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Kreayshawn calls out misogyny at rap shows

October 23, 2017

Fans at her latest show raised their middle fingers up when she asked if they respected women.

Earlier this year, Kreayshawn, the Oakland-based  rapper who changed the way we think about the Italian luxury brand Gucci with her gold-guzzling 2011 track of the same name, announced that she was taking time away from the mic to make more room for people of colour. It was a pointedly reflexive statement about the inherent privilege of white rappers in the rap scene.

Kreayshawn has since returned to the stage and is now back with another biting critique, this time of the  misogyny she sees in crowds at rap shows. After playing Rolling Loud festival this past weekend—which featured headliners Travis Scott, Lil Wayne and Schoolboy Q—Kreayshawn, took to Twitter to clap back at the audience during her performance.

https://twitter.com/KREAYSHAWN/status/922276877326213120

When asked if she was at the wrong show, she highlighted that she probably was, mentioning the other artists on the lineup, Kodak Black and XXXtentation who have both involved in high-profile crimes against women.

Here’s her full performance from the festival.

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