Iggy Azalea Defends Her Status As A White Rapper

Iggy Azalea calls for added girl power in Hip Hop, comments on past relationship with A$AP Rocky.

As an Australian artist in Hip Hop, rapper Iggy Azalea has been questioned numerous times on issues of race in the genre she’s become a part of. And during a recent interview with Complex magazine, the Aussie rapstress addressed double standards in music as she questioned why acts like The Rolling Stones are able to perform “black blues music” and no one seems to find an issue with the British group.

“The Rolling Stones go to America, play ‘black’ blues music, and nobody has a fucking issue with it or thinks it’s weird,” said Iggy. “But here we are, 50 years later, in the 21st century, and people are like, ‘This is so weird that you’re white, from another country, and you like black music.’ Why is it not weird for Keith Richards or Mick Jagger, but it’s so weird and taboo for me?”

The New Classic emcee, who credited the lack of an Australian accent in her music on vocal comfortability, continued to express her opinion on race in Hip Hop.

“If you’re mad about it and you’re a black person then start a rap career and give it a go, too. I’m not taking anyone’s spot, so make yourself a mixtape,” she continued. “Or maybe if you’re black, start singing like a country singer and be a white person. I don’t know. Why is it such a big deal? This is the entertainment industry. It’s not politics. You should be more concerned about the message, not the voices saying it.”

Despite a past feud with fellow rapper Azealia Banks, Iggy called for an increase in girl power in music as she spoke on her love for New York City singer Maluca and doted on her “Otis” remake with Detroit emcee Angel Haze, an artist who also drew notoriety due to a social media-fueled feud with Banks.

“I think every generation’s always had that kind of girl power girls and their cliques of girls that have got together and done cool things. And I want our generation to do that too,” Iggy revealed. “So, I really want to make more friends. And do more stuff like that Angel Haze thing because it made me feel really good. And I think people loved it more than they love to read an article about somebody dissing somebody. I think it gives more energy and it lasts much longer to do something, a cool collaboration.”

Lastly, the “Work” rapper shared a few details on her past relationship with A$AP Mob spitter A$AP Rocky. According to Iggy, despite a less than cordial split the two are currently on speaking terms.

“I definitely hated his guts and he hated my guts for a few months. It was a legit ‘Fuck you!’ ‘Fuck you!’ peace out. But once you’ve had a few months to look at things in retrospect you realize maybe you don’t hate that person, you hate whatever caused the breakup, and you both failed in the relationship,” she explained. “I don’t call him up and have conversations and I wouldn’t say Rocky is my friend, but there are times I’ve congratulated him on things he’s achieved and he occasionally congratulates me on shit that he’s proud of. We’re cordial and I respect him, but there’s a separation.”

44 Comments

  • cookie

    Ugh,... go away you evil ugly ass bitch!

  • Justo Edwards

    The Stones actually made good music Iggy's music is garbage

  • Fuck White Feamle Rappers

    The society is getting uglier when ugly white bitch like her is making ugly material and contents which nobody care about I am not racists the things I am saying is fact this white females are good at being educated such as being lawyers working for the governments etc not rapping so when they rap they put shame onto their own white people like I said I am not racist I respect and like all walks of people who are from different origins and backgrounds or religion so stop rapping and do the world favour and say bye too your ugly music career

  • EnerJay

    The Rolling Stones go to America, play black blues music, and nobody has a fucking issue with it or thinks its weird, said Iggy. On the Stones' first American tour they DID get backlash for being white, british guys playing 'black' american blues music. Besides the only place that seems to have a problem with white rappers is America

  • mike mike

    Kirk Lazarus, period. FAKE AS FUCK. Wannabe MamasGunz, period. EPIC FAIL

  • bri

    I AM SO TIRED OF HAVING TO DEFEND HER TO YOU FUCKIN LAMES WHO HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO BUT PUT OTHER PEOPLE DOWN, TRY TO DETOUR THEIR DREAMS AND MAKE THEM FEEL BAD FOR WHO THEY ARE. THIS BITCH HAS THE SAME 24HRS THAT YOU NIGGAS DO... BUT CONTINUOUSLY, YOU PUSSIFIED AS S BITCH NIGGAS SIT ON HERE AND TALK ABOUT A FEMALE WHO IS GETTING MONEY, MAD RESPECT AND YOU SIT THERE, BEHIND YOUR FUCKIN COMPUTER AND JUDGE SOMEONE. NEGATIVE AS S LOSERS LIKE YOU ARE THE REASON SHE IS SO HOT. DO YOU IDIOTS REALIZE YOUR VIEWS AND COMMENTS ONLY HELP HER ACHIEVE. FUCK THIS TEAM IGGY

  • Doubl Negative

    Nobody likes this skank because she makes awful music, not due to her ethnicity. If people hated on somebody just for being white and female, no one would like Invincible and she's one of the most respected emcees in the game at the moment, people don't even care she's a lesbian.

  • benben

    Somethings not adding up I listened to her music and read stories and her stories are always different. She's fake!!!! Then her music is just not her. She tries selling herself as some black girl and shes not. T.I. Talking about the rap game isn't him and he wants out but look at who you signed to your group! Your Label reflects you and obviously you just contributed to something that isn't you. smh

  • kei

    I LOVE HER, she keeps it trill!

  • CENTRAL BANK

    I HATE this white BITCH.. she is such a racist! White people need to stop infiltrating, steeling, and diluting (black started) hip-hop culture.

    • Anonymous

      Cosign she's on her culture vulture steez, this part of the interview is veiled darts. Rapsody "She has worked with Erykah Badu, Mac Miller, Estelle, Raheem DeVaughn, Jean Grae, Phonte, Marsha Ambrosius, Raekwon, Donald Glover, Ab-Soul, Murs, Geechi Suede of Camp Lo, Big Daddy Kane, Rah Digga, Buckshot, Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, Freeway, Statik Selektah, DJ Premier, and super producer Nottz." Iggy Azalea Problem, TI, B.o.B., Mac Miller, if I'm correct deadmaus WHY should she get recognition and be lauded for being a female rapper in the culture? Because she let Rocky hit, kicked it with TI, and rapped with Angel Haze? LOL Skin color aside the MUSIC resumes don't add up! This is a PURE case of infiltration. Where she is now is FAR away from rap. Where YOU at?

    • GMoney

      Lol. Pot meet Kettle. It's better to sit there and say nothing and have people THINK you're stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. Thanks for removing the doubt. Tool.

  • imho

    doesnt this ugly slore have more dicks to suck. started at 13 now she hereee

  • Anonymous

    The Stones got love because they showed love, Mick stayed bigging up James Brown, Jimi, and others. Iggy been here for almost 5 years and the only female rapper she could find is Angel Haze.

  • Ja Rule Army

    Damn this bitch only relevant cause the big homey fucked her. He was warned smh

  • Anonymous

    I wanna eat her ass

  • ed

    i am white i think we need to get our own music because in all truth we took everything from the blacks and called it our own we infertrated everything they made paid them or took it and made it bad think about it

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  • A Person

    I don't care about whether an emcee is a man or woman is she can spit and has that dope lyrical ability. This bitch has neither. I mean good examples, Jean Grae, Rapsody, Lauryn Hill, Rah Digga, MC Lyte, etc, they are dope. And the vibe they give off isn't that of some classless whore. Keep it classy and make good music, makes for a good formula for any artist.

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  • Anonymous

    seems not too many women in hip-hop can sell records without getting almost naked and becoming a sex object rather relying on skills and talent. iggy is no exception but id still hit it

  • Anonymous

    htis bitch epitomizes whats wrong with hip hop the difference between you and mick jagger and hte likes is that you were a whore from the age of 13 fucking dudes twice your age and mick jagger is a legend.

    • Anonymous

      you apply that same standard to niggas?

    • Anonymous

      Both of you are wrong. She's trying to use the Stones' pass like she would a fake ID. The Stones had a genuine love for the music, like James, Aretha, Jimi & others were their favorites. There are stories and pics floating around about this genuine love. I don't see a genuine love for rap from her. Not any stories, music or pics with her female rap pioneers/inspirations. From this article, she sounds like she's mad the fake ID didn't work on us and we ain't let her pass through.

    • BennyViking

      You obviously know jackshit bout the stones..they have longevity now but back when they were starting all the shock shit orgies drugs young pussy was in the tabloids and that helped make them the legends they are today..its just sexist that you call her out but Bill Wyman was fucking that mandy rice wen she were 14 B jones killed himself cos Keef was boning his wife..admittedly shes not the artists they are but that wernt your point was it??

  • white women are the right women

    Iggy deserves better than niggas like A$AP Rocky. That nigga is effeminate, he carries Gucci bags and tries to act hard by hitting women. You know your man is a bitch nigga, when he has more Gucci bags than you do. Love that sweet White booty!

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