The Queen of Da Souf, Latto, dropped her latest song “P***y” on Friday, and its message to misogynists is loud and clear.
The powerful new track takes aim at any and all men who have a say in women’s sexuality and their reproductive system. In response to the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, the song arrives at a time when women all over the country are losing their rights to make choices about their reproductive health.
Sampling Betty Wright‘s 1968 single “Girls Can’t Do What the Guys Do,” Latto raps in the first verse, “Girls, you can do what the guys do, and still be a lady.”
She continues, “N***a, who you is to clock p***y? Could barely pop p***y / N****s kiss and tell that s**t is not p***y.”
“‘Bout demand my respect, watch him pay me it’s crazy / Y’all sexualize lesbians but y’all entertain me,” and says “I ain’t your property, b***h, get mad and call me a b***h,” raps Latto.
Another notable line in the song reads, “My ovaries ain’t for you to bully, y’all the reason we make music teachin’ b*****s how to use it.”
Upon sharing a teaser of the new track, Latto responded to fans who said she’s using the moment to profit off of women’s rights violations.
“using serious issues to promote your song is wild…,” one user said, to which Latto tweeted back, “Orrrr I took my frustrations to the booth like a RAPPER & using my platform to spread awareness.”
“Y’all complain about female rap lacking substance but then say I’m ‘capitalizing’ when I speak on s**t help me understand???,” Latto said.
“P***y” follows the raps star’s Best New Artist win at the 2022 BET Awards.
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