First of all, the elephant in the room needs addressing: It is downright stupid to have a “Female Rapper” category in any award show in 2017, period. Although there are some circumstances where putting women in direct competition with men may have comparative disadvantages for women — i.e. sports, where on average, women might be at a physical disadvantage — rapping is not one of them. It’s time to stop separating women out as though they’re a sideshow or a cute diversion, or they can’t hang with the fellas lyrically. It wasn’t true when MC Lyte and Queen Latifah were holding it down in the golden era, it wasn’t true when Foxy, Kim, and Missy were outselling a lot of the dudes in the latter part of the nineties, and it isn’t true now, when Dreezy has gone platinum and produced videos with hits in the millions.