Age ain’t nothing but a number, according to Coi Leray.
Just days before the release of her debut album Trendsetter, the “Blick Blick” rapper stopped by “The Breakfast Club” where she and Charlamagne Tha God got into a friendly debate about her music and who her audience is.
“I’m 43, I don’t think your music’s for me,” Charlamagne told Coi, who is 24.
“You don’t think my music’s for you? So what do you listen to? So tell me what you listen to,” Coi asked.
When pressed for an answer, Charlamagne said he’s been listening to Pusha T’s unreleased album It’s Almost Dry.
“Okay, that’s a little dark,” Coi joked before explaining that she has no problem with Push. “I like Pusha T, but my [album] cover is bright and colorful. You look at Pusha T, it’s black-and-white and dark. So if that’s the type of time you want to be on, you might need to tap over to Trendsetter and listen to it, get some spark in your life, brighten it up.”
Charlamagne argued that he was too old to listen to her music. “Coi, we’re not your demo. We’re old,” he said.
But Coi defended her music, saying they just needed more time to appreciate it. “It’s so versatile that you haven’t processed it,” she responded. “It’s gonna take time for people to process things, because you still stuck on Pusha T and there’s people that’s in this generation now that’s kind of, like, not making this music besides like Muni Long for example, Summer Walker for example.”
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When DJ Envy criticized her sexual lyrics, Coi clapped back by calling Charlamagne and Envy “dinosaurs.”
“Because it’s like when you when actually look at the history of a dinosaur, they have so many great things about them, right? And so many great things that they brought to this earth. But they’re so [extinct], like they’re so not here anymore, and you have to really dig deep to find that fossil.”
Charlamagne said that she should aspire to have the same kind of longevity as Pusha T. “I think Pusha T’s fire and I think he’s dope, but at the same time, I’m not listening to Pusha T,” she admitted.
She also questioned whether Charlamagne and Hot 97 even play Pusha’s music. Charlamagne said that he was about to play his new single “Neck & Wrist” with JAY-Z and Pharrell.
Trendsetter drops Friday featuring the Nicki Minaj-assisted hit “Blick Blick,” plus collaborations with H.E.R., Yung Bleu, Fivio Foreign, Nav, Polo G, and more.