The firestorm has cometh.
Moments after So So Def founder Jermaine Dupri revealed that he thought the current state of women rappers consisted of “stripper’s rapping,” multiple female rappers came to the mic to air out their grievances with Dupri’s baseless comments.
First up was Cardi B, who didn’t come directly for Dupri’s neck, but placed the blame on the childish palette of certain music lovers who only want to hear women talk about one thing.
“First of all, I rap about my p—y because she’s my best friend,” Cardi began. “And second of all, it seems like that’s all y’all wanna hear. Let me tell you something. When I did ‘Be Careful,’ people were like, ‘What the f–k is this?’ ‘This is not what I expected,’ ‘I expected this,’ ‘I expected that,’ so it’s like, that’s what people ain’t trying to hear, so it’s like alright, Imma start rapping about my p—y again. And second of all, there’s a lot of of female rappers that be rapping their ass off and don’t be talking about they p—y and don’t be talking about getting down and dirty and ya’ll don’t be supporting them! Ya’ll don’t be supporting them!”
She then listed specific names, among them Tierra Whack, Kamaiyah and Rhapsody, urging media sites to also feature these talented women.
Then there was Doja Cat, who went viral last year after she released her infectious jingle “Moo.” A song which she says blew up after she was just messing around with sounds and lyrics.
Doja came out the gate swinging at Dupri, labeling him as the founder of “So So Deaf.”
Doja also tagged a few of her favorite female rappers in a separate post.
“WE NEED TO SPREAD LOVE TO ALL THE FEMALE RAPPERS OUT THERE DOING THEIR F—-N THING AND NOT LET PEOPLE WHO DONT GIVE A F–K ABOUT MUSIC DISCREDIT US WHEN THERES SO MUCH OUT THERE TO APPRECIATE AND SPREAD TO THE WORLD,” she wrote.
Rising Harlem rapper Melii also threw in her two cents, echoing Cardi’s sentiment about giving the people what they want and how women rappers use their platforms to pull up other women because of the misogny in certain lyrics.
“Strippers have bars and Goals too ! I came in like this n I changed everything cuz n—-s ain’t wanna hear none that .. MEANWHILE YA FAVORITE RAPPER DEGRADES WOMEN WHILE WE FLIP IT TO EMPOWER OTHER WOMEN,” she wrote.
While the state of women in rap is open to fair critique and debate, someone will have to come up with a better rebuttal than the one offered by Jermaine Dupri. Stay tuned because we know this argument is far from over…