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."
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!