The So So Def founder caused a huge stir earlier this month when he couldn’t name a favorite female rapper of his when asked. Megan’s name also came up during that interview, which placed her right in the middle of the debate.
“They all rapping about the same thing,” said Dupri. “For me, it’s like strippers rapping. I’m not getting who’s the best rapper.”
He then stuck to that opinion, most recently when he spoke to Atlanta Black Star on Wednesday, July 24. And during that interview Dupri suggested that women should combine the word “rap” and “stripper” to create a whole new subgenre.
“What people don’t understand is I actually believe that these women that do this type of music should start calling it strap,” he stated. “I think just like we have trap [music], they should call it strap. It’s the stories of their life.”
The negative reaction Dupri caught after his initial interview on the subject was massive, and rappers like Cardi B, Doja Cat and Melii weighed in. “Meanwhile ya favorite rapper degrades women while we flip it to empower other women,” wrote Melii on July 11.
Megan was asked about Dupri when she recently stopped by Miami’s 99Jamz, and she said his words didn’t affect her.
“Who is he?” she said in a video that was posted to the station’s Instagram page on Saturday. “His opinion don’t matter to me or to no b-tch that’s doing their thing. Like, who the f–k are you even talking to? Who you mad at? Somebody must’ve pissed him off … Someone rubbed him the wrong way that day.”
Afterward, many responded to Megan’s comments on Instagram and took her side. But others blasted her, along with the male radio host because they felt Dupri was disrespected — mainly because of what he’s done for hip-hop.
Dupri discovered Da Brat, rap’s first platinum female artist, for example and was one of the first to expose the rest of the United States to Atlanta’s rap scene.
“What women are spitting about shouldn’t matter like she said 🤷🏽♀️,” one person commented. “The n—-s out here rapping about all the same things as well but people don’t care because they are men.”
“JD is the reason why Atlanta is on the map,” someone else wrote. “This is why people need to do their homework.. no disrespect to meg and she is a young bull of course she’s gonna talk without speaking… all he said is where the substance because when you get to 30 and you still talking about the same thing when you in yah 20s yo that’s a problem.”
But another person seemingly saw both sides of the argument and said Megan and Durpri need to come together.
“Megs freestyles are legit over and over. JD need to stop dissing and help meg go triple platinum. Meg need to acknowledge JD career. Collab baby. That’s thee move.”