Jermaine Dupri has remained a trending topic since his statement that he does not listen to female rapper because they all rap like “strippers.”
Dupri faced backlash from rappers and social media, and quickly saw an opportunity to capitalize off the drama, by announcing his own “female cypher.”
“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,” he wrote in a post shared online.
Twitter let him have it!
Rapper 6lack also hopped on Twitter to speak out against the cypher:
“women in hip hop don’t need representation/approval from men (ya cypher sounds more reactive than proactive). if u don’t have a fav artist that hits on the subjects u wanna hear, u could solve that wit a quick search & some support. plus, IF they do wanna talk about sex, they can.”