Honest Or Inappropriate? Rapper Latto Talks Sexuality With 8-Year-Old Fashion Reporter
Social media users are torn over Latto describing her style as "modern" and "sexually liberated" while speaking with eight-year-old Taylen Biggs.
by Nick Fenley
September 30, 2022 at 9:26 pm
Should Latto have censored herself during a recent conversation with a pint-sized reporter?
Biggs caught up with Latto at the 2022 Harper’s BAZAAR ICONS Party, which went down about three weeks ago, and asked her a few questions — including an inquiry regarding how the rapper would describe her personal style.
“I think I’m authentic. I think I give a modern, sexually liberated woman,” Latto tells the young reporter.
“You’ll learn about that later,” the 23-year-old adds.
@biggs Had to interview 🎥 @latto777 #bazaaricons #harpersbazaar #latto #fyp #fy #trendingvideo #viralinterview #tiktokfashion #nyfw #fashionweek #latto777 #interview #redcarpet #biglatto ♬ It’s Givin – Latto
While this TikTok was initially uploaded back on Sept. 12, a Twitter user recently caused it to gain traction by re-sharing the clip and critiquing Latto’s answer.
“Love Latto, but this wouldn’t have been my answer for a little girl,” the user wrote beneath the video.
Love Latto, but this wouldn’t have been my answer for a little girl. pic.twitter.com/mFCSNDHRj6
— Breezy ❤️ (@itzBreezyyyy_) September 29, 2022
The tweet soon began to pick up some steam, and others agreed that Latto’s wordage was unnecessary, given the fact that the reporter is only 8 years old.
This was very inappropriate.
An “I’m a very authentic and free-spirited person” would’ve sufficed for a child that age.
People no longer understand that there’s a time and place for everything.
— BB🌹 (@bbarbie_xo) September 29, 2022
There are definitely “little kid” ways to say that same thing. Like modern, confident, loving and appreciating the body that I have, friendly/social, “feeling free to enjoy adulthood”. Who says “sexually liberated” to the babies!🤣
— Danielle 🇯🇲😷♒️ (@Dani_Knope) September 29, 2022
All she had to say was authentic
— (Marlon brando enjoyer) (@BadBitc11310712) September 29, 2022
Users took it a step further and proceeded to straight-up bash Latto and seemingly question her character.
Trying to brainwash a child with thotery disguised as empowerment is beyond me pic.twitter.com/4IfMivGxFK
— Black Soldier 🇺🇸 (@Black_Soldier_7) September 29, 2022
Imagine talking about sexual libration to a child that’s mad weird.
— April’s Finest 💕 (@MakeedaRoberts) September 29, 2022
On the other hand, people also attempted to shut the naysayers down by saying that Latto was being her authentic self and Biggs shouldn’t have been in that situation, to begin with.
why should Latto have to censor herself? her music is very vulgar and explicit.. if it’s anyone to blame it’s the little girls parents pic.twitter.com/llcn06uJ65
— B. C. 🎀 (@hardwhitemaraj) September 29, 2022
It’s an adult music industry event with a random kid there interviewing for her tik tok. No offense but Latto was around adults and didn’t have to censor herself. The little girl not even supposed to be there anyway
— 💜 (@BarbieDreamxS) September 29, 2022
Others tweeted that people were seriously overreacting.
Latto said “sexually liberated” and y’all heard her say “get out there and start fuckin lil mama” https://t.co/BR0YDrJJjb
— Mr. PerfectPussy (@returnofkam) September 29, 2022
I really refuse to acknowledge any one being genuinely scandalized by that Latto clip, like y’all can’t be for real
— The Local Sun (@DanieTHBee) September 30, 2022
However, many users shut this sentiment down and doubled down on their opinion that Latto was in the wrong and people are just trying to give her a pass.
Nah, not us trying to frame this as some sort of sex education? Did her parents/guardians consent to Latto being the person to speak to her about that on the red carpet in a public space? There’s no way *this* is the example to use for teaching kids sexual liberalism. Behave. https://t.co/Aol3zPJVlM
— Insort Survivor (@ebs_the_great) September 30, 2022
It’s funny if a male would’ve said this y’all would say he weird and a pedo
— Go To The Kitchen (@bigjonpleezy) September 29, 2022
We should also note that, aside from the discussion around the appropriateness of Latto’s comment, Twitter users also laughed about how lost Biggs appeared to be about what the rapper said.
that little girl is like:😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/U1unrS1xk8
— Joshua. (@livingthroughJ) September 29, 2022
What do you think about the interview in question?