In a new clip of an interview with Big Boy TV, the rapper Latto, who boasts well over a million followers on Twitter, talks about a fellow artist who tried to get her to exchange sex for clearance of a verse of a track on her upcoming album.
In the clip Latto opens up about a male rapper, who had already recorded a verse for her song, giving her a hard time clearing the verse to use on her album. In exchange for the clearance, Latto says of the unnamed artist asked her for sex in order to clear it. In the end, it was cleared but not without great frustration on Latto’s behalf.
“I’m clearing my album right now, and it’s been difficult to deal with these men,” said Latto to Big Boy. She continued saying, “They don’t know how to keep it business.”
Latto was asked to explain what she meant, as it was clear she was referring to a specific person. The rapper continued saying, “I don’t care, baby, Imma just keep it 100. It’s a feature on my album that it was difficult to clear, and they like, tryna… Drop they nuts on me because I won’t respond to a DM.” Latto’s response caused Big Boy to say “really,” with Big Boy asking if the artist would still be on the album. “Just because I love the song so much, and I had to turn it in yesterday, so I didn’t really have a choice. I was like backed into a corner, like bullied,” said the rapper.
She added, “We tolerate too much. We think, ‘Oh, well that just come with the game, being a female rapper.‘’ No, it shouldn’t though. It shouldn’t… You know you ain’t doing that to your fellow male rappers. Like, c’mon.”
Latto did not give the name of the artist who tried to extort her, but he is still on her upcoming album, 777, which drops on March 25.
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