Jermaine Dupri Launches Female Cypher & Social Media Responds


Over the past week, Jermaine Dupri upset many female rappers (including Cardi B) when he compared them to “strippers rapping” during a recent interview with People Magazine.


After the backlash, the So So Def CEO decided to announce a new Female Cypher. Dupri made the reveal on Friday (July 12) via Instagram.


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.”


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Some find the recent revelation odd as 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?


Many on social media would be divided by their opinions on the matter with the majority quickly reminding social media Dupri once said Beyoncé wouldn’t last.


While as with anything there are plenty who think Jermaine Dupri has a point using the well-known fact of raps segway into more sexuality. Others are calling it a PR stunt intended to get his cypher off the ground.


Check out some of the reactions from social media below.

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