I Don't Do Drugs
by Doja Cat (featuring Ariana Grande)

Album: Planet Her (2021)
Charted: 57
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Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Doja Cat ruminating on how intoxicating a physical attraction can be even when her man is not treating her well. She compares the highs she gets from her toxic relationship to a craving for drugs.

    Got me on stuck, chasing that rush
    Had to give in, couldn't give up


    Doja Cat is concerned about making herself vulnerable and finding herself addicted to her damaging romantic partner.

    I just want you, but I don't do drugs
  • Ariana Grande joins Doja Cat halfway through the song. She too is caught up in her desire for her love interest.

    Needed a fix of you, not just some kiss from you
    I needed more


    Grande's man is not giving her enough attention, but she cannot give him up.
  • The song is a counterpoint to Doja Cat and Grande's previous collaboration, "Motive." During that Positions track, the pair ruminate about a possible romance where they're not sure what their love interests' intentions are.

    Doja Cat also hooked up with Grande on a remix of "34+35" alongside Megan Thee Stallion.
  • This is a track from Doja Cat's Planet Her album. While her first two records mainly included tracks recorded solo, the singer packed her third album with star power, showcasing her rise as a leading pop act. As well as Grande, they also include collaborations with hitmakers like SZA and The Weeknd.
  • Doja Cat and Ariana Grande wrote the song with the track's producers, Y2K and Sully.

    LA-based producer Ari "Y2K" Starace had his own hit single with "Lalala" in collaboration with the Canadian rapper bbno$. He co-produced four tracks on Planet Her.

    Toronto-based producer Sheldon Yu-Ting "Sully" Cheung also co-produced the Planet Her track "Get Into It (Yuh)" with Y2K.
  • Sully came up with the original melody for "I Don't Do Drugs" when he was at a ramen shop with some friends. The whole time he was eating ramen, Sully was singing the melody in his head. "That's how I usually work, I'll hear a full melody or full beat in my head, then it's just a matter of let's lay it down as accurately as I heard it," he told Genius. "Sometimes it's frustrating because I can't get it to that specific sound but generally, I'm able to figure it out."

    Sully sent his melody idea to his friend Y2K, who was working on Planet Her. When Y2K returned Sully a version with Doja's hook on it, the beatmaker was immediately struck by her concept. Sully commented: "It's unique in the sense that everybody is so on drugs that she's like, 'I'm off drugs but I need your love.' I love that concept."

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