Coi Leray Defends BET Awards Nominations From Yung Bleu Rant
Coi Leray’s emergence into the Hip Hop game deserves attention. The 24-year-old already has a platinum hit, and her highly-anticipated debut album has fans talking all over social media. She’s beginning to gain recognition for her rapid ascent, starting with her pair of nominations at the BET Awards.
Unfortunately, Yung Bleu didn’t receive any nominations for his breakout in 2020, and he was not happy. He took to Instagram to voice his frustrations over his omission in the nominations.
“TIRED OF BEING QUIET SOMETIMES I BE WONDERING WHO ASS I GOTTA KISS TO STOP BEING SHITTED ON,” Yung Bleu wrote on Instagram in a since-deleted post. “@bet YALL NO THATS SOME BULLSHIT! DNT SAY YALL DNT CONSIDER ME A NEW ARTIST EITHER CUZ Y’all think I POPped UP AFTER YOUR MINES STILL! APPLUAD EVERY ARTIST ON THE LIST YALL DESERVE IT but I BEEN GRINDING! NOT 1 single artist ON THIS LIST GOT MOre PLAQUES THAN ME!”
Leray heard the complaints and was not happy herself, choosing to respond to the Alabama rapper on Twitter.
“I’m one of the 6 songs that went platinum this year,” Leray tweeted. “Don’t tell me I shouldn’t make shitttt.”
I’m one of the 6 songs that went platinum this year. Don’t tell me I shouldn’t make shitttt
— PRESSURE ⭐️ (@coi_leray) May 27, 2021
With a breakout like Leray’s, defending accomplishments are a given. The “Big Prr (Prrdd)” rapper was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the BET Awards. For the Best New Artist category, Leray is going up against Flo Milli, Giveon, Jack Harlow, Latto, and Pooh Shiesty. For Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Cardi B, Doja Cat, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, and Saweetie will be taking on Leray for the trophy.
Coi Leray has been enjoying this successful breakout but can’t forget how far she’s come. On May 17, Coi Leray took to Instagram to share a photo of her mugshot from 2018. According to one of the charges she showed in another picture, Leray was arrested for drug possession, and she reminded fans that her critics barely know her. She also let them know her album is done and ready to go.
“Lol this is crazy … I just took my braids out I was getting money,” she wrote in the caption. “They don’t know a thing about me … smh album is done man I’m ready.”