AceShowbiz - Latto (Mulatto) may not be able to sell her panties on eBay, but her manager seemingly has found a way to cash in on the used item. In a new interview, Cortez Bryant was asked about the "Big Energy" hitmaker's lucrative idea of selling her worn panties on eBay before the website took down the listing as it violated hygiene policy.
"Ay man, we got a song coming out called 'Lottery', man," Cortez told TMZ. "So, you hit the jackpot with something like that. I didn't expect it to go to $95,000. We might have to put that, sell that as a piece of merchandise or something."
The manager added that Latto made the listing for fun and she never expected that the bids would climb up to more than $95K. He also claimed that if people are so concerned about what the "777" hitmaker is wearing, they can buy it for themselves as merchandise. "Panties at shows! First time ever in history of merchandise, ever," he continued, though he noted that the idea came from the cameraperson, not him.
Earlier this week, Latto made headlines as she auctioned off her worn cheetah-print underwear on eBay after being trolled online for wearing them more than once. It surprisingly earned crazy high bids, but the bidding war came to a rather disappointing end as the website removed the listing due to health violations.
Speaking to Insider, the company also shared in a statement that it infringed on the site's "health and hygiene" guidelines. "eBay is committed to maintaining a safe and vibrant community by ensuring goods sold on our platform comply with our policies, including our health and hygiene standards," a company spokesperson told the news outlet. "Listings that include used underwear are prohibited under our used clothing policy."
The "B***h From Da Souf" femcee's hilarious move arrived after a Twitter account mocked her for donning the panties with two different outfits. The troll wrote in the caption, "Can't afford new panties?" Catching wind of the diss, Latto sarcastically replied, "Oh no, it's the panty police."
Fans also defended Latto as they thought the hate was too much. "The internet be soooo weird, people need to get a life fr. Didn't realize you had to throw away y'a panties after wearing them just once," one of them opined.