Mulatto confirmed she’s changing her stage name in a new interview with Hot Freestyle on Wednesday (Jan. 27), and it sounds like fans already have a clue as to what her new moniker will be.
She discussed the issue with the name “Mulatto” — a term that means a person of mixed white and Black ancestry — in the larger context of colorism being perpetuated by other female hip-hop stars in the music industry. DaniLeigh recently came under fire for teasing her controversial new song called “Yellow Bone” that praised light-skinned women and later apologized for it on Instagram by arguing that she was just speaking about her boyfriend DaBaby’s interests.
“You know you might know your intentions, but these are strangers who don’t know you, never even met you in person,” Mulatto said in the new interview. “So you gotta hear each other out, and if you know those aren’t your intentions and that’s how it’s being perceived, it’s like why not make a change or alter it? For me, it was the name. So now I’m like, ‘OK, my intentions was to never glorify being mulatto.’ So if that’s how it’s being perceived and people think I’m saying, ‘Oh, I’m better because I’m mulatto’ or ‘My personality trait is mulatto’ … then I need to change the matter at hand.”