AceShowbiz - Latto (Mulatto) is using her music to respond to the overturning of Roe v. Wade. On Friday, July 15, the female rapper released a new single called "P***y" in which she slams misogynists who try to police women's bodies.
"Who is you to bash p***y?" the 23-year-old, born Alyssa Michelle Stephen, raps in the beginning of the track. She continues, "I demand my respect, watch he paint me as crazy/ Y'all sexualize lesbians for y'all entertainment/ They engage and then gossip live from they mama basement/ If you don't get a p***y up, then they'll take it."
"Y'all misogynistic ways show the size of your d**k/ Seen with the opposite sex and just decide that he hit," she goes on. "How you ain't got a p***y, but got opinions on p***y?/ That's p***y (P***y), my ovaries ain't for you to bully."
The track arrives with an official music video. In the footage, which was co-directed by Sara Lacombe and Latto, the raptress is seen delivering her bars while being surrounded by a bunch of cute cats.
Latto announced the release date of "P***y" on July 13. However, after posting its teaser, some people accused her of profiting off the Supreme Court's decision. After one person wrote, "using serious issues to promote your song is wild," she replied, "Orrrr I took my frustrations to the booth like a RAPPER & using my platform to spread awareness."
A different user later chimed in, "The point is you're using it to profit." The individual further argued, "A real woman would use their power to change something, not to chart on the bubbling under."
Catching wind of the tweet, Latto fired back, "I actually am donating proceeds.. 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." She continued, "However I AM using my power (platform) to make a change regardless shut yo fake woke a** up what are YOU doing???"
"Y'all complain about female rap lacking substance but then say I'm 'capitalizing' when I speak on s**t," the femcee wrote in a follow-up tweet. "help me understand???"