Cardi B has some choice words to share with rapper Jermaine Dupris after he dissed her and other female rappers during a discussion of women in the industry.
Chatting with “People Now”, People magazine’s online talk show, the “Money Ain’t a Thang” rapper praised Da Brat as a trailblazer who paved the way for today’s generation of female rappers, but doesn’t feel they’re living up to the standard she set.
“Brat was the first female artist to go platinum, so we together broke the mold,” he said, “and since then female rappers have been able to sustain and sell a lot of records, more records than guys, but before Brat that wasn’t happening.”
His assessment of the current crop of female rappers is grim. “They all rapping about the same thing,” he added. “I don’t think they’re showing us who is 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, like, you got a story about you dancing in the club, you got a story about you dancing in the club, you got a story… Okay. Who’s gonna be the rapper?”
Cardi B, who worked as an exotic dancer before exploding on the rap scene, did not take kindly to Dupri’s comments, and clapped back in a pair of videos she shared on Instagram.
“Okay guys, I have seen a lot of people saying nowadays female rappers only talk about their p***y and now that Jermaine Dupri brought it up I’m going to say something,” she began.
“First of all, I rap about my p***y because she’s my best friend and second of all it’s because it seems like that’s what people want to hear,” she continued.
“When I did ‘Be Careful’, people was talking mad s**t in the beginning like, ‘What the f**k is this?’ This is not what I was expecting,’” Cardi said of the song, a bit of a departure that saw her rapping about having her heart broken.
“It’s like if that’s what people ain’t trying to hear then I’m going to start rapping about my p***y again,” she added, explaining there are a lot of “female rappers who rap their a**es off who don’t talk about their p***y and y’all don’t support them. So don’t blame that on us when y’all not the ones who are supporting them.”
In the second video, Cardi mentions an array of female rappers whose music doesn’t focus on their “vajayjays,” lamenting that they don’t receive the acceptance she thinks they deserve.
“I feel we need to put these girls in more magazines and blogs. Radio DJs, play these girls,” she insisted. “These girls can rap they a**es off and they don’t rap about their vaginas and sucking d**k.”
ET Canada has reached out to Dupri’s rep for comment; you can hear his remarks in the video below: