Is Mulatto changing her name to Big Latto amid controversy? Internet says ‘sounds like a Starbucks drink’

The ‘Muwop’ hitmaker recently spoke about the possibility of changing her name to Big Latto, which is also her nickname


                            Is Mulatto changing her name to Big Latto amid controversy? Internet says ‘sounds like a Starbucks drink’
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American rapper Mulatto, who released her debut studio album, ‘Queen of Da Souf’, in August 2020, found herself in a controversy due to the meaning behind her name after she was featured in 2020's XXL Freshman Class list earlier this year. And, after making headlines for the same for a good period of time, it is now being reported that the 21-year-old female emcee is considering changing her name.

The ‘Muwop’ hitmaker recently sat in an interview with HipHopDX where she spoke about the possibility of changing her name to Big Latto, which is also her nickname. “I can’t say too much because we’re working on something right now, but I would be lying to say it hasn’t crossed my mind before. It is a controversy that I hear and see every day as far as my name goes, so I would be lying to say no I never thought of that. But I can’t say too much because right now because it’s going to be a part of something bigger.”  

For the unversed, the term mulatto technically is a racist slur. Oxford defines it as a person of mixed white and black ancestry, especially a person with one white and one black parent. Interestingly, the Twitter user name of the rapper currently says Big Latto and not Miss Mulatto. The Internet was quick to jump to her new comments from her interview. Speaking on the same, one said, “She's 100% changing it. Surprised she's gotten this far with a stage name like that lmao. Big Latto sounds terrible tho. Like a Starbucks drink.” One expressed, “If people really cared that much about her name she would’ve been canceled forever ago Man shrugging f**k it, let it rock.” Another added, “Big Latto. 2020 just doesn’t f**king quit.” One stated, “The name she goes by is Mulatto, Big Latto at that. I would argue that for light skinned women, the doors have been open and will always be easier to open. This whole current situation tho... especially the comments about her “friend” nah son...” Another posted, “Didnt black women know her name was Mulatto when they up lifted her?” One individual shared, “A simple google search can tell you why the word mulatto is offensive to more than just mixed people.”



 



 



 



 



 



 

According to Complex, Mulatto had said she was “passionate” about her racial identity when she was 15-years-old adding that she wanted to reclaim the “racist slur.” Mulatto was recently also criticized for labeling herself as a Black woman after previously suggesting to VladTV that she doesn't like calling herself Black or white but biracial. When someone suggested the rapper that she wanted to be Black so bad, she had replied, “I am Black dumb a** bitch."

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