This year has been a defining one for women in hip-hop. We saw Cardi B transform from a reality star to a chart-topping success. Remy Ma’s Summer Jam performance brought female unity to another plane when she shared the stage with an all-star line up of past and present women emcees. Nicki Minaj put in serious work, teaming up with Yo Gotti and Lil Uzi Vert (to name a few) to release some serious hits, in additon to announcing an upcoming LP with Trina. But Rah Digga, a former member of Busta Rhyme's Flipmode Squad, says there still work to do.
Taking to her Twitter account to stir up some conversation, the Jersey rapper went back and forth with her followers about female rappers. She expressed that women in hip-hop don’t have to like each other in order to collaborate.
Things got interesting when Rah singled out a particular female that doesn’t collaborate with others.
Rah initially failed to confirm or deny who this comment was meant for, however fans immediately took this as a underhanded jab towards Nicki Minaj, who has received this sort of criticism in the past. Rah and Nicki have also had beef ever since the Flipmode member accused Nicki's ex Safaree of writing lyrics for her. This time around, Rah trolled Twitter by acknowledging her subliminal shade.
Once fans started running to Nicki's defense, Rah noted that she hadn't called anyone out by name, and that their defensiveness says something about Nicki's collaborative reputation.
Hip-hop veterans, and new-wave rappers have taken to social media over the last few years to call out their generational counterparts over new-school versus old-school. So it's to no surprise then that Rah then shared her list of the most influential females in rap, which noticeably excluded rappers like Nicki, Cardi B and Rapsody.
If you’re feeling this hot take, you’re in luck because Rah is currently working on starting a hip-hop based podcast where she will take these hotly-contested debates into the studio.