The #MeToo movement has exposed widespread practices of sexual assault and harassment in the film industry, and to a lesser extent, the music industry - but rapper Cardi B says that female hip-hop stars have been totally left out of the conversation.
The 'Bodak Yellow' star told Cosmopolitan that female artists in the hip-hop world - and particularly models who star in hip-hop videos, i.e. 'video vixens' - felt like they did not have the same freedom to share their stories of harassment.
"When I was trying to be a vixen, people were like, ‘You want to be on the cover of this magazine?’," she said. "Then they pull their d—s out. I bet if one of these women stands up and talks about it, people are going to say, ‘So what? You’re a ho. It don’t matter.’”
She added that men who had publicly declared their support for the #MeToo movement were putting on a front, saying: “These producers and directors - they’re not woke, they’re scared.”