“We already know who’s going to be hurt the most by these ridiculous abortion bans,” Latto said in a statement. “Black women, Brown women, the LGBTQ+ community, and communities with low incomes. Because of this country’s history of racism and discrimination, these folks already have a hard time getting the health care they need. We all deserve to be safe and it’s every person’s right to make decisions about their own bodies. As an artist, I want to use my platform to let these politicians know: My body is for no one to control, but me.”
Caren Spruch, the national director of Arts & Entertainment Engagement at Planned Parenthood Federation of America added, “We’ve been privileged to have the support of many wonderful musical artists who are speaking out about the attacks on abortion.”
Spruch continued, “When a prominent artist like Latto uses their platform to amplify the need for reproductive rights for all, it’s a very powerful moment. Latto’s voice will do so much to inspire others to use their voices, too, and we are thrilled that she is speaking her truth. In this time of widespread loss of abortion access, the time for us all to speak up is now.”
Latto isn’t the first rapper to speak out against the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Back in June, just days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Megan Thee Stallion called out her home state of Texas while onstage during a concert.
“Texas [is] really embarrassing me right now,” she said. “I wanna have it on the record, that the hot boys and hot girls do not support this bullshit that y’all campaigning for.”
From there, Megan urged everyone in the crowd to chant “My body, my motherfucking choice.”