Janelle Monáe has had enough of misogyny in rap music and has unleashed her thoughts in a series of tweets.
The ‘Tightrope’ singer said that the amount of misogyny in rap music was “infuriating” and that “we need to abolish that sh*t too.”
“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…