In an unique interview with HipHopDX, the super-producer spilled all of the tea about what occurred on the present, plus gave unique quips about Bow Wow, his upcoming Curren$y initiatives, and his artist Younger Dylan.
“Folks hold saying, ‘Jermaine, you dropped the ball on [Latto],’” he stated completely on the Lovers & Associates pageant on Could 6. “However what individuals don’t perceive is, I put Latto’s report out. The deal was, when you win on The Rap Recreation, you get a single from Jermaine Dupri. In order that single got here out.”
He continued: “The issue was, was that Latto was 16 years outdated, and the retailers didn’t assist it. And no one was like talking on it. No one talked about it. For those who watched the TV present, you noticed it. However individuals didn’t actually begin speaking about Latto till she began making extra vulgar information, dressing extra sexual, and being extra grownup.”
Again in 2016, HipHopDX broke the information about Latto — who was, on the time, going by “Miss Mulatto” — profitable the Lifetime actuality competitors.
The present pitted 5 pre-adult rappers; Miss Mulatto, Lil Niqo, Lil Poopy, Supa Peach and Younger Lyric towards each other for the chance to win a recording contract with Dupri’s So So Def imprint, and the 17-year-old Mulatto will now be the brand new face of the label.
The eight-episode first season noticed the opponents battle it out in varied challenges that highlighted necessary attributes a rap star ought to possess similar to battle rapping, reside performances, and penning and recording a full music in-studio. Being across the Atlanta rap scene and having years value of performances made Mulatto (actual identify Alyssa Michelle Stephens) not solely essentially the most constant artist however the perfect option to resume enterprise as soon as cameras stopped rolling.
However although she received the competitors, Latto stated on the time that she turned down the provide to be on Dupri’s So So Def Information as a result of his contract wasn’t providing her sufficient cash, based on an interview with Vlad TV again in 2016.
She did, nonetheless, make investments the cash she bought from the present correctly, turning a clothes line into successful story.