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Cardi B dug in her heels after the backlash when she claimed credit for paving the way for female SoundCloud rappers.

"I didn't say I pave the way for female rappers but I deff gave the hood and women hope," she tweeted on Wednesday, Oct. 23 [sic].

The 27-year-old rapper said she opened the door for male rappers to collaborate with unknown female rappers on their songs. Cardi said before she became a household name, rappers were hesitant to record a verse on her tracks because she wasn't mainstream.

"Nikkas wasn't collabing with female rappers and putting them in a shelf and not focusing on them. Not giving them proper attention. It seem like it was impossible for it to be more than one female rapper. These male rappers where not even takin Money from female rappers for a feature cause it seem far fetch for another woman to make it. I see so many artists collabing wit females now even.. Some that are not mainstream because I know they don't want to miss out on the opportunity in case they make it cause trust and believe [a lot] of Nikkas I asked for features from when they see me they tell me "I shoulda believe" [Damn] I should have did the feature [sic]."

Cardi's fans agreed, saying she made it possible for SoundCloud female rappers to get instant clout by hopping on the records of up-and-coming rappers.

One Instagram user wrote:

"She's completely right there's a lot of female rappers coming up right now that we never heard of and we're still learning about them Cardi gave them big hope, there should be no reason for only a few mainstream female rappers to make it while there's thousands of mainstream male rappers."

 

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Kanye West has officially turned his back on secular music after accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Rap music helped make Kanye West a multi-millionaire many times over. But according to Kanye's pastor, rap music is "the devil's music," and he wants no part of it.

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Adam Tyson, West's pastor at Placerita Bible Church in California, says Kanye turned his back on secular music after he recently became a born-again Christian.

"One time, he told me that he wasn't going to rap [anymore]," Tyson said in an interview.

"I said, 'Why not?' He said, 'That's the devil's music'. I said, 'Hey, man. Rap is a genre. You can rap for God'."

Tyson told Kanye he could still use his God-given rap talent to make millions for his church.

But Kanye told him the devil's music was responsible for his sinful behavior.

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"The guilt of sin brought him down low. He would say the devil basically brought him to a place where he just felt like he was in bondage to his sin. So he said, 'I got delivered'."

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Kanye also said his wife Kim Kardashian's revealing style of dress was becoming a problem for him.

He said Kim's provocative style of dress was negatively affecting his "soul and spirit."
 

 

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Nicki Minaj

On Thursday, rapper Young Thug released a sign language video for his track "Anybody" featuring the comeback queen Nicki Minaj. Thugger has a brother who is a deaf mute. The rapper previously said he planned to take a yearlong hiatus from music to live his life as a deaf man.

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Barbie Tingz

On Thursday, Nicki Minaj dropped 2 sizzling new tracks, "Barbie Tingz" and "Chun Li". On her track "Barbie Tingz", Nicki went straight for Cardi B's jugular. "How you still dissin’, still can’t find some hits?," rapped Nicki, clearly referencing the one-hit rapper.

She continued:

    Man, keep it all real, I'm a prophetess (okay)
    So at least you took an L off your bucket list (bucket list)
    It's time to make hits and it's time to diss
    How you still dissin', still can't find some hits? (Okay)
    Was it worth it, dummy? I ain't mind a bit
    Still on that show gettin' no chips, time to dip

Fans are raving about "Barbie Tingz" on social media.

Nicki announced her return to reclaim her throne on Instagramm.com on Tuesday. She released artwork covers for her singles which showed she has not tamed down her sexy image.

 

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