Jermaine Dupri Has No Regrets About Controversial ‘Stripper Rap’ Statement, Says They Should Start Calling It “Strap”
Jermaine Dupri said what he said!
He’s not backing down over comments he previously made about strippers. When asked who his favorite female rapper is, with Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj as options, he said earlier this month,
“They 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. As far as rap goes, I’m not getting who’s the best rapper. I’m getting, like, OK, you got a story about dancing in the club, you got a story about you dancing in the club, who’s going to be the rapper?”
Despite getting called out by several female rappers, including Cardi B, Dupri is standing by what he said. In fact, he thinks there should be a new name for “stripper rap.”
“She said, ‘Who’s your favorite out of those people?’ I said, ‘I don’t have no favorite. A favorite, I can’t give you a favorite because I feel like they’re all talking about the same thing. I was talking about these people’s names they gave me. I said, ‘It’s like strippers rapping,’ and it went crazy.”
“What people don’t understand is I actually believe that these women that do this type of music should start calling it strap. I think just like we have trap [music], they should call it strap. It’s the stories of their life.”
“Name your genre. There’s nothing wrong with naming it. Name it, because that’s what you do.”
He also insisted he has no regrets about his comments.
“So, people ask me, ‘Do I regret what I said?’ No. When stuff like that’s happening and people in the streets are saying something like, ‘JD, I’m glad you stood up and said it,’ I feel like I did something. … I’m getting press for talking about music. I would never change that for nothing in the world — I’m talking about music. … To be a number one trending topic on Twitter [talking] about music, I didn’t plan it, but I’ll take it.”
Meanwhile, artists like Cardi have had no problem calling him out. She said on social media,
“I have seen a lot of people that now-a-days [say] female rappers only talk about their p****y and s*** and now that Jermaine Dupri brung it up, now I’m gonna say something about it. 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 wanna hear.”
“If that’s what people aren’t trying to hear then alright, then I’m gonna start rapping about my p***y again. And second of all, there’s a lot of female rappers that be rapping their a** off and don’t be talking about their p***y and don’t be talking about getting down and dirty and y’all don’t be supporting them. Y’all don’t be supporting them and they be mad dope. These bloggers don’t support them, they don’t give them the recognition…”
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