The discussion surrounding a recently leaked batch of Latto tracks has received responses from Coi Leray and BIA, with the former taking the time to offer unknowledgeable listeners a mini-course on songwriting.
The leak in question, notably, featured Latto versions of Leray’s “Blick Blick” and BIA’s “Whole Lotta Money.” The tracks were leaked to social media following Latto and Nicki Minaj’s public back-and-forth, which—as previously reported—was quite extensive. Minaj, of course, is featured on the studio version of “Blick Blick” and was also enlisted for BIA’s “Whole Lotta Money” remix.
“I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy,” Leray said when addressing the Latto leaks in a recent Instagram update. “It’s fucked up. It’s foolish. There’s a lot of hard work that a lot of people put into the music. Not only the artists, but the producers. And for people to just go on and really leak something that’s precious to someone is corny.”
From there, Leray turned her attention to providing what she said was “a little education” for those not grasping the situation.
“My whole album, I mean, every single feature, written by me,” she said, adding that her “pen game is super amazing.” Leray then shouted out several “amazing writers” and also pointed to the longstanding fact that writers (namely writers that are not also a given track’s performing artist) have long contributed to many of the most ubiquitous songs in music history.
“There would be no game without writers,” Leray said. “Now, when it comes to rap, I also understand that as well but I do melodies, I’m melodic. I’m not sitting here trying to rap battle nobody.”
As for those sticking with their criticism, Leray noted this approach was “ignorant” and showed a lack of understanding of the process.
“It’s not a funny situation,” she said.
BIA, meanwhile, shared several tweets in response to similar criticism spurred by the leaked Latto tracks. In one tweet, she pointed out how easy it is to simply look up the songwriting credits for a song, using her own “Whole Lotta Money” in a screenshot-captured example.
“But Ntm on this bc I really don’t care who writes and who doesn’t,” BIA added in another tweet before sharing additional examples of her credits. “I only care about making the best song I can make.”
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