Sometimes, it’s true what they say: “Never meet your idols.” The reality is often far from what you expect, and the experience can bring more harm than good. Unfortunately, both Latto and Coi Leray had to learn this lesson the hard way through their encounters with their former idol, Nicki Minaj.
Tension in the Air
To bring you up to speed, there has been a lot of tension in the female rap community due to the leak of Latto’s songs. The controversy arose when one of the leaks turned out to be her version of Coi Leray’s “Blick Blick.” With this information out in the public, someone had to address the situation.
Instead of letting fans form their own opinions, Coi Leray and her team made a strategic move by issuing a statement. It was a smart decision to get ahead of the public’s judgment. However, her statement didn’t directly address “Blick Blick” and mainly focused on highlighting other songs she had written to prove her songwriting abilities.
I must say, Coi Leray could excel as a politician with her speech skills. She managed to filibuster and avoid saying anything substantial. Her publicist deserves credit for keeping her in line, ensuring she didn’t admit guilt and stuck to politically correct statements.
My Take on the Situation
Upon analyzing the whole situation, it appears that Latto recorded “Blick Blick” first. The leaked verses showing that Latto’s verse was identical to Coi’s suggests that either someone else wrote it or Latto gifted the song to Coi. More importantly, this implies that Coi misled Nicki Minaj and the world. A few months ago, Nicki asked Coi about the creation of the song during an Instagram Live session. Upon rewatching it now, it is evident from Coi’s body language that she was clearly lying.
The key lesson we should take from this is that artists need to stop treating having songwriters as something embarrassing. In reality, it’s not as bad as it may seem. Even legendary artists have sought help in writing some of their biggest hits.