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Janelle Monáe Says Misogyny In Hip Hop Needs To Be “Abolish”

Actress recording artist Janelle Monáe attends the world premiere of Marvel Studios Black Panther, on January 29, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Actress recording artist Janelle Monáe attends the world premiere of Marvel Studios Black Panther, on January 29, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

The landscape of the United States at the moment is all about making changes to systemic racism, but singer Janelle Monae believes there also needs to be change in the hip hop world.

On Friday (July 3), the singer/actress wrote on 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 shit too.

“Y’all can’t wait to call women every bitch, hoe, discuss violent acts against women, etc for clout in rap, rock, and through out music history,” she continued. “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.”

Some followers did not like her taking aim at the genre of hip hop.

Some followers were in agreement with Monae and let her know it as she added in a follow-up tweet, “The only gas lighting I accept is the gas we lighting to burn down the misogyny.”


Monáe’s thoughts on  rap were shared by actor Indya Moore who wanted to go one step further.

“Abolish culturalized sexism, misogyny, queerphobia, anti blackness & toxic counterfeit masculinity from all of art,” the Pose star wrote. “But especially the forms of it that reperpetuate these cycles in black culture via black music. Let’s { keep our artists} & challenge them to transform inside-out.”

Will the next movement occur where hip hop gets a radical change? In her graduation speech to the class of 2020, Beyoncé told the class, “The entertainment business is still very sexist. It’s still very male-dominated and as a woman, I did not see enough female role models given the opportunity to what I knew I had to do — to run my label, and management company, to direct my films and produce my tours that meant ownership, owning my masters, owning my art, owning my future and writing my own story.”