Latto Says Rapping About Sex Makes Her Feel ‘Powerful & Liberated’

Latto has admitted that although she raps about a variety of topics, her favourite is sex because it makes her feel “powerful and liberated.”

Hot on the heels of her recent sophomore effort 777, the Atlanta-bred rapper dropped off a new single called “Pussy” on July 15. While the track thematically ties in with the Supreme Court’s recent overturning of Roe Vs. Wade, the sexual connotation of the record is linked to Latto’s love of explicit rhymes.

“Truth is I love rapping about sex it makes me feel so powerful and liberated and SEXY,” the “Wheelie” rapper tweeted on Friday (July 22). “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.”

Latto added a sexually-charged verse to Nardo Wick’s recent “Baby Wyd (Remix)” from the 2022 HipHopDX Rising Star’s Who Is Nardo Wick? 2 project.

Daddy, what you doin’? Come here, I been missin’ you/ I wanna fuckin’ lick on you/ Swallow it, and sip on you/ I was thinkin’ balcony, you know I love that penthouse view/ Sloppy-toppy in the coupe,” she raps on the track.

Despite Latto’s new single “Pussy” also being political at heart, fans took issue with the stance the rapper took and accused her of profiting off of women’s rights violations.

“Using serious issues to promote your song is wild,” a frustrated Twitter user wrote, with Latto writing back: “Orrrr I took my frustrations to the booth like a RAPPER & using my platform to spread awareness.”

A second user accused Latto of not doing enough to help women in need.

“I actually am donating proceeds,” the “Big Energy” rapper replied. “Yall be the same ones saying ‘why u gotta post everything’ if I do & assume I’m not doing it if I don’t post it lol however I AM using my power (platform) to make a change regardless shut yo fake woke ass up what are YOU doing???”

She continued: “Y’all complain about female rap lacking substance but then say I’m ‘capitalizing’ when I speak on shit. help me understand???”

Watch the video for “Pussy” below: