There were good artists, but they weren't doing the numbers I needed for my company, ' Dupri said as cited by TSR.
A person said: 'I feel him BUT have that same energy for the men who constantly rap about drugs and shooting ppl on the corner. "Okay guys I have seen a lot of people saying nowadays female rappers only talk about their p***y and sh*t now that Jermaine Dupri brought it up I'm going to say something about it", she began. "I expected this, I expected that.' So it's like, if that's what people ain't tryna hear, then, alright, I'mma start rapping about my p*ssy again".
A lot of hip hop fans are pushing back at Jermaine Dupri's statement saying that the males in the industry are also rapping about the same things, money, cloth, cars, jewelry, etc. For me, it's like strippers rapping. "I'm getting like, '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.' It's like, 'OK, who's going to be the rapper?' At some point, somebody's going to have to break out of that mold and just show us-talk about other things, just rap about other things besides that". It's turning around full circle and there are a bunch of female rappers coming out that are all diverse, it's about opening your ears and eyes! it's a bunch of gems not being showcased that might be more to your liking you just gotta hold them down until one of them make it!'
Cardi didn't take too kindly to Dupri's words.
"When I did 'Be Careful' people was talking mad s- in the beginning like 'What the f- is this?' 'This is not what I was expecting, '" Cardi said of her song, which she raps about getting her heart broken. People were upset that he seemed to include Nicki Minaj in what he had to say as well. This is not what I expected. "Radio DJs play these girls", she said. The Bronx native then acknowledged Rapsody, 2019 XXL Freshman Tierra Whack, 2017 XXL Freshman Kamaiyah and more as "dope ass rappers" before encouraging her fans to support them. She explained she feels they don't get the recognition they deserve. "So don't blame that shit on us when y'all not the ones that's supporting them". The Grammy-winning artist jumped on her Twitter account and posted a video response.