Coi Leray dominated the stage at Rolling Loud California not too long ago, however earlier than her high-energy efficiency, she took a while to speak with Billboard‘s Tetris Kelly about her spectacular come-up.
When requested when she knew she made it, the “Players” rapper shared, “When I found out I was on the top 10 U.K. charts, and then the top 20 pop charts and then the top 20 Billboard [Hot 100]. That was a big stepping stone for me because my dream was to cross over. Of course, I love Billboard. I look up to you guys. You guys are watching me grow, so I can’t wait to show you how much more I have for you.”
“Players” is Leray’s fourth entry on the Sizzling 100 (at the moment sitting at No. 16), after “No More Parties,” that includes Lil Durk (No. 26 peak in 2021); “Big Purr (Prrdd),” with Pooh Shiesty (No. 69, 2021); and “Blick Blick!,” with Nicki Minaj (No. 37, 2022).
As for the brand new era of feminine rappers rising within the music business proper now, like Coi Leray herself and Ice Spice, the 25-year-old mentioned that the brand new women on the town are all about positivity. “It’s just confidence. We’re giving you good vibes, good energy, good music,” she mentioned.
Watch Billboard‘s full interview with Coi Leray above.