Cardi B, as usual, is right.
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.
Cardi B has put record producer/songwriter Jermaine Dupri on blast after the 46-year-old said today's crop of female hip hop artists are "strippers rapping". It's the children who are wrong.More news: Karnataka political crisis | Trinamool organises Opposition protest in Parliament
"There's a lot of female rappers who be rapping they ass off and don't be talking about their p-- and don't be talking about getting down on dirty and y'all don't be supporting them", she said in response. First off: There are more successful women in rap right now than at any time in the genre's history, and a whole lot of them are truly great.
"Let me tell y'all about some rappers that are really f***ing dope, that be rapping they a** off".
Dupri, who released popular money-themed party anthems like "Money Ain't a Thang", "I've Got to Have It" and "Welcome to Atlanta" in the late '90s and early 2000s, went on to suggest in the interview that "at some point" women in the rap industry were going to have to talk about "other things". All right. Cool. Who's going to be the rapper?... "But there are women out there who talk about other things, sounds sexist". It's a pretty good read. "Radio DJs play these girls", she said.More news: Users unable to logon — Twitter down
"First of all, I rap about my p***y because she's my best friend and second of all it's because it seems like that's what people want to hear", Cardi passionately explained. "When I did "Be Careful" people was talking mad sh*t in the beginning like, 'WTF is this?', this is not what I expected". "'This is not what I expected. If that's what people ain't trying to hear, then alright, I'm gonna go rap about my p-- again". "Who's gonna be the rapper?"
The truth is, Jermaine Dupri's brand of non-logic has always been used by a certain kind of rap fan, not just to pit women against one another, but to demean rappers who use sex to help them sell. Megan Thee Stallion disproves that theory by herself, while Cardi is sure to drop at least one gem per verse. Neither does Tierra Whack, whose Whack World was considered a 2018 standout.More news: MLB Legend Dwight Gooden Reportedly Arrested for Cocaine Possession