Before the BET Hip-Hop Awards air on Tuesday (Oct. 10), the network unleashes one of its annual cyphers as a teaser.
Comprised of women in hip-hop, the cypher features Rapsody, Kash Doll, Tokyo Jetz, and Leikeli47, who kicks off the set with an impressive showing.
Rocking green fur and a green bandana on her face, Leikeli47 sings and rhymes about being masked up, on the run eating. “Foundation and all that blush,” raps Leikeli. “She’s just trying to hide shit like a courtesy flush.”
Following verses from Kash Doll and Tokyo Jetz, Rapsody acts as the cypher’s anchor. Backed by DJ Premier, who handles the turntables, the Laila’s Wisdom rapper claims her throne. “I’ve been better than all y’all,” she raps. “I’m MJ, Kobe, KD, ‘Bron and one, while y’all talking, Lavar Ball.”
The Jamla and Roc Nation spitter also references some of her peers, including Cardi B, Young M.A., Nicki Minaj, Ill Camille, and 3D Na’Tee. “Take the olive branch,” she raps. “Don’t take my kindness for a weakness though / Better to be my friend than my enemy, they all know.”
Other 2017 cypher participants include Fat Joe, J.I.D, CyHi the Prynce, 6LACK, Tee Grizzley, Denzel Curry, and Ski Mask the Slump God.
The BET Hip-Hop Awards will air Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. on BET.