Latto has ruffled some feathers after responding to a young social media star’s fashion question with what some have deemed an inappropriate answer.
Footage of an encounter between the rapper and Taylen Biggs surfaced online on Thursday (September 29), which sees Latto get approached by the girl to asnwer some questions.
Biggs asks the 777 rapper how she would describe her “personal style,” and Latto’s answer might have been a little too salacious for a child. “I think I’m authentic, I think I give a modern sexually liberated woman,” Latto said. “You’ll learn about that later.”
The young journalist clearly had no clue what Latto was talking about as she said “ok” and moved on to the next question. Once the clip made its round on social media, the Latto criticisms began.
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Many felt Latto’s answer was very inappropriate and let it be known, such as Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star Hazel-E who said she’s going to have to check the Atlanta rapper for her carelessness.
According to Hazel, labels need to work harder on artist development, bringing up how she allegedly trained pop sensation Lady Gaga for the red carpet back in the day.
“You gotta know what is appropriate for what audience,” Hazel wrote. “Bring back artist development! I use to teach it when I was a publicist for Insterscope. I remember the first time I trained Gaga for the red carpet…and read the room.”
The criticisms didn’t stop there, as even more people chimed in on the awkward exchange between Latto and the little girl.
“Latto said ‘sexually liberated’ and y’all heard her say ‘get out there and start fuckin lil mama’,” one person tweeted while another said, “Ppl be having 120 words in their vocabulary & somehow sexual liberation is 2 of em.”
Someone else went as far as asking why the child was there in the first place to interview the rap star: “What’s the background here? Why is a kid interviewing Latto in the first place?”
Despite the controversial take, people shouldn’t be surprised Latto gave that answer as she prides herself in being sexually liberated. In July, Big Latto hopped on Twitter after dropping her “Pussy” single to state she loves rapping about anything regarding sex.
“Truth is I love rapping about sex it makes me feel so powerful and liberated and SEXY,” the “Wheelie” rapper tweeted. “But when I do yall say that’s all I rap about lol even tho I have a million other songs where I don’t.”
Check out the reactions to Latto’s interview answer below:
Latto said “sexually liberated” and y’all heard her say “get out there and start fuckin lil mama” https://t.co/BR0YDrJJjb
— Mr. PerfectPussy (@returnofkam) September 29, 2022
Ppl be having 120 words in their vocabulary & somehow sexual liberation is 2 of em https://t.co/cHZuGLsrzz
— $ocial Lite (@deeznaughtz) September 29, 2022
What's the background here? Why is a kid interviewing Latto in the first place? https://t.co/fZ7XyA6QCh
— Dr. Kin Philgood, The King of Medicine (@AimingForADream) September 29, 2022