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Jermaine Dupri shook things up on the internet a few days ago.
“I feel they’re all rapping about the same thing. I don’t think they’re showing us who’s the best rapper,” Dupri told PEOPLE about today’s female rappers.
Cardi B and other female rappers like Nicki Minaj, Doja Cat, Trina and more fired back at Jermaine Dupri after the record producer slammed today’s female hip hop stars as “strippers rapping.”
During his interview on PEOPLE NOW, Dupri,46, shared his personal opinion on women in the music industry, explaining Da Brat paved the way for them to “sell a lot of records.”
“Brat was the first female artist to go platinum, so we together broke the mold… and since then female rappers have been able to sustain and sell a lot of records, more records than guys, but before Brat that wasn’t happening,” he said.
“I can’t really say. I feel they’re all rapping about the same thing. I don’t think they’re showing us who’s the best rapper. For me, it’s like strippers rapping and as far as rap goes I’m not getting who’s the best.”
Dupri mentioned that “at some point” female rappers are going to have to talk about “other things.”
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Cardi,26, was quick to clap back at Jermaine Durpi about his comments via Instagram saying, “Okay guys I have seen a lot of people saying nowadays female rappers only talk about their p— and now that Jermaine Dupri brought it up I’m going to say something.”
“First of all, I rap about my p— because she’s my best friend and second of all it’s because it seems like that’s what people want to hear,” Cardi continued.
Cardi carried on explaining a time were she put out music that wasn’t sexual and how her fans weren’t receptive to it.
“When I did ‘Be Careful‘ people was talking mad s— in the beginning like ‘What the f— is this?’ ‘This is not what I was expecting,’” Cardi said of her song, which she raps about getting her heart broken.
Cardi then followed up with a second video where she took the spotlight off of Dupri’s bias comments and shined it on other underrated female artist in the music industry.
Some of the women Cardi mentioned were Rapsody, Tierra Whack, Oranicuhh and Kamaiyah, who don’t talk about their “vajayjays.” She explained she feels they don’t get the recognition they deserve.
“I feel we need to put these girls in more magazines and blogs. Radio DJs play these girls,” Cardi said.
Nicki Minaj also chimed in to subliminally oppose to Dupri’s comment by posting the title of her song Ghanja Burns from her latest project Queen.
Back in April, Cardi b did an interview with Cosmopolitan, the rapper addressed why she’s open to speaking about her pole-dancing days: ‘People say, ‘Why do you always got to say that you used to be a stripper? We get it.’ Because y’all don’t respect me because of it, and y’all going to respect these strippers from now on… Just because somebody was a stripper don’t mean they don’t have no brain.”
Welp, I guess Jermaine Dupri didn’t hear its a hot girl summer!