Mulatto Hints At Changing Her Controversial Stage Name

Mulatto Hints At Changing Her Controversial Stage Name

There’s no denying Mulatto’s talent or the fact that she’s blowing up. After being featured as part of this year’s XXL Freshman Class, Big Latto has proven to be a force to reckon with in this rap game.

But there’s one issue that continues to haunt her as her career blossoms–her stage name. Mulatto has received criticism for using Mulatto as the name she performs under given the word’s racist history. 

Mulatto was once used to define hybrid offspring of a horse and a donkey. It then became the term of mixed-race children from an era when Black people were treated like livestock and raped by their white slave owners, creating bi-racial children

During an interview with Hip Hop DX, Mulatto hinted at possibly changing her controversial stage name from Mulatto to her alternate-nickname Big Latto. “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,” Mulatto told DX. “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.”

Despite the controversy, 2020 has been a big year for Mulatto including her collab with Gucci Mane “Muwop” and having her breakout single “B***h From Da Souf” get a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

She also received a lot of love for her bars during the 2020 XXL Freshman Cypher. Her particular freestyle session went viral when she name dropped fellow freshman Fivio Foreign.

Mulatto has been in the game for years but really came on the scene in 2016 as the winner of Jermaine Dupri’s Lifetime show, “The Rap Game.”

It will be interesting to see if the name change will be enough to escape the issues that surround “Mulatto.” We’ll keep you posted on any updates.

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