Janelle Monáe Speaks Out Against Misogyny In Rap Music: “We Need To Abolish That Sh*t Too”

Published: Saturday 4th Jul 2020 by Ryan

Janelle Monáe has had enough of misogyny in rap music and has unleashed her thoughts in a series of tweets.

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The ‘Tightrope’ singer said that the amount of misogyny in rap music was “infuriating” and that “we need to abolish that sh*t too.”

Via Janelle Monáe Twitter:

“I really only ever wanna hear women rapping. The amount of misogyny from most of men in rap and music is infuriating. We need to abolish that sh*t too.

Women (black women [in] particular) have been betrayed by the majority of men for far too long. The systems that enable Patriarchy and abusers of power are burning. Either bring gasoline or burn with them.

Y’all can’t wait to call women every b*tch, hoe, discuss violent acts against women, etc for clout in rap, rock, and through out music history. Misogny has NEVER been okay yet it has become normalized. Women didn’t create misogny, y’all did. SO YOU DO THE WORK to ABOLISH IT.”

This is not the first time that Monáe spoken out against social issues. Earlier this week, she joined Beyoncé and Solange in calling for the US senate to end voter suppression. So far, Halle Berry, Jada Pinkett Smith, Whoopi Goldberg, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams have all signed the letter.

Peep our recent interview with Monaé below…

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  1. Meme July 4, 2020

    Nah, art is off limits. It’s the same as when ppl start complaining about comedians. When you start limiting creatives it affects the art. Rap is rap…I’m going to need all nasty lyrics, cus words, and everything else bad.

    • Nicky July 4, 2020

      So you need men to disrespect women and telling then to suk their dik? That’s art? 🤣

      It’s pornographic, toxic and perpetuates stereotypes.

      Art requires intelligence. Many of these rappers clearly lack that. Their lyrics make no sense, are uninspired and an 8 year old can come with better lyrics

  2. Doja minaje thee stallion July 4, 2020

    Lol. I like how every flop is blaming it on race or sexism.
    Beyoncé is black and wears almost no clothes, yet she’s a legend and never been subject to harassment.
    STOP IT THERE PLAEASE, YOU CANT DENY TALENT WHEN YOU HEAR/SEE IT.

  3. ERIC July 4, 2020

    Are men responsible for the self-objectification we see and hear from a number of female singers and rappers? Women have to take some ownership too if we’re going to end all forms of misogyny.

    • Naïme July 4, 2020

      This.

      They are the ones dressed likes prostitutes, wearing no clothes, bragging avoir their pu$$ies etc etc…

      They use s** to sell because they can’t be successful otherwise.

      I mean Beyoncé said in sorry « suck my balls ». They are hypocrites and it isn’t even funny.

      • SB July 4, 2020

        This is

  4. SB July 4, 2020

    Some of these responses are like when white people say, “what about black-on-black crime?” in response to our appeals to stop police violence. Women don’t have to be perfect humans to end misogyny in music. It is a form of hate.

  5. Misty Knight July 5, 2020

    Eliminate misogyny from rap and male rappers will have to rewrite about 25% of every track. Female rappers eliminate all the p***-styled music videos, posturing and photo-shoots, there will be LOTS of blank space….

    • Blaine Kelley July 5, 2020

      You apparently fail to realize that misogyny is the is the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women or girls.

      Women being empowered by showing off their sexuality is NOT misogyny.

      The 2 are not equivalents.

      • Misty Knight July 5, 2020

        Participating in your own victimhood is internalized misogyny. There’s nothing empowering about squating on all fours, looking to get plowed when men are not encouraged – or required – to do the same thing in videos.

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