It's the same story that fans have heard countless times, and Cardi B is sick of it. Another male rapper dissed the women in the industry for a supposed lack of creativity.
Jermaine Dupri talked about his distaste for women in rap today for writing about "the same thing." He couldn't name a single woman in the industry that he liked but instead called them "strippers rapping." Naturally, the award-winning artist took offense.
The Invasion of Privacy creator called out the misogyny and provided insight to her creative process in two Instagram videos. Plus, she lifted up four rappers that she admires in the industry that have smaller followings, like Tierra Whack and Rapsody.
Jermaine Dupri is an established American rapper who created "Money Ain't A Thang" and "Welcome To Atlanta."
In an interview with People, Dupri was asked who his favorite woman in rap is today. His response was pretty rude in that he couldn't choose a single favorite because they all "rap about the same thing" and remind him of "strippers rapping." He referenced the first female solo rap artist Da Brat as the first to establish women in the industry.
"I feel like they're all rapping about the same thing, and I don't think they're showing us who is the best rapper. For me, it's like strippers rapping," he said with disdain. "As far as rap goes, I'm not getting 'who is the best rapper.' I'm getting, like, okay, you've got a story about you dancing in the club.... alright, who's gonna be the rapper... at some point somebody's gonna break out of that mold and rap about other things besides that."
Tierra Whack has famous fans like Rihanna and Cardi B.
This hyper-creative artist has been lauded by music magazines such as Pitchfork that called her a "true hip-hop original." Her 2018 album Whack World featured a multitude of genres and surreal imagery. The 23-year-old was featured on the cover of Paper Magazine this year, and talked about her creativity and past and future collaborations.