Mulatto Officially Changed Her Name To Latto & Social Media Has Mixed Feelings

Mulatto attends Big Latto's Casino -Mulatto Birthday Event on December 17
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After months of criticism, Mulatto officially has a new rap name.

It’s simply “Latto.”

Last year, online critics bashed Latto for identifying as black but allegedly in the past saying she doesn’t like to call herself Black or White. People had issues with her stage name, Mulatto. By definition, the word describes someone who is the offspring of one white parent and one Black parent. Historically, the term is offensive. 

Latto spoke with Hip Hop DX late last year and said she’s thinking about changing her name. She said, “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 right now because it’s going to be a part of something bigger.” 

Social media has mixed reactions. Take a look:

In celebration of her new moniker, Latto is dropping a new single called “The Biggest.” 

Stay tuned!