Jermaine Dupri Launches So So Def Female Cypher Amid "Strippers Rapping" Controversy

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Jermaine Dupri infuriated several female rappers when he equated them to “strippers rapping” during a recent interview with People Magazine — including Cardi B.

Following the backlash, the So So Def mastermind announced a new So So Def Female Cypher. He made the reveal on Friday (July 12) via Instagram.

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“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,” he captioned the image. “details coming soon.”

Dupri originally stated he feels current female rappers only rap about one topic — sex.

“They all rapping about the same thing,” he said. “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?”

Naturally, Twitter is divided. Dupri’s comments on female artists were deemed invalid by the countless people who quickly reminded social media Dupri once said Beyoncé wouldn’t last.

But of course, there are plenty of people who also think Dupri has a point. Others are calling it a PR stunt intended to get his cypher off the ground.

Check out the reactions below.

Source: Hip Hop DX