Trina Calls Out Jermaine Dupri For His Controversial Comments About Female Rappers: Everybody Don’t Wanna Be Jay Z! [VIDEO]
“I don’t get the whole strippers thing. What does strippers gotta do with it? A bunch of strippers rapping… Because I don’t think City Girls… Caresha’s not a stripper. She never was a stripper. I don’t understand that part”
“What I would say though is this… Don’t try to knock the women that’s coming up, that’s out here doing their thing. It was a vague, blank, dead spot. It was like Casper the Ghost on female artists for almost a decade. Now that these girls are coming into the game and doing their thing, I don’t really feel like they should really focus so much on what they’re rapping about. Rap about what your life is. These are young girls, they’re having fun, they’re doing their thing, they’re out here traveling, getting their bag, securing their bag. They’re talking about what they see going on… clubbing, partying, getting fly, securing the bags, dudes being goofy… whatever is in your life. You’re not talking about Bible study if that’s not what you’re doing. You’re not talking about being a lawyer if you’re not going to school to be a lawyer. You’re not talking about being a judge. You’re talking about life.. the lifestyle. Having fun, doing your thing.”
She went on to point out the City Girls who remind her of herself when she first started rapping.
“They got number 1 hits right now. It’s a genre that comes from under me. It comes from Miami so they’re bound to win… Yeah, it’s raw, it’s raunchy, unapologetic, it’s saucy. It’s not about trying to be the next lyricist… Everybody don’t wanna be Jay-Z. Everybody don’t wanna be the lyricist of the year. People just wanna have fun.”
She continued and said there’s a double standard when it comes to men who rap.
“What are these guys talking about? Drugs, sex, money, guns, shooting, banging girls… what are they talking about that’s so different than what females are talking about? Girls are talking about having fun, twerking, shaking their butt, having a good time. You’re young girls under the age of 30, what do you want them to talk about? Nobody wanna be sitting up here like they’re in Sunday school talking about ‘he got the best bars…'”
— TRINA (@TRINArockstarr) July 13, 2019
Her comments come after Dupri gave an interesting answer when asked about his favorite female rapper. He said,
“I feel like 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 is the best rapper?’ I’m getting, okay 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, okay. Who’s gonna be the rapper?At some point, somebody’s gonna have to break out of that mold and just rap about other things besides that.”
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