Rolling Loud Miami 2023’s lineup reads like a who’s who of rap. But even with acts like Playboi Carti and Travis Scott headlining the festival, Sexxy Red’s performance is what has set the internet ablaze.
The 25-year-old rapper took to her Instagram with a clip of the entrance that showed her holding two leashes that were attached to men in ski masks on all fours. Once she hit the middle of the stage, Red let go and the men walked to the backstage area on their hands and knees. The crowd enjoyed the moment, but it looks like uploading the stunt got Red in trouble, with her Instagram being suspended shortly after.
This is how Sexyy Red walks out on stage ?? pic.twitter.com/nzruagZtp3
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) July 22, 2023
The Rolling Loud stunt was a sharp contrast from the controversy Sexyy Red found herself in the last time she did it with NLE Choppa and Sukihana earlier this year. In the video for Choppa’s “Slut Me Out (Remix),” the Memphis rapper grabbed Red and Suki by their hair and walked them like dogs.
The video received a lot of negative reactions from fans on social media who felt the stunt was degrading to women. In an interview with The Breakfast Club, NLE Choppa said he didn’t force the two women to participate in the stunt.
“Everything’s like a learning experience. I know how sensitive the world is, and I know the type of person I am as well,” he said. “I do a lot of good [and] I feel like I was kind of getting attacked in that area.”
He continued, “I’ve watched people degrade women in real life, and I feel like, with me having fun [as a] 20-year-old male…with the girls that wanted me to do it, I feel like what is the conversation really about?”