(AllHipHop News) So So Def founder Jermaine Dupri sparked a conversation in the Hip Hop community about female rappers. During an appearance on PEOPLETV, Dupri was asked about modern rap stars Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, and Megan Thee Stallion,
“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 is the best," said the 46-year-old songwriter/producer.
Cardi got word of Dupri's comments and chose to respond on social media. The Invasion of Privacy hitmaker posted two videos on Instagram addressing the issue. In the first one, she explained why her songs often contain lyrics about sex. The Bardi Gang leader also called on the media and music fans to highlight the femcees that present non-sexual content.
"I have seen a lot of people saying nowadays female rappers only talk about their p*ssy, and now that Jermaine Dupri brought it up I’m going to say something," said Cardi. "First of all, I rap about my p*ssy because she’s my best friend and second of all it’s because it seems like that’s what people want to hear."
The Grammy winner added, "When I did 'Be Careful,' people was talking mad sh*t in the beginning like, 'What the f*ck is this? This is not what I was expecting.' It’s like if that’s what people ain’t trying to hear then I’m going to start rapping about my p*ssy again. Second of all, there are a lot of female rappers who rap their asses off and don’t talk about their p*ssy and y’all don’t support them... So don’t blame that sh*t on us when y’all not the ones who are supporting them."
Cardi expounded on her belief that other "dope" female rappers don't get the level of public recognition and backing they deserve. In a second IG video, the 26-year-old New Yorker called on magazines, blogs, radio stations, and her own fans to support Tierra Whack, Rapsody, Kamaiyah, and Chika (aka Oranicuhh).