Jermaine Dupri on Current State of Female Rap: 'It's Like Strippers Rapping'

Lawrence Kim
July 12, 2019

There were good artists, but they weren't doing the numbers I needed for my company, ' Dupri said as cited by TSR. "The only reason why I can't say is because I feel they're all rapping about the same things". The Atlanta rapper and producer recently sat for an interview with People, and he spent some time talking about Da Brat, the '90s rap star whose career he helped shepherd.

The 26-year-old rapper took to Instagram on Thursday with a NSFW message after Jermaine Dupri called today's hip-hop stars "strippers rapping". "For me, it's like strippers rapping and as far as rap goes I'm not getting who's the best", he said.

"It's like if that's what people ain't trying to hear then I'm going to start rapping about my p- again", she said. As far as rap goes, I'm not getting 'who is the best rapper.' I'm getting, like, you got a story about you dancing in the club, YOU got a story about you dancing in the club, you got a story... OK.

"First of all, I rap about my pussy because she's my best friend ... And now that Jermaine Dupri bring it up, now I'm gonna say something about it, right", Cardi she said in the video. "I don't give a f**k so let me tell you something: When I did "Be Careful" people was talking mad sh*t in the beginning like 'What the f**k is this?' 'This is not what I was expecting".

She doubled down on her statement in a separate video specifically naming female rappers like Rapsody, Tierra Whack, Kamaiyah, and Oranicuhh who don't have provocative lyrics but don't get as much attention as the City Girls, Meg, and herself. This is not what I expected. Cardi said that when she does rap about topics besides her own body and sex nobody wants to listen to it.

And as women in rap continue to rise, (there are more female rappers on the Billboard Chart in 2019 then there have been in any other year in the past decade) some will just have to get used to it. She explained she feels they don't get the recognition they deserve. The Grammy-winning artist jumped on her Twitter account and posted a video response. "Y'all don't be supporting them and they be mad dope".

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