Lil Debbie Recalls Being Shunned By Iggy Azalea, Embraces Ghostwriting

Exclusive: The Bay Area rapper says she's been "ignored" by White female rappers and details feeling blacklisted within the music industry.

Lil Debbie shares her thoughts on ghostwriting. In an exclusive conversation with HipHopDX, the Bay Area rapper admits to using ghostwriters and explains why she disdains “White female artists fronting” that they write all of their lyrics.  

“I’m never gonna sit in front of a camera and be like, ‘I write every single word on my verses,’ because I don’t,” Lil Debbie says. “Am I there to creatively direct and will I sit with someone for seven, eight, nine, 10 hours? Yes. Definitely. It’s never just one person working on it. I hate every White female artist that’s completely fronting that they do write their own shit.”


  • The annoyed

    I love how people say she has no talent when they have no idea what the beat it for their own anthem. Like, bitch, stfu.

  • D

    This skank is the worst rapper to appear in a LOOOOOOOOONG time. No flow, unoriginal biting-ass lyrics, annoying voice. She should quit and go home.

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  • Anonymous

    "You can hella tell when Im hella lying and I cant keep up with my hella lies. I can barely remember hella peoples names." lol this white girl tryin too hard

  • Kayla C.

    Lol it's no wonder her and Azealia are friends. Messy as fuck and can't stop talking shit about other female rappers. I always wondered wtf they had in common besides being flops, now I know. While I don't think that Iggy is too good for Debbie (They both kinda suck to me)at least Iggy is a smart businesswoman and knows who would be worth her time and who wouldn't. Debbie and Azealia will try to collab with every gutter rat hipster ass artist just to seem "different".

  • Anonymous

    suck a dick bitch

  • Bitchplease

    Deb no one is reaching out to you because you have no talent. Miley's music isn't my cup of tea but she can sing, you can't take that away from her. Iggy irks me with her blaccent but she does have some talent. No one wants to be associated with your ratchet ass Debs. I think Sway put it really we'll when he told you that you should practice something before you put it out there. I assumed your songs sucked because you wrote them yourself. If "I can bake a cake" is the best your ghost writers can come up with, I think you should look into another hobby because rapping is not going to be a career for you.


    Fuckin ugly azz cunt. Hope they find this bitch in a garbage bag, hacked to pieces.

  • Tex6

    this bitch isen't hiphop or rap or anything besides a skeezy bitch... only 2 female rappers out there can actually rap their asses of...Snow tha Product and Lyric Da of em can't do shit adn need to sht their traps

    • Anonymous

      @fish besides MC LYte all the bitches u mentioned have ghost writers n never wrote a rhyme lmao u condescending ignoramus

    • Fish

      Trina? Foxy Brown? Lil Kim? MC Lyte? I don't listen to female rappers, but if your honestly saying that the 4 i just mentioned can't rap and are some way inferior to the 2 female rappers who I have never heard of and almost certainly have never left their own block, then you are fucking deluded.

  • bich

    fuck outta here u dumb bich, "embraces ghostwriting" smh you aint hip hop you have no say on hip hop politics, no real mcee ghost writes... SMH SMH SMH what the fuck has this game come to

    • bich

      I am a fan of them but i dont consider tham "real emcees". I respect dre greatly for his production and eazy on his legacy but still.... If you are a true hip hop head you would at least lose some respect for any "emcee" who gets his/her shit written for him/her. dick

    • Fish

      Eazy E had all of his rhymes written by Ice Cube when he was in NWA and Dr Dre had his lyrics for 2001 written by D.O.C., Eminem and Snoop. I take it your not a fan of any of these guys then? Dick.

  • anon

    What a jealous moron. Stop bringing up Miley Cyrus, and the fact that she shits on you in all your gd interviews you dumbass btch. And no I don't go searching you, your articles come up when you search "miley cyrus" in google or twitter cause you mention her THAT MUCH. Probably the only reason anyone even clicks on your shitty ass articles. Go back to the gutter you crawled out of bitter mole rat

  • huh

    this takes all the soul and skill out of hiphop she is wack and a rap parody !

  • bruh

    these are the chicks you used to fuck on the road they rapping.......HUH !

  • Anonymous

    This is ridiculous. There are plenty of female rappers and artists that not only write their own vocal material, but also write rhymes themselves and are better at it then she is WITH a ghostwriter not to mention some of those artists play musical instruments and write the actual music as well. Rhapsody, Invincible, Snow tha Product and many others. Bullshit music, and ignorant ass females such as this one right here don't deserve the web space this article was delivered on. She is a perfect example of why so many female artists have to go so much further out of their way to prove themselves then males artists.

  • Anonymous

    7/10 would fuck but not listen to album

  • Anonymous

    That shit is offensive to songwriters saying it's impossible for an artist to write songs because there's no time. I get the touring, press, social media and whatever takes up time but the writing is the release from all that. That's why hip-hop has so much whackness because the songwriting process has become so watered down with the goal being money rather than a conceptual, classic song. But at the same time the mainstream artists that do put thought and emotion into their writing seem to be more successful like Kendrick, Macklemore, Kanye, Eminem etc etc. And yeah here comes the comments from the intelligent DX readers saying she's got more money than you... proving my point

  • Frank Knows

    Cuz you fuck with that Bitch Ass fellow...

  • Anonymous

    Is it bad that this is the first time i heard of lil Debbie

  • Anonymous

    DEBRA!!! KNOWONE WANTS TO "acknowledge your presence" BECAUSE YOU FFFUUCKING SUCK, People outside your dumb ass fans THINK YOUR A FUCKING JOKE, an ignorant WANNA B BLACK "WIGGER" that cant rap, aint a lyracist and whose freinds with the ugly stoooopid ignorant ass rat specimen who freely uses the N word without any understanding of its meaning biotch named KRAYSHAWN. Atleast we know MIley has talent wit her fake ass act, but once ur shit career ends look forward to more black dick sucking cus thats actually the only talent god gave u! id still smash doh

  • JG

    Lol Why is this bitch so salty? What is she talking about, when has Miley ever done a track with a white female rapper? And why was she trying to hop on Iggy Azalea before she got signed? Like shit build your own brand and stop riding other people.

  • ohh ya

    This bitch loves to suck cock. Black cock.

  • Anonymous

    Reposted from HipHopisRead: This anonymous letter landed in my inbox about a minute ago: Hello, After more than 20 years, I've finally decided to tell the world what I witnessed in 1991, which I believe was one of the biggest turning point in popular music, and ultimately American society. I have struggled for a long time weighing the pros and cons of making this story public as I was reluctant to implicate the individuals who were present that day. So I've simply decided to leave out names and all the details that may risk my personal well being and that of those who were, like me, dragged into something they weren't ready for. Between the late 80's and early 90s, I was what you may call a decision maker with one of the more established company in the music industry. I came from Europe in the early 80s and quickly established myself in the business. The industry was different back then. Since technology and media werent accessible to people like they are today, the industry had more control over the public and had the means to influence them anyway it wanted. This may explain why in early 1991, I was invited to attend a closed door meeting with a small group of music business insiders to discuss rap musics new direction. Little did I know that we would be asked to participate in one of the most unethical and destructive business practice Ive ever seen. The meeting was held at a private residence on the outskirts of Los Angeles. I remember about 25 to 30 people being there, most of them familiar faces. Speaking to those I knew, we joked about the theme of the meeting as many of us did not care for rap music and failed to see the purpose of being invited to a private gathering to discuss its future. Among the attendees was a small group of unfamiliar faces who stayed to themselves and made no attempt to socialize beyond their circle. Based on their behavior and formal appearances, they didn't seem to be in our industry. Our casual chatter was interrupted when we were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement preventing us from publicly discussing the information presented during the meeting. Needless to say, this intrigued and in some cases disturbed many of us. The agreement was only a page long but very clear on the matter and consequences which stated that violating the terms would result in job termination. We asked several people what this meeting was about and the reason for such secrecy but couldn't find anyone who had answers for us. A few people refused to sign and walked out. No one stopped them. I was tempted to follow but curiosity got the best of me. A man who was part of the unfamiliar group collected the agreements from us. Quickly after the meeting began, one of my industry colleagues (who shall remain nameless like everyone else) thanked us for attending. He then gave the floor to a man who only introduced himself by first name and gave no further details about his personal background. I think he was the owner of the residence but it was never confirmed. He briefly praised all of us for the success we had achieved in our industry and congratulated us for being selected as part of this small group of decision makers. At this point I begin to feel slightly uncomfortable at the strangeness of this gathering. The subject quickly changed as the speaker went on to tell us that the respective companies we represented had invested in a very profitable industry which could become even more rewarding with our active involvement. He explained that the companies we work for had invested millions into the building of privately owned prisons and that our positions of influence in the music industry would actually impact the profitability of these investments. I remember many of us in the group immediately looking at each other in confusion. At the time, I didnt know what a private prison was but I wasn't the only one. Sure enough, someone asked what these prisons were and what any of this had to do with us. We were told that these prisons were built by privately owned companies who received funding from the government based on the number of inmates. The more inmates, the more money the government would pay these prisons. It was also made clear to us that since these prisons are privately owned, as they become publicly traded, wed be able to buy shares. Most of us were taken back by this. Again, a couple of people asked what this had to do with us. At this point, my industry colleague who had first opened the meeting took the floor again and answered our questions. He told us that since our employers had become silent investors in this prison business, it was now in their interest to make sure that these prisons remained filled. Our job would be to help make this happen by marketing music which promotes criminal behavior, rap being the music of choice. He assured us that this would be a great situation for us because rap music was becoming an increasingly profitable market for our companies, and as employee, wed also be able to buy personal stocks in these prisons. Immediately, silence came over the room. You could have heard a pin drop. I remember looking around to make sure I wasn't dreaming and saw half of the people with dropped jaws. My daze was interrupted when someone shouted, Is this a f****** joke? At this point things became chaotic. Two of the men who were part of the unfamiliar group grabbed the man who shouted out and attempted to remove him from the house. A few of us, myself included, tried to intervene. One of them pulled out a gun and we all backed off. They separated us from the crowd and all four of us were escorted outside. My industry colleague who had opened the meeting earlier hurried out to meet us and reminded us that we had signed agreement and would suffer the consequences of speaking about this publicly or even with those who attended the meeting. I asked him why he was involved with something this corrupt and he replied that it was bigger than the music business and nothing wed want to challenge without risking consequences. We all protested and as he walked back into the house I remember word for word the last thing he said, Its out of my hands now. Remember you signed an agreement. He then closed the door behind him. The men rushed us to our cars and actually watched until we drove off. A million things were going through my mind as I drove away and I eventually decided to pull over and park on a side street in order to collect my thoughts. I replayed everything in my mind repeatedly and it all seemed very surreal to me. I was angry with myself for not having taken a more active role in questioning what had been presented to us. I'd like to believe the shock of it all is what suspended my better nature. After what seemed like an eternity, I was able to calm myself enough to make it home. I didn't talk or call anyone that night. The next day back at the office, I was visibly out of it but blamed it on being under the weather. No one else in my department had been invited to the meeting and I felt a sense of guilt for not being able to share what I had witnessed. I thought about contacting the 3 others who wear kicked out of the house but I didn't remember their names and thought that tracking them down would probably bring unwanted attention. I considered speaking out publicly at the risk of losing my job but I realized Id probably be jeopardizing more than my job and I wasn't willing to risk anything happening to my family. I thought about those men with guns and wondered who they were? I had been told that this was bigger than the music business and all I could do was let my imagination run free. There were no answers and no one to talk to. I tried to do a little bit of research on private prisons but didnt uncover anything about the music business involvement. However, the information I did find confirmed how dangerous this prison business really was. Days turned into weeks and weeks into months. Eventually, it was as if the meeting had never taken place. It all seemed surreal. I became more reclusive and stopped going to any industry events unless professionally obligated to do so. On two occasions, I found myself attending the same function as my former colleague. Both times, our eyes met but nothing more was exchanged. As the months passed, rap music had definitely changed direction. I was never a fan of it but even I could tell the difference. Rap acts that talked about politics or harmless fun were quickly fading away as gangster rap started dominating the airwaves. Only a few months had passed since the meeting but I suspect that the ideas presented that day had been successfully implemented. It was as if the order has been given to all major label executives. The music was climbing the charts and most companies when more than happy to capitalize on it. Each one was churning out their very own gangster rap acts on an assembly line. Everyone bought into it, consumers included. Violence and drug use became a central theme in most rap music. I spoke to a few of my peers in the industry to get their opinions on the new trend but was told repeatedly that it was all about supply and demand. Sadly many of them even expressed that the music reinforced their prejudice of minorities. I officially quit the music business in 1993 but my heart had already left months before. I broke ties with the majority of my peers and removed myself from this thing I had once loved. I took some time off, returned to Europe for a few years, settled out of state, and lived a quiet life away from the world of entertainment. As the years passed, I managed to keep my secret, fearful of sharing it with the wrong person but also a little ashamed of not having had the balls to blow the whistle. But as rap got worse, my guilt grew. Fortunately, in the late 90s, having the internet as a resource which wasn't at my disposal in the early days made it easier for me to investigate what is now labeled the prison industrial complex. Now that I have a greater understanding of how private prisons operate, things make much more sense than they ever have. I see how the criminalization of rap music played a big part in promoting racial stereotypes and misguided so many impressionable young minds into adopting these glorified criminal behaviors which often lead to incarceration. Twenty years of guilt is a heavy load to carry but the least I can do now is to share my story, hoping that fans of rap music realize how theyve been used for the past 2 decades. Although I plan on remaining anonymous for obvious reasons, my goal now is to get this information out to as many people as possible. Please help me spread the word. Hopefully, others who attended the meeting back in 1991 will be inspired by this and tell their own stories. Most importantly, if only one life has been touched by my story, I pray it makes the weight of my guilt a little more tolerable. Thank you.

  • Anon

    Was she in American pie and how I met your mother?

  • Miley looks like a mouse to me

    LMAO I got no love for miley or iggy azela I heard from other people she is a complete cunt in real life as well but no one cares bout this fuckin idiot right here they prolly ignoring your calls cause you are completely shit at rapping I seen a couple her tracks she is fuckin trash makes v nasty sound like nas YOU KNOW WHAT I AM SAYING .........bitch u failed at life

    • Anonymous

      lmao preach my nigga

    • Anonymous

      4 real doh, that azalea bitch look like she do anything to get big. i bet Tip was washing that ass while tiney was sleep. She looks dumb and gullible, and given she was supposedly going with asap rocky, sum1 who is so much lower than her physically, u kno shes a ho

  • Prick James

    Damn she ugly as hell, and dude's all up in the comments talkin bout she can get it.

  • rob

    Lmao this bitch name dropping other bitches, only way people will click on her articles. Iggy gets points from me if she really did shun her tho cuz she IS too good for this skinny bitch.

  • Rozay O'Donnell

    Hmm she really needs to work on her media presence. Perhaps if she worked closely with Rick Ross, she could become the greatest female emcee the world has ever seen.

  • captain obvious

    She's not very bright, but she could really get it though.

  • Hollywood

    "i never felt discriminated until.." lol you couldnt walk in the shoes of a young black male

  • Jason

    Hey at least she keeping it 100. I don't really care for her wigged music, but she keeping it all the way real. And the whole black balled thing. I don't believe she is being black balled at all, general public just ain't feeling wigged white female rappers like that, where is kreayflop at? Huh? Remember her? Nobody was here for that wigged shit. So... Lil debbie your shit is just trash that needs to be in the toilet with Chanel west coast, KREAYSHAWN, v nasty, iggy. Cause ya all suck

    • Justin Hunte

      That's what I find most interesting here. All these emcees (male or female, black or white) posture as if collaborative writing isn't at the core of the entire music industry. Hip Hop has it's own origin story and we like to believe all of our favorite emcees wrote every word in their catalog, but that's the exact opposite of realistic. If "Rapper's Delight" had a ghostwriter, then everything is fair game. The question is, why are so many artists still afraid to say they use ghostwriters? Why is collaborative writing still taboo? Lil Debbie keeps it 100 in this conversation. I wish more artists would do the same.

  • Nelson Mandela

    She feels like Miley Stole her identity because she reached out to all the same people and they chose miley lol get real Debbie is an idiot. I prefer her as a hypeman for Kreayshawn

  • Anonymous

    Only hiphop dx posts articles like this..Why am I here?

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