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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." 

Cardi B didn't appreciate his comment or other similar notions that have circulated throughout the industry. 

The artist clapped back at the idea that women don't rap about anything other than sex or dancing in clubs, which is a double standard considering most men in the rap industry also rap about those things exclusively.

"First of all, I rap about my [redacted] because she's my best friend," Cardi B said about the content of her music. "Second of all, it's because it seems like that's what people want to hear. I'm not even trying to front... it's like if that's what people aren't trying to hear then alright I'll start rapping about my [redacted] again." 

The artist's slew of awards and accolades begs to differ. 

Many of the women in rap, Cardi B included, have won plenty of prestigious awards. The rapper won the Best Rap Album Grammy for Invasion of Privacy up against four men. Despite criticisms from mostly men who disapprove of the women in rap right now, clearly she has been wildly successful in proving herself as a top artist. 

She also pointed out that there are plenty of talented rappers who are women that receive less recognition than herself. 

Cardi B also revealed that sometimes the work she produces is what the people want to hear. In this video she points out that a milder song, "Be Careful," received initial backlash for the contrasting content. In another video, Cardi B mentioned four women in rap who she admires that deserve more attention. 

Rapsody, who's real name is Marlanna Evans, has a new album coming out in August.

Essence featured the up-and-coming artist and talked about her new album Eve. Rapsody admires and is inspired by empowered black women like Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey, and Whoopi Goldberg. Her music in the upcoming album is about the importance of having representation, and someone to look up to. 

"With this one, I wanted to talk about how important it is to have representation, to have women — Black women — you can look to in your life... To have examples you can draw from who look like you — that inspires you and feeds you." she said in the interview. 

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. 

22-year-old rapper Chika thanked the rapper for shouting out her music. 

In her Instagram stories, Chika, a.k.a. @oranicuhh thanked Cardi B for pointing out that there are women who have major skills in the male-dominated industry. "There's been countless female rappers that have been [redacted] dope, and they continue to exist and continue to do the [redacted] thing, and that's just the tea," she said in the video. In 2018 Chika gained viral status after rapping a letter to Kanye West about his support of Donald Trump.