Cardi B has fired back at producer Jermaine Dupri following his comments about today’s female rappers.
During an appearance on PEOPLE Now, Dupri shares his opinion on female rappers in the industry, praising Da Brat for paving the way for others, but sharing he’s unimpressed with the rapper’s out there today.
“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’s the best.”
After his thoughts went viral, Cardi B took to Instagram to explain, “I rap about my p— because she’s my best friend and second of all it’s because it seems like that’s what people want to hear.”
“When I did ‘Be Careful’ people was talking mad s— in the beginning like ‘What the f— 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— again.”
The rapper then went on to point out that there are tons of female rappers who rap about other things and don’t get support.
Listing a number of female rappers including Rapsody and Tierra Whack, Cardi added, “[There are] female rappers who rap their asses off who don’t talk about their p— and y’all don’t support them. So don’t blame that on us when y’all not the ones who are supporting them.”
“I feel we need to put these girls in more magazines and blogs. Radio DJs play these girls. These girls can rap they asses off and they don’t rap about their vaginas and sucking d—.”
Others have also called out Dupri for his comments, with Twitter user @MirandaLovesGD tweeting, “So I guess Jermaine Dupri is gonna skip over the fact that damn near every male rap is about popping pills, drinking lean, selling drugs, partying, and money. Typical misogynistic hypocrisy.”