Last night at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, Rapsody made known the power and influence that female rappers have on the genre Hip Hop.
The Grammy-nominated artist performed “Nina” and “Serena” off her 2019 album “Eve”. Every song on this album is named after a powerful black woman in history.
She started with her song “Nina”, which samples Nina Simone’s cover of “Strange Fruit”. Flames lit up the stage causing an amber glow to be cast around her as she rapped. In the middle of “Nina” Rapsody went off lyrics and started to name different female artists in the Hip Hop game giving each one of them respect.
Artists she mentioned included Cardi B, Megan The Stallion, Lauryn Hill, Nicki Minaj and more.
At the end of the list, she called out Jermaine Dupri, an iconic producer in hip hop music. In July Dupri went on People TV and said that female rappers today are like “stripper rappers”.
Rapsody in response to that statement rapped, “Jermaine Dupri mad respect but sounds like you hating couldn’t strip us from the culture we still kept creating …”
After ending with her song “Serena” the screen behind the rapper appeared with a photo collage of powerful black women. Some legends included in the collage were Serena Williams, Oprah and Harriet Tubman.
Rhapsody was one of the four female rappers that performed last night at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards. The other three ladies to set the stage on fire were Saweetie, Megan The Stallion and the queen Lil Kim.
Brittany Wallace is an entertainment journalist who loves writing about music, fashion and T.V. shows in a fun but an analytical way. She hopes to write stories that have a positive impact on society. Wallace is a recent graduate from the University of Florida earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism.