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Latto reacts to video of her rapping when she was 13 years old: "Don't give up"

Latto reacted to the viral video by sharing some words of motivation. (X; Shutterstock/Kathy Hutchins)

Latto has shared some words of advice for aspiring entertainers.

On Thursday, the "Big Energy" rapper took to X, the platform previously known as Twitter, to share a viral clip of her rapping when she was just 13 years old.

“Don’t give up,” she wrote above the video.

Latto first rose to prominence in 2016 when she won the inaugural season of Jermaine Dupri's now-defunct talent show "The Rap Game."

She was only 16 years old.

For winning the show, Latto, going by Miss Mulatto at the time, was offered a recording contract with Dupri's So So Def Recordings.

She chose to turn the offer down, however, in order to become an independent artist.

In an interview with Insider's Barnaby Lane last year, Latto said she found it hard to convince people she was the real deal after winning "The Rap Game."

"Not only just coming from like reality TV competition show, but especially being that young as well," she said. "I feel like I had a lot of odds to beat and a lot of people to prove wrong."

She added: "But, you know, I think we, we all got haters. You ain't poppin' if you ain't got no haters, baby. The whole goal was to prove them wrong and we did just that."



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