Jermaine Dupri (C) performs with Sean Combs (L) and Ludacris at the 6th annual REVOLT Global Spin Awards in Los Angeles, February 15, 2018 (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni).
Sexism and gender inequity are never too far beneath the surface when a man in the music industry chooses to criticize a female rapper’s lyrical content. Recently, record and television producer Jermaine Dupri appeared flummoxed in an interview when asked to identify any good women who rap. He responded: “I can’t really say. I feel they’re all rapping about the same thing. I don’t think they’re showing us who’s the best rapper. For me, it’s like strippers rapping and as far as rap goes I’m not getting who’s the best.”
Dupri’s misogynist and sexist remarks drew a sharp rebuke from women artists — and male artist 6lack. Platinum-selling artist Cardi B was the most notable artist to respond. In addition to promoting…
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