Mulatto addresses name change to Latto on new single “The Biggest”

She’d confirmed the rebrand a few months back.

The rapper formerly known as Mulatto has officially rebranded to Latto. She has also released the music video for “The Biggest”, the first single under her new moniker.

The Atlanta rapper born Alyssa Michelle Stephens had confirmed in February that she would be changing her controversial stage name, which is an outdated term used for a person with mixed white and Black ancestry—one that has been criticised as offensive.

“You know you might know your intentions, but these are strangers who don’t know you, never even met you in person,” she said in an interview with Hot Freestyle. “So you gotta hear each other out, and if you know those aren’t your intentions and that’s how it’s being perceived, it’s like why not make a change or alter it? For me, it was the name. So now I’m like, ‘OK, my intentions was to never glorify being mulatto.’”

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Now, Latto has given more insight into the decision on new single “The Biggest.” “Tried to turn the negative to a positive, but now I see the big deal / How you choose a name like that in a world where your people getting killed?” she raps over a booming beat.

The music video also tackles Latto’s relationship with the media. In the clip, she raps on a stage while videos from her past flash by, and eventually ends up at a heated press conference.

Latto previously released music videos for “Spend it” and “Sex Lies.” She also performed a set on NPR’s popular Tiny Desk series.

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Watch the music video for “The Biggest” here:

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