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Coi Leray isn't worried about TikTok potentially being banned because it's "not a streaming platform"

A photo of rapper Coi Leray performing live. She is wearing a multi-coloured Mickey Mouse gilet.
Coi Leray. (Shutterstock/Jacob Giampa)

TikTok may soon be banned in the United States, but Coi Leray isn't bothered.

On Wednesday, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill that could lead to a nationwide ban of the video-hosting platform if its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, doesn’t sell its stake within six months.

The bill passed with a large majority in a bipartisan vote, but it still needs to clear the Senate and President Joe Biden to become law.

Should the ban happen, it could be of huge detriment to musicians across the US, who will lose access to one of the modern music industry's most powerful marketing tools.

TikTok currently has over 170 million users in the US alone.

Taking to X, the platform previously known as Twitter, shortly after the bill was passed on Wednesday, Coi Leray shared her thoughts on TikTok potentially being banned.

"TikTok is not a streaming platform. And I never looked at it as one," she wrote. "I’m not worried. As long as you don’t take away Apple Music, Spotify , Soundcloud, Tidal, Audio Mac, YouTube music, Amazon music, I’m good."

She added: "Music and the love I have for it, is forever."

Fans were quick to point out that Coi Leray, who is the daughter of rap mogul Benzino, has TikTok to thank for the biggest hit of her career.

Her 2022 single “Players” went viral on the app before it peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"Coi that’s how a lot of your songs went viral! Because they were TikTok sounds," commented one fan on Coi's post.

Another wrote: "You should be thanking TikTok."


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