She spoke about critics who “keep notifications on” about her moves and says she wants to “challenge herself” like Lady Gaga and Doja Cat.
Leray often addresses her detractors after going viral. Whether it is about her lyrical abilities, Rap skills, music releases, or physical appearance, Leray recognizes that her moves are regularly scrutinized by a global audience. As daunting as it can be, she welcomes her critics.
“I swear, people keep notifications on me just so they can hate on my performance, my body, my braces,” she told the publication. “But it all works perfectly with my promo plan. Run the views up!” Leray also touched on her inclusion in this year’s XXL Freshman class. “The Freshman list is important — it’s this moment people spend their careers waiting for,” she added. “But even if I didn’t make that list, I would have been fine. I’d just be sitting on a different list of people who didn’t make the Freshman list, like Drake, Lil Baby, Young Thug, A.S.A.P. Rocky.”
Leray also revealed that she wants to “challenge herself” like Lady Gaga and Doja Cat, stating that she “wouldn’t mind being a pop girl.” However, she didn’t want to actively compare herself to any of her peers. “I’m so confident in who I am that I don’t look at nobody as competition. I could be in a room with anybody and [not] feel like they’re overshadowing me.”
“I write my own music. I’m not a hundred percent where I want to be, but I’ve gotten better because I’m growing up.”