dare.
- 2nd Interesting Stuff: Several months before the song’s release, Doja Cat performed it live multiple times. For example, one such performance took place at a concert at Los Angeles’ EchoPlex on 21 September, 2018.