Who is Latto?
Latto is an American rapper and singer. She is best known for being on the reality television series “The Rap Game” in 2016 where she was known as Miss Mulatto and won the show’s first season.
She is often referred to as “Big Latto”. Some of her hit singles include “Big Energy”, “Bitch From Da Souf”, ‘For the Night” and many others.
Latto’s real name is Alyssa Michelle Stephens. She was born on December 22, 1998, in Columbus, Ohio, United States. She is 23 years old as of November 2022.
About Latto’s parents
Latto was born to mixed-race couple Shayne Stephens (father) and Misti Pitts (mother). Her mother is White-American while her father is African-American. In an interview with DJ Vlad in 2022, Latto opened up about growing up with parents of two different races. The rapper revealed that she got bullied for being light-skinned during her school years because of the stereotypes against light-skinned Black people.
She also added that she grew up with both her parents and their families and thought little about race, and identified with both. It was only when she went to school that she realized people thought differently about her bi-racial family.
About Latto’s father – Shayne Stephens
Latto’s father, Shayne Stephens is a businessman of African-American ethnicity. He got married to his wife Misti Pitts (Latto’s mother) and they have two children together. In an interview with DJ Vlad in 2022, Latto explained that her father initially channelled a lot of resources into her driving career but later supported her decision to go into rap music. Aside from this, not much else is known about him.
About Latto’s mother – Misti Pitts
According to reports, Latto’s mother, Misti Pitts was born on December 8, 1982, in the United States. She is 39 years old as of November 2022. She got married to Shayne Stephens (Latto’s father) and they have two children together. There is no information about her early life or career.
Latto was born as the eldest of two children. She has a younger sister named Brooklyn Nikole.
a. Brooklyn Nikole
Brooklyn Nikole is a model and social media star. She was born on July 19, 2002, in the United States. She is 20 years old as of November 2022. According to reports, Brooklyn Nikole is best recognized for earning representation from Select Models agency in Atlanta.
She first started sharing modelling and lifestyle photos through her Instagram in November 2017. She gained further recognition when she was made an ambassador for My Pajama Boutique in August 2018.
Latto completed her early education at the Lovejoy High School in Columbus, Ohio, United States. She is yet to enrol herself in the university, as of the time of writing this article. While in high school, Latto was more interested in acting and other co-curricular activities.
Changing her name from “Miss Mulatto” to “Latto”
Latto originally started rapping under the stage name “Miss Mulatto” but later changed to “Latto”.
Latto’s wiki profile
|Full name||Alyssa Michelle Stephens|
|Place of birth||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Date of birth||December 22, 1998|
|Age||23 years old|
|Career||Rapper and singer|
|Height||5 ft 5|
|Boyfriend||21 Savage (rumoured)|
|Parents||Shayne Stephens (Father)|
Miss Pittis (Mother)
|Alma mater||Lovejoy High School|
|Net worth||$2 million (estimated)|
How Latto started her career
Latto started her career as a contestant on the Lifetime reality series “The Rap Game” which Germaine Dupri and Queen Latifah produced. The series follows young aspiring rappers competing against one another for eight weeks. Latto was under the stage name “Miss Mullato” at the time and she eventually emerged as the overall winner of the competition.
She was later offered a recording contract from Dupri with “So So Def Records” but she turned it down, claiming she wanted to be an independent artist. In January 2019, Latto released her hit single “Bitch from da Souf”.
The single later became her breakout hit, climbing to number 95 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was later certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song later received a remix, featuring rappers Saweetie and Trina which was included on her third EP, titled “Hit with Latto”, which was released on December 12. That same year, Latto was also invited to perform at Rolling Loud, an annual hip-hop festival in Miami, Florida.
In July 2020, Latto made a cameo appearance in the music video of “WAP” by American rapper Cardi B. That same day, Latto was featured on NLE’s Choppa’s single “Make Em Stay” which was taken from his debut studio album, Top Shotta. In September 2021, Latto was featured on the remix of Chloe x Halle’s “Do It” alongside Doja Cat and City Girls. That same day, she also featured on G-Eazy‘s single “Down”.
Latto’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (November 2022), Latto is not married and does not have a husband. The young rapper has never been married. However, Latto is rumoured to be dating American rapper 21 Savage. She has also been romantically linked to rappers Key Glock and Bandit Gang Marco.
List of Latto’s boyfriends
- Latto was in a relationship with Bandit Gang Marco in 2017.
- Latto was rumoured to be in a relationship with rapper Key Glock in 2019.
- Latto is believed to be currently in a relationship with 21 Savage in 2022.
About Latto and Key Glock’s relationship
Key Glock is an American rapper and songwriter. Key Glock’s real name is Markeyvius Lashun Cathey. He was born on August 3, 1997, in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. He is 25 years old as of November 2022.
In 2021, Latto confirmed that she is seeing someone but preferred to keep the relationship private so that the public wouldn’t ruin it. As a result, fans started speculating that the mystery man Latto was dating was Key Glock. In an interview with Shaderoom in 2021, Key Glock was asked if he was single.
The rapper said:
Aye, Glock ain’t been in no real relationship- well not a real relationship. Glock ain’t been in a real relationship since high school.
The pair recorded a song titled “HYS” which was released in 2019. Interestingly, their relationship was never confirmed.
About Latto and 21 Savage’s relationship
21 Savage is rumoured to be the current boyfriend of Latto. He is an American rapper. 21 Savage’s real name is Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph. He was born on October 22, 1992, in Newham University Hospital, London, United Kingdom. He is 30 years old as of November 2022.
Earlier this year, Latto shared a video showing off the many ways her man spoils her with lavish gifts. She captioned the video:
I can’t stop making music about my man. I’m so happy in love.
In the video, she also showed the moment she received a brand-new Lamborghini Huracan Evo on her 23rd birthday. While Latto never revealed who the mystery man is, speculations that she and 21 Savage are secretly dating have continued to spread even though they have both denied it.
However, in 2021, fans felt that 21 Savage unintentionally confirmed he and Latto’s relationship by sharing a photo of her bare face and praising her looks.
He said in the video:
No makeup. Damn, u fine. It’s only 1 way I can come bout’ you twin”.
Despite taking down the post, the evidence was captured by blog pages across social media, fuelling reactions that the pair have allegedly been lying about their relationship.
About Latto and Bandit Gang Marco’s relationship
Bandit Gang Marco is an American rapper. He was born on April 16, 1993, in Georgia, United States. He is 29 years old as of November 2022.
Latto and Marco were friends for years before they started dating in 2017, according to reports. They dated for two years before breaking up, following reports that they had simply grown apart. The breakup happened three days before the release of Latto’s 2018 mixtape which featured a verse from Bandit Gang Marco. The verse was later removed.
In an interview with DJ Smallz Eyes, Latto explained that she removed Marco’s verse and replaced it because she didn’t want her personal feelings to tamper with her career or Marco’s.
If you break up with somebody- well me personally, any relationship, not even just with him. Any relationship I’m in doesn’t mean that I hate you or don’t want to see you do good. We did the song because we were together, but I still want to see you do good. If I feel like I could help you, you could help me.
As of the time of publishing this article (November 2022), Latto does not have any kids yet. The rapper has not disclosed any plans of having kids any time soon. At this point in her life, Latto’s main focus seems to be her career.
Latto’s net worth
According to reports, Latto has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2022. Her main source of income is the sales and streams of her songs. With over 9 million followers on Instagram and counting, Latto also makes cool money from social media influencing. She also gets her income from her personal retailer “Pittstop Clothes” which happened in Jonesboro, Georgia in 2017.
About Latto and Nicki Minaj’s feud
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian rapper, singer, and songwriter. Nicki Minaj’s full name is Onika Taraj Minaj-Petty. She was born on December 8, 1982, in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Latto and Nicki Minaj’s feud started in October 2022 when Nicki Minaj heard a report that her song “Super Freaky Girl” would be nominated in the “Best Pop Solo Performance” category at the Grammy Awards. She was mainly upset that her single wasn’t nominated in any of the rap categories. Things escalated quickly when Nicki suggested that if her song would be excluded, Latto’s song “Big Energy” should also be excluded.
Many felt that while Nicki made a good point, bringing up Latto’s name was unnecessary. Meanwhile, Latto was confused as to why she was dragged into Nicki’s rant. Nicki later revealed that Latto had communicated with her offline in an attempt to understand where she was coming from, but Nicki wasn’t having any of the attacks from Latto’s fans. Instead, she called Latto who is half-white an “entitled Karen” and says that she decided to be silent rather than speak up. Latto later responded by calling Nicki a “40-year-old bully”.
The two rappers continued to trade shots on social media which included Nicki sharing private messages she received from Latto a year ago asking to work together and other reference tracks. After Nicki called Latto a “super freaky grandma”, Latto fired back at the Trinidadian rapper calling her husband Kenneth Petty a registered sex offender.
However, the fight didn’t end there. Nicki delved deep into Latto’s family history, sharing a tweet from a fan claiming Latto’s father was in his late 30s when Latto was born, while her mother would’ve been 16 or 17.