Grammys 2018: Rapsody Says Female Rappers 'Can Compete With Any Man'

Rapsody stopped to chat with Billboard on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (Jan. 28), discussing being nominated for two Grammy awards, her hit song “Sassy” and whether or not the Grammys should bring back the best female rap category.

Discussing who she wrote her song “Sassy” for, Rapsody says, “I was thinking about my girls. Myself and just women, it’s…a song for us that we can be empowered by but have fun with at the same time,” adding that it is about “a bunch of beautiful, strong black and brown women celebrating their beauty and their power and their strength.”

Asked if the Grammys should resurrect the best female rap category, the musician says she does not, explaining, “I think we can compete with the men – we don’t have to be separated from it. I would love to see us acknowledged more.”

“I’m only one of five represented in history,” she continues, “and there’s only one that has won it – that was Lauryn Hill in 1998 with The FugeesThe Score, so I don’t think we need our own category. I think we can make music that can compete with any man, and I’d just love to see more women acknowledged in that way.”

Rapsody also shares her thoughts on the Time’s Up movement in the full interview which can be seen above.

2018 Grammy Awards