Coi Leray is one of the famous new names in the rap industry and has caught the public’s attention several times with some of her famous singles like “Big Purr” and “No More Parties.”
Since she came into the scene, this American rapper has put her social media platforms to good use by promoting her music.
From her seductive posts on Instagram, to letting everyone have it publicly, whether it’s her family or ex-lovers, Leray has always shown that she doesn’t have a shy bone in her body.
She displayed this once again when critics called her a “TikTok artist.” The rapper took to Twitter to explicitly air her thoughts on the categorization
Leray Says She Has A Family To Feed
While social media platforms like Twitter and IG are suitable for promoting music, none of them do it quite as well as TikTok these days. This is because most content on the app is centered around dancing, and many artists like Leray, who have taken advantage of it, have blown up.
To promote her songs and keep up with the latest dance trends, Leray made TikTok videos with artists like Lil Baby, Snoop Dog, and Justin Bieber, but this led to being dubbed a “TikTok artist.”
Leroy didn’t take this lightly as she went on Twitter to say that she had a family to feed, and promoting her music on TikTok was her decision.
“Call me a TikTok artist, but just so you know. When an artist drops music, it gets uploaded to TikTok as well. Whether they chose to promote and have fun with the record, that’s on them… but I got a family to feed, ima get mines regardless,” she tweeted.
More Of Leroy’s Twitter Clap Back
The 24-year-old rapper addressed the critics dubbing her a TikTok artist and pointed out that most TikTok songs go straight to the Billboard charts, so if people were trying to give her a title, they should lump it in with that.
Last month, Leroy faced a similar situation when she was labeled a TikTok star despite her songs appearing on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Tik Tok artist goes straight to billboard every time so call me a billboard artist whenever you wanna throw tik tok in there,” she tweeted. She also posted a screenshot of her recent song “Twinnem,” which debuted as No 1 in the top tracks in the U.S.
The Boston native has been on the Billboard Hot 100 twice since she released “No More Parties” and “Big Purr,” which featured Pooh Shiesty. When they came out, these two went up to No. 26 and No. 29, respectively, and they’ve been climbing ever since, especially when Lil Durk’s remixed “No More Parties.”
Leray Defended Bia
Bia is another rapper with popular songs on the TikTok platform. She was targeted along with Leray by critics on Twitter for their sounds and performances. BIA didn’t take the criticism in stride and called the fan “weird and jealous of other peoples success.”
Leray’s response was more unfiltered, saying, These bi**hes GOT NO HITS,” she wrote. “NOT 1 IDGAF DEAD CROWD LIT CROWD WE MAKE HITS WHILE THEY OUT HERE MAKING VIBES SMD ALL YALL HATERS.”
Leray is no stranger to criticism because, from the time she came to the limelight, she has been under scrutiny by critics and trolls for her looks, how she sounds in her songs and every other thing in between.
Unlike some people who buckle under the pressure, Leray isn’t giving it the attention it requires. Instead, she is focused on earning nominations in award shows, performing at festivals, and the occasional clap backs.
Leroy Discusses The Success Of ‘No More Parties’
After the remix of “No More Parties,” featuring Lil Durk, the song’s popularity increased on different social media platforms, especially TikTok.
The tune has continued its climb on the Billboard Hot 100 week after week. “No More Parties” was released in January and was certified Gold by the RIA recently.
During Leroy’s interview with Essence, she said, “My label is happy, my fans are happy, and the world is starting to know me for me and who I am as an artist.”
“It feels like I’m getting closer to being a major, major superstar.” She added. “The world just needs to get ready for me to stay here and not go nowhere. The world just needs to get used to this little bu** because I’m not going to stop shaking it.”