This past Friday (Dec. 22), Latto celebrated her 25th birthday with a “H**s Down, Pimps Up Birthday Affair” at Atlanta’s The Bank, which saw appearances from Flavor Flav, Flo Milli, and more. During the extravaganza, she teased a new track with an upcoming artist named Anycia, who many have touted as the next musical success thanks to recent viral hits like “BRB,” “Drop Top,” and “Splash Brothers” with KARRAHBOOO.

In response to the forthcoming collaboration, a fan that goes by lattosdice on Twitter complained to the “Big Energy” rapper about working with untapped talent. “Girl, we love you, but you need to stop doing collabs with these unknown artists. Enough is enough,” the user wrote. “As fans, we want to see you win, and this will get you nowhere… A Latto feature is losing its value. No more BabyDrills, Luh Tylers, and whoever this is. Next era, please.”

It didn’t take long for Latto to catch wind of the critical tweet. “Y’all be getting besides y’all self,” she said in response. “Shawty from the Southside and she hard [as f**k]. I don’t care ’bout [all that]. I was an ‘unknown artist’ before and [motherf**kers] acted too big for me. Stream when we drop.”

In 2022, Latto liberated her sophomore studio LP, 777, a 13-song offering with notable assists from 21 Savage, Lil Wayne, Childish Gambino, Lil Durk, Nardo Wick, and Kodak Black. The project debuted within the top 20 of the Billboard 200. Since then, Latto maintained her momentum via loose cuts like “P**SY,” “FTCU” with GloRilla and Gangsta Boo, “Another Nasty Song,” “Smoking on My Ex Pack (Freestyle),” and “Put It On Da Floor,” the last of which spawned a remix with Cardi B. In addition to BabyDrill and Luh Tyler, she contributed to songs by the likes of Trina, Nardo Wick, Digga D, Saucy Santana, Jung Kook, and DJ Khaled.