Twitter users aren’t sure how to feel about a far-reaching thread began making rounds online over the weekend.
The “Hottest Female Rappers” Thread
It all began on Saturday when a user kicked off the thread, which boasts over 115,000 favorites and nearly 5,000 retweets.
The short list consists of 10 women who the user thinks are the “hottest” stars in the rap game. It kicked off with none other than beloved “Munch” rapper Ice Spice.
Thread of the hottest female rappers
10. Ice Spice pic.twitter.com/u9MtG8Pifj
— George Brown (@justbrown__) December 3, 2022
Other noteworthy stars who were mentioned include big-name artists like Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Saweetie and Nicki Minaj.
Twitter Dives Into The “Brown Paper Bag” Discussion
While this mainstream list didn’t offer very many exciting surprises, it did spark a conversation surrounding why these artists were listed.
Specifically, users called out the list for largely being comprised of light-skinned Black women, which opened up a conversation on colorism and the ol’ “brown paper bag.”
I got a feeling if I go through this thread I won’t find a woman darker than a brown paper bag. https://t.co/7NY3Ssj84j
— Dreadful (@Dreadful4Tymes) December 4, 2022
You really said paper bag https://t.co/n44kbwFg4V
— a negro moses (@bezosfreemyppl) December 4, 2022
Had one of these near by for the list? https://t.co/6ByycWxSiB pic.twitter.com/KvdXTZAcXt
— VP Kamala Mamba Harris (@beaucoupbougee2) December 4, 2022
Where the dark skin women? https://t.co/DfhbgnkDKo
— STILL WINNIN (@stunnaman02) December 4, 2022
Not a dark-skin girl in sight…. https://t.co/KCHpoJRjLB pic.twitter.com/4LRwQwLP0N
— yeah I got nothing…. (@niecyt993) December 4, 2022
this list said https://t.co/WAFvcDeFMd pic.twitter.com/zCMtViXcL3
— misa amane apologist (@sjwpaulryan) December 4, 2022
People also proceeded to mention other women who they believe should have been included, such as Flo Milli, JT, Yung Miami, and Dreezy.
Y’all play a little to much in black women’s faces for me.. everyone has their opinions & preferences.. but I would like to present.. Four Beautiful Black Woman to the conversation.
4. Doechii pic.twitter.com/Ya5cCIm38V
— AHighlySensitiveBlackWoman (@AHighlySenBlkWN) December 3, 2022
The hottest without Dreezy?? https://t.co/ow9SmXFtgY pic.twitter.com/TH4hQhRdrf
— Mr. Bitches (@justzares) December 4, 2022
the flo milli erasure
the city girls erasure
the bbymutha erasure
the bree runway erasure
the maliibu miitch erasure
the beyoncé erasure https://t.co/Bb6oY6ml3Q
— Coochie Seasoning (@bbychakra) December 4, 2022
JT & Caresha not being on this list is a crime. https://t.co/jH17POvXHS
— bryce. (@alxsenah) December 4, 2022
It was also popularly alleged that Ice Spice should be #1 on the list as opposed to #10, showing that she’s still a fan favorite on the platform.
Ice spice should be No.1 pic.twitter.com/Xdsq9NU7RQ
— 7 (@Elyungdc7) December 3, 2022
SHE IS NUMBER ONE IDC https://t.co/W9OXSRlrxB pic.twitter.com/72O9nz7C1M
— FESTIVE YAYA.2 (@SH0UTOU) December 4, 2022
With the entries, some accused people of valuing physical appearance over talent when it comes to women in the rap game.
When you say hottest are you talking about looks? Cause Ice Spice is a shitty rapper, same with Rubi Rose and Saweetie. It’s actual female rappers that be spitting bars and bodying beats and y’all put these weak ass rappers on here like wtf. Where Omeretta, Monaleo? https://t.co/iQLcqjQFTk
— 7/13 (@ChelseMack) December 4, 2022
Generally, while some were pleased with the list, most users slammed it as “invalid.”
this list is very invalid https://t.co/H5Y6p583d1
— Murphy (@_sforsierra) December 4, 2022
Who tf is running this account?? https://t.co/ZqCfBLO2ag pic.twitter.com/bxLWNFjcfl
— Skaï (@Skaihai_) December 4, 2022
Young Joc Spoke On The Future Of The Female Rap Scene
While on the subject of women in hip hop, we should add that Young Joc recently shared his thoughts on the state of female rappers.
During an interview with VladTV, Joc made it a point to share his thoughts on what women in rap have to go through.
“Let’s just be for real: women don’t want to share, bro. And sometimes they don’t want to share the spotlight. Let’s just call it for what it is, and I understand. It’s already hard for women to find their place anyway.”
He went on to say that he foresees “bullyish” behavior leading to the downfall of some female rappers, as The Shade Room previously reported.
“Even now, you got all these female rappers. Let’s give it another 180 days. Let’s give it to this time next year and let’s see if we got this many female rappers that’s buzzing. I bet you it won’t be, because a lot of them are gonna phase out.”
What do you think about the original Twitter thread, as well as the ensuing discussion it sparked online? Also, who would you include on your list of “hottest female rappers”?