Eve Says Hip-Hop Is More Sexist Now Than Ever
(AllHipHop News) Rapper Eve has joined Nicki Minaj in her calls for the music industry to clean up its sexist behavior towards women.
Both of the female rappers are standouts in what has historically been a male-dominated genre.
Both women have been speaking up about their treatment in hip-hop over the years.
Eve, who was the "First Lady" of the legendary Ruff Ryders label, also enjoyed a successful career as an actress, starring in her own sitcom "Eve," in addition to movies like "Barbershop" "XXX" "The Woodsman" and others.
Although she didn't go into detail, Eve said she faced some serious challenges with misogyny and sexism as she was rising through the ranks of the music business.
"I’ve definitely been put in positions where I felt like I had to defend myself or was scared that, ‘Oh God, what if something could happen,'" Eve told Newsweek.
According to Eve, the problem of exploiting women in hip-hop is more accepted now than she has ever seen it.
“I grew up in hip-hop so I’ve seen how girls can be. I’ve seen it and I get it," Eve said. "Guys shouldn’t be rapping about it, guys shouldn’t be calling girls b##ches, sluts—that should not be done, I do not condone it at all, but it needs to be a bigger change.”
Yesterday, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to blast the music industry as well.
According to Nicki, she does not get the same respect as her male counterparts.
"I'd have to wear some baggy pants n timbs for men to openly give props," Nicki wrote during a conversation with her fans on the subject yesterday (October 25).
The conversation on sexual harassment of females has been prevalent in hip-hop, as top rappers like XXXTentacion and Kodak Black are facing rape or sexual assault charges.
And, rapper Nelly was just accused of raping a woman on his tour bus earlier this month.
The discussion also comes in the midst of a massive scandal engulfing Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Co.
Weinstein is accused of forcibly raping and accosting at least forty-five women over the past three decades.