Eve Weighs In On Current State Of Female Emcees

Eve talks about the lack of unity among female emcees and how artists can change that.

With Lil' Kim taking aim at Nicki Minaj, and Azealia Banks letting off shots at both Kim and Iggy Azalea, it's hard to imagine the female Hip Hop scene as anything short of a war zone. Now, in a recent interview with MTV, Ruff Ryders' first lady Eve gives her two cents about current state of women in Hip Hop.

The Philadelphia rapper said that in her era, there was a sense of unity between female rappers like Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim and herself that is no longer present. She said that today's female rappers should put their differences aside a record a song together to recreate that bond - but whether they ever will, she is unsure.

"It sucks 'cause it's lacking. It really is, you know?" she said. "I mean, there are some dope females. Nicki is definitely holding it down...then obviously there are some dope females that are coming up. But I feel like when I was out and Missy [Elliott] was out, Kim, whatever, it was kind of shared in a sense and it's not like that right now...hopefully, it will come back to that [era in the late 1990s]."

She continued, "It's a good business move so, yeah, it'd be a dope record. But will it happen? Who knows?"

Check out the full interview below.

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  • joy

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  • HighlyOpinionated

    Female rappers aren't as sucessful as their male counterparts mainly becuase they either try to outdo them or imitate their style.

  • Eve Deserves To Die

    Fuck you bitch

  • Its Um

    yea there a few indie female rappers that's not sign to major but still doing good music, better than nikki.

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  • Shone Jones

    Eve should be the last person to talk about the state of the Female MC because she played a huge role that got them in this rut in the first place.

  • hypestyle

    the current major labels don't care about promoting gender parity in hip-hop. Thematically, many of today's women rappers are stuck in the same rut as their male counterparts. Either their focus is 90% sex/stripper/call-girl topics or 90% thugged out gangster b**** themes. That's not diversity. Also, too many of today's female rappers are just as ego-centric and selfish as their male counterparts- ask them about "unity" and they will start barking about how it's all about them, they're the only XX chromosone rapper that matters, eff the next chick, "i'm getting mines", "I don't [hang with] women 'cause all females are shady/gossipy/living foul", etc., etc. So now the path has been narrowed to the point where Nicki Minaj is the exception that proves the rule..

  • BLACK

    WHO CARES?? SHOW ME THEM TITIES!!

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