Latto Denies Claims She’s Entered in Diversion Program Following Gun Arrest

by Xara Aziz
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Big Energy star Latto is in the news – again – this time for publicly denouncing claims that she is in a diversion program for her 2021 gun arrest in Los Angeles.

The Atlanta native took to Twitter earlier this week refuting reports that she was ordered to take part in a 12-month diversion program in addition to completing 120 hours of community service and avoiding all firearms in order to have the charges brought against her dismissed.

“[I don’t know] who put out that false-ass information, ’cause I’m not in no damn program,” she posted Wednesday. “Also, the situation happened over a year ago and y’all never even knew until I mentioned it in the ‘Boom, Pt. 2’ verse. Nun to ‘brag’ about. Leave me alone.”

TMZ had originally published the story Tuesday stating that “if she completes all the requirements, both charges will be dismissed — and there’s a hearing set for late April to see if she’s satisfied all the conditions.” Court documents show the 24-year-old was caught carrying a loaded firearm and carrying a concealed weapon at LAX in May 2021.  

In a new Mello Buckzz single featuring the B*tch From Da Souf star, she confessed that she “got locked up in the airport, cot d*mn, forgot the gun / In the head, I keep me one. What she said? / I get her popped. Caught her down bad on the block / Then her ass got Milly Rocked. This a glock, not a prop / What’s an opp? B####, stop,” she rapped on her verse.

The news comes just three months after Latto, born Alyssa Michelle Stephens, won a key to the city and an official day in her hometown of an Atlanta suburb.

At an event honoring her contributions to Rex, Georgia, where she was raised, she donated hundreds of Christmas gifts to more than 500 families with items including turkeys, TVs, bikes and toy cars.

In return, former Georgia State Representative Stacy Abrams presented her with the key, in addition to announcing that December 18 would officially be Latto Day. She was awarded the key for her warm form of generosity and philanthropy.

“I feel like I owe my success to Clayco, so this means so much to me,” Latto said at an event in her honor. “I’m committed to using my platform to create opportunities for the next generation of Clayton County youth.”

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