July 19, 2019
Da Brat is under fire for defending Jermaine Dupri over his controversial comment about female rappers.
Rapper and producer Jermaine Dupri landed himself in hot water when he gave a sharp answer when he was asked in an interview if he prefers Nicki Minaj or Cardi B.
His answer enraged Cardi B and has the rapper community seething, but Da Brat is defending fiercely defending Dupri’s.
“I said what I had to say. I love Jermaine Dupri. He’s very smart at what he does. There’s always a method to his madness. His comment was taken out of context." Da Brat
Dupri, who said that Minaj and Cardi D were " like strippers rapping" is a close friend of Da Brat's, with whom he has worked for over 20 years.
According to Da Brat, Dupri knows what he is doing, and what he is doing is focusing attention on female rappers like never before.
“You should be thankful that the conversation has even started on female rappers because now the focus is absolutely on us female rappers — new, seasoned, legends, all that. Everybody’s coming,” she said.
Female rappers have gained momentum with the fans, and are now a force to be reckoned with
Da Brat started that Dupri’s statement was taken out of context and that he was answering a question which was edited out for maximum shock effect.
“Go back and look at the whole interview. You didn’t hear the part where they asked him to choose between Nicki and Cardi,” she said.
But as strategic as his statement might be according to Da Brat's interpretation, even taken in the context of the question of which rapper he preferred, Dupri's answer is still controversial, to say the least.
“They all rapping about the same thing. I don’t think they’re showing us who is the best rapper. For me, it’s like strippers rapping. As far as rap goes, I’m not getting ‘who is the best rapper.’ I’m getting, like, you got a story about you dancing in the club, YOU got a story about you dancing in the club, you got a story…OK. Who’s gonna be the rapper?” he said.
Fiery Cardi B didn't take Dupri's statement lying down. The Grammy Award-winner, who did indeed start out as a stripper, answered Dupri with her usual frankness.
“First of all, I rap about my p____ because she’s my best friend. And second of all, it seems like that’s what people wanna hear," she said.
No response was reported from Minaj. It is interesting to note that female rappers have gained momentum with the fans, and are now a force to be reckoned with in what was once a male-dominated genre.
This is not the first time that Da Brat has hit the headlines for taking a controversial stand on sensitive issues.
Not so long ago, Da Brat stated her unswerving loyalty to R. Kelly, who is facing multiple charges of sexual assault on underage girls.
Da Brat believes the victims in the "Surviving R. Kelly" documentary and admits the R&B singer needs help - and then went on to blame their parents for not looking after them and providing Kelly with the opportunities to carry out his assaults...
Controversial as ever, Da Brat!