Queen Latifah, the legendary rapper and actress, has a message for the female MCs of today: it’s time to unite and work together. The “U.N.I.T.Y.” hitmaker, who paved the way for female rappers with her 1989 debut album “All Hail the Queen,” encourages young artists to take control of their careers and not let anyone else’s ego stand in their way.
The 52-year-old rap icon says that in the past, female rappers were often held back by the egos of others, but she believes that now is the time for female MCs to make their mark on the genre. “Don’t be a pawn, control your career, speak from the heart, say what you want to say, represent us and let’s go,” she tells E! News.
Cardi B, one of the world’s best-selling artists, recently shared her own experiences, saying that while she’s happy, she feels like she was happier before she found fame and success. The 30-year-old explained that while she can now buy anything she wants, she feels like the world now owns her life, whereas before she felt like she had more control.
Queen Latifah’s message to female MCs is clear: it’s time to seize the moment, work together, and elevate the whole rap genre.