Emerging Dallas artist Asian Doll recently shared her perspective on pursuing a rap career beyond the age of 30. The Twitter post, which has since been deleted, caught the attention of fans and fellow artists, igniting a conversation about ageism in the hip-hop industry.
Asian Doll, known for her candid statements, expressed her view that individuals considering a rap career after the age of 30 should carefully reconsider their decision. Her tweet underscored her belief that embarking on a rap journey at this stage of life might be unconventional.
The tweet garnered diverse reactions from both established and up-and-coming artists alike. Rap icon Snoop Dogg playfully responded, humorously noting that he’s glad he’s moved past the age of 30. Fabo, echoing a sentiment shared by many, questioned why there seems to be a double standard when artists from other genres, such as rock and country, achieve immense success well into their later years.
The discourse extended to social media platforms beyond Twitter, as Akademiks reposted the tweet on Instagram. In the comments section, opinions ranged from those who agreed with Asian Doll’s stance to those who saw the remark as limiting and divisive. Some users took a humorous approach, suggesting that being a fan at any age might also be considered unconventional.