Three Mzansi female rappers - Moozlie, Rouge and Gigi Lamayne - have opened up about what it’s like to be a female artist in the entertainment industry.
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Women across the world have always found it difficult to cement their feet firmly in male-dominated careers. They always face backlash from communities and pressure from peers of the opposite sex.
The Mzansi entertainment industry is no friendly place either. But these women still pursued their dreams to fulfil their passion and are slowly breaking boundaries. Breaking into the hip-hop industry was quite difficult for some, but some of Mzansi female rappers have taken their skills to new levels.
According to SA Hip Hop magazine, three of the biggest female rappers in the country spoke to about the challenges they face as women trying to squeeze their way into the male-dominated industry. They are Moozlie, Rouge and Gigi Lamayne.
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All three rappers explained the difficulties of breaking into the male-dominated industry and how they had to stay true to themselves to pioneer on.
“It was really difficult to persuade people to take me seriously but I realised it wasn’t an issue that was specific to me, it was pretty much because I had a vagina. A lot of people genuinely hate on females that are really trying to make hip hop music.” - Moozlie.
“There will be type of conversation on what type of music we should be making and how we should be looking and it’s always from male conversations. At the end of the day, it’s really about me and staying true into the type of artist I want to be.” - Rouge.
“I think we really flipped the script when it comes to pioneering the Hip Hop industry, the hip hop game in South African context.” – Gigi Lamayne.
Check out more from their interview below:
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Meanwhile, three days ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Gigi Lamayne was on fire this past weekend. Our gurl pulled off a momentous show that will never be forgotten. Yusss, Gigi did the most!
Things have not been easy for Gigi lately, but she has managed to push through and come out on top. Gigi is a living legend who has proven that you are able to take back control of your life if you just believe in yourself a little.
Briefly.co.za learnt that not only was the concert packed, it overtook social media too. Gigi made history by being the first female hip-hop artist on the continent to pull off a concert of this stature.
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