Coi Leray has declared herself to be “amazing” at the business of music, flexing her talents as the rest of the Hip Hop world seems to finally be catching on to her greatness.
In a new interview with XXL, which dropped on Monday (May 29), Benzino’s daughter proved that believing in yourself — and your own talent — is the key to success. The rising superstar stated that she always knew she was good at what she did — she was just waiting for everyone else to catch up with her.
“I feel like now we finally realized — my label, team — that no matter what, I’m amazing at this music shit,” she told the outlet. “I was the first person that broke on TikTok, so I can’t even get mad if someone says: ‘You’re a TikTok artist.’ I know that my music is timeless and it’s global.”
But the “Players” rapper stopped short of calling herself a legend or an icon, acknowledging that such titles are earned, not claimed.
“You don’t wake up and be an icon,” she said. “An icon is made, molded, perfected, determined, focused. I feel like I’m a star, but I want to become an icon.”
This isn’t the first time that Coi Leray has sung her own praises. Earlier this month, the rising superstar took to Twitter to roast her critics, firing off a series of tweets addressing people who have questioned her credibility, as well as applauding herself for not caring what haters say — whether on or off stage.
“lol I’m that girl. Real life. Offline. In the booth. On the stage. On the red carpet. On the radio. Overseas. And that’s just what it is. Shout out to my bitches who stay true to them selves and dgaf what nobody has to say!” she tweeted.
However, the story does not end there. According to another person, although what she said regarding her abilities is true, she still benefits from the “oversaturation” she claims to hate.
“Which is all true but you got noticed and ‘fame’ from the over saturation. U literally got big off of TikTok sounds. U got talent like shit sis but don’t act like u didn’t use that moment to get ur shit poppin,” the person tweeted.
As Coi once again pointed out, despite some’s doubts regarding her success on social media platforms such as TikTok, she’s been successful in taking her career to new heights.
“How many people on TikTok went top 10 gobal? How many on TikTok had the amount of success I had with NMP , TWINNEM, BIG PURR, DDG IMPATIENT , plus soooo many more,” she tweeted.