If you’ve opened up TikTok (or, really, any social media platform) within the last month, chances are you’ve heard Latto’s infectious new bop “Put It on Da Floor.” The “Big Energy” rapper is responsible for the latest sound bite taking over the platform, with its catchy “rip me out the plastic / I’ve been acting brand new” lyrics serving as the soundtrack for reveals of everything from glamorous prom outfits and nail sets to sleek hairdos. People are literally ripping themselves out of plastic — it’s a sight to behold.
Following the release of Latto’s single on April 21, it’s been nearly impossible to escape the song’s opening line on social media. And the rapper has been steadily promoting it on her own pages with hilarious videos of her friends rapping along to the lyrics, too. But Latto and TikTok users aren’t the only ones getting in on the fun — Cardi B is hopping on the viral trend in an exciting way.
On May 31, Latto teased a “Put It on da Floor” remix, formally titled “Put It on Da Floor Again,” featuring Cardi B. And, of course, the pair announced their collaboration by taking part in the TikTok trend. “‘Put It on Da Floor,’ now I’m bout to ‘Put It on Da Floor Again.’ Remix this Friday,” Latto shared in a clip across her social media pages. She then motioned to someone hiding under a black plastic bag and added, “Rip her out the plastic she been acting brand new,” before a glammed-up Cardi B appeared.
Latto’s viral TikTok moment comes on the heels of a successful year for her so far. After dropping her sophomore album, “777,” early in 2022, she kicked off 2023 with her single “Lottery,” featuring Lu Kala, as well as buzzy collaborations with up-and-coming artists like Mello Buckzz (“Boom Pt. 2”), Lola Brooke (“Don’t Play With It” Remix), and TiaCorine (“FreakyT” Remix).
She’s also currently on the second leg of Lizzo’s “The Special 2our” and racked up two Grammy nominations this year for best new artist and best melodic rap performance. A press release for Latto’s “Put It On Da Floor” teased that “the next chapter of Latto’s career begins with more new music, more vibrant visuals, and more big energy from The Biggest.”
As we wait for Latto and Cardi B’s version of the song to drop on June 2, check out the music video for Latto’s track.
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