After her fame from the Lifetime series The Rao Game, Miss Mulatto has taken the rap genre by storm. Yet, even with a controversial name like “mulatto,” a racial slur for a half-white and half-white, the American rapper has not allowed that to affect her. However, this article will focus on Latto parents and how they met each other. Also, we will explain why her mixed race has raised controversial questions.
Latto, or Miss Mulatto as she is usually addressed, gained prominence after her remarkable success in the TV show, The Rap Game. Since then, she has continued to drop hits upon hits while also gaining more followers on social media platforms. Latton is a woman of diverse talents. She is a singer, dancer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Also, she has so many endorsements from brands.
Who is Latto?
Latto was born Alyssa Michelle Stephens on December 22, 1998, in Columbus, Ohio, United States of America. She was born to Misti Pitt, her mother, and Shayne Stevens. Interestingly, her mother is white while her father is black. Latto parents are mixed, which also explains her mixed race.
Mulatto and her parents moved to Georgia when she was only two years old. She does have a sibling, Brooklyn Nikole. Latto parents were not necessarily wealthy, but they had enough to send their kids to school. Latto had her high school education at Lovejoy High School. Unfortunately, we do not have complete information about her college education.
Latto started rapping at the tender age of 10. She was very sure of her talents and knew that she would become prominent in her heart. As a student, she was keenly interested in being in front of the camera. As fate would have it, she joined the cast of Queen Latifah, and Jermaine Dupri produced the show – the Rap Game, and as they say, the rest is history. Also, Latto parents made it easy for her to do whatever she wanted to do.
With several talents, Latto became a hit sensation after featuring on the first season of The Rap Game, a competition she won. Latto can write, sing, perform; she is just a bundle of many talents. With her popularity already set in stone, Latto decided to release her music. She also learned to do shows on her own without any record label. In 2019, her song Bitch From Da Souf became a hit. This made one of the biggest record labels in the country, RCA Records, sign her.
Since her signing on paper with RCA Records, Latto has released a studio album, three mixtapes, five singles, and three EPs. This shows how invested she is in her music. Fortunately for her, most of her songs have become fans’ favorites.
Latto Has Won Several Awards
Latto parents must be proud of their daughter with her rise in the music industry. For every hard work, there is usually recognition that comes in awards. Latto won the Youth Hip Hop/R&B Award at the Georgia Music Awards In 2006. She also won MTV’s Global Push Artist of the Month in 2021. In 2020, she was nominated for the Best New Hip Hop Artist during the BET Hip Hop Awards.
Latto Represents Several Brands
Aside from making money from her music, Latto is also an ambassador for several other top brands like Calvin Klein, Chanel, Shane Justin, Chalice Chanel, Geche, etc.
Latto Parents: Her Father Wanted Her to Be a Drag Racer
We all know how parents can be when they want a version of what they feel is right for them. The same applies to Latto parents. Her father, Shayne, used to be a drag racer. He tried to persuade his daughter to join him in the family profession, but Latto had other things in mind. Still, it doesn’t mean Latto didn’t grow up learning how to drive racecars. In one of her interviews, she told one DJ Vlad, how her father tried everything possible to ensure that she didn’t lose interest in driving.
However, as soon as she made up her mind that she wanted to be a rapper, her father didn’t hesitate to support not after he told her of the industry’s challenges, as she revealed in this interview.
Mulatto Spent Days In Jail
An incident of mistaken identities happened when Miss Mulatto was arrested by police officers on felony theft in 2019. It wasn’t until her sister came to tell the police officers that it was a case of mistaken identities. After her arrest, she was charged to court. But the judge set her free after she had no criminal record.
However, the release system of the station failed, and as a result, Mulatto had to spend another day in jail. She finally realized that the identity of the actual criminal looked like her. Well, when life gives you a lemon, make lemonade. Latto used the incident to make a hit song.
Who is Mulatto Dating?
Mulatto was involved with Bandit Gang Marco after being friends for several years. They dated for a while, two years before they broke up in 2018. Currently, there is no news of her in a relationship with anyone. However, she believes the relationship isn’t her focus at this stage of her life.
But a picture of her sitting on Quando Rondo’s lap recently surfaced, sparking rumors that maybe they are a thing. Well, it looks like it was a strategy to focus the attention she got on her forthcoming mixtape.
All through her career, Latto parents have been supportive. They have stood behind their girl, and the rapper acknowledges it every time. Hopefully, this is the beginning of the rise of a genuinely talented rapper.