Following countless messages of fans and female rappers strongly disagreeing with his comments, Jermaine Dupri has announced theSo So Def Female Cypher.
The So-So Def entrepreneur and producer made the announcement via Instagram, stating:
“After all the calls, DMs, angry tweets and other messages saying ‘I am a major gatekeeper in the hip hop world, why don’t I invest in a female who is out here hustling and making a name for herself?’ I decided to create the #SoSoDefFemalecypher. Details coming soon.”
This week, the legendary MC referred to the contemporary female hip-hop game as “stripper rapping.” He said most female rappers are rapping about the same things. As he put it “As far as rap goes, I’m not getting who is the best rapper. I’m getting, ‘Oh you’ve got a story about you dancing in the club.’”
Since these comments have been made, the likes of Cardi B and Doja Cat have strongly disagreed with his statements. Ari Lennox took to Instagram Live to diss Dupri, and even 6lack came out in disagreement on Twitter.