Hitmaka Says He Needs ‘A Pretty Female Rapper That’s Strictly About Bars’
The situation unfolded on Sunday after Hitmaka—who was previously known as Yung Berg—made an odd announcement online.
He initially proclaimed that he “can’t wait to work with a pretty female rapper that’s strictly about bars to even the playing field.”
Then, the producer explained that, while “p***y rap” had “shock value” in the past, he thinks it’s worn out and overdone.
Can’t wait to work with a pretty female rapper that’s strictly about bars to even the playing field.
Pussy rap was cool when it had shock value & was rare.
Now it’s like every girl taking it there.
It’s sum who aren’t but they need a hit producer 4 impact ☔️
— HitMaka! (@_Hitmaka) December 18, 2022
A couple of hours later, Hitmaka issued a follow-up tweet and announced, “Top of the year I’m starting this female rapper project.”
I’m already done with 3 Albums executive produced by Me dropping in 2023.
Top of the year I’m starting this female rapper project ☔️
— HitMaka! (@_Hitmaka) December 18, 2022
Social Media Slams Hitmaka Over His Comments
It swiftly became evident that social media users were largely against the producer on the subject.
Specifically, many took issue with Hitmaka wanting to work with a “pretty” rapper, suggesting that he wouldn’t be interested in someone who spits bars but doesn’t meet his physical expectations.
If it’s “strictly about bars” then why is being pretty a requirement? There’s women MC’s out there that don’t sell sex, what’s stopping you from working with em?
Nobody is calling for the end of bang bang shoot ‘em up or drug raps, so pussy rap is fine. https://t.co/gHeRk1yoxa
— Que. (@IceQuebe_) December 19, 2022
Criticizing female rappers for their sexual expression while at the same time adding a qualifier about appearance when referring to the imaginary non-sexual female rapper you want to work with is quite something https://t.co/B1C5qptrWc
— Elsbeth Tashioni (@THISisLULE) December 19, 2022
People also side-eyed what he meant by “pretty.”
Pretty = Light skin or can pass the “brown paper bag test” BTW! Their standards of beauty is all rooted in colorism.. https://t.co/39wn4L5JO8
— 🔆ᴍᴜʟᴛɪꜰᴀᴄᴇᴛᴇᴅ🌙 (@Zacahry7x) December 19, 2022
While responding to him, Twitter users clowned Hitmaka over his history of getting robbed.
YUNG BERG you have had your ass WHIPPED and robbed on 3 separate occasions and you worried about what’s getting old? Why did you not get as fed up with being robbed after the first time? https://t.co/od3GLEwNa2
— Biscoff Cooda Wooda (@AeonSaid) December 19, 2022
This is why they was robbing you when you had the other name because you just say stupid shit. https://t.co/PPSvm30Hlx
— #1 Howard Dj All Time. (@DjChubbESwagg) December 19, 2022
I wish I could find the graphic somebody made of everywhere Yung Berg’s chain traveled without him https://t.co/JfXwsvfa6w
— Meek Mell (@rmell_) December 19, 2022
Additionally, they also brought up past abuse allegations against the star.
This coming from a 5’5” rebranded abuser https://t.co/cAFbecEeNQ
— Sailor Goon (@JDoubleA827) December 19, 2022
Don’t you have allegations? You need to stay far away from all women, predator. https://t.co/fxI0H932dv
— y. (@WhyVeeES) December 19, 2022
— Bella Joy Ancora (@BellaJoyAgain) December 19, 2022
Asian Doll & LightSkinKeisha Chime In
Some noteworthy women in the rap game took the time to share their thoughts on the matter.
Without directly naming Hitmaka, Asian Doll questioned why men are “always worried” about what female rappers are discussing.
“N***as been rapping bout the same thing since rap was invented.. ladies rap for the ladies not for you n***as. We running s**t rn so let us be US.”
She humorously went on to add, “Even tho I don’t only rap about my p***y still Stfu.”
I feel like why do niggas always worried bout what female rappers rap about? Niggas been rapping bout the same thing since rap was invented.. ladies rap for the ladies not for you niggas & we running shit rn so let us be US 💯 even tho I don’t only rap about my pussy still Stfu
— Asian Doll (@AsianDaBrattt) December 19, 2022
On the other end of the spectrum, however, LightSkinKeisha jumped to Hitmaka’s defense. She also alleged that fans themselves are part of the reason why the industry is so obsessed with attractiveness.
“How y’all mad at Hitmaka for saying he wants to work w/ a pretty female rapper? Let’s be real, y’all not supporting nothing that u don’t find attractive in some way! Cus if it’s a ‘ugly’ female rapper, y’all gone rip her to shreds and remind her she ugly every chance y’all get!”
How y’all mad at Hitmaka for saying he wants to work w/ a pretty female rapper? Let’s be real, y’all not supporting nothing that u don’t find attractive in some way!Cus if it’s a “ugly” female rapper, y’all gone rip her to shreds and remind her she ugly every chance y’all get!
— BigBankBeisha (@LightSkinKeisha) December 18, 2022
At this point, we should note that—despite the controversy—Hitmaka was just glad to have gotten the conversation started.
The conversation has started & that’s all that matters ☔️
— HitMaka! (@_Hitmaka) December 19, 2022
Do you agree with the backlash, or do you personally understand his point?