The state of female rap has been a hot topic ever since the surge of rising femcees. Jermaine Dupri ruffled feathers when he couldn’t name his new favorite female rapper, saying that they’re all “strippers rapping.”
“I can’t really say,” Dupri responded before the host specifically asked about Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B. “The only reason why I can’t say is because I feel they’re all rapping about the same things. I don’t think they’re showing us who’s the best rapper. I think they’re trying to show—for me, it’s like strippers rapping.”
Cardi B, a successful stripper turned rapper, hopped on Instagram to respond to the Hip Hop icon’s controversial comments basically stating that sex sells.
“First of all, I rap about my pussy because she’s my best friend … Second of all, it seems like that’s what people want to hear,” the Invasion of Privacy rapper said. “When I did ‘Be Careful’ people was talking mad sh*t in the beginning like, ‘WTF is this?’, this is not what I expected.”
Before ending the one minute clip she mentioned: “there’s a lot of female rappers that be rapping their a** off and don’t rap about their pussy and don’t be talking about getting down and dirty and y’all don’t be supporting them.”
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.
Rapsody spoke exclusively with Two Bees TV about the state of female rap and she straight up said she doesn’t make music for “them.”
She’s personally satisfied with the current state of female rap. “To see everybody working with each other, to big each other up, you know that’s important because it takes us all to make change and to fight the system of tryna make us one cookie cutter photo shop version. We all fly. We all talented. We all gifted. And that’s the beauty of black women.”