Coi Leray Confuses Fans With Picture With NBA Trophy

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#TeamCeltics is understandable from the Boston native, but #TeamLeBron?! Coi, go turn on ESPN...

Coi Leray is hard at work promoting and gearing up for her next album COI, but her latest post left many basketball fans confused. Moreover, she posed with an NBA trophy ahead of the Finals, which begin on June 1 pitting the Denver Nuggets against whoever wins between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat (the series is currently 3-2 in the Heat's favor). "Winnnnnerrrrr @nba x (CL)," she captioned her post with a bizarre set of hashtags. "#TeamCeltics #TeamLebron #WNBAForever." Given that LeBron and the Los Angeles Lakers lost against the Nuggets, many are urging the rap star to catch up with the news.

Jokes aside, she clearly just wants to show her love and support to a legend despite the disappointing loss. Also, as a Boston native herself, it's no surprise that Coi Leray's rooting for her team to make a massive comeback, which is already halfway done. If the Celtics reverse a 3-0 deficit against the Heat, it would be a monumental moment. Still, the series is far from over yet, and the comments filled up with many skeptics of the Massachusetts team's chances of winning.

Coi Leray Poses With NBA Trophy

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However, this isn't the only big hunk of metal that the 26-year-old posed with recently. While performing at Revolution Saturdays at REBEL in Toronto, she brought our a platinum plaque for her single "Players." The song, which flips the classic hip-hop track "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, became one of her biggest tracks ever. With other sample-heavy tunes like "Bops" and "Make My Day," it seems like Coi Leray found a solid recipe for success that fits her style. Despite the confusion that this brought about, the trophy makes one thing clear: right now, no matter the hate, she's winning.

Still, another post of hers also left fans with a head-scratcher, which was when she revealed the tracklist and features for her upcoming album. Not only are David Guetta and Saucy Santana in the mix, but also Lola Brooke, Skillibeng, Giggs, and the one and only James Brown. Sure, there are some prominent rap names in there, but others have fans wondering what this project will sound like. We'll have to wait and see how the hitmaker capitalizes on her hype. For more news and the latest updates on Coi Leray, stay posted on HNHH.

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.