Latto threw on her Sunday best to hit the studio for her latest single “Sunday Service” — and she’s taking any skeptics who may have doubted her straight to church.
“I don’t sing R&B but, bitch, I’m really her, fuck wrong with niggas?/How you let him cheat and take him back?/Must be your only nigga,” she raps on the track’s chorus. “I get loud just like my weed, I don’t watch my tone with niggas.”
“Sunday Service” arrives after a few weeks of teaser drops on social media. One included a sneak preview of the single’s accompanying music video, in which Latto raps in front of a wall of images of other women in hip-hop — from Missy Elliot and Lil Kim to Sexyy Red and Ice Spice — all with their eyes covered with a black bar, her own included.
Tension heated up between Latto and Ice Spice in the lead up to the song’s release after it was pointed out that the music video for “Pretty Girl,” the Bronx rapper’s collaboration with Rema, was playing in the background of one of the Atlanta rapper’s teasers as she rapped: “I just want a one-on-one, don’t know why she so nervous.”
Ice Spice reacted to the appearance during a recent Twitter Spaces session, seemingly confirming that lyrics in her recent single “Think U The Shit (Fart)” were aimed at Latto. “I’m in the back of your weak-ass snippet… I was like, ‘Wait a second, that’s me?’ So I’m like, ‘Okay, since we’re talking about me, let’s talk about me.’ And I dropped the snippet,” she told fans, adding: “I was like, ‘This has to be fake — this is AI,’ but bitches be bold, so I was like, ‘Oh, we’re being bold today.’”
Latto recently retweeted a snippet from The Breakfast Club during which the radio program’s hosts were discussing the apparent diss from Ice Spice in relation to the rapper appearing on the board of artists on the artwork and in the music video teaser for “Sunday Service.” Notably, Latto’s new track features the line, “Think I’m the shit, bitch, I know it, hoe.”
Earlier this week, the Atlanta rapper was spotted filming a music video in the Bronx, where Ice Spice is from. And she was sure to make a scene, matching the song’s namesake lyric “20 black suburbans, we pull up like Sunday service” with a procession of SUVs.