”When they go low, we go high” seems to be the energy female rappers have been on lately, as the unity amongst up and coming female emcees is at an all-time high. Rappers like #MeganTheeStallion have been bringing the ladies together and #CardiB has also stepped in to shout out the plethora of talented female acts after Jermaine Dupri criticized the content in female rapper’s music.
In an interview with PEOPLE TV, Dupri said he felt female rappers only rap about the same thing – sex. “I feel like they’re all rapping about the same thing,” Dupri explained. “I don’t think they’re showing us who’s the best rapper. For me, it’s, like, strippers rapping.” In true Cardi fashion, the rapper took to Instagram and explained why Dupri’s statements were not only biased but completely false.
View this post on Instagram
“There’s a lot of female rappers that be rapping they a** off that don’t be talking about their p***y and y’all don’t be supporting them and they mad dope,”Cardi said, shouting all major lyricists like #Rapsody, #TierraWhack, #Kamaiyah and rising rapper #Chika, also known as #Oranicuhh. “Let me tell y’all about some rappers that are really f***ing dope, that be rapping they a** off. I don’t feel like they get the recognition that they deserve,” she added.
In response, Cardi’s recognition of female rappers was praised by numerous artists, who went to social to applaud the Bronx native. “It takes a village,” Rapsody wrote in an Instagram post about Cardi’s video. “Reals [sic] ones always rise. Stay your authentic self always Cardi B. People ask me about the state of Hip Hop and women in it all the time. My answer is always it’s BEAUTIFUL! There are sooooo many dope ladies rockin! To the sisterhood….keep doing YOU….there’s room for us all,” she continued. In her Instagram stories, Whack echoed the same sentiments. “This is the most thurlest move I’ve seen in a while! Thanks so much for sharing your platform queen!” Kamaiyah called Cardi her “best friend” and thanked her for “rockin with [her]” in response to the video on her Instagram page.
Chika thanked Cardi via Twitter and also called out Dupri. “What JD said was absolutely wrong. You shouldn’t have to be spoon-fed female rappers. If he actually cared, he’d seek them out,” she tweeted. “It’s not his fault, it really does fall on the consumers (no shade) cuz we all be rapping our a**es off. Y’all gotta support it too.”