Jermaine Dupri is feeling the wrath of the likes of Cardi B, Doja Cat, Ari Lennox and more after some head ass comments he made. The iconic producer and head of So So Def records said today’s female rappers are like strippers and is getting dragged for it.
Dupri sat down with People magazine on Thursday (July 11) and was asked if he has a favorite female MC in the rap game at the moment? He quickly responded that he doesn’t and feels that the current crop all have the same story of dancing in the strip club.
“They all rapping about the same thing,” he said. “I don’t think they’re showing us who is the best rapper. 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, you got a story about you dancing in the club, YOU got a story about you dancing in the club, you got a story…OK. Who’s gonna be the rapper?”
Cardi B caught wind of Dupri’s comments and explained in an Instagram post with the caption “SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT” why she raps about her lady parts so much.
“First of all, I rap about my pussy because she’s my best friend,” she said. “And second of all, it seems like that’s what people wanna hear.
“When I did ‘Be Careful,’ people was talking mad shit in the beginning, like, ‘What the fuck 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 pussy again.”
Cardi B wasn’t the only one upset with Dupri’s comments, Ari Lennox, Doja Cat, and the entire internet is calling out the producer for his remarks and pointing that there are definitely other female rappers out there who don’t just rap about their strip club past and even if that’s the case, so what? You can peep all of the responses in the gallery below.
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jermaine dupri has made too much money off Dem Franchize Boyz to tell rapping women to expand their rapping minds.— ItsTheReal (@itsthereal) July 12, 2019
Jermaine Dupri is the same short nigga that said Beyoncé will not be here in ten years. Years later in 2016, he was one of the opening acts at Beyoncé's sold out stadium tour lmao... His opinion on women artist is invalid.— Karabo Parkins (@KaraboParkins) July 12, 2019
I listen to @rapsody all the time. For Jermaine Dupri to say it’s today’s female rappers are like strippers rapping is baffling. How many dudes out here rapping are former drug dealers? So many male rappers stick to essentially two subjects — drugs and women. https://t.co/gM97vqzsm2— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) July 12, 2019
But Male rappers constantly rap about drugs, cars, money & women. Cardi is right; female rappers don’t do as well unless they talk about sex.— ⚯͛Winston 🅙 (@TheTequilaGod) July 12, 2019
SIDE NOTE: I’ve never sat & thought
“I wonder what Jermaine Dupri
thinks” about any subject. Ever. https://t.co/3bhVXRRGCu
lmfaooooooooooo dojacat really sonned jermaine dupri pic.twitter.com/mCJsPxe90n— KENNY BEAR (@phillycustoms) July 12, 2019
DOJA CAT’S PROFILE PIC ON IG IS A CLOSE UP OF JERMAINE DUPRI’S MOUTH pic.twitter.com/imbpdIAr1j— ee-MAH-nee (@imanimlewis) July 12, 2019
if you think jermaine dupri is right then you don’t listen to enough female rappers. pic.twitter.com/51t8Ys28DH— malaika✨ (@colormemai) July 12, 2019
I need Jermaine Dupri to take several seats. Talmbout females rap about the same stuff like dudes ain’t been rapping about money, sex, women and drugs since the beginning of time. pic.twitter.com/RQbtqHOZnE— VRhaniku Haynes (@VRhaniku_Haynes) July 12, 2019
Y’all care about what Jermaine Dupri has to say in 2019 ? pic.twitter.com/4s2VRpt87v— MaltLiquorPapi (@LowkeyBrilliant) July 12, 2019
Never forget that Jermaine Dupri said Beyoncé was no Ashanti early in her career. His opinion on women in the industry don't exactly have a great track record.— Thicktoria Lord-Buchanan (@fabfreshandfly) July 12, 2019
Jermaine Dupri really had the nerve to sit and say that female rappers rap about the same thing when a majority of the male rappers out right now are rapping about nothing but sex, money, and drugs pic.twitter.com/c1YSlAFuF6— Kayla Taylor™️ (@kaylataylr) July 12, 2019
Jermaine Dupri: All the female rappers sound the same it’s just like strippers rapping— ѕнαwтy αrαвια (@badandbrownn) July 12, 2019
All the girls on the tl: pic.twitter.com/YmMaOOFE43
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. pic.twitter.com/2uIYCLDFhE— Sagittarius SZN #BLM (@MirandaLovesGD) July 12, 2019
Now @jermainedupri you been in this game for way too long to act like you don’t know how shit works. Lol There’s PLENTY of female lyricists that rap at high levels, always has been, but sex sells more than talent and intellect combined sooooo what you gone do about that, hmm? pic.twitter.com/IRsog46AEc— BIG G✨ (@Gifted_Gab) July 11, 2019
I think Jermaine Dupri should take a listen to Lady London and Kyah Baby.— Low (@LowKeyUHTN) July 11, 2019
Jermaine Dupri is just corny Diddy.— ToraShae (@BlackMajiik) July 12, 2019
And that’s that on that. pic.twitter.com/Bq8db567Pk