Cardi B claps back at Jermaine Dupri's sexist comments

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Jermaine Dupri got Cardi B all riled up. How? Well, Jermaine Dupri, founder of So So Def Recordings and Mariah Carey's longtime producer/collaborator, opened his mouth and shoved his foot right in it by saying that he can't really say that he has any favorite female rappers because he feels "they're all rapping about the same thing." And male rappers aren't, Jermaine?

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He could have just left his foot stuck in his mouth right where it was, but he went and pushed it in further by adding, "For me, it's like strippers rapping." Uh-oh, you know that Cardi B being a former stripper and all is gonna have to clap back, right? And we're so glad that she did because how dare he dismiss female rappers like that? 

Here's what Jermaine Dupri said on video.

The comments that Jermaine made were made during an interview with People TV when he was asked if he had any current favorite female rappers. “I can’t really say,” answered Dupri. “You know, the reason I can’t say is because I feel they’re all rapping about the same thing. And I don't think they're showing us who's the best rapper. For me it's like strippers. As far as rap goes, I’m not getting who is the best rapper. I’m getting, 'Oh 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.' OK, all right."

He added, "I feel like at some point somebody is gonna have to break out of that mold and talk about other things.” When Dupri was asked what he would like to see from female rappers, he said, "Rap about other things besides that."

So dismissive, so, so, so many thoughts on this, but let's focus on Cardi's response instead.


Warning this is NSFW and you don't want to play it in front of kids.

Cardi explains: "OK, guys, I have seen a lot of people write that nowadays female rappers only talk about [their] p***y...and now that Jermaine Dupri brung it up, now Imma say something about it. First of all, I rap about my p***y because she's my best friend. You know what I'm saying? And second of all, it's because 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 s*** in the beginning like, 'What [...] is this? This is not what I expected, I expected this, I expected that.' So I it's like, if that’s what people are trying to hear then it’s alright I’mma start rapping about my p***y again."

She went on to say, "There’s a lot of female rappers that [are] rappin’ their asses off and don’t be talking about their p***y and don’t be talking about, you know, getting down and dirty, and y’all don't be supporting them."


And furthermore, Cardi has examples of female rappers to support. Again, this is NSFW or kids.

Later, Cardi followed up with a post on Instagram telling her fans to support other female rappers like Tierra Whack, Kamaiyah, Rapsody, and Oranicuhh. She said, "I feel like we need to put these girls more in magazines, blogs, blogs, blogs … radio, DJs, y’all need to hear these girls, y’all need to play their music on the radio. My fans: I want you to hear these girls ’cause these girls can rap ... and we need to support them."

And this one is for the peanut gallery.

"Yeah, Jermaine Dupri's a d******d I get it but Cardi B is the LAST person that's allowed to respond because it literally is her," a user wrote on Twitter and Cardi came back with this gem of a tweet.


Cardi is NOT wrong.

To begin with, when Cardi responded to that shady Twitter comment, she's not lying when she says that she's not always rapping about her lady parts. And to end with, SO WHAT? So what if she does rap about that?!

Women can rap about whatever part of their body they want to. It's not like male rappers haven't been rapping about their own body parts and what they want to do with them since like the beginning of rap. You go, Cardi!

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