Jermaine Dupri Weighs In On Female Rappers Today, Cardi B Responds

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Jermaine Dupri has created a bit of a debate on social media about female rappers. During a recent interview with PEOPLE TV, JD was asked about some of the upcoming women in the rap game, and which are his favorite. He replied and said, "The only reason why I can’t say is because I feel they’re all rapping about the same things. I don’t think they’re showing us who’s the best rapper. I think they’re trying to show⁠—for me, it’s like strippers rapping. As far as rap goes, I’m not getting who is the best rapper, I’m getting like, ‘Ok, you got a story about you dancing in the club, you got a story about you dancing in the club, you got a story about you dancing in the club,’ it’s like ok, who’s going to be the rapper?"

He added, "At some point, somebody’s going to have to break out of that mold and just show us⁠—talk about other things, just rap about other things besides that."

Cardi B later took to social media to weigh in on the So So Def founder's comments, saying, "I have seen a lot of people that now-a-days female rappers only talk about they p***y and sh*t. And, now that Jermaine Dupri brung it up, i'mma say something about it, right? First of all, I rap about my pussy because she’s my best friend. And second of all, it seems like that’s what people wanna hear. I ain't even gonna front because let me tell you something, when I did ‘Be Careful,’ people was talking mad sh*t in the beginning, like, ‘What the f**k is this? This is not what I expected. I expected this, I expected that.’ So it’s like, if that’s what people ain’t tryna hear, then I’ma start rapping about my p***y again."

Cardi went on to put bloggers on blast for not supporting females who rap about things other than sex. She continued, "Second of all, there’s a lot of female rappers that be rapping they a** off and don’t be talking about they p***y and don’t be talking about getting down and dirty, and y’all don’t be supporting them. Y’all don’t be supporting them and they be mad dope. These bloggers don’t support them, they don’t give them the recognition, so don’t blame that sh*t on us when y’all not the ones that’s supporting them."

She later shined a light on some of the rappers she was referring to. In a separate video, Cardi said, "Let me tell you about some rappers that are really f**king dope, that be rapping they a** off, and I don't feel like they get the recognition that they deserve. Tierra Whack, Kamaiyah, Rapsody, there's this girl called Oranika, I don't know know how to say her name. I don't even know how to say my own real motherf**king name, so... But they be rapping they a** off and I feel like we need to put these girls more in magazines, blogs, blogs, blogs! Y'all need to start putting these girls on y'all blogs, 'cause I know y'all watching this. Put these girls on y'all blogs."

She added, "Radio, DJs, y'all need to hear these girls. Y'all need to play they music on the radio. My fans, I want y'all to hear these girls 'cause these girls can rap they motherf**king a** off, and we need to support them. And they don’t rap about they va-jay-jay, they don’t rap about sucking d*ck, and they dope a** rappers."