Jermaine Dupri is in hot water with Cardi B after he made a comment equating current female rappers with strippers. Dupri sat down with People Magazine on Thursday (July 11) and discussed what he sees as a homogenous landscape of female rappers.
“They all rapping about the same thing,” he said. “I don’t think they’re showing us who is the best rapper. For me, it’s like strippers rapping. 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. Who’s gonna be the rapper?”
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TSR Staff: Thembi! @ThembiTV_ _____________________________________ There are many on-going debates about female rappers. From who’s really rapping, to who’s the Queen. #JermaineDupri sat down with @People and said what he said about his thoughts on female rappers today. _____________________________________ He started off with saying how Da Brat was the first solo female rapper to go platinum, adding that since then women have taken over with selling more records than men. “Prior to Brat that wasn’t happening. There were good artists, but they weren’t doing the numbers I needed for my company.” _____________________________________ When asked who his favorite rapper from today is, he couldn’t say. His reasoning was that–click the link in our bio to read more ?: @PeopleTV
As soon as Cardi caught wind of Dupri’s comments, she unleashed her rage on Instagram and specifically referenced her song “Be Careful” from 2018’s Grammy Award-winning album, Invasion Of Privacy.
She also pointed out she tried to write about other topics, but people didn’t seem to want to hear it.
“First of all, I rap about my pussy because she’s my best friend,” she said. “And second of all, it seems like that’s what people wanna hear.
“When I did ‘Be Careful,’ people was talking mad shit in the beginning, like, ‘What the fuck is this? This is not what I expected. I expected this, I expected that.’ So it’s like, if that’s what people ain’t tryna hear, then I’ma start rapping about my pussy again.”
In the caption, she added, “SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT.”
Cardi also applauded other female rappers “who be rapping their asses off” but appear to lack support from radio and blogs. She deemed Rapsody, Tierra Whack, Kamaiyah and Chika “dope ass rappers” and encouraged her fans to support them.
“That’s it,” she said in the caption. “@rapsody @tierrawhack @oranicuhh @kamaiyah.”