Female rappers pretty much run the world these days. Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce took home a handful of awards at the 63rd Grammys. Additionally, Doja Cat and Saweetie have been featured on just about every song. Not to mention, Cardi B and Lauryn Hill had their records go platinum. Despite all the major success stories of these female emcees, no one truly understands how hard these women have worked to achieve their dreams.
Rapper Jermaine Dupris certainly doesn’t understand all the hype surrounding female rappers. Though, Insecure’s Issa Rae made sure to educate him on their influence. In a recent interview, the actress revealed that Jermaine Dupris’ harsh criticism about female rappers inspired her upcoming HBO series “Rap Shit.” Way to stick it to the man Issa Rae.
Jermaine Dupri Calls The Female Rap Scene “Strippers Rapping”
The rap scene can be quite the competitive arena. Everyone tries to fight their way to the top. Though, female rappers seemingly have to work 10 times as hard as their male counterparts. It’s the simple fact that many male emcees don’t believe female rappers have what it takes to make it in the industry. Back in 2019, former rapper Jermaine Dupris made it known that he wasn’t impressed by the presence of female rappers.
The emcee viewed the genre as a bunch of “strippers rapping.” Furthermore, the emcee explained that there’s no diversity in the content. “They all rap about the same thing . . . Oh, you got a story about you dancing in the club . . . I don’t think they’re showing us who’s the best rapper.” It’s funny that Dupris thinks that, especially considering the fact that male emcees such as him have rapped about the same topics for years. Obviously, we need an HBO series like “Rap Shit” to remind closed-minded people that females can spit bars just as well as male emcees.
Dupri Inspired Issa Rae’s “Rap Shit”
In all honesty, the rap scene could use a woman’s touch. The over-crowded genre has enough testosterone to go around and desperately needs more diversity. Jermaine Dupris 2019 comments certainly indicate that there’s tons of closed-minded emcees still don’t regard women as true rappers. While most female emcees felt slighted by the rapper’s comments, others used them for inspiration. During an interview Rolling Stone, Issa Rae revealed that Dupris comments inspired her upcoming HBO series “Rap Shit.” Moreover, the series will based loosely on City Girls raise to fame. Additionally, it will highlight the major success stories of mainstream artists like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. Rae’s HBO series will start filming this summer and is expected to run for 8 episodes. When Issa Rae calls out people, she does it in the classiest way possible.