Will 2021 Be the Year of Female Rap Collaborations?

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In addition to being one of the defining songs of the last year, “WAP” also made history as the first female rap collaboration to debut atop the Billboard Hot 100. This moment was a long time coming, and we’re expecting we’ll get to see even more girl power hip-hop collaborations in 2021.

One of such dream-come-true-pairings is already here, and it takes the form of “Best Friend” by Doja Cat and Saweetie. This song is all about hyping the strong, independent women in your life, and we can’t wait to hear more bops like it as the year proceeds.

One of the reasons why we’re expecting to hear more amazing female-fronted collaborations is the long list of female artists who are currently ruling the rap world. Cardi B used “WAP” to tease her upcoming sophomore album, and we’re pretty sure that Megan Thee Stallion won’t be the last rap queen she collaborated with.

Saweetie’s debut album is currently on the way, while Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj are both mysteriously teasing new music on social media. City Girls also seem to always be in the mood for a new female collaboration, and they worked with almost every artist we’ve mentioned so far. It’s also been a while since Lizzo gave us any new music, and we wouldn’t mind seeing Beyoncé recording another hip-hop remix, “Savage” style.