MC Lyte Wants To End Misogyny In Hip Hop With 'Feminists' Like Fetty Wap

MC Lyte Wants To End Misogyny In Hip Hop With 'Feminists' Like Fetty Wap

'Trap Queen' was a love song if you didn't know.

Published November 21, 2015

Behind every good trap king is his wholesome, pie making trap queen. Just as Fetty Wap imagined. His profound love song which serves as an ode to women holding down the fort, is causing some women to classify the "679" rapper as a feminist.

During an all day summit hosted by the White House Council on Women and Girls, Charlene Carruthers, Executive Director of the Black Youth Project 100, and Dr. Johnnetta B Cole, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art,  moderated a panel on women's voices and vulnerability in hip hop.  

Topics ranged from misygony and sexism to which rappers' voices aligned most with feminism.

Hip hop legend MC Lyte took the opportunity to shed light on Mr. 1738, whom she believes has always been down for the cause.

"He may have a very unique way of presenting his ideas, but he does love women,” Lyte said. “For what he’s up against in this climate with all of the other emcees, he’s taking a stand. He’s being pretty courageous right now with what it is he presents in his music because it’ really not the norm."

She also name dropped artists such as Talib Kweli, Common, and Kendrick Lamar who continue to dispense positivity through their words but ultimately, Lyte noted, the NJ rapper deserves to be commended for pushing his own agenda "without degrading sister[s].”

Lyte also urged rappers who do participate in creating misogynistic music to stop for the music that their creating will last forever.

She continued “The more you understand that you’re not just rocking for the block, that thee words are going out across the entire globe, you have to take responsibility and accountability.”

MC Lyte isn't the first artist to applaud Fetty for his gentlemen like ways. In a piece for Feministing, Sesali B praised him for “bringing romance to trap music.” She argued that his proclivity for lifting up 'ride of die' chicks is  “pretty radical in the context of songs like ‘Love No Thotties‘ and ‘Freak No More.' 

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Written by By: George Chapman Jr.

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