Latto Mourns Her Late Friend, Nicki Minaj’s Fans The Barbz Hatefully Troll Her

The “777 Radio” host has been publicly mourning Monta, a close pal who was taken from her life too soon.

BYHayley Hynes
Latto Mourns Her Late Friend, Nicki Minaj’s Fans The Barbz Hatefully Troll Her

Coachella is done and dusted for another year, but the iconic performances given are still sitting fresh in the minds of fans. Among those who impressed festival goers two weekends in a row this year is Latto. During her first appearance on the stage, she previewed a new song featuring a diss seemingly aimed at Nicki Minaj. The following Friday (April 21), "Put It On Da Floor" arrived on streamers, earning the 777 Radio host plenty of love from her fans. Unfortunately, the Queen of Rap's own followers – known as The Barbz – have taken far less kindly to Latto's antics.

Earlier this week, the "Lottery" artist revealed that a close friend of hers named Monta suddenly passed away. Latto and the late man have been in each other's life since childhood. "You broke my heart n*gga," she wrote in the caption of her Instagram tribute post, which includes their grade five class photo and a select few other heartfelt memories. Over on Twitter, the 24-year-old continued to mourn, this time writing, "I'LL NEVER MONTA!!!! WHY U DO THIS TO ME 💔💔💔💔💔."

Latto Pays Tribute to Monta

As expected many of Latto's followers sent love in her time of need. Others, however, (many of them Barbz) saw this as the perfect opportunity to kick the rap diva while she's down. "Hopefully your music career next," one hate comment under her post reads. Another says, "I think I speak for everyone when I say we don't care 💔💔💔💔💔." Elsewhere, an even more concerning reply hints at doing voodoo in hopes of attracting negativity into the Ohio-born artist's life.

Thankfully, she's certainly feeling the love after seeing how many are standing up for her at this time. "This girl could be posting about a BLM movement or standing up for hate crimes and these people always find a way to be rude," one of them pointed out. Keep scrolling to see The Barbz's hate comments aimed at Latto, as well as responses from others defending her. Afterward, tell us if you think Nicki Minaj's fans were out of line this time in the comments below.

The Barbz Lash Out


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.