Latto hit the stage on the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening (March 1) to carry out her new single “Lottery” and obtain the Powerhouse award throughout the 2023 Billboard Girls in Music occasion.
Flanked by 4 backup dancers, the rapper swaggered and danced her means by way of the disco-inflected observe in a glowing physique swimsuit and matching opera-length gloves and dramatic heels.
Following her efficiency, Latto was offered her award by earlier Rising Star honoree Chlöe Bailey, who referred to as her pal and “For the Night” collaborator “a force to be reckoned with,” “an icon for young women everywhere” and “the personification of a powerhouse.”
“Megan Thee Stallion won this award, Doja Cat won this award. It’s crazy because I’m fans of my peers and they’re now my peers,” Latto mentioned, gratefully gripping Bailey’s hand for help. “All the inspiring women who paved the way for me and all the women that there are to come. I’m grateful to be a part of this new wave of female rap and baby, we kickin’ down the door and we ain’t takin’ no for an answer.”
Latto just lately sat down with Billboard at Los Angeles’ luxe Paramour Property to replicate on her rise to Powerhouse standing and her dedication to supporting the upcoming era of feminine MCs.
“My No. 1 thing has been being a girl’s girl,” she mentioned, giving props to the likes to Flo Milli, Lola Brooke and GloRilla. “I utilize my power in uplifting others on my way up. When you see Latto do a feature with an upcoming female rapper, I don’t charge them.”