We are undoubtedly in a golden age of rap girls. Talented women with their different niches and kinds of rap offer women an array of choices. If you enjoy hip-hop and rap music but aren’t a fan of the male variation because of all the misogyny and whatnot, then the rap girls may be for you.
Female rappers rap about life, getting money, being a bad bitch, having fun, great vibes. There are problematic themes, of course, but I’d rather hear a woman rapping about taking another woman’s man than hear a man rap about violence against women.
We’ve made a list of some rap girls and what liking them says about you— terms and conditions apply.
1. Cardi B:
Cardi is the girl’s girl of the rap girl industry. She supports the new girls, props them up and eats on every feature she jumps on. She’s authentic, and that’s often code for out-of-pocket. If Cardi is your favourite rapper, you can probably fight.
2. Nicki Minaj:
The barbs are fiercely loyal, if you’re a barb, you’re the ultimate ride-or-die. Most of them have been die-hard fans since they were teenagers and are still religiously riding for her, despite everything. If your friend is a barb, just know they’re with you for life — unless you slander her. They are ready to fight for their queen and their friends. They are bad bitches with quotes and attitude for days.
3. Megan Thee Stallion:
Megan is the people’s princess; a loveable, talented, hot girl. If Meg is your favourite rapper, you’re good vibes— a happy girl who can party all night, be drunk out of her mind and be up and ready for school or work early the next morning.
4. Doja Cat:
Doja Cat is for the (sometimes derogatory) girls who love being called weird/different. She makes great music, but her character and actions can be questionable. Her fans are quirky girls whose humour is often silly and borderline annoying. They are fun to hang out with in a group but may scare you in person.
5. Young MA:
Young MA makes gay gangster rap for wlw hip-hop lovers, butches especially. She makes music for women with dreadlocks and slutty waists who will definitely make for enjoyment, but also, character development.
6. Flo Milli:
Flo Milli makes lighthearted pretty girl bops. She makes music for gorgeous daddy’s girls who like to own everything in pink. Flo Milli is for professional passenger princesses whose job is slay like Ken’s is beach.
7. Missy Elliott:
If Miss Elliott is your favourite female rapper, nostalgia is your drug, or you grew up and have remained a fan. You like to bust into old dance moves at the function and talk about how the rap girls these days aren’t nearly as good as in the past.
Latto provides representation for girls who make being light-skinned a hallmark of their personality. That aside, they are the kind of girls who will offer you lipgloss and shower you with compliments when you’re crying in a public bathroom.
9. Ice Spice:
Ice Spice is the voice of the Gen Z girls. She makes music for the TikTok girlies and girls who wear earmuffs and fishnets, three belts and a skirt that might as well be a fourth belt. They are hot girls who are fun and edgy.
10. Lola Brooke:
Lola Brooke makes music for women who look cute and sweet but are thugs. They’re ready to jump you, and their power and ferociousness are shocking because they look like absolute sweet babes. She makes music for girls with a great sense of humour who can also cut up when needed.
11. Ms Banks:
Ms Banks makes music for the innit girls and girls who like to rap in a British accent; girls who walk into a function toe to toe with their two besties dressed in coordinated clothing, special theme music playing, imaginary fan whipping their hair in the wind. They are the drama, sunglasses in the club, flawless makeup and fits always. They don’t dance, they just sway side to side to the music while sitting.
12. Rico Nasty:
This is for the alt girls who like to wear black eyeliner, Doc Martens and dye their hair blue. She makes black girl rockstar rap music; great for rebellious teen phases as well. Rico Nasty makes head-banging music for black girls who cosplay and have anime posters hanging in their rooms.
Glorilla makes music for everyone’s favourite friend in the friend group, the one no one has any problems with. She gets along great with everyone, is the life of the party, always has great advice to give and will drink anyone under the table. She’s the type of friend whose advice to any sort of boy trouble is an instant “dump him”.
14. Sexyy Red:
Sexyy Red has cool big sister energy, the one who makes crass jokes and always has weed at the function. Sexyy Red is for confident girls who don’t care how people perceive them; you stare, they stare back. They are uninhibited, nasty, sexy and also, batshit crazy.
Monaleo makes music for cute, quiet girls that are wild undercover. You’d be shocked at the things they get up to in the company of their friends and partners. You’ll find it hard to reconcile the image you have of them with their actual nature because they have an unexpected edge. Cute but wild and forever with shooters at the door.
If you’re looking for someone to whisper into your ear in a husky voice, then Enchanting is for you. She makes music for super freaky girls who are as femme as they can be masc. Sexily soft but also hard at the same time.
17. Lil Kim:
Lil Kim is for the nostalgic fashion girls. They love Y2K fashion and will always find the absolute best things thrifting by some divine stroke of luck. They are cool, laid back, and everyone who meets them thinks they’re confident and fun if nothing else.
Noname makes music for women who like conscious music without all the misogynistic nonsense. She makes music for artsy, politically conscious girls. If you like Noname, then you probably like long, flowy skirts and also smoke pot.
As the name implies, Saweetie is a sweetie, and her fans are sweethearts too. They are lovely, fun girls who don’t like stress. They are good vibes, lighthearted, and they know how to have a good time.
20. Little Simz:
Little Simz makes music for girls who like prose and poetry; lovers of literature and art. They are the type to ask you a question like, “What is your purpose?” at your first instance of meeting them. She makes music for girls who like to take long walks and contemplate existence.