Nigerian DJ and daughter of African oil magnate, DJ Cuppy has made public her stand where the feminist movement is concerned. To the DJ, such ideology is not one she stands with as she believes the partisans are hypocritical.
Cuppy made her stance clear in a recent interview where the DJ stated that while she was once a supporter of the cause, she supported from her ignorance of the cause but with the understanding she has of it now, she would prefer to not call herself a feminist especially when the industry she finds herself is considered.
“I used to consider myself a feminist until I realized that I did not really understand it. I don’t like people who are hypocrites. People are out there speaking about women rights, but behind closed doors are doing crazy things.
“I will never come out as a feminist because I am in a male-dominated industry, so I have a certain scenario where I have … I wouldn’t say I have to water myself down, but I deal with men on a daily basis and I realize that they’re always going to think they’re better than us and I don’t think it (being a feminist) is going to solve it”… you cannot change the way people think, all you can do is change the way you act. I cannot change what people think about me, I can try to influence it, but you are entitled to your opinion. So if we go about as women trying to change the way men think, we’re going to tire ourselves out. What we need to do is focus on our own energy, focus on achieving our own goals and working on our own selves…”
She went on to say;
“It’s important to talk about these issues and bring them to surface, but you must also limit the amount of attention you give them because let’s be honest, the more energy you put into one thing, the less time you can into another. So if I literally sat down all day and spoke about how hard it is being a woman, I won’t have time to sit here talking with you, because I will be somewhere at Alade market talking about how women need better rights.”