Malaysian rapper SYA battles ‘patriarchal mindset’ to break stereotypes of Muslim women

Wearing sunglasses and a tiger print dress as she raps into a mic, Malaysian hip-hop artist SYA calls for empowerment while taking a sledgehammer to stereotypes of Muslim women.The first female signing for label Def Jam – the label behind superstars from Jay-Z and Rihanna to BTS and Justin Bieber – in Southeast Asia, her debut single PrettyGirlBop tackles misogyny and acceptance in her Muslim-majority homeland.“I just want women to feel more comfortable in their own skin,” said SYA, whose long…


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