Producer Jermaine Dupri recently sat down with People and when he was asked what his thoughts were on today’s women rappers, JD said, “They’re all rapping about the same thing– it’s like strippers rapping,” and now a few women rappers and more have chimed in on his statement.
Cardi B took to Instagram to express her thoughts about the topic. “I have seen a lot of people say right that now days a lot of female rappers only talk about their p**sy and sh*t,” the Bronx rapper said. “And now that Jermaine Dupri brought it up. I’m gonna say something about it.”
Cardi went on to explain that when she put out her record, “Be Careful,” (which wasn’t about sex) she received a lot of backlash regarding the content, and people questioned her. The “Money” rapper also stated that people want to hear records about sex.
Cardi B also shared another video where she shouted out women rappers who are “really f**king dope” and “be rapping their ass off”. In the video, she mentioned Tierra Whack, Kamaiyah, and Rapsody, among others. She said that feels the rappers she mentioned don’t get the recognition that they deserve.
“These girls can rap their motherf**king a** off and we need to support them, ” Cardi B said.
Rapper and singer Doja Cat took Instagram to share her opinions on what JD said as well. “We need to spread love all the female rappers out there doing their fu**ing thing and not let people who don’t give a f*ck about music discredit us when there’s so much out there to appreciate and spread to the world,” Doja Cat wrote in her caption before tagging a myriad of women bar spitters.
In the “Tia Tamera” rapper’s video, she shouted out Tierra Whack, Snow Tha Product, Little Simz, Lady Leshurr, Young MA, Angel Haze, Rico Nasty, LeiKeli47, and Dej Loaf among others. In her IG story, she also referred to Dupri as “So So Deaf,” throwing shade at the producer who founded So So Def Records.
Not only did women rappers enter the conversation, but singers too. Dreamville’s first lady, Ari Lennox took to Instagram Live to freestyle as a response to JD. She started off by singing, “This legendary ni**a done tried it. I’m offended,” before busting her freestyle. “Listen, JD, I don’t got time for your trifling a**. I’ll show you how the real playas play in D.C.,” she concluded.
Many others who are and aren’t a part of the music and entertainment industry also took to social media to share their thoughts.
Below, check out a clip of what the “Money Ain’t A Thang” rapper and producer said.