According to reports, The Human Rights Foundation and other organizations have asked artists not to perform in Saudi Arabia, where gender segregation between single men and women is enforced in many restaurants, coffee shops, public schools and universities. Other rules have loosened in the kingdom with women now allowed to drive and attend events at sports stadiums.
It was previously reported, During an appearance on PEOPLE TV, The music mogul was asked to name his favorite female rapper. The hosts then names Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B — but he was not impressed. “I can’t really say. I feel they’re 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 and as far as rap goes I’m not getting who’s the best.”
In an interview with TMZ Live, JD thought the issue had been brewing before he added his comments, and he was contributing to a conversation.
“I think it’s something that has just been brewing before I was, you know, asked the question,” Dupri explained. “I just feel like it was something people had already been talking about, and for some reason [my comment] just became the loudest.”
He went on to explain that he really didn’t mean to direct his comments at any specific rappers. “I never dissed anybody,” he said.
Da Brat responds, “…I love Jermaine Dupri, he’s very smart at what he does and there’s always a method to his madness,” Brat added before noting that Dupri’s words were “absolutely taken out of context.”
“I have a tattoo of her — but I know her,” the superproducer, who dated Jackson from 2002 to 2009 said.
“People have tattoos of people that they do not know. So when I got the Janet tattoo people were like, ‘What if y’all break up?’ But this is someone I know. I don’t regret Janet’s tattoo — we have matching ones.”
Last year, A blow-up between Nicki Minaj and writer Wanna Thompson shook up social media after the now-former Karen Civil employee’s tweet that criticized the Nicki’ musical subject matter. Click Here and Here if you missed that.
Wanna Thompson is reportedly seeking legal action against Karen Civil and her website , and CEO Christian Emiliano.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a woman named Tuwanna Thompson is suing Karen Civil, and her popular website, along with the CEO, Christian Emiliano.
Thompson is a freelance writer and content creator who accepted an internship with Civil’s website in 2018.
On June 29, 2018, Thompson says she “tweeted” from her personal Twitter account, “her opinion on rapper Nicki Minaj’s musical direction.” She Tweeted, “You know how dope it would be if Nicki put out mature content?” and “Just reflecting on past relationships, being a boss, hardships, etc. She’s touching 40 soon, a new direction is needed.”
She says this “innocent” tweet went viral and caught the attention of Minaj, Civil and her team.
The suit adds, “Minaj later contacted PLAINTIFF personally via a Twitter direct message (“DM”) and hurled several insults at Plaintiff in the DM. The nature of Minaj’s messages, which were vulgar and tasteless, shocked PLAINTIFF, who in turn shared with her followers on Twitter that had received a DM from Minaj that was “disgusting” and explained that she feared the backlash of publicly posting the DM.”
Cardi B CLAPS BACK at Jermaine Dupri after the record producer slammed today’s female hip hop stars as “strippers rapping.”
During an appearance on PEOPLE Now, JD shared his opinion on women in the industry, explaining Da Brat paved the way for them to “sell a lot of records.”
“Brat was the first female artist to go platinum, so we together broke the mold… and since then female rappers have been able to sustain and sell a lot of records, more records than guys, but before Brat that wasn’t happening,” he said.
“I can’t really say. I feel they’re 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 and as far as rap goes I’m not getting who’s the best.”
In the clip Cardi says,
“Okay guys I have seen a lot of people saying nowadays female rappers only talk about their p— and now that Jermaine Dupri brought it up I’m going to say something.”
“First of all, I rap about my p— because she’s my best friend and second of all it’s because it seems like that’s what people want to hear,” Cardi continued.
She went on to explain that whenever she did put out a song that wasn’t sexual, her fans weren’t receptive to it.
“When I did ‘Be Careful‘ people was talking mad s— in the beginning like ‘What the f— is this?’ ‘This is not what I was expecting,’” Cardi said of her song, which she raps about getting her heart broken.
“It’s like if that’s what people ain’t trying to hear then I’m going to start rapping about my p— again,” she said.
Cardi then explained that there are a lot of “female rappers who rap their asses off who don’t talk about their p— and y’all don’t support them. So don’t blame that on us when y’all not the ones who are supporting them.”
Cardi followed up with a second video, in which she listed a number of female rappers, including Rapsody, Tierra Whack, Oranicuhh and Kamaiyah, who don’t talk about their “vajayjays.” She explained she feels they don’t get the recognition they deserve.
“I feel we need to put these girls in more magazines and blogs. Radio DJs play these girls,” Cardi said.
“These girls can rap they asses off and they don’t rap about their vaginas and sucking d—.”
“After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest,” Minaj said in a statement. “While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression.”
In a statement last week, the Human Rights Foundation asked for Minaj and other performers to pull out of their shows. The “Megatron” rapper was originally supposed to headline the festival on July 18.
Though some rules have been loosened, which now allow women to drive and attend events in sports stadiums, gender segregation between single men and women is still practiced and enforced in many places in Saudi Arabia.
Jeddah World Fest is located at the King Abdullah Sports Stadium in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea City and, in line with Saudi laws, is alcohol and drug free. Other performers still scheduled to appear include DJ Steve Aoki and ex-One Direction member Liam Payne.
Earlier today Nicki Minaj went on a mild rant about her success as a female rapper, her come up, and the homage she paid to those who paved the way for her.
Nicki started off with the post below where she speaks on up and coming rappers “pretending” not to be influenced by those who came before them. She shouted out some current female rappers who have always shown her love including Trina, Kash Doll,Saweetie, Young MA and Megan Thee Stallion and more.
12 years ago I dropped my 1st mixtape. Wrote every single word on every single song. I was so proud of that. Eventually the barbz were all wearing pink hair, Chinese bangs, & Barbie chains. Colorful wigs came all the way back in style. Everyone became Barbies & Dolls. I always shouted out my influences in my interviews. Now a days, it’s become cool to pretend u weren’t influenced by other artists. S/O to the ones big enough to do it: Kash, Asian, Cuban, Saweetie, Meg, Malibu, YOUNG MA, Ms. Banks, Lady Leshurr, etc. No female rapper (other than Trina) did a song w/me or congratulated me on my billboard accomplishments. I didn’t mind. I never felt they were obligated to do so. Just like Beyoncé isn’t obligated to congratulate or collaborate with Normani, etc. — I never had a crusade by radio stations, influencers & blogs to make my song number 1 when Anaconda was #2 on the Hot 100. I never had a group of men in the studio writing my songs for me so it took a while between albums. Please stop these write ups about what I didn’t do. Y’all are rlly sick & ima call y’all out one by one on Queen Radio. Most of yall doing these write ups have never fought for anything in life. You just sit on the sidelines & watch the doers do!!!! To my fans; I love, cherish you, adore you, and thank you. God bless you.