Coi Leray Dishes On Loving Her Body The Way It Is And  Inspiring Others To Do The Same
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Coi Leray Dishes On Loving Her Body The Way It Is And Inspiring Others To Do The Same

Over the years, rapper and singer Coi Leray have gained widespread recognition for her infectious melodies and chart-topping hits, taking over both the music industry and social media platforms.

Some of Leray's most notable tracks include "Players," "Twinnem," "Blick Blick" with Nicki Minaj, "No More Parties," and "Big Purr" featuring Pooh Shiesty. Since hitting fame in 2018, the 25-year-old has seen the positive and negative aspects of fame.

Aside from achieving professional success, Leray has also experienced criticism for her physical appearance. Leray, who has a slim physique, is often body-shamed online for not being as curvy as her peers. On May 1, during an interview with People magazine, Leray addressed the backlash and revealed how the adverse comments shaped her into the person she is today.

Coi Leray On The Negative Comments About Her Body

While promoting her latest singles, "My Body" and "Bop," Leray shared that from the start of her music career, her figure was always discussed among many because no one physically looked like her in the industry.

The star continued that because of the lack of representation due to many not becoming successful in the field, this was often a topic that was brought to her attention by other people.

"I mean, feel like since I started my career, my body has been a conversation because in reality, from the conversations that I've had with a lot of people that I look up to and are well respected in the industry, they'll tell me, 'Before it was kind of hard for women your size and that small to really prosper in the industry' because at one point there wasn't no woman [of] my size," she said.

Leray added that despite the negative responses she has been receiving about her body, most of her fans are thanking her for inspiring them to appreciate their own physique and confidently wear what they want.

"So I feel like that became something that a lot of people noticed in hip-hop and brought to my attention. And also too, just having a lot of young women hit me faithfully, always on a day-to-day telling me how much my body inspires them, how much that I inspire them, and how much more that," she explained. "They wear small, little... They wear booty shorts. They're wearing skinny jeans. They're wearing low-waisted. They're just telling me all this s---t. They're like, 'Yo, I haven't put on a pair of jeans in over five years, and I don't give a f---k since you started posting and being so confident.'"

Later, Leray expressed that her confidence in her thin frame came from knowing she is the only one who has to deal with her physical appearance.

Coi Leray On How The Negative Remarks Impacted Her

As the discussion shifted to how the body-shaming comments have impacted Leray's life, the "G.A.N." rapper claimed that the reactions hadn't changed her outlook on how she views herself.

In fact, Leray disclosed it had motivated her to bring awareness to the body-shaming topic and love herself a lot more.

"I don't give a f---k about the negative or what anybody has to say negative about my body. Because at the end of the day, I really love how I look, and I know I look good," she stated. "But it's just if I have to be that person to bring awareness and to motivate and encourage the industry and just people in the world, then I don't mind doing that. And that involves me having to speak about it or talk about it, and I'm all for it because I can relate."

To date, Leray continues to shed light on self-love through her social media posts and body-shaming by calling out anybody she feels has said anything remotely negative about her frame.

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