If Iggy Azalea, Kreayshawn and this entire list aren't top of mind, Ryan Seacrest, arbiter of all things pop music and Kardashian, is reportedly producing a new show about white female rappers for VH1. If you’re thinking, "Hey, wasn’t that already a thing?" you are right.
Back in 2007, Third Bass alum and talk show host MC Serch hosted the reality show, ego trip’s The (White) Rapper Show, which put caucasian aspiring MC’s in all types of awkward and emotionally draining situations in the name of winning $100,000 and a claim to fame. A few women made the competition’s cut including Persia, Misfit Dior and G-Child. Then Kreayshawn, Iggy Azalea and K. Flay arrived onto the music scene and the white girl MC conversation reignited.
Seacrest’s show, AllHipHop reports, is tentatively titled Girls of the Game and may follow a group of lady rhymers and their everyday struggles. V-Nasty, Kreayshawn’s former white girl mob friend who likes to use the “n-word,” has already shared that she’s collaborating with Seacrest; it's unclear if this means she's appearing on the show or embarking on a different business project with Seacrest, but either way...please lawd, don't let this show be a mouse trap of cultural appropriation and yet another window into how non-black people shouldn't use the "n-word."
Look, I’m all for a reality show about women MCs because it’s tough to crack the boys club — just ask Lil' Kim, Nicki Minaj or Nitty Scott. But how about instead of dividing the female poetry club into color-coded sections, someone create a reality show where women of all ethnicities compete against one another with bars? You know, lyrics and hooks and things that make hit songs. It could be like a hip-hop rainbow coalition with feminist and x-chromosome perspectives all up and through that jawn. I’d watch! And if their songs were good, maybe someone would actually get a record deal.
(P.S. What happened to Persia, anyway?)
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