American Hip-Hop artist and actress Eve agrees with female rapper Cardi B in her response to the claims of American rapper Jermaine Dupri that today’s female Hip-Hop Stars Are “Like Strippers Rapping”
In an interview with the Zee on Friday, Eve said there are different types of artistry and questioned why people would be upset with the choice of a person’s artistry.
Cardi B first addressed Jermaine’s comment in an Instagram video where she explained her reason for rapping about her sex organ. She also mentioned other female rappers that she said are doing very well without having to rap about sexual topics.
Atlanta rapper and producer Jermaine Dupri sat in a recent interview with People, where he talked about 90s female rap star Da Brat. In that interview, Dupri said that Da Brat “broke the mold for female rappers” and gave her credit for other female rappers being able to sustain and sell a lot of records. However, when he was asked about current female rappers like Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and others, Dupri said this:
“I feel like they all are 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 rapping. As far as rap goes, I’m not getting who is the best rapper. I’m getting 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. Cool. Who’s going to be the rapper?… At some point, somebody’s going to have to break out of that mold and talk about other things.”
Ziptocrats, do you think Female artists have to include sex in their music for it to sell?