She’s not having it. Cardi B took to Instagram with a passionate message on Thursday, July 11, shortly after Jermaine Dupri said the new wave of female artists are like “strippers rapping” during a recent interview. The former Love & Hip Hop: New York star fired back at the remarks, while explaining why she features NSFW lyrics in her songs.
“OK, guys,” the 26-year-old star began in the clip shared to her Instagram Stories. “So, I have seen a lot of people write that nowadays female rappers only talk about their p—sy and s—t, and now that Jermaine Dupri [brought] it up, now I’m going to say something about it, right?”
“First of all, I rap about my p—y because she my best friend, you know what I’m saying,” the VH1 alum added. “Second of all, it … seems like that’s what people wanna hear.”
Cardi also mentioned how she poured her heart out in the popular single “Be Careful,” which is all about temptation and infidelity in a relationship. The Grammy-winning artist said her song was received with a lot of criticism, adding how people talked “mad s—t in the beginning,” even when she tried to go the other route with her music. “So it’s like, if that’s what people ain’t trying to hear, then all right, then I’m going to start rapping about my p—sy again,” Cardi continued.
The mother-of-one said people aren’t showing love to the other female artists talking about real topics, so of course some rappers are going to release what sells. “Y’all don’t be supporting them, and they be mad dope. These bloggers don’t support them,” Cardi added. “They don’t give them the recognition. So don’t blame that s—t on us when y’all not the ones that’s supporting them.”
Jermaine, 46, said his comments while appearing on People TV earlier that day, when he was asked who his favorite female rapper was. “I can’t really say,” the producer replied. “The reason I can’t say is because I feel they’re all rapping about the same thing. For me, it’s like strippers rapping,” he continued, while noting how many are just dropping songs about partying in the club.
“I feel like at some point somebody is gonna have to break out of that mold and talk about other things,” the founder of So So Def Recordings concluded. “Rap about other things besides that.”
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