JoJo Siwa was a “bad girl,” so she says. The Dance Moms alum has been teasing her new musical era for weeks on social media, with her brand new song “Karma” — and the internet has some thoughts.

Keep reading for everything we know.

When Does JoJo Siwa’s Song ‘Karma’ Come Out?

“Karma” dropped on April 5, 2025.

The former Nickelodeon star, 20, has been teasing new music since the beginning of March, when she shared a foreboding warning regarding her next project in a series of Instagram posts.

“The following content is not made for children,” JoJo shared on March 11,“and may be disturbing or offensive to some viewers.”

The So You Think You Can Dance judge explained that the new content may feature “sexual themes, violence, strong language, traumatic scenarios and flashing lights.”

Breaking Down JoJo Siwa’s Song ‘Karma’: Lyrics, Meaning

“Karma” is JoJo’s first time debuting a different and darker image of herself — ditching her well-known bubblegum pop persona. The song sums up JoJo’s feelings surrounding herself after being caught by a past partner in a compromising position. In the lyrics she says she was a “bad girl” that did “some bad things” — which led ~karma~ to finally catch up to her.

While most of the song has been trending on TikTok prior to its release, some of the additional lyrics include more of an explanation behind why JoJo believes she deserves her karma.

“And when I lay me down to sleep, it’s not your body next to me, this lonely room feels so empty, just me and my regrets,” she sings during the bridge. “And cold blue eyes look back at me, the mirror has no sympathy. My guilts become a symphony that won’t let me forget.”

Another part of the track has JoJo criticizing how “boring” her ex’s new partner is.

“Shе is a good girl, I think she’s boring — believe me, twenty minutes later, you’ll be snoring,” she laments. “But it still kills me that you hooked up with her. And now the universe is giving me what I deserve.”

Fan Reaction to JoJo Siwa’s ‘Karma’ Song

Since releasing the track, fans have had some… thoughts.

In one “Karma” clip, where JoJo sings “I was a bad girl,” fans have left comments that reflect some of their confusion over JoJo’s rebrand. “I’m turning my volume down,” one wrote, while another commented: “Girl no… you were literally the Bow Girl.”

However, others are showing support for JoJo’s new era, writing, “I wonder if people forgot she is a huge Freddie Mercury fan and this is 100% what I would have expected. Here for it.”

ICYMI, JoJo made her reality TV debut at age nine while competing on the second season of Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, judged by Abby Lee Miller. She would later join Dance Moms during its fifth season, until leaving in season 6. Since then, she launched her viral Bow company, launched a musical career and has become one of the biggest influencers on TikTok and YouTube.

Since her rise to fame, the dancer has been teasing a more mature side of herself, ditching her trademark bow back in 2021 and getting her first tattoo last year.

“I want to move forward, and I want to age as I age,” the former child star told Teen Vogue in 2021. “I think I’m in a great spot right now. I love what I look like, I love what I feel like, and I just want to keep that momentum.”

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