Atlanta hitmaker Latto decided to address rumors that Lil Wayne denied a request to sample his hit track “Lollipop.” The story began to circulate after the “Big Energy” artist’s feud with Nicki Minaj went public.
“Lollipop” was a smash hit from Weezy’s Tha Carter III back in 2008. The song ended up hitting No. 1 on 4 Billboard charts, including the Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.
A parody account of Pop Base had Twitter users believing a story about Latto wanting to sample “Lollipop” for her own project. However, the”Muwop” rapper then took to social media to address the speculation.
Lil Wayne has denied Latto’s requests to sample his 2008 hit ‘Lollipop’ in upcoming single, HITSDD reports. pic.twitter.com/h22m6atIJL
— Pop Base (@PoeBase) October 23, 2022
POV: u don’t even have a song sampling lollipop 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/QMjEdLCWl4
— BIG LATTO 🎰 (@Latto) October 24, 2022
The exchange came after Latto became involved in a heated dispute with Nicki Minaj on Twitter two weeks ago. Minaj emerged onto the music scene in the late 2000s as a protege of Lil Wayne with Young Money.
The Twitter beef behind Latto & the “Lollipop” rumor
The beef between Latto and Nicki Minaj began over the latter’s complaints over her song “Super Freaky Girl.” Nicki called out the Recording Academy for placing “SFG” in the Grammys’ Pop categories, while suggesting the same should be done for Latto’s “Big Energy”. The two women were already dealing with behind-the-scenes tension, so the controversy led to the public Twitter argument.
Latto has previously worked with Lil Wayne on music. The Atlanta native collabed with Wayne and Childish Gambino on “Sunshine” for her latest album 777. The project, which dropped in March, is Latto’s second studio LP. 777 would go on to peak at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop” won the GRammy for Best Rap Song in 2009. The record also spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, as well as being certified 8x platinum by the RIAA.
Written by Olan Bryant