News

Latto Comes To Bat For Abortion Rights In Planned Parenthood PSA

Following the Roe v. Wade overturn in June, Latto partnered with Planned Parenthood for a public service announcement about abortion rights.

Latto is calling out the Supreme Court in a new partnership with Planned Parenthood. The “Pxssy” rapper has released a public service announcement with the reproductive health care nonprofit, urging supporters to advocate for abortion rights and access after the overturn of Roe v. Wade in June.

“We already know who’s going to be hurt the most by these ridiculous abortion bans: Black women, Brown women, the LGBTQ+ community, and communities with low incomes,” Latto said in a statement. “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.”

She concluded, “As an artist, I want to use my platform to let these politicians know: my body is for no one to control but me.”

Latto received four MTV Video Music Awards 2022 nominations, including one for feminist anthem “Pxssy,” where she speaks out against the controversial Supreme Court overturning.

In July, the Atlanta rapper spoke to Billboard about supporting the fight for reproductive rights.

“To be a woman in this industry is hard. And to be a woman right now in general is scary,” she said. “It’s a human right to control your own body. This is not just one person or group’s fight; we should all be shouting how unjust this is and supporting the right for someone to decide what happens to their body. I want to see men supporting by protesting alongside women and voting for candidates that push forward our right of choice.”

Jaelani Turner-Williams

Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with bylines at Billboard, MTV News, NYLON, Recording Academy and more. Read her mind on Twitter at @hernameisjae.

Share
Published by
Jaelani Turner-Williams

Recent Posts

Brittney Griner Released From Russian Custody In Prison Swap

WNBA player Brittney Griner has officially been released from a Russian penal colony in a… Read More

December 8, 2022

Five Great Memoirs By People of Color Released in 2022

Here is a list of five writers of color who have written exceptional memoirs this… Read More

December 7, 2022

Keke Palmer is All in on Whoopi Goldberg’s ‘Sister Act 3’ Idea

Actress and media mogul Keke Palmer has responded to Whoopi Goldberg proposing that she, Lizzo… Read More

December 7, 2022

The Origin Of Woke: How The Death Of Woke Led To The Birth Of Cancel Culture

In the third and final installment of our “Origin of Woke” series, Elijah Watson writes about… Read More

December 7, 2022

Mary J. Blige, Lil Tjay, Kendrick Lamar & Migos Were the Most-Searched Artists on Google

Also trending on Google in 2022 were Will Smith, Serena Williams, Chris Rock, HBO drama… Read More

December 7, 2022

“A Never-Ending Visual Spectacle:” Critics Are Going Crazy Over ‘Avatar: The Way of Water”

The embargo has lifted on long-awaited James Cameron epic Avatar: The Way of Water, which… Read More

December 7, 2022