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Love lesbian rappers? Check out these icons in the rap scene

Robyn Exton

Mar 13, 2023

Love lesbian rappers? Check out these icons in the rap scene
  • We love seeing lesbian representation in popular media — movies, shows, and music of all kinds. If you do too, then you’re in luck.

    We here at HER have compiled a list of some of the most influential and talented lesbian rappers out there.

    These women are impacting the rap scene and bringing visibility to the lesbian community like never before. So, get ready to turn up the volume and discover your new favorite artists!

    Queen Latifah

    Source: POPSUGAR

    If you’re looking for a lesbian rapper that goes way back, look no further than Queen Latifah! This multi-talented artist has been blazing trails in music and entertainment since the late 80s. Her style is a mix of old-school hip hop and soulful jazz, with socially conscious lyrics that pack a punch.

    With hit songs like “Ladies First,” “U.N.I.T.Y.,” and “Black Hand Side,” Queen Latifah has been a force to be reckoned with in the music industry for decades. Her 1993 album “Black Reign” earned her a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rap Performance in 1994, and her hit single “U.N.I.T.Y.” remains a feminist anthem to this day. 

    Queen Latifah has been an advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights for years, using her platform to raise awareness and support for the community. With her effortless cool and undeniable talent, Queen Latifah is a true icon. 

    Young M.A

    Source: XXL Mag

    This Brooklyn-born rapper burst onto the scene in 2016 with her viral hit “Ooouuu,” which has over 400 million views on YouTube. Young M.A’s raw and unapologetic lyrics about her sexuality and experiences as a lesbian have earned her a dedicated fan base and critical acclaim. Her debut album, “Herstory in the Making,” released in 2019, featured hits like “BIG” and “PettyWap.” 

    Young M.A’s influence on the rap scene has been significant, paving the way for more LGBTQIA+ representation in hip-hop. But her impact on the lesbian community goes beyond her musical talent. She’s been a strong voice for queer rights. With fierce talent and a fearless attitude, Young M.A is headed for the top — and we’re here for it.


    Source: GQ

    If you’re looking for a lesbian rapper with a stand-out sound and style, look no further than Syd! This talented artist has been making waves in the rap music scene with her smooth, soulful beats, and honest, heartfelt lyrics.

    As a member of the group Odd Future, Syd gained attention for her production work and smooth vocals. She’s since gone on to release her own solo music, including the hit songs “All About Me,” “Know,” and “Fast Car.”

    In addition to her music career, Syd has also spoken out about her experiences as a lesbian in the music industry and used her platform to raise awareness and support for the community. With her talent and authenticity, Syd is one to watch.


    Source: Brooklyn Magazine

    Siya is known for her bold style and powerful lyrics. Born in California and raised in Brooklyn, Siya got her start in music as a teenager, performing at local shows and open mics.

    In 2013, Siya gained national attention with her appearance on the hit reality show “Sisterhood of Hip Hop,” which chronicled the lives of female rappers trying to make it in the industry. Her appearance on the show helped to bring attention to her music, with hits like “D.Y.K.E.” and “Real MVP” showcasing her raw talent and unique perspective.

    As an openly lesbian artist, Siya has become a powerful voice for the LGBTQIA+ community. She’s broken down barriers and challenged stereotypes, paving the way for a new generation of queer artists. Whether she’s spitting bars on stage or advocating for social justice off-stage, Siya is a force to be reckoned with, and we can’t wait to see what she does next.

    Felicia Pearson

    Source: E! Online

    You may know her as Snoop from “The Wire,” but Felicia Pearson is also a talented rapper with a signature sound and style. Her music is a reflection of her experiences growing up in Baltimore.

    Pearson’s most popular songs include “Homegirl From The Ghetto” and “Bonnie & Clyde.” She’s been praised for her ability to blend her acting skills with her musical talent.

    Amplify Dot

    Source: Attitude

    If you’re looking for a British rapper with a powerful message, look no further than Amplify Dot. This talented artist is known for her socially conscious lyrics and powerful flow — which have earned her critical acclaim and a loyal following.

    Amplify Dot’s hit songs include “Get Down,” “Semantics,” and “I’m Good,” showcase her signature style and message. She’s been praised for her ability to blend old-school hip hop with modern beats, creating a sound that’s all her own.

    As a queer woman of color, Amplify Dot is a powerful voice for representation and inclusivity in the rap world. She’s challenging stereotypes and breaking down barriers, proving that there’s no one “right” way to be a rapper or a queer person. With her bold style and attitude, Amplify Dot is paving the way for a new generation of LGBTQIA+ artists. We can’t wait to see where she takes us next.

    070 Shake

    Source: Vulture

    Hailing from New Jersey, 070 Shake is known for her emotional lyrics. Her music is a mix of old-school hip hop and modern beats, woven with honest, vulnerable lyrics that resonate with fans.

    070 Shake’s hit songs include “Guilty Conscience,” “Nice To Have,” and “Modus Vivendi,” and showcase  her unique style and messages. She’s been praised for her ability to blend vulnerability with strength, creating a powerful sound with lyrics that hit deep.

    As a queer artist of color, 070 Shake is using her voice to challenge stereotypes and fight for representation in the industry. Her work as an advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community is a testament to her commitment to social justice and equality.


    Source: Los Angeles Times

    If fun and irreverent is your thing, look no further than Ppcocaine! This rising star is known for her playful lyrics. One listen and you’ll have one of her catchy beats stuck in your head all day long. Ppcocaine’s hit songs include “DDLG,” “3 Musketeers,” and “PJ,” all of which showcase her ability to infuse humor into her music.

    As a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Ppcocaine’s passion and dedication is infectious. With her unique voice and fierce energy, Ppcocaine is definitely one to keep an eye on. Whatever she does next is bound to be epic.

    Lesbian rappers are changing the rap scene

    Lesbian female rappers are paving the way for LGBTQIA+ artists in a genre plagued by a history of homophobia and misogyny.

    These artists — who comprise some of the best lesbian rappers — address issues of homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination in their lyrics, shine a light on the experiences of queer people in a genre that has historically been hostile to their existence. And we’re all for it!

    Looking to connect with other lesbian rap fans? We’ve got you! Whether you’re looking for a date or new friends, on the HER app you can find other queer folks who love rap just as much as you do!

    Robyn Exton

    Robyn is the CEO & Founder of HER. Find her on Twitter.

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