Harsh title? Not so much. Lemme give you some context. When I go to work every day, I don’t sit around thinking about how I’m a female in an executive position and act accordingly. I’m a business-person, regardless of gender, and there to do a job that I was hired to do because I do it well. In life, being a female is not what defines me, being a good person is. With that being said, we are all entitled to do what fulfills us and what makes us feel like good people. There are plenty of females, not just female rappers, who are fulfilled by things that do not fulfill me. That doesn’t make them wrong, or me right, or vise versa. It makes us human.
I’m well aware of the fact that I could push my tits out, talk in a high voice about things that I don’t care to talk about, and my rap career would probably take off faster than it will the way I’m doing it now. But, the way I’m doing it now is the way that makes me feel good. I’ve been independently grinding to find my sound and make music that fulfills me at any given moment. No one can tell me what to do, or how to do it, and I enjoy that artistic freedom.
I’ve seen no other female in the rap game self-fund a career in which four tapes were produced independently in less than a year. Once again, that doesn’t make them wrong, or me right, or vise versa. It makes me me, and them them.
I don’t rap about being a female. I’m not rapping because I’m a female. I’m rapping because I have a passion for music, a passion for change, and a passion for combining the two to do some great things with the help and inspiration of some great people. I don’t want to be compared to other female rappers, because for me, it’s not about being a female rapper… and from my perspective, it’s not an apples to apples comparison.
You don’t compare Lupe Fiasco to Gucci Mane just because they’re both dudes…Or Rick Ross to Common…Or Drake to Meek Mill…Or Kendrick Lamar to Future…Or Jay-Z to Chief Keef. I’d appreciate that same respect, respectfully.