Rap star Coi Leray isn’t taking any criticism today, no matter how small. The rising hip-hop artist was quick to fire back a response after Alabama rapper/singer Yung Bleu seemed to suggest she didn’t deserve her BET Awards nomination for Best New Artist.
Coi Leray Shoots Back At Yung Bleu
Coi Leray sensed some drama stirring when Yung Bleu made a comment that he was more deserving of a Best New Artist nomination from the BET Awards. Leray shot back a response on Twitter that she was just as deserving as he thinks he is, and Bleu decided not to make it an argument.
“I’m one of the 6 songs that went platinum this year. Don’t tell me I shouldn’t make sh*ttt.” -Coi Leray
“U deserve it! …. fasho …. I do to tho! I honest just used u as a example that I meet the qualifications as well. I was 1 of those 6 songs that went platinum and I actually went platinum twice this year also. Let’s not give them a show. I got love for ya kid, keep going.” -Yung Bleu
Coi Leray Doesn’t Consider Herself A ‘Female Rapper’
Earlier this month, Leray revealed that — despite being considered one of the hottest rookies in the rap game — she doesn’t even label herself a rapper. Coi went to Twitter to let the world know what she’d prefer to be called.
“I’m not a female rapper. I’m a artist. Leave that rap competition sh*t for the rappers. I just want to make good music and have a good time.”
Coi Leray’s Talent Shines Above Her Social Media Fame
Before her two breakout singles dropped (“No More Parties” and “Big Purr”), Coi Leray gained fame on social media through platforms like TikTok and Instagram. Then she made headlines during a public family feud with her father, rap veteran Benzino. But Coi’s recent success is an example of her actual talent shining through everything else.
“A lot of people have been reaching out to me and saying they want to collab. That’s the big difference now — I’m getting known for my music and not for just content or any little Instagram video.”
Coi Leray Responds To Body-Shaming Comments
Coi loves herself no matter what. In April 2021, she went online to defend those who were body-shaming her, making it clear she didn’t care at all if anybody had anything negative to say about her loving her body.
“Couple of y’all b*tches hate how comfortable i am in my skin. So weird”
“Couple of y’all be like “I love myself” b*tch no you don’t”
“If you insecure just say that”