Iggy Azalea Apologizes For Controversial "Runaway Slave Master" Line

After facing criticism for spitting a controversial line about being a "runaway slave master," the Grand Hustle rapstress has spoken out.

Iggy Azalea stirred up controversy with her line “Tire marks, tire marks / Finish line with the fire marks / When the relay starts, I’m a runaway slave / Master” on “D.R.U.G.S.” After fellow rapper Azealia Banks pointed out that she referred to herself as a “runaway slave master,” the Grand Hustle signee stepped forward to clarify the line in a letter posted on MissJia.com, stating that it was a “tacky and careless thing to say.”

“In all fairness, it was a tacky and careless thing to say and if you are offended, I am sorry,” she wrote. “Sometimes we get so caught up in our art and creating or trying to push boundaries, we don’t stop to think how others may be hurt by it. In this situation, I am guilty of doing that and I regret not thinking things through more.”

The Australian artist said that the song is inspired by Kendrick Lamar’s “Look Out for Detox,” and that she was playing on his line “When the relay starts I’m a runaway slave.” Iggy swears that she is neither racist nor filled with hate, and knows that her words can be used as weapons.

“I don’t hate any race of people, and it pains me to wake up to other young people being misled to believe I do. I am for unity and equality. People should get a fair shot at whatever they want to do no matter what color they are; rap and hip hop as a culture is not exempt from this.”

Read the full letter below.

Dear world,

Im writing you today to address a lyric I said a few months ago in one of my songs that I feel has been used to unfairly slander my character and paint me as a racist person.

Kendrick Lamar is one of my favorite artists and I loved his song ‘Look Out for Detox’ so much I decided to do my own version of it last year. The lyrics I wrote follow the original version closely; One lyric in particular has offended a lot of people and for that, I apologize.

The artist’s lyric was:
“when the relay starts I’m a runway slave”

My lyric was:
“when the relay starts I’m a runaway slave…Master, shitting on the past gotta spit it like a pastor

This is a metaphoric take on an originally literal lyric, and I was never trying to say I am a slave owner.

The intent was to say was that past histories have been mastered, or overcome, and that you may feel my
line was ‘shitting on the past,’ just as many feel pastors shit on the bible or biblical history…although they mean no ill and just have their own take, hence the lyric ‘gotta spit it like a pastor.’

In all fairness, it was a tacky and careless thing to say and if you are offended, I am sorry. Sometimes we get so caught up in our art and creating or trying to push boundaries, we don’t stop to think how others may be hurt by it. In this situation, I am guilty of doing that and I regret not thinking things through more.

I don’t hate any race of people, and it pains me to wake up to other young people being misled to believe I do. I am for unity and equality. People should get a fair shot at whatever they want to do no matter what color they are; rap and hip hop as a culture is not exempt from this.

It is unfair to say other races who also grew up listening to rap don’t get a place too. We have a place and the Azaleans and myself are evidence of that fact. All people have a voice and equal right to use it.

In your lifetime you will say a lot of things you will wish you hadn’t too. I have to have my poor choice of words live with me forever on the internet. Please know that I have grown from this and hope to have your continued support in life and my mission of bridging the gap.

As one of my lovely azaleans said last week: we are the prototype and far beyond the stereotype.

Love always,

Iggamonster.

RELATED: Azealia Banks Calls Out T.I. For Defending Iggy Azalea

148 Comments

  • DisNigga

    She just bit lemars line got busted so had to come up with some bullshit. That whole verse is straight verbatim what kendric lamar said on his track thats not inspired thats plagiarism bitch.

    • Aishaaa

      Read that like a rap. :P It's so easy to just write an apology eh (wonder if she even writes them herself considering they're much better English (grammar, etc.) compares to her usual stuff)... hope she stands by it.

  • BBoy shoes

    Originally, I felt if this clown wanted to rap, so be it. Now, especially after listening to her so called freestyle I can't stand this fool. You have no right to say anything related to slavery. Please stop rapping (if you can call it that) and crawl under a rock. You're terrible and shouldn't have anything to do with rap/hip hop.

  • KelzCT

    "It is unfair to say other races who also grew up listening to rap don’t get a place too. We have a place and the Azaleans and myself are evidence of that fact. All people have a voice and equal right to use it." Iggy did she just refer to her fans a AZALEANS? cmon fam

  • chris papaflessas

    hi. I'm from Greece and now live in America where I am considered white and receive all the perks that come with it in a society based on color racialization. I need help understanding the controversy here. I'd prefer if black American commenters could tell me their reactions to Iggy's verse. From what I heard (coming from a cultural naiveté perhaps) was that she was adopting a line from a black rapper and making it her own by admitting her guilt from white racism and her attempts to deal with being a "runaway" slave master as in a person running away from the racist bullshit from her ethnic world that she rejects. Please help me understand if I'm missing something. Maybe I'm making her sound deeper than she is. I know my spiritual wife, nicki Minaj doesn't like her and since Nicki Minaj is considered a sexy freaking goddess back in Greece everyone kind of just agrees with her. She's like JLo to us

  • Baub Bidon

    My response to Hip Hop: http://youtu.be/33ZN66xGjuo

  • Mishie

    Yes, of course she was referring to black american slaves and not jews when she made that comment. Black people are so quick to dismiss racist comments when it comes out of attractive face because we crave acceptance from others. Hip hop is targeted toward whites now so we need to stop ussing derogatory terms to describe ourselves. We need to stop allowing these artists and America in general to step all over us. Jewish people stop these kind of things in their tracks and they are respected for it. Black americans are continually put down because we allow it.

  • Anonymous

    At least she realized that what she said could be offensive to some people. Honestly, she hasn't offended me && I like Iggy. I mean it's obvious that she isn't racist, T.I. is like her right hand man && he signed her to his label. However, V-Nasty gets no respect from me cuz she on the other hand still continues to offend the black culture && some people say it's not a big deal, it's just a word, blah blah blah. It IS a big deal cuz she's using the word within the music industry amongst numerous listeners.

  • only comment worth reading

    1.nobody took offense to it. 2.we know she isn't racist because it is obvious she is not racist. 3.this article was not needed

  • Anonymous

    No need to apologize, hon. No one heard the song anyway. Just being real.

  • SONSHINE83

    Its called ARTISTIC inspiration Hip Hop we are the most self centered genre we can say whatever but when Bill Oreily attack one of us we mad...This the same thing IMO. @DACHILDOFHIPHOP

  • SCHWARZ

    so icy boi: fuckin nigg a noise all u people who hate her for saying slave shes not american could she possible be talking about another race because contrary to coons thoughts they are not the only slaves ever ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ LOOK AT THE WHITEBOYS GOIN' TO GREAT LENGTHS TO MAKE U BELIEVE THIS. LOOK AT ALL THE COMMENTS SAYIN' THE SAME THING.

  • SCHWARZ

    SO THAT'S THE NEW JEDI MIND TRICK NOW, HUH? "BLACKS WEREN'T THE ONLY SLAVES" SO WHEN THERE'S SOME RACIAL SH!T POPPIN' LIKE SHORTY WHO GOT KILLED IN FLORIDA, OR THE OTHER KID IN OREGON WHO HAD A TWITTER ACCOUNT MADE FOR HIM WITH A BUNCH OF RACIAL SH!T SAID, YOU SHOULD REMEMBER..... "BLACKS WEREN'T THE ONLY SLAVES" RRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGHHHHHHHTTTTTTTTT

    • Real Talk

      First Off I aint white Im mexican, I am a minority just like you Nigga. And second The removed comments are people who spam, don't believe type in any website.com and your comment will be removed. Third this whole Jedi Mind trick u speak of don't exist. You really think 400 years later Blacks are still gonna ride that slave card. She didn't say anything racist, you guys are just jumping on the bad wagon of lets attack her because she white. And the fact is Blacks were not the only slaves in history. Date back to the Romans and Egypt shit like that there was nothing but slaves, Blacks were just the modernize slaves. And we right now all the minimum wage workers and people getting paid under $15hr are slaves in todays age. We just have the freedom to choose what job we slave at.

    • SCHWARZ

      I AIN'T YO' N!GGA WHITEBOY, AND U SKIPPED THE COMMENT ABOVE TO TYPE UNDER THIS ONE. I'M ADDRESSING THE FCUKBOIS IN THE COMMENTS. IF ANYONE IS JUMPIN' ON THE BANDWAGON LOOK AT THE REMOVED COMMENTS, THINK THOSE ARE ALL BLACK PEOPLE? EVEN HHDX DOESN'T BELIEVE THAT BULLSH!T Y'ALL R SAYIN', THEY KNOW THIS NEW "BLACKS AREN'T THE ONLY SLAVES" SLOGAN WON'T STAND IN COURT WHILE THEY FIGHT A CASE Y'ALL GOT THEM INTO BECAUSE U THINK THAT JEDI MIND TRICK SLOGAN IS A GREEN LIGHT TO GET YOUR RACISM ON. U ON HERE SAYIN' U KNO' RACISM GOES ON, BUT QUICK TO TALK 2 A BLACK, SKIM OVA THE RACISM AN' CAPTAIN SAVE A HO'.

    • Real Talk

      And what the fuck are you going with bringing up all those Stories about the florida girl, Nigga im talking about this article and this article only, don't get it twitsted I know racism still exist Im just saying her Lines were not disrespectful. Nigga "Cry Me A RIver"(justin timberlake voice) with all that other shit

    • Real Talk

      Okay what about her line was Racist?????? and are Blacks the only slaves in history???? Theres a word called "FACT' and the fact is no they were not the only slaves in history. You guys jump on the band wagon because she is white. I could understand V Nasty getting all the hate, but this white girl aint said nothing that people should get offended about. Re-Read the article and examine her lines and tell me what was so racist

  • Real Talk

    Let me ask you all a question, number one act of violence committed to the african american race is African American people. in other words black on black crime. This white chick aint said nothing that was outta line. Blacks were not the only slaves in history. y'all just cant comprehend the metaphor and the writing process behind that line. "They say its the white man I should fear, But its my own kind doing all the killing here." - 2 Pac some of the realist BARS ever

    • Umm yeah

      The point is that the term "Black on Black crime" is ridiculous because all crime is crime and it's only given a colour when it relates to black people. This is probably so folks can use it to justify years of segregation, oppression and institutional racism.

    • Real Talk

      Your a fucking idiot did u not read my post? I said the most act of violence towards Black people are Black people. In other words black people kill black people more than any other race on this earth when it come's to Blacks being killed. Again Blacks kill Blacks more than Whites kill Black, more than Mexicans Kill Black etc.... I don't know what the Fuck u are trying to get at? And the 2 Pac line obviously went over your head if u cant comprehend those lyrics. He basically saying that "they tell him to fear the White man, when in reality the his own race is killing their own more than the White Race." Beside what I was trying to get at is that This white girl aint causing no harm to no one.

    • Anonymous

      this person NEVER speaks REAL TALK. Stop repeating what the media tells you. So there's no white on white crime? No Asian on Asian crime? Racial discrimination is a CRIME. Racial profiling is a CRIME. Oklahoma City bombing was a white guy. Virginia Tech was an Asian. The latest school shooting was a white guy. The guy who burned his house down with his kids was a WHITE FAMILY.

  • Anonymous

    R i c h M i n g l e ,C-O M ---- Meet wealthy men and beautiful women on the rich club .

  • so icy boi

    fuckin nigg a noise all u people who hate her for saying slave shes not american could she possible be talking about another race because contrary to coons thoughts they are not the only slaves ever

  • fpsrussia

    hoping she has a sextape of her getting backshots leaked someday

  • jeff

    This chick seems about as smart as a plastic cup. TI's only defending this chick to keep his "paper trail" rising. Anything for a dolla.

  • Anonymous

    Shout out to TI. Unlike you slow in the head remedial niggas, he's assessed the situation, realized he has a artist that has a Nicki Minaj type vibe going, and has set shit up so he can eat off this white girl for a long time. The nigga flipped the script. Instead of white people eatin' off black artist, black businessmen can eat off white artists.

  • DL Dub

    Of course she's not racist, you seen the ass on this muh fucka? There is no white woman in the world with an ass like hers that can possibly racist. Cuz the ass is always inviting niggas to the playground.

  • Anonymous

    Wait, I thought this was about her porno??? But obviously she is a runaway slave master, bc she's controlling all of you morons. PLEASE, if stuff like this matters to you, DON'T HAVE KIDS!!!!

  • It Was All A Dream

    Alright I'm confused... So Iggy quoted Kendrick's line from one of his songs, put it on her track and she gets the flack for it? Yes, Kendrick is black & Iggy is white. But how can people get mad at her saying that if she didn't really say that? Plus, it's not like she said the n-word (like another female rapper did) she just put that line out there because she thought it was dope.

  • yuhboi

    she bit off kendrick like a mufucka with that line...

  • Anonymous

    fact is she said "runaway slave master" this is obviously something any white person shouldn't say unless they are trying to be offensive. saying nigga or cracker is different from calling yourself a slave master. I just cant believe no1 on her team warned her this would happen. or was this some sort of publicity stunt. coz i never listened to azalea before this happened. plus her verse was shit anyway. Y would any1 try redo a verse that kendrick did your just killing your own carrer like that "Rigamortis". And i dont think that kendrick would see it as payin homage or wateva by saying your a slave master. dumb ho

  • Anonymous

    drop this idiot and Chip, and focus on Trae, Young Dro, and Killer Mike....NOW

  • yoyo

    why didn't she apologize for her shitty music?

  • QB

    Being a White rapper is the new Blackface...

  • WGC

    This is why i'm glad i don't live in America, you get too hung up on this shit. When are you going to evolve (all races) and put what happened 200 years ago behind you. Seriously you're country is so far behind with the times, you weren't the only country ever to have slavery. How are you ever going to reach equality if it's okay to say 'white bitch' and not to say 'nigga' and vice versa.

    • Brain KILLA

      Seriously LOL, your comment was entertaining HAHA

    • Anonymous

      wgc is obviously a white american posing as a foreigner. im white and even i can acknowledge that racism is still rampant in this country. its not just a matter of blacks running around crying about slavery. stop acting like racism is some black man's made up fantasy like it isnt real or something. you sound like an idiot

    • Anonymous

      fuken nerds these days.......smh

    • Cooparachi

      We still living in slavery today you idiot!!!! What you know BOY???

    • Anonymous

      Maybe you should read up on history before you comment. Slavery didn't end 200 years ago. It officially ended in 1863 (EP) or 1865 (13th), depending on how you define ended. It wasn't like shit just got immediately fantastic after that either. Black people were still second-class citizens until the 1970s because so many school districts drug their feet on desegregation and there's still widespread institutional racism today. Those are way bigger problems than who can say the offensive term of the day.

    • Anonymous

      its an epidemic reaching all races and social classes in the usa. The other one is internet trolling

  • if you are offended, I am sorry

    So she's going with the non-apology. I'm sure that'll work out great!

  • Anonymous

    this is the best Transgender Rapper in the Game!

  • Fish

    yyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnn at people claimin every white rapper is racist. How many times do you here a black artist say 'cracker' (lil wayne, the clipse, gunplay to name a few) Or a latino rapper say 'nigga' (fat joe, joell ortiz, big pun) Why is everyone itching to get offended by everything.....?

    • Anonymous

      the reality is your peers are leaving offensive content that needs to be removed. you were the FIRST one to ask why? You have your answer, to the point where YOU are a part of it. Did you learn anything?

    • Anonymous

      THEY DELETED FISH'S COMMENT AND TOTALLY TOOK OFF THE REPLY THAT WAS UNDER COOPARACHI. THIS SITUATION IS NOT A GAME.

    • Fish

      ROFL at my comment being removed DX! You post an article about a racist issue, but delete a post about black racism against white people. With an attitude like that, you are part of the problem!

    • Really Doe

      First off the term cracker refers to the sound that the whip made, tell me how that's an insult? The term honkey refers to the white men that came into our neighborhoods to pick up black prostitutes by honking their car horns, how is that offensive. White people don't usually get offended by such terms, that's why George Jefferson could say honkey on prime time tv with no problem. There is however a term used by the NOI that really disturbed white people and that term is devil. If black rappers were running around calling ya'll devils all hell would break out, quoting KRS-One why is that?? So before you talk about blacks getting over white folks using the n-word or in this case saying you're a runaway slave master, you should consider the history of this country. There is no way you can convince anyone that something WRONG is right because such and so are doing it. If it's wrong its wrong period.

    • Cooparachi

      Yea learn some history you fuccin guppy!!!!!

    • QB

      Exactly learn some history.. Puerto Ricans Dominicans & some Cubans get the pass on the N word because they do have Black in their ancestry. Not all "Latinos" have the same racial mixture..

    • Anonymous

      How many times do we have to go thru this "Latino" issue. Go learn about the Carribean and the Indians and the European settlers.

  • the truth no emotattachedions

    they just mad u white and wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy netter then icky mirage

  • the truth no emotattachedions

    nigger shit ignorant shit dumb shit black greas ball shit

  • Marx1684

    Red bottom all day. No plural or Toto. Just checked the pics. Work could be put in. I've seen her enough. Now I havta check the work she puts in w/that pen & pad. (Hopefully in this day & age artists on major labels still write)

  • the truth no emotattachedions

    niggers are going to be offended because thats how ignorant people are mad all the time looking for something to get mad at the girl used someone elses line and yea whie poeple have been slaves to as a matter of fact why do lack people only think they have been slaves and if we didnt bring there asses to america then they would be in africa dying of starvation they should think us coons

  • thought dog

    XXL is the new Source. Interscope has been manipulating that magazine for years.

  • GBtha B

    this bitch must get its muthafuckin ass outta Hip Hop.a damn fool who dont know whut to say.just bullshittin'.

  • Anonymous

    black aren't the only race that has been enslaved. get out yall feelings

    • 3 headed monstah

      true.. but its a big deal when you bring it in an art dominated by blacks, that has history of slavery....i do understand her method, and now understand the concept but if you think a black , would would say fuck da kkk in an all white supremacy art, and get away with it you sadly mistaken..my fav rapper is eminem and in all shit studio albums said the word nigga,.. outside when he was young and that tape came out but he was dating a black girl and was mad she got dump.. n e way .. keep doin what you doin iggy jus watch the words

  • Anonymous

    it was a nice line. get out yall feelings, this is hiphop.

  • fresh

    ON TOP OF EVERYTHING I JUS SAID XXL MAGAZINE IS TRYING TO FOOL YOU INTO BELIEVING WE THE PEOPLE CHOSE THIS DUMB BROAD TO BE ON THAT STUPID FIXED LIST. FIRST OFF LETS NOTE I HEARD OF FRENCH IN 07 AND SINCE THEN HES BEEN ONE OF THE FEW CONSISTENT UNDERGROUND RAPPERS W A HUGE BUZZ BUT HE WAS ONLY ADDED TO THE LIST ONCE HE GOT SIGNED TO A MAJOR? AND ALMOST EVERYONE ELSE ON THAT LIST YOU CAN SAY THE SAME FOR BUT YA DUMB MF DONT SEE THAT YOU REALLY BELIEVE AT OF ALL THE UNSIGNED TALENT WE HEAR ON THE STREETS AT THE LOCAL MIXTAPE SPOT AT THE CLUBS THE RADIO ETC. ALL GOT FEWER VOTES THAN THIS PALE ASS RACIST ASS AUSTRALIAN I NEVER EVER FUCKIN EVEN HEARD FROM UNTIL YESTERDAY? WHO THE FUCK OUT THERE IS LISTENIN TO THESE FOREIGNERS RAPPIN? NOT ANYONE FROM WHERE IM FROM THATS FOR SURE!!! I AINT W THIS BULLSHIT T.I. YOU A STRAIGHT BITCH FOR THIS!!!!! TALKIN ALL THAT GANGSTA SHIT YET U SIGN A PUNK ASS JUNKIE, A SNITCH, AND A FAKE ASS FOREIGN POP RAPPER ALL ONE AFTER ANOTHER? I GUESS THEY JUST HANDIN OUT DEALS AT GRAND HUSTLE

    • Ren

      Amen turftalka, it really depends on your definition of success. Being able to live off your art is a beautiful thing and my idea of success. You dont have to blow and be commercial to be successful. Of that list, fashawn, Blu, jay rock, and even freddie gibbs are all talented individuals that probably wont ever cross over to the mainstream (unless the game really is shifting in that direction which I feel it is) But they are able to live off their music. Also im tired of the double standards. Why is it ok for asian people to adapt to white culture and a black person can 'act' white and its cool. But when a white person adopts black culture or asian culture shit hits the fan? You dont see white people sayin black people shoulndt be in rock bands this shit is ridiculous already. Music is music and whichever music you choose to express yourself, so be it. Fuck Iggy but the problem isnt because shes white, its because shes a half-assed rapper getting signed. Peace.

    • turftalka

      ^^ Well, they may not have blown up to major proportions, but at least some of them are going somewhere. For example... Tho Cory Gunz is going to jail, he got signed to YM and was featured on "6'7'" which was pretty big. Freddie Gibbs is signed to CTE, is the primary artist on that label and was featured on TM103 which went gold and is on its way to being plantinum. Fashawn & Blu had 2 critically acclaimed albums. And even though their careers haven't taken off yet, they do have a fanbase that supports them. Jay Rock was signed to Strange Music one of the top selling independent labels around. And released his oft-delayed album "Follow Me Home" and had guest features from Tech N9ne, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne Gorilla Zoe had a couple hits on the radio as well. I guess it depends on what you think is success but I'm just saying it's not like they all just sat around and acted lazy.

    • you are the dumbass here

      Donnis was going to seriously blow up? Mickey Factz? Charles Hamilton? OK he blew his chance Cory Gunz was 2009 still no album, prolly do a jail bid b4 an album drops Blu? he just sold a mixtape for $10 with sh*tty quality Madlib beats Freddie Gibbs ain't blow up yet Jay Rock JUST got a good deal Fashawn blew up? Papoose ain't blow up yet Did Gorilla Zoe EVER blow up? And fresh never said French was about to blow up in 07, he said he first heard of him then.

    • this guy above me is a dumbass

      In addition, French Montana was known in 07 but not about to blow up. Thus rendering your argument as stupid.

    • this guy above me is a dumbass

      You're joking right? They put people on the list who are about to seriously blow up. Hurr durr. Ignorant fuck.

  • Anonymous

    it will never be cool for a white person to call themselves a slavemaster.

  • Fijit

    why all these white girls say racist shit. We wont accept u like that. That's why i like Eminem since he came in he never said no bullshit like that. I know he did foolish pride but i know his apology was sincere

  • Anonymous

    I enjoy Iggy's music and I wasn't offended by her lyrics. I have heard worst from other Black Rappers.

  • SMH

    The criticism is yet another example of political correctness run amuck. Society gets butthurt over EVERYTHING.

  • fresh

    THIS GIRL IS STRAIGHT BULLSHIT I DONT CONDONE THIS TYPE OF SHIT IN HIP HOP FIRST OFF YOU TRYIN DUMB HARD TO TALK AND RAP LIKE YOU FROM THE U.S BUT YOUR ALWAYS GONNA HAVE THAT THICK ASS AUSSIE ACCENT SO IN THE END YOU JUST SOUND WEIRD AS FUCK WHEN U RAP AND TALK JUST LIKE YOU DO AND ITS FRAUDULENT AT THE SAME TIME,,,,CUZ WUDNT IT BE FAKE FOR ME (A DUDE DATS FROM NY) TO STRESS HAVING A COUNTRY ACCENT I SEE ON TV? YES IT DEFINITLY WOULD BE FAKE

  • Anonymous

    The line wasn't even racist, i don't see what the big deal is , the irony is this chick prolly has more black fans than the black azaelia

    • Anonymous

      v nasty saying nigga that is racist in my opnion as white people shouldnt realy say that word as it will always be deemed offensive and rightfully so but this is not racist its just a play on words and another persons line

  • IDAHO

    LMAO!! So basically, TI, STFU and do your thing in the background...

  • K.S.

    Sorry who is this chick? And is she a Rapper or a real Emcee? I'm tired of all these wack A** Rappers messing up Hip Hop. Gucci Mane, Waka Flock, Soulja boy, Nicki Minjai, Lil B, Kreayshawn etc please put down the damn Microphone and shut the hell up y'all are Garbage.

  • themighty

    and not a single fuck was given that day...

  • HipHopLover

    LASTLY but certainly not least, if you want to hear what Australia really is, you'll be pleasantly suprised when you hear Layla, Sky High, Triple Witch and Alove.... ALL AMAZING UNDERGROUND AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS WITH SUBSTANCE!!!

  • wtf

    cool. now when do women get an apology for the countless vulgar lyrics most rappers subject them to? oh, never? then why should THIS woman have to apologize? it's not ok to be racist, but it's ok to be sexist?

  • HipHopLover

    Being from Australia I am appauled that this chick was even signed to an American Label. Nothing she represents is REAL, noone in AUSTRALIA supports her because she is 100% fake! Everything she represents is a made up version of who she wants to be not who she actually is. She came from QLD known as one of the most racist places in Australia (ask Tyler the Creator) and she grew up in the suburbs with no black people around at all so why is she in videos with cute lil black kids hanging at her 'crib' and acting like shes some ghetto chick?? its pathetic and IGGY your own country doesnt respect you!!!

  • Real Talk

    You guys must be bored, is this really a big deal hahahaha y'all really getting offended over this, I could understand V-Nasty and shit but this was clearly no racist line. I guess some of you cant comprehend the metaphors. Go listen to Lil B and Wakka Flocckaaa

    • yo

      calling urself a slave master on a song in a predominantly black music genre isnt racist? its ok for k dot to say hes a runaway slave at the relay because its metaphorical and makes tons of sense (running for his life, fast as hell, hes black etc.) but to say your a runaway slave master? (what does that even mean that shes outrunning slaves or some shit?) cuz shes white thats like tryin to subliminally shit on k dot and all other black ppl for that matter ur just a dumbass who doesnt see that

    • Anonymous

      u are obviously a bland husstle fan to overlook this. while you're at it, you might as well go burn some crosses on some black folks porches right about now...

  • joem

    Yeah.. black people have been the ONLY ones to ever have been enslaved in all human history right.. so she MUST be referring to Kunta Kente however the fuck it's spelled, right?.. I swear man.. you muthafuckas need to read up on some history.. In any case.. why are yall getting so butt heart over this stupid shit even tho she was biting some one else's lyric yet that dumb white trash bitch v nasty is running around yelling "nigga" like it's all good.

    • Anonymous

      In terms of slavery, not just blacks my simple minded hobbit, but Indians in Asia during colonial times, Native Americans...Step your mind game up...

  • Anonymous

    How much are we gonna allow these white artist to get away with come on. An she aint even fucking american, u telling me the ppl in the studio with her aint say wtf edit that shit out. An for her to release it to the public knowing that was said is a spit in our face yo. CHECK OUT THE MUSIC http://soundcloud.com/inevitable-success/sets/taste-of-success

    • Fish

      Why not go listen to KRS-One - 'Ah Yeah'. Once you've listened to that, you'll know what a racist song sounds like. If that isnt quite hardcore enough for you, why dont u listen to pretty much anything that piece of shit Askari X has ever released. The shit those 2 say is a lot worse than a little play on words. Stop bein offended by everything.

  • Marcus X

    Too many passes being handed out these days...no one to blame but those that make it easy for people like Iggy to come into the game and fit into the scheme of things. Mind you the "N" word has been tossed into the washing machine to the point that it's viewed a clean. Iggy is from Australia (which happens to be a very racially segregated country) so she should've known it would not be a good look to keep those lyrics on track. But I'm sure she'll have sympathizers and label supporters with interest on her head who will help her clean up this mess. She meant what she meant. FOH.

  • jeweldeen

    In regards to the comment she made I think that it was a dumb move on her part because she may have just ended her career before it started .People who have been in this industry longer than she has lose jobs and are constantly reminded of the mistakes they've made so I hope she can pull through this enough to have have long lasting career.

  • Anonymous

    Who cares? I am not offended and I don't think this is a big deal at all.

  • jeweldeen

    In regards to the comment she made I think that it was a dumb move on her part because she may have just ended her career before it started .People who have been in this industry longer than she has lose jobs and are constantly reminded of the mistakes they've made so I hope she can pull through this enough to have have long lasting career. Go check out moneyandhiphop(Dot)com.

  • Anonymous

    Like realtalk you are a fucking rapper the words you say are obviously at the forefront of what you do.

  • Anonymous

    if you aint even payin attention to what you say then why did you decide to become an mc and why should i pay attention to what you say???

  • Barmy Bill

    ive heard a lot more racist anti white shite from cunts like kanye and nas and them pricks never apologized

  • Anonymous

    Co-sign what Hoodgrown said.

  • Mr Flamboyant

    Well...time to weigh in on this matter. Never paid any attention to her anyway. She's one of the new fangled artists that is...well I don't know. Manufactured. It's like now a days you can get radio spins by just being weird and saying stupid ass shit that makes no sense whatsoever. Which leads me to another part... ....It's as if these songs that make no sense are plays off of "nigga shit". What do I mean? Not the Pun "Nigga Shit" but the BET "nigga shit". The shit that's the most ignorant and stupid shit that's affecting black people's minds that is broadcasted on television as a representation of us as black folk. It's how we are seen, or rather, how we should be seen in a sense. I can go on and on about this shit and how Bob Johnson will be a nigga with a kicked ass if I ever came across him. Russell Simmons is on this list as well. But back to the point.... Now you have these nondescript ass white acts such as a Kreayshawn, V-Nasty, and even this whatever she is coming out and doing the most niggarish shit and gravitating towards that and making a career out of it. Skip that. GETTING MILLIONS out of it. Mufuckas getting million dollar deals off this bullshit. Unbelievable. Being a false representation and a dumb ass idealogy of black folk. What's the line Paul Mooney said about how they love to be a nigga but don't want to be a nigga? And for her to get that line out of Kendrick Lamar's song out of any gatdamn lineup and flip it as such... Damn. How can you even go there with it. I see what she was trying to do but wow...the explanation afterwards is just stupid as hell overall. And T.I.P. signed this bitch with the thought of dollar signs only. I just don't know about our people seriously. When will it ever get to the point where we use that tool between our two shoulders as Khujo Goodie asked back in 95? Stand for something. Yet another reason I don't listen to the radio or look at videos or look at anything outside of sports. Cause when you have these shows such as Real Housewives of ATL and NBA wives or whatever that stupid shit is...and it's being watched...on top of all these tramps making money off being a classless groupie cause niggas done gave hoes power... Enjoy listening to this garbage ass broad and the next one who comes up in 15 minutes and 1 second. Nicki Minaj is down to her last minute. This bitch will hold her spot.

  • F. Rap

    america & austrailia are pretty much neck & neck as far as race relations.

  • BigDan517

    i dont believe she's racist but that was obviously a stupid thing to put in a song. i'll be surprised if shes still relevant a year from now...

  • gyu

    man she needs to be boycott simple she kne what she was doing and ti a fool for cosigning her

  • So Icy Boi!

    I mean 5. Skylar Grey. swag

  • So Icy Boi!

    stop hatin on ma sista Iggy Azalea! she would end Eminemz career wit just 3 barz. swag best female MCz 1. Nicki Minaj 2. Iggy Azalea 3. Kreayshawn 4. V-Nasty 5. Drake

    • HipHopLover

      ARE YOU KIDDING??? you are joking right?? What a terrible list you have there. What about Da Brat, Rah Diggah, MC Lyte?? Women that talk about real shit! They are the ones that stand a chance and hold it down with the best of the men, the are the real representation for women of hip hop, not these lollypop rappers you mentioned.... Geez what are you 5 yrs old?

    • DC King K-Jeff da Suparstar

      finally i found out that your posts are sarcasm.

    • Anonymous

      drake haha

  • Swag

    BasedGod forgives you Iggy.

  • Anonymous

    t.i. is a snitch. and now hes a snitch faggot for putting this wack ass bitch on. literally ANY1 can get a deal and get headlines in rap now. ANY1. no talent, no problem. dx, find your balls. you post real sht every now and again but 80% of the shit getting posted is absolute garbage. not so surprising since 80% or more of all music coming out today sucks, but coming here sifting the BS is becoming more and more of a chore.

    • DC King K-Jeff da Superstar

      hey homo, aks Big Meech and you will learn how your mouth is full of dick.

    • lolololol

      grow the fuck up and find a new blog if dx bothers you that much. go stock up on rhymesayers and strange music records, stop crying about hip hop and your 'fuck mainstream rap' politics.

  • Black Star

    I think the Mos Def aka Yaasin Bey was quite prophetic when he said... "Yo, the Abstract with the Mighty Mos Def White folks got it muffled across beneath they breathe 'I didn't say it..' But they'll say it out loud again When they get with they close associates and friends You know, sneak it in with they friends at the job Happy hour at the bar while this song is in they car And even if they've never said it, lips stay sealed They actions reveal how their hearts really feel.." -Mr. Nigger

  • Essex

    So she's a bitter too. She Bites Kendrick, says she's a slavemaster and you forgive this bitch!

  • Anonymous

    no1 held that line against her though.lol its more than obvious she isn't racist

  • ummmmmmm

    I mean lets analyze the line. "When the relay starts, Im a runaway slave". That means IM OUT!!! I don't recall slave masters having a history of running for their freedom, LOL. So her analogy didn't even make sense. She clearly said it because she is white. Part of me wants to believe that if she raps, then she respects our culture and isn't racist. But you just never know if she is really sorry, or if she knows it could instantly mean the end of her career if the story catches fire.

  • c4 triple plat

    i forgive her

  • Anonymous

    "The Australian artist said that the song is inspired by Kendrick Lamars Look Out for Detox, and that she was playing on his line When the relay starts Im a runaway slave. Iggy swears that she is neither racist nor filled with hate, and knows that her words can be used as weapons." Out of all the lines in that song, that's the one she chose to be inspired by? And she showed how much she was inspired by the line by reminding Kendrick (us) that if he was a run away slave, she'd be his master? And folks are defending this?

  • Anonymous

    The bitch spoke her motherfuckin mind,this is real life Fuck the art Shit plenty of our people died before all this/these corny ass people in hip hop ,entertainment whatever came along.I'm not being asked but she was just speaking her honkey ass mind and niggas don't appreciate what are black leaders do, black people do.niggas that destroy there own communitys to me shouldn't have any say so about Shit like this cause your no better then her but my true sisters and brothers can have a peace to say or a back hand for this bitch when u see her white ass .you know from the jump when Shit is not appropriate to be saying but yet these whites hoes somewhere safe in a studio in London somefuckin where popoff at the lip .slave master ha ha you get that ass murdered somewhere.lol the irony

  • ToddBody

    The fact that she wrote the line is most troublesome. It wasn't a quick witted freestyle. And her saying that it was a play on words from a song by a Black MC makes it worse because she is acknowledging herself as the opposite of a slave.

  • So Icy Boi!

    Iggy Azalea aka da Tupac Amarau Shakur of our generation shud sing to YMCMB aka da realest label evar. T.I.Pz a wack CEO & muzikian.... leave Interscope & Death Row. sign to us YMCMB. Stunna gon make a superstar of you. swag

  • Yeah

    Azalea Banks is trash, Iggy Azalia is trash, Nicki Minaj is trash, Lil Kim is trash, Trina is trash, Paris is trash. There's a trend here.

  • Anonymous

    this years kreayshawn?

  • JM

    I doubt she's racist. Me personally, I wasn't offended by the line. I've heard far worse. This chick is WACK anyway, all this does is give her attention.

  • Skeletor

    Did not find this to be a big deal at all. Leave it to the media and sensitive ass people to blow shit outta proportion. Whatever.

    • Mr Flamboyant

      I see both sides of the fence...but man did Hoodgrown ever nail it on the head with this one. Yeah...she should have been checked for this one and was and she apologized. And co-sign with the MLK analogy.

    • yezzir

      I gotta agree with hoodgrown on this one

    • Hoodgrown

      It's not that big a deal but it is... If someone talks sideways to you on the street.. you CHECK EM... whether verbally or physically... She stated something out of pocket and was checked... As she should have been... Too many of niggas just ride the "it wasn't that bad" wave about everything which means you stand for NOTHING! I can't imagine how successful Martin Luther King would have been if he had this generation of complacent ass negros riding with him... smh.... no wonder we stay losing... You niggas will ride on another nigga for practically Nothing... but will keep your b***h ass mouths closed when you should be speaking out...

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