Jean Grae criticized a New York Times article by Jon Caramanica titled “For Female Rappers, Steadiest Gigs Are on TV” yesterday (August 11). 

In the article, Caramanica writes about various female rappers who have succeeded over the years. “From the mid-1990s through the early 2000s, female Rap thrived, relatively speaking: Foxy Brown, Lil’ Kim, Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott, who were all stylistically distinct and sold millions of albums during those years,” he says. “But to find a critical mass of female rappers in 2014, you have to turn to another industry: reality television.”

Grae responded to this article with a variety of Twitter posts. Many of them are as follows:

When Jean Grae found out Jon Caramanica wrote the article, she responded to him directly.

Beyond releasing music, Jean Grae has also worked on her own web-based sitcom, Life With Jeanie, in the last two years. 

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